Practice these yoga poses for natural relief of your PMS symptoms.
Ladies, we all know what happens every month like clockwork… and the cramps, bloating, and mood swings that come with it are definitely no fun. But why suffer through it if you don’t have to? There’s a natural way to find relief from your worst PMS symptoms, and that’s by doing yoga!
Don’t think that you have to stay away from the yoga mat during your time of the month. Just think about altering your routine to fit your needs. The poses below allow you to relax, take the pressure off your abdomen, and aid your body in having a healthy period.
By Michelle Stanger
Reclined Bound Angle Pose
This restorative pose gently stretches your hips and spine and helps relieve tension in the pelvis, making it a great pose to relieve menstrual cramps and PMS.
Legs Up the Wall Pose
Legs Up the Wall Pose is said to be one of the most relaxing and rejuvenating yoga poses. It helps to relieve headaches, tightness, and anxiety, as well as lower blood pressure and naturally relieve PMS cramping.
Downward Facing Dog
Downward Facing Dog allows you to gently stretch your entire body, which can feel amazing when everything feels tight and cramped. A gentle inversion, this pose also helps to calm your mind and relax your body.
This pose works wonders to relieve menstrual cramps! By hugging your knees into your chest, you gently massage and put pressure on your lower abdominals. It also helps to stretch and relieve pain in your lower back.
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