So you hold back your urges to wear whites and lights and fun activities when you are down because you call it periods problem! Aghrrr…stop it right away. A little uneasiness cannot make you turn a blessing into a curse!
The pain, yes that intense pain your lower abdomen goes through can be controlled with will and exercise. Don’t give up when your functions are under stress, rather, help your body by being your own friend. These are mere cramps which happen due to uterine contractions so the blood is pumped out of your body. Little discomfort, pain and uneasiness is normal and yoga can help you get over it so don’t call it a problem. So, next time you go out to buy your sanitary napkins make sure you get a yoga mat billed too.
There are ways which can help you remain positive about the whole process of mensuration. No doubt you feel irritable, restless, tired et al but following tips can help you stay calm and relaxed:
First things first, get rid of the most prominent symptom troubling you – abdominal cramps. Most of the females either have medicine or take more and more rest and avoid activity, which is not the right approach. It either makes you dependent on pain killer or wastes your valuable day time and you miss your deadlines. So the better approach is exercise as it is the best answer to these symptoms like pains, bloating, nausea and fatigue. There are some simple poses in yoga which can relieve you of these persistent spasms.
This is easy to do and simple to understand as it is just head-to-knee forward bend.
It stretches your shoulders, spine, hamstrings and groin and can be done for 1 to 3 minutes on each side. This even calms brain and helps in relieving slight depression while also decreasing fatigue, anxiety, headache and menstrual uneasiness.
This asana is also very easy and works wonders during periods when you are tired of bloating and discomfort in lower abdomen and lower back.
It stretches your lower abdomen and thighs while also relaxing calves and toes. You should hold on to the bow pose for at least 15 to 20 seconds and then very slowly rest your thighs on surface releasing your feet and gradually bringing your arms back in resting position. It will help in releasing mild back, neck, shoulder and spine tension hence making you comfortable and calm.
This pose is also very effective as it stretches and opens the front body and relieves you of the lower back ache.
Hold on to this pose for about 5 seconds and do not breath heavily while in this pose. It will ease the tension in your entire body and help you relax and calm.
If yoga is a new activity for you, make sure you start with an instructor or expert or follow some online tutorials. It is a wonderful way of bidding goodbye to the most annoying aspect of the periods hence making your day as comfortable as rest of the days of the month. Yet another thing that must be kept in mind is hygiene during this time of the month by using good quality sanitary napkins like Sofy pads. Moreover to combat the next uncomfortable aspect of this time is rashes and stains which can be avoided with Sofy side walls. So with these tips you can easily make your next cycle much more comfortable.
Wish you a Happy Period!