when period approaching, she will experience a wide range of symptoms due to hormonal imbalance – there may be changes in appetite, food cravings, abdominal pain and cramps, breast tenderness, headaches, mood swings, anger, irritability, tension, stress, anxiety and fatigue, but did you know that all these symptoms can be managed with using yoga? ? Exercise will be the last thing on your mind while you’re on your period, but exercise can be a good idea to relieve stress, anxiety, and pain during your period.
If you’re suffering from premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms such as abdominal pain, cramps, headache, mood swings, fatigue, irritability, and depression, you need to know that yoga can help. Yes that’s right! According to health experts, daily yoga can help manage menstrual pain, you will surely be able to have smooth periods and stay healthy during your period. Furthermore,
Yoga offers a wide range of benefits and all postures are extremely safe and effective. In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Dr. Pratima Tamke, Consultant OB/GYN at Khargar Maternity Hospital, shared the best way to practice yoga during your period:
Benefits of doing yoga during your period –
1. Relieve spasms and pain: If you’re facing these anxiety cramps, yoga might be just what you need. Taking deep breaths during yoga helps oxygen circulate through the body and reach the muscles. Since the main contributor to menstrual cramps is lack of oxygen to the uterine muscles, this can be a good way to deal with these painful cramps. In this way, you will be able to enjoy painful periods. You should ask the yoga practitioner about the postures that might be best for you. In addition, practice yoga under the guidance of a specialist who will help you understand the correct technique.
2. It can calm you down: Yoga is known to focus on meditation and concentration. Deep breathing and meditation practices can overcome anxiety, stress, tension, frustration and depression. You can relax and cheer up. It can instantly rejuvenate you.
3. It can help you relieve pain: There are many women who tend to experience body, leg or back pain during their period. Thus, daily yoga practice reduces inflammation in the body, improves blood circulation and reduces the perception of pain. There will be no discomfort. Stretching during yoga can help you get some much-needed pain relief. So, do yoga and be healthy during your period.