Day 12: Ladies, it's that time of the month! Can YOGA help during menstruation?

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Menstruation is one topic us women cannot see eye to eye. We all have different opinions about our body and emotions during our monthly cycle. Females are complicated and our periods are way more complicated. Every women goes through her unique experience during menstruation and the symptoms and effects of one woman will not be identical to another woman. We cannot possibly generalize one method or practice that will work for every women. The only advice I would give to any women out there is to listen to your body ad mind at these delicate times. The state of your menstrual cycle actually indicates the state of your physical, mental and emotional health. Observing the symptoms, effects and patterns of your menstrual cycle is crucial. Look at it as an opportunity to examine your body and mind, a chance to bring about good changes and regain balance in our body, mind and emotions. Yoga practice can be useful to help alleviate any period pain or back pain, balance the emotions - mood swings, anxiety, anger, depression, irritability and gentle open the pelvic region, relieving any congestion. Menstruation is a time to vary ones yoga practice to look within and find the peace and tranquility.

Recommended Asanas:

1. Pawanmuktasana Series 1

2. Surya Namaskar/Sun Salutations

3. Manduki Mudra

4. Marjari Asana

5. Vyaghra asana

6. Supta Vajrasana

7. Poorna Titali Asana

8. Shashankasana

9. Leg Swing

10. Shavasana

Recommended Pranayama:
Recommended Cleansing Practices:

Disclaimer: Practices, suggestions and information provided are based on personal experience. Please consult an experienced yoga instructor before you begin the practices.


Since I skipped the challenge yesterday, I had to catch up with both today. Day 11 was Jump through and Day 12 requires us to do a Chin stand. Heard of it, but never tried. So, I'm posting my best attempts for today. Check out Part 2 of this post where I will be discussing on do's and don't of yoga practices during your menstruation cycle. Till I see you tomorrow, take care!


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