9 Effective Yoga Exercises For Relieving Period Cramps

9 Effective Yoga Exercises For Relieving Period Cramps

We all dread the time when Aunt Flo decides to visit us every month. The uncomfortable state and the constant pains make periods tough for every female. More than anything else, it is the menstrual cramps which are the most dreadful.

We try numerous things to make this pain go away. But girls, listening to Grandma won't work this time. Try these easy yoga poses and say goodbye to the menstrual cramps.

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#1. Child's Pose

Child Pose

This is a very easy resting yoga pose. If you feel the menstrual pain in your back, this pose will help you tremendously. The Child's pose will open up your back muscles and target that region where the pains generate.

How to do it

  • Kneel with your knees slightly apart and start crawling forward with the help of your hands. Stay in this position for a while and do some deep breathing.
  • Repeat it as many times as you want.

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#2. Cat/Cow pose

Cat Pose

It is one of the most basic yoga poses. The movements in this pose target the muscles of the back and the abdomen. It stretches and tones all the muscles. Other than that, it can also help you to deal with the emotional changes that your cycle brings along.

How to do it

  • Go down on all fours and create an arch of your back while breathing in.
  • Lose the arch while you breathe out. Do this exercise while controlling your breathing.

#3. Reclined Goddess pose

Reclining Goddess Pose

This is a very natural pose that helps to ease the pain. It works on the groin and makes the blood flow less painful. This is one pose that you can do anytime and without any equipment.

How to do it

  • Lay on your back, bend your knees and place your feet on the ground. Take feet together, knees apart, relax your arms on either side of you.
  • Stay in this position and breathe slowly and deeply.

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#4. Supine Twist

Supine Twist

You can do this easy yoga pose whenever you are in the bed. According to yoga, all the twist poses are supposed to stimulate, detox, and refresh the inner organs. By holding this twist pose and regulating your breathing, you will be able to calm your nerves which will help you to get rid of the cramps.

How to do it

  • Lay flat on your back with your arms stretched in alignment with the shoulders.
  • Now bend one leg and twist it to the opposite side. Hold it there for a few seconds and repeat the same with the other leg.

#5. Knee-to-chest Pose

Kneet to chest pose

This is one of the best yoga poses that you can perform while on your lunar cycle. This pose aligns your back, massages your abdominal muscles and helps you to deal with bloating. It also reduces anxiety and tension.

How to do it

  • Lay on your back. Bring your knees close to your chest and hold them there with your hands.
  • Hold the pose and breathe deeply for 10 times before repeating it.

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#6. One Legged Pigeon

one legged pigeon pose

This pose concentrates on the lower body. By stretching the lower body, you can stimulate the abdominal muscles which will help you to get rid of the menstrual cramps.

How to do it

  • Sit straight with one leg stretched at the back and one leg folded in the front.
  • You can use your hands for support.
  • After some deep breathing, change the legs.

#7. Cobra pose

Cobra pose

This is a simple yoga pose which most of us already know about. This is the perfect pose that stretches the back while easing the abdominal pain. It also helps with fatigue and stress.

How to do it

  • Lay on your stomach with your feet touching each other.
  • Bring your palms on either side of your chest and lift your upper body.
  • Hold the arch and do some deep breathing.

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#8. Squats

Squats

Contrary to the popular belief, squats can actually help you as they promote easy blood flow. If you are someone who experiences menstrual cramps because of blood clotting, this pose is for you.

  • How to do it
  • Stand with your feet shoulders' width apart and squat.
  • Hold the pose for at least 20 seconds before you come back up.

#9. Shavasana

Shavasana

This is the easiest and the most relaxing yoga pose. This is a resting pose where you focus on your breathing. This is a great pose to relax and get all your chakras at their right position. This regulates the blood circulation of the entire body and helps in releasing the negative energy.

How to go it

  • Lay flat on your back with your arms slightly away from your body and palms facing upwards.
  • Close your eyes and do some deep breathing.
  • Do it for at least 10 minutes and then slowly bring awareness to your body.

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Menstrual cramps are real and painful. Don' let them take away five days of your life. Go back to the roots and embrace these easy and natural yoga poses. By devoting barely 15 minutes every day, you will be able to have a pleasant cycle. Good luck!

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