5 simple yoga poses that can cure irregular periods and menstrual pain

Your period is coming! This is the phrase that most of you fear the most. It seems that the amount of daily problems you have is not enough and now you have to deal with all that pain, discomfort and blood monthly. How fair is that? Not really fair to tell you the truth.

Of course, there are those lucky ladies whose periods are light and do not cause them that much discomfort and the rest of the issues mentioned above. Let them have their share of joy! As for the rest of you unlucky girls we have something interesting in store.

When it comes to exercising there are many things you are not allowed to do while on your period for many reasons. When it comes to yoga there are some exercises which are believed to ease all the symptoms of a period altogether.

As you may have guessed already, today we are going to talk about these magical poses that yoga has to help you get through these unholy days of month. There is nothing complex about them, do not worry. You will be surprised how something so easy to do can be so helpful in dealing with something you already lost any hope of finding a cure for.

But we would like to remind you, if your periods are heavier than usual or there is anything that makes you think that something is wrong, you should consult a doctor straight away. Having time on your side is always good!

Let us begin!

#1. Cobra Abdominal Stretch

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– Lie face down with your hands under your shoulders. Point your feet downwards to lengthen your spine.

– Slowly push your torso up as far as you comfortably can – try to get your hips to rise off the floor slightly. Hold the stretch and then lower down to starting position.

#2. Bow Pose

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– From a prone position with the abdomen on the earth, the hands grip the ankles (but not the tops of the feet) with knees no wider than the width of your hips.

– The heels are lifted away from the buttocks and at the same time the thighs are lifted away from the earth working opposing forces as the heart center, hips and back open. The gaze is forward.

#3. Roll-ups

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– From a supine position, lying on your back, the knees are bent and pulled into the chest.

– The arms are wrapped around the knees with the chin tucked in towards the sternum like a turtle going into its shell. The gaze is inward.

– Roll up to a sitting position.

– Roll back, holding your spine round.

#4. Standing Forward Bend

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– From a standing position, the body is folded over at the crease of the hip with the spine long. The neck is relaxed and the crown of the head is towards the earth. The feet are rooted into the earth with the toes actively lifted.

– The spine is straight. The ribcage is lifted. The chest and the thighs are connected. The sacrum lifts up toward the sky in dog tilt.

– The fingertips are resting on the earth next to the toes. The gaze is down or slightly forward.

#5. Cat Back Stretch

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– Kneel on a mat with your hands and knees shoulder-width apart. Pull your abs in, hunch your back up and flex your spine. Hold the stretch and then release to the starting position.