Menstruation is a natural process of reproductive life in women. Due to today’s stressful and sedentary lifestyle dysmenorrhea (painful menstrual cramps) has become a common gynecological concern. Globally, about 80% of women experience period-related pain. Research suggests that menstrual cramps have become a common cause of sickness absenteeism.
Many women manage pain by following simple techniques like using a hot water bag, drinking chamomile tea and taking adequate rest. Some women use medicines to manage the pain which is not a good option during menstruation.
The best way to say goodbye to menstrual cramps is-Yoga. Practicing yoga regularly helps in relaxing both the mind and body, which controls stress and pain during menstruation.
Here are the 9 yoga poses that help you to prevent period pain:
Camel pose (Ushtrasana)
Bow pose (Dhanurasana)
Fish pose (Matsyasana)
Thunderbolt pose (Vajrasana)
Cobra pose (Bhujangasana)
Cat/ Cow pose (Marjaryasana/ Bitilasana)
Gracious pose (Bhadrasana)
Cow face pose (Gomukhasana)
Knee-to-Chest pose (Apanasana)