Yoga for period pain

If you suffer from recurring period pain, try and avoid milk products, red meat and white sugar for the duration of the pain. Instead, eat foods rich in protein. It is also advisable to check B12 levels.

 

Yoga Practice;

 

  1. Cat pose: on the exhale, pull in your Moola Bandha and round your back, pull in your pelvic and your head. Bring your head towards your pelvis. On the inhale, curve your back in the opposite direction, allowing your pelvis to roll back and your head to lift slightly. Continue with this movement. Try and move your pelvis together with the movement, making sure that you are using full yoga breathes.

  1. Upavistha Konasana; sit with your legs spread out to the side. Push your heels out and pull in your Moola Bandha. Keeping your back long, on the exhale bend forward. If you find that you cannot reach the ground, place your forehead on a bolster, cushion, chair, or small bench. Make sure that your back is long and straight. You can place your hands, or forearms on the ground in front of you and stretch out if it feels good. Remain in this position for a few breaths.
  2. Supta Baddha Konasana: The Women's pose. Lie on your back with your knees bent and open to the side. Place the soles of your feet together. With your hands form a diamond shape joining your thumb and your index fingers. Place your thumbs on your lower stomach, over your navel and the rest of your fingers facing your pubis. Lie in this position concentrating on relaxing your entire body. You can place cushions under your knees, or under your pelvis. While in the pose, see if your body is trying to send you a message, listen to what your body is trying to tell you. Stay in this position for a few minutes, focusing on breathing deeply.