Yoga And Menstruation

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Cramps, excessive bleeding and pelvic discomfort mark menstrual period and body aches. Asanas relax the body and pranayama improves the mental poise. Hence, it is not an exaggeration that yoga strengthens the body, calms our emotions, tones up the internal organs and builds up the capacity to endure pain, by training the mind.

Asanas help to energise and stimulate the brain, chest, lungs, and heart, and maintain hormonal balance in the glands. They help to ease pain and cope with stress, anxiety and depression caused due to menstruation

Yogic postures should be avoided during menstruation that is accompanied by fatigue and excessive bleeding. Yogic experts recommend that head and shoulder stands or inversions be avoided during the menstrual cycle. The practice of asanas that squeeze the abdominal region should also be avoided to prevent any hindrance to the natural flow of blood, as it can lead to fibroids, cysts, and even cancer.

During menstruation, the female body cleanses itself, therefore it is best to reduce the physical activity and include rest and relaxation.


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from past 1month i dint get periods.plz suggest me
keetu  Saturday, December 17, 2011
Hi since starting yoga I have hardly any blood during a period and it lasts a day whereas before I had a healthy period lasting five days. I have stopped inversions but there has been no improvement. What do you suggest?
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Kasabian  Thursday, December 8, 2011
hi iam soumya from past 1 month i didnt get my periods please sugest me to get regular periods pls mail me to
a.soumya  Monday, November 28, 2011
hi im manjushree.. im hving irregular periods.. frm last 3 munths i dint get the periods.. pls suggest me fr dis pls pls pls
manjushree  Monday, April 4, 2011
To Sweett - yoga balances the hormones. A couple of my students experienced the same thing the first few times they took classes. My take on this is, the condition is not something harming. Please do check, 1. the dates, usually period dates is earlier or later 5 days 2. Energy level- maybe you are too tired, there was another strenuous activities occured 3. Maybe it's the Yoga- if anything, as I have said above, it is probably balancing your hormone or adjusting.

Keep yogaing! :))
Desssy  Saturday, March 19, 2011
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