4 Easy Yoga Asanas to Prevent Painful Menstrual Cramps
• In this asana you need to be seated on the floor with your legs extended. • Fold your left knee outward to a 90 degree angle and place the sole of your left foot on you right inner thigh. • Come back and set up for the other side. • Janu Sirsasana stretches the hamstrings in a simple forward bend. • It also calms the brain. • It helps in reducing anxiety, headache, fatigue and menstrual discomfort.
SUPTA BADDHA KONASANA
• In this asana you need to lie on your back in a reclined position. • Then bend your both knees out to the sides and down to your mat. • Bring both your soles together at the centre for goddess pose and the edges of your feet needs to be resting on the ground. • You need to stretch your both hands outward and relax. • Try to breathe in and out slowly and stay in this position for few seconds. • Doing it for 5-10 times would keep you completely relaxed.
• Sit on your heels with your knees slightly apart and your toes together with each other. • You need to then raise your arms gently and bend forward. • Your head should touch the ground and belly should touch your thighs. • Stretch your hands in front and breathe in and out for 2-3 seconds and then come back to the starting position. • This asana allows your back muscles to stretch helping you relax.
• In this asana you need to sit on your mat, stretch your legs and open it wide into upavistha konasana. • You can do a supported forward fold or you can remain sitting upright. • This asana helps you abdominal organs helping reduce your period cramps. • You can recommend to this stretch even when you’re feeling stressed as it helps your body to relax.