5 Yoga Poses To Relieve Menstrual Cramps

Most women suffer from menstrual pain every month. With hormones already creating chaos in your system, these crippling cramps may make it very difficult to even get through a normal day.

While pain medication can give relief, it can also make you irritable and drowsy. The good news is that there’s a better way to deal with this monthly trauma. Here are five yoga poses that can relieve your menstrual pain, fatigue, and irritability.

1Cat Pose (Bidalasana)

Cat Pose (Bidalasana) posture tones the reproductive system, thus alleviating menstrual discomfort and leucorrhea. It also relaxes the spine and improves neck and shoulder flexibility. Do this asana five times.

2Child Pose (Shishuasana)

Along with calming the nervous system, this Shishuasana Or Child Pose also soothes and relaxes the back, thus reducing pain in the pelvic region.

3Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)

Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana) improves blood circulation in the pelvic region and the uterus, allowing free flow of blood through the vagina and reducing discomfort.

4Bow Pose (Dhanurasana)

Bow Pose (Dhanurasana) bends the body in a distinct bow-like structure and is ideal for menstrual discomfort. It puts pressure on the abdomen and dissipates the pain by improving the flow of blood to the uterus. It can also reduce fatigue.

5Camel Pose (Ustrasana)

Just like the bow pose, this asana also stretches the front of the body, abdomen, groin, and chest. It stimulates the abdominal organs and gently stretches the uterus, thus improving the blood flow.

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Updated July 19, 2018