International Yoga Day: for Periods 5 Gentle Asanas

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On 21 June, the world celebrates International Yoga Day, highlighting yoga’s benefits for physical and mental health. Yoga aids women in managing hormone-related stress but is often avoided during periods due to concerns about disrupting cycles or worsening cramps. However, yoga can actually alleviate menstrual symptoms like cramps, bloating, and mood swings.

Every woman experiences periods differently. Some feel unaffected, while others endure cramping and heavy bleeding, requiring rest. Before starting yoga during periods, consulting healthcare providers or yoga instructors is wise.

Yoga Poses for Periods:

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  1. Reclining Twist Pose (Jathara Parivartanasana): Lie on your back, arms extended. Bring knees up, then twist pelvis to one side while rotating neck opposite. Eases nerves and relieves pain.
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2. Camel Pose (Ustrasana): Sit on knees, back straight, raise arms and bend backwards to grasp ankles. Soothes cramps and stretches spine.

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3. Child’s Pose (Balasana): Kneel, rest forehead on ground, arms extended. Aligns back, relaxes mind, relieves back pain.

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4. Knees-to-Chest Pose (Apanasana): Lie on back, pull knees to chest, gently stretch. Relaxes lower back and abdominal muscles, soothes cramps. Lie on your back, arms extended. Bring knees up, then twist pelvis to one side while rotating neck opposite. Eases nerves and relieves pain.

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Forward Fold (Uttanasana): Stand, bend forward from hips, palms to ground or hug knees. Neck, stimulates muscles, relieves thigh and back pain.

Yoga during periods can enhance well-being by reducing discomfort and promoting relaxation. Each pose targets specific areas of pain and discomfort associated with menstruation, providing relief through gentle stretches and mindful breathing.

In conclusion, while yoga offers numerous benefits during periods, it’s essential to listen to one’s body and modify poses as needed. Consulting a healthcare provider ensures safety and effectiveness.

Re-reported from the article originally published in She the People.

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International Yoga Day: for Periods 5 Gentle Asanas

On 21 June, the world celebrates International Yoga Day, highlighting yoga’s benefits for physical and mental health. Yoga aids women in managing hormone-related stress but is often avoided during periods due to concerns about disrupting cycles or worsening cramps. However, yoga can actually alleviate menstrual symptoms like cramps, bloating, and mood swings.

Every woman experiences periods differently. Some feel unaffected, while others endure cramping and heavy bleeding, requiring rest. Before starting yoga during periods, consulting healthcare providers or yoga instructors is wise.

Yoga Poses for Periods:

Image credit: yogamama-co-uk@flickr
  1. Reclining Twist Pose (Jathara Parivartanasana): Lie on your back, arms extended. Bring knees up, then twist pelvis to one side while rotating neck opposite. Eases nerves and relieves pain.
Image credit: shethepeople

2. Camel Pose (Ustrasana): Sit on knees, back straight, raise arms and bend backwards to grasp ankles. Soothes cramps and stretches spine.

Image credit: istock

3. Child’s Pose (Balasana): Kneel, rest forehead on ground, arms extended. Aligns back, relaxes mind, relieves back pain.

Image credit: canva

4. Knees-to-Chest Pose (Apanasana): Lie on back, pull knees to chest, gently stretch. Relaxes lower back and abdominal muscles, soothes cramps. Lie on your back, arms extended. Bring knees up, then twist pelvis to one side while rotating neck opposite. Eases nerves and relieves pain.

Image credit: Getty Images/ Creator: fizkes

Forward Fold (Uttanasana): Stand, bend forward from hips, palms to ground or hug knees. Neck, stimulates muscles, relieves thigh and back pain.

Yoga during periods can enhance well-being by reducing discomfort and promoting relaxation. Each pose targets specific areas of pain and discomfort associated with menstruation, providing relief through gentle stretches and mindful breathing.

In conclusion, while yoga offers numerous benefits during periods, it’s essential to listen to one’s body and modify poses as needed. Consulting a healthcare provider ensures safety and effectiveness.

Re-reported from the article originally published in She the People.