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Yoga Poses That Actually Help To Reduce Menstrual Pain

By: Mona Verma

Again the patience-testing time has come for a few ladies, when you face mood swings, irritation, low or dull feeling, lethargy and what not. Again, you have to face cramps, bloating and of course, bleeding. Isn't it, ladies? Though, it is a natural process, it can be very uncomfortable to handle yourself during menstrual cycles because of the cramps, pain in lower back, etc.

Only the wearer knows about the shoe bite, hence ladies who bear the pain know how it feels, especially when you are working 12 hours a day. It becomes embarrassing as well because it changes your body language as well, you look dull as compared to the other days.

Few women even consume pills to avoid cramps, but the result is negligible. In order to have 100% results, you must be looking for a solution. So dear ladies, the solution is here and yes it is YOGA. Here are 3 poses that will help provide you relief in those days of the month:

yoga asanas for menstrual pain

1. Adho Mukha Savasana:
"Adho" means forward, "Mukha" means face and "savanna" means dog, which means this asana is similar to the pose of a dog when bent. Following is the way to perform the steps:

Step 1. Stand on all your four limbs, like your body should form a table.
Step 2. Now, just straighten your knees and elbows and while exhaling, lift your hips. Your body is now in an inverted 'V'.
Step 3. Now lengthen your neck and press your hands into the ground. Just gaze at your navel and let your ears touch your inner arms.
Step 4. Maintain this position for a minute or so, and then return back to the normal position.

yoga asanas for menstrual pain

2. Ustrasana:|
"Ustra" means camel and "asana" means pose, hence it resembles the same. This pose can be performed in the following way:

Step 1. Just kneel down on your mat and keep your hands on your hips.
Step 2. Just ensure your knees and shoulder are in the same line and your soles should face the ceiling.
Step 3. By inhaling, draw your tailbone towards your pubis and now you must be feeling the pressure on your navel.
Step 4. Form an arch with your back and get your palms over your feet and straighten your arms.
Step 5. Your neck should be neutral, and you must maintain this position for 60 seconds.

yoga asanas for menstrual pain

3. Dhanurasana:
"Dhanur" means bow and "asana" means pose, hence when performed, this pose resembles that of a bow. It requires good flexibility to perform. Following is the way in which this pose is to be perfomed:

Step 1. Keeping your feet hip-width apart, lie down flat on your stomach and keep your hands besides your body.
Step 2. Now, fold your knees gently, holding your ankles, just inhale swiftly and lift your legs and chest off the floor. Also, pull your legs back as much as you can and keep on looking straight.
Step 3. Just concentrate on your breathing and smile. Hold on to this pose for as long as you are comfortable.
Step 4. Now release yourself and repeat this pose 3-4 times.

All you need to keep in mind while performing these poses is you ought to perform these asanas on an empty stomach. So, try these asanas to get rid of the menstrual pain.

Read more about: yoga, asanas, treatment
Story first published: Friday, December 16, 2016, 17:30 [IST]
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