Menstruation, also commonly known as periods, is a monthly phenomenon.
It is something which women cannot avoid. It is a natural bodily function which knocks on the
door, in our case uterus.
Often this monthly guest brings with it a lot of pain in the form of abdominal cramps, excessive
bleeding, fatigue, mood swings etc.Two among three women are deeply affected by their monthly menstruation cycle.
Two among three women are deeply affected by their monthly menstruation cycle.
The lucky one ( oh how we loath her) doesn’t feel a thing!
Ladies, I present to you the age-old mantra to reduce the symptoms of menstruation.
Yoga and Menstruation have close links.
Yoga not only involves the practice of complicated asanas but it is intrinsic to the mind as well.
Following are the different forms of yoga that you can practice gently to avoid strain and calm
the body and the mind.
- Chandra Namaskar
Chandra Namaskar (Moon Salutation) is another alternative for Surya Namaskar (Sun
Salutation) which is more soothing, harmonizing and calming at this time and helps to cultivate
the feminine aspects.
Pranayam is very useful during menstruation as it helps to balance the emotions and calm the
mind. Deep breathing helps alleviate pain.
Avoid fast breathing, as it will increase the heat which may cause heavier bleeding and will also
put excessive pressure on the abdominal region.
Meditation is another useful practice at this time particularly as one is more sensitive and aware
Antar mouna, the practice of inner silence is a technique where one observes one’s thoughts.
Chanting of personal mantra or mahamrityunjaya will give benefits as will simple meditation on
Yoga nidra is also strongly recommended at this time.
However, we all have different bodies and different bodily functions. What works for one may not
be beneficial for the other. Hence, it is important to understand and listen to our body and then
Curled up in bed with a hot water bag and a bar of dark chocolate is also Yoga.
For some, indulging in pleasurable activities is also helpful.
What makes you tick is all that matters in the end!