5 Yoga Poses to Relieve Period Pain

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We all know how bad period cramps can be, especially on the first few days. While you may have tried every home remedy from medicines to hot water bottles, here we bring you the solution to a problem every woman in the world face. These Yoga Poses are worth giving a try, they will not only soothe the period pain but also relieve the mood swings and anxiety that accompany periods.

Child’s Pose

  • Releases tension in back, shoulder, and neck
  • Relaxes your body & mind
  • Soothes pain by relaxing your reproductive organs
How To Do It
  • Spread your knee as wide as your mat
  • Let your belly rest between your thighs and rest your forehead on the floor
  • Do this for 1 minute

Bound Angle Pose

  • Soothes digestive system
  • Relieves painful cramps
  • Boosts your energy
How To Do It
  • Bend your knees, press the soles of your feet together.
  • Bring your heels as close to your pelvis as you comfortably can.

Reclined Bound Angle Pose

  • Relieves period-induced anxiety
  • Soothes abdominal muscles
  • Helpful for headaches and insomnia
How To Do It
  • Similar to the bound angle pose, do it while on the floor.
  • Use a towel or a pillow for added support for your back.

Head-To-Knee Bend Pose

  • It’s okay even if you can’t go all the way down!
  • A soothing pose to release tension.
How To Do It
  • Extend your legs and gently begin bending your torso over.
  • Bending using your hips as far as you can and grip the soles of your feet.

Wide Angle Forward Bend Pose

  • Helps relieve stress
  • Stimulates Abdominal organ
  • This leads to fewer period cramps

How To Do It

  • Press your thigh bones heavily into the floor with your knee caps pointing to the ceiling.
  • Walk your hand hands forward between your legs with every exhale.

 

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