5 effective asanas for women to relieve menstrual cramps
Yoga is well suited to women. It helps tone the body but prevents bloating. Menstruation is a time of heightened sensitivity and awareness. It’s a great time to look within and nurture the body and mind. Yoga helps to stay balanced and therefore cultivates inner strength.Also Read – Shilpa Shetty Heals Her Broken Leg Doing Yoga, 3 Asanas That Helped Her – Watch Video
Menstrual cramps or menstrual pain affects almost every woman at some point in her life. Cramps in the abdomen each month herald your period. The practice of yoga is effective in relieving menstrual pain. It can help promote women’s reproductive well-being and maintain optimal health during their periods. Routine practice helps relieve the symptoms of menstrual pain. Ira Trivedi, yoga expert and founder of Yoga Love, has suggested five effective yoga asanas for women to relieve period pain. Also Read – 5 Yoga Asanas to Relieve Lower Back Pain During Pregnancy
5 Effective Yoga Asanas For Women To Relieve Menstrual Cramps
1. Dhanurasana (bow pose): This asana stimulates the reproductive organs, relieves menstrual cramps, aids digestion, relieves gas and constipation. If there is only one asana, every woman should do it; It’s This one. Read also – Yoga for glowing skin: these 6 asanas can give you luminous and radiant skin
- Lie flat on your stomach.
- Raise the legs and grab the ankles with the palms so that the body is in the shape of an arc. This is Saral Dhanurasana.
- Lift the thighs off the floor. This is Dhanurasana. Stay there and breathe
2. Matsyasana (Fish Pose): It regulates the functioning of the thyroid and parathyroid glands, opens the chest, allows deep breathing and strengthens the spine. Also effective in relieving menstrual cramps.
- Lie on your back, bring your arms under your body.
- Inhale, lift the chest and place the top of the head on the floor.
- Balance yourself with arms and elbows
- keep calm and breathe
3. Upavista Konasana: This asana helps in total relaxation as it stimulates the abdominal organs and improves general circulation. It also stretches the hamstrings, relaxes the hips and pelvis, and strengthens the spine.
- Sit up straight and spread your legs to the side. Relax
- Spread your hands outward and keep your back straight
- Place the elbows flat on the floor.
- Stay there and be calm
4. Setu Bandhasana (bridge pose): This asana helps strengthen the muscles of the back, core and glutes. It prevents back pain. Moreover, it energizes the kidneys, relieves menstrual cramps, calms the nervous system and maintains blood pressure in the body.
- Lie down, bend both knees, and place your feet flat on the floor, hip-width apart.
- Bring the arms along the body with the palms down.
- Inhale, press the feet to the floor and lift the hips.
- Bring hands to lower back for support
- Stay here for 10 seconds and keep breathing
- Exhale and come down.
- Begin by holding this asana for 10 seconds. Come down, rest for a few breaths and then
come back again
5. Janu Sirsasana (head to knees pose): This asana tones the abdominal muscles, massages the internal organs, relaxes the spine, shoulders and hamstrings, relieves menstrual pain and increases the flexibility of the hip joints.
- Sit in a relaxed posture with your legs stretched out
- Bend the left leg, resting the left foot against the inside of the right thigh
- Inhale and raise your arms.
- Exhale and gently bend, reaching as far as you can with the hands for the right
- Inhale and exhale, relax