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3 yoga exercises to relieve menstrual cramps

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Pain, inconvenience and the infamous cramping always accompany your periods. A holistic approach is required to treat menstrual cramps and pain. Yoga is one of the the best known exercises to help control the mind, body and soul. It is also an excellent tool to manage stomach cramps, reduce period pain and deal with emotional effects of PMS.

Here are 3 simple yoga poses or asanas for your period which will help you clear your mind and also act as a simple remedy for menstrual pain. Ideally, these poses must be held for at least 3-5 minutes. Make sure to consult a trainer before trying these poses!

1) Child’s Pose

A great option for women who suffer from period pain that originates in the back. Rest your torso upon the top of your thighs. This helps alleviate fatigue too!

2) Forward Fold

Yoga Period Pain Cramps - Forward Fold

This lengthens the spine and stretches the hips, hamstrings, calves and back. It also helps ease the pain that radiates down to the leg. To further unwind, grasp the elbows in the pose and release the neck muscles.

3) Knees-To-Chest Pose

A feel-good pose that relaxes the lower back, abdominal muscles and reduces knee pain. This pose also increases circulation and helps to reduce anxiety. Once in the pose rock from side to side or front and back to give yourself a relaxing back massage.

Menstruation Cramps Remedies - knees to chest

Practicing yoga is a gentle and therapeutic way of managing menstrual cramps. Remember to go at your own pace and don’t forget to breathe throughout the process.

We hope these exercises make your period a little more comfortable. We also have great news to share – you can do your exercises in a relaxed manner with our expert-led product, Cramp Comfort. A self-activated heat patch it fits in your underwear letting you concentrate on the things that you want to do. Get your pack right here.

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