According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 85 percent of women have one or more premenstrual symptoms each month. Many of them take the easy route and turn to over-the-counter pain relievers.
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During this period, a mild yoga practice can assist release muscle spasms and calming the pelvic floor. We learn to let go of stress in the body and mind by increasing our awareness of the breath. As a result, lower cortisol levels are achieved. Yoga is a natural endocrine system regulating agent that helps to balance hormone levels. Yoga relaxes the neurological system, resulting in a feeling of serenity and relaxation.
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Yoga asanas to do when you’re having PMS or menstruating:
1.Balasana (Child’s Pose): This pose helps to relax the body and relieves strain on the thighs, back, shoulder, neck, and hips.
2.Makarasana (Crocodile Pose):This stance helps to relieve indigestion and constipation, which is a frequent PMS symptom. It also aids in the relaxation of the back, legs, arms, and buttocks.
3.Ardha Matsyendrasana (Half Lord of the Fish Pose):The abdominal organs are relaxed in this stance, which may help to reduce muscle cramps. It also stretches the back muscles and relieves pain in the lower back.
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4. Bidalasana (Cat Pose): The cat position, in addition to increasing spine flexibility, is also believed to relieve stress in the shoulders and neck, as well as enhance digestion.
5.Shavasana (Corpse Pose): The Shavasana is the culmination of all yoga postures. The state assists you in achieving a calm condition, and your body surrenders to tranquilly.
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Remember to avoid any asanas (poses) that cause you greater pain or discomfort. Allow yourself some time to relax into positions that are beneficial to your body (as you should with any yoga practice). There’s no reason to push yourself over your limits, particularly during a delicate period like menstruation. Find what works best for you when it comes to yoga.