Yoga Experts Created Routines To Relieve Menstrual Cramps

By Dante Noe Raquel II , Jan 27, 2017 08:45 PM EST

Every woman experiences their period in a different way, and for some, it's their worst nightmare. If you experience cramps before and during your monthly cycle, try this yoga work-out to get some cramps relief.

The goal of this routine is to relax and a gentle stretching will help to ease any pain or discomfort you have from cramps. You can use two to three blankets or pillows to have an extra support if you're feeling bloated.

Must-Try Yoga Routines:

  • Give Yourself Space: Slightly than pulling positions in tight (like lotus), allow more room in between your limbs and your body so stances are more comfortable.
  • Shoulder Loops: Sitting cross legged on a blanket or pillow, rest your hands on your thighs or knees and loop your shoulders in small circles back and forth.
  • Neck Circles: Close your eyes and roll your head and neck backwards and forwards in half circles.
  • Cat-Cow: Go through several more rounds of cat and cow poses to stretch your back. Put a blanket underneath your knees to add more comfort.
  • Padded Child's Pose: Kneel and stack two or three pillows in front of you with the short ends between your knees. Rest your body on top of the pillows and turn your head to one side, draping your arms on either side of the pillows. Take five deep breaths in, switch on the other side and take five more breaths.
  • Hip Swivels: Kneel, stretch your arms out in front of you on the mat and rest your butt on your heels. Swivel your hips slowly back and forth.

Yoga Is Not Only For Women With Periods, It Also Offers Other Body Benefits

Since this practice is meant to help you to de-stress and lighten cramping pain, go at your own pace, and adjust poses so they're relaxing for you. For the full 30-minute routine, check out the video below.

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