Yoga is one of the most popular exercises around, with teaching styles such as power yoga, hot yoga, aerial yoga and even goat yoga. No wonder why it is so popular – you can find a perfect class for you! I heard a rumor through the grape vine how certain poses can help you ease PMS discomfort, so I did some digging and here is what I found…
The deep breathing in yoga helps the body relax to a natural state, focusing on the long and deep breathes can help clear your mind and distract you from the discomfort.
1. child's pose
This pose can help alleviate menstrual pain originating in the back, by stretching the lower back muscles the child’s pose can both soothe aches and your mind.
2. bridge pose
Bridge pose can be particularly nice because the stretching in both hips releases any tightness from the discomfort of PMS.
3. downward dog pose
The downward dog pose is able to calm the brain, relieve headaches and relieve pain due to your period. By opening your shoulders and stretching your body allows for more oxygen to flow into your body.
4. supine twist
Any spinal twist can be beneficial for your body anytime but can feel even more delightful for your body when you are experiencing PMS symptoms.
5. bow pose or dhanursana
This pose allows for you to pull your legs for the ultimate stretch. Rounding your back and pulling can give your body the ability to release any tight muscles.
Any exercise can be good for your body you just need to find what works for you and makes you most comfortable during your time of the month.