New Delhi: The experience of periods vary from woman to woman. A woman may suffer from cramps, mood swings, and so much more. It is not a pleasant experience indeed. Some women have to endure more pain than others. However, yoga can help a woman deal with not period cramps but also headaches, anxiety, back pain and more to give a better experience on those distressful days of the month.
Here are 5 yoga asanas shared by yoga expert Manisha Kohli to help you deal with your period woes:
1. Bound angle pose or Baddha Konasana
When a woman is going through periods it is normal for her to experience diarrhoea and constipation. This is due to the prostaglandins that are released during periods causing the uterus to contract. The bound angle pose will help in the easy functioning of the digestive system and ease the pain caused by period cramps. It also improves the reproductive health of the woman. It also helps in energizing our bodies in case of fatigue.
2. Reclined Bound Angle or Supta Baddha Konasana
It helps with anxiety experienced during periods. It helps in dealing with a number of other problems such as fatigue, insomnia and headaches. The reclined position also helps to relax the abdominal muscle which helps to bring relief from period cramps.
3. Child's Pose or Balasana
This asana acts as a source of internal massage. It flexes the reproductive organs and relaxes the tension in the back, shoulder and neck. Women who suffer from aches in muscles and joints during menstruation will find relief after performing this asana. This asana also calms and relaxes the mind and the body.
4. Inverted leg pose or Viparita Karani
This asana is effective to improve the physical, mental and emotional health of a person. It helps in blood circulation and digestion, lowers blood pressure, boosts energy levels and soothes the nervous system. It also improves the creative thinking and problem-solving ability of a person. Most importantly, this asana can help a person calm down even during mood swings.
5. Head to Knee Forward Bend or Janu Sirsasana
This asana can be adjusted as per the experience of the person performing it. The knee forward bend helps to support the reproductive and the digestive system, and also helps to relieve anxiety, fatigue, headaches, menstrual cramps and even help soothe mild depression.
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