The mechanics of mensuration is something all women have in common and we all have been feeling the different emotions during this period. Getting out of bed requires more motivation than usual and to perform exercise during this period needs more motivation and strong will. However, it’s worth the effort to gently move your body and yoga is great for naturally boosting your mood, curing irregular periods, heavy blood flow and relieving from pain.
Here are 5 best gentle yoga poses for periods and PMS to add to your routine.
1. CAT-COW POSE
Benefits: This pose helps you in stretching your back and massaging your abdominal muscles gently and also said to improve posture and balance. Repeat several times to help reduce aches and pains from your period.
2. PIGEON POSE
Benefits: Sitting in this pose is especially helpful for opening up your hips and stretching your thighs, groin, back, and piriformis. It stimulates the internal organs and helps in urinary disorders.
3. RECLINING TWIST
Benefits: This reclining twist pose opens the heart and stretches your glutes, chest, and obliques while comforting your abdominal area.
4. SEATED WIDE-ANGLE FORWARD FOLD
Benefits: This seated pose deeply stretches your pelvis, spine, and legs while releasing tension in your hips, thighs, and lower back. It helps in calming the brain and stimulates the abdominal organs.
5. Bow Pose
Benefits: This pose gives the entire back a good stretch, thus providing flexibility and strength to the back. It’s called Bow pose because it looks like an archer’s bow, the torso and legs representing the body of the bow and arms the string.
The days of the monthly cycle are allotted to the female body’s rest, rejuvenation and recovery. Following these simple asanas can help bring long-term physical and mental benefits to the practitioner.