Yoga During Menstruation: 7 Effective Exercises For Pain Relief

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Many women's menstruation is accompanied by strong painful sensations. Some women cope with this problem with the help of painkillers and various folk methods. However, there are other ways to fight this unpleasant phenomenon.

If you avoid any movement and activity because of menstrual pain, the following exercises, or asanas, will help relieve painful sensations and return you to your ordinary way of life.

Scroll down and read about 7 exercises that will relieve menstrual pain without shaking your hormonal background.

1. Lie on your back, put your knees to your chest and wrap your arms around them. Do a few full cycles of breathing. Sway from left to right for a few minutes.


2. Sit on the floor, bend your legs and join your feet. Place a roll-wrapped blanket under your waist, and put a pillow under your head. Lie down on the floor and completely relax.

3. Go up on your knees, then drop down to the floor and sit between your shins on the floor, keeping your back straight. Pull your arms up, hold this position for a few seconds, then gently lower them. Repeat the exercise 2-3 times.

4. Get on your knees. Join your big toes in this position, then sit on your heels, pull your trunk forward, stretch your hands forward, and put your forehead on the floor. Hold this asana for 2-5 minutes.

5. Lie on the floor face down joining your feet and stretching your toes. Place your hands under your shoulders. Inhale and gently lift your body without leaning on your hands and keeping your arms bent at your elbows. Do two breathing cycles. Lift your body higher bending in your lower back. Straighten your arms, pull your crown and neck up. Do two more breathing cycles.


6. Get up on your knees and place your hands on the floor at shoulder width. Inhale, raise your head and bend your back. Hold your breath for 3 seconds. Exhale and lower your head and arch your back up. Pull your buttocks and coccyx toward your stomach. Hold your breath again for 3 seconds.

7. Lie on your back and put your hands on the floor with your palms down. Place your hands at 90 degrees relative to your body. Try to relax.


By regularly practicing yoga during menstruation, you will soon figure out which of these asanas best suits you. The main thing is to listen to your body and it will give you answers to all your questions.

This article is solely for informational purposes. Do not self-diagnose or self-medicate, and in all cases consult a certified healthcare professional before using any information presented in the article. The editorial board does not guarantee any results and does not bear any responsibility for harm that may result from using the information provided in the article.

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