Yoga For Period Relief | How To Reduce Menstrual Pain | Glamrs Period Hacks

Bloating, cramping, headachesduring that time of the monthsounds familiar ladies?Indulging in cravings like caffeine, alcoholand chocolates may feel satisfying at that momentbut it’s not!Hi guys, I’m riya and I’m a yoga practitioner. Today I’m going to show you some asanas torelieve you of this painful period cramping. Let’s start with supta buddha konasanaor the reclined bound angle pose. Lie down on your backand use a pillow to support your lower back. You can even practise this on your bed. Bend your legs and spread open the knees,with the feet touching each other. Place your hands on your navel,close your eyes, and stay here for around a minute,continue breathing through the nose. Slowly relax and release the legs. This variation of the butterfly poseis really beneficial for lower back pain and cramps. It works on the uterusand gives it some relief from the pain. Moving on let’s do upavishta konasanaor the seated angle pose. Sit up on your sit bones, and spread your legs open. Straighten the backand slowly start walking your hands in front of youon the floor lowering the upper body. If possible try to hold the toes with your hands,otherwise stay upto whatever point you’re comfortable. Hold here for 5-7 breaths and relax. This asana stretches the reproductive regionand helps release the pain through the hip opening. Let’s do the happy baby pose or bala kridasanaLie down on your back,and lift the legs off the floor. Bend the knees towards the armpit,with the shin perpendicular to the floor. Grab the inner arches of your foot from the inside with your hands. Stay here for 8-9 breaths and slowly release. This asana is amazing to open up the hips and pelvic floor,gives a good activation to the abdominal organsand relaxes muscle contractions. Next one is the matsyasana or the fish pose. Cross your legsand lie down on your back. Placing the knees on the floor,lift the head and place the crown of the head on the floor. Place your hands on your thighsand stay here for 5-7 breaths. Slowly release your head, come upand then release the legs. This pose eases out lower back pain and crampsand helps remove the stiffness from the hips. The last pose is anantasana or the sleeping vishnus pose. Lie down on the left side of the body,and place your left hand above your ears. Lift the right leg up, and grab the toes or ankle. Stretch the leg up and straighten the knee. Stay here for 5-7 breaths and repeat on the other side. Anantasana helps open up the pelvic floor and hipsand gives a great stretch to this region. It helps balance menstrual disordersif done over a period of time as well. These asanas have restorative and therapeutic qualitiesto ease off the pain. So keep it slow paced and relaxed. Until next time stay tuned and stay Glamrs.

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