All the women (and girls) out there, this one is for you.
We all have it…we all go through with it…we all try to deal with it…but we still complain about it. The ‘it’ in question is none other than PERIOD CRAMPS.
We agree that PMS (pre-menstrual syndrome) or period cramps is not as grand as the introduction it just got above but we can certainly help you deal with it. Safe to say that exercising during ‘that time of the month’ is a good for your physical and mental well-being.
Don’t let the pain cripple you any more! Say goodbye to cramps, bloating, moodiness and back pains with these simple yoga poses.
1. The Bow Pose or Dhanurasana
Helps relieve back ache by stretching your back,lower abdomen and thighs. Not only does it help to improve posture, it stimulates the organs around the stomach and consequently relieves the cramps.
2. The Camel pose or Ustrasana
Very similar to the bow pose only done vertically. This stretches the same part of the body as dhanurasana in addition to chest, throat, ankles and neck.
3. The noose or Pasasana
A good twist for your upper body that stretches the back and groin area. Very beneficial for relieving abdomen cramps and lower back pain.
4. The Forward bend or Janu sirsasana
This one leg stretch makes you more flexible if done everyday. This is a good stretch for back pain, stiffness in shoulders and hamstring spasms.
5. The Backward bend or Matsyasana
This pose stretches out all the muscles in the neck, upper and lower back as well as the abdomen. It is helpful in relieving bloating and that ‘gassy’ feeling we all have but never admit.
6. Bound Angle or Baddha Konasana
This pose helps to relieve horrible painful cramps especially if you do synchronized breathing exercise. This pose is known to even help in childbirth as it stimulates ovaries, bladder and abdomen.