Oh, my! It’s that time of the month again when you have to deal with all the cramping, bloating, and, of course, the bleeding – sounds familiar, ladies? Periods are frustrating, and while some women barely feel their wrath, for many others, the monthly aunt flow can be quite an ordeal. Dealing with irregular periods and bearing with the excruciating pain those four days and the lead up to it is not the best feeling in the world.
It is such an essential part of being the woman you are. Embrace it! Yoga will help you do so
1. Adho Mukha Svanasana
Downward facing dog pose or Adho Mukha Shvanasana is an asana which is pronounced as A-doh MOO-kah shvah-NAS-anna. Sanskrit: अधोमुखश्वानासन; Adho – Forward; Mukha – Face; Svana – Dog; Asana – Pose;
The name comes from the Sanskrit words adhas (अधस्) meaning ‘down’, mukha (मुख) meaning ‘face’, śvāna (श्वान) meaning ‘dog’, and āsana (आसन) meaning ‘posture’. The Adho Mukha Svanasana looks similar to a how a dog looks when it bends forward. This asana has numerous amazing benefits that make it extremely essential for you to practice it every day. The best part is, even a beginner can get the hang of this asana with great ease.
Sanskrit: धनुरासन; Dhanur – Bow, Asana – Pose; Pronounced As dah-noo-rah-sah-nah
Dhanurasana or the Bow Pose is one of the 12 basic Hatha Yoga poses. It is also one of the three main back stretching exercises. It gives the entire back a good stretch, thus imparting flexibility as well as strength to the back.
Ustrasana, Ushtrasana, or Camel Pose is an asana. Sanskrit: उष्ट्रासन; Ustra – Camel, Asana – Pose; Pronounced As oos-TRAHS-anna
This asana, popularly called the Camel Pose, is an intermediate level backward bend. Ustra means camel in Sanskrit, and this pose resembles a camel. It is known to open up the heart chakra and increase strength and flexibility. This asana is also commonly referred to as the Ushtrasana.
Malasana also known as the garland pose, squat pose is an asana. Mala – Garland, necklace, Asana – Pose; Pronounced As – maa-laa-sa-na
Malasana is also called Upavesasana or Garland Pose. It is, quite simply, a squat. Squatting comes naturally to kids and people who work in the fields. However, those who have desk jobs have lost practice and find it painful and uncomfortable to do it. But that should not discourage you from doing this asana because it is, in fact, most beneficial to those who have a sedentary lifestyle.
Matsyasana or Fish Pose is an asana. Sanskrit: मत्स्यासन; Matsya – Fish, Asana – Posture; Pronounced As – mot-see-AHS-anna
When you look back, Hindu mythology states that Matsya was an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, the preserver of the Universe. It is said that the earth had become corrupt, and a flood was going to wash away the earth. Vishnu donned the avatar of a fish, called Matsya, and transported all the sages to safety, thus ensuring all their wisdom was preserved. This asana aims at being focused and resilient when you feel out of balance, just as the Matsya struck that balance between the earth and the sea.
How Does Yoga Help Solve The Period Problem?
Yoga is extremely effective when it comes to curing irregular periods and heavy blood flow and alleviating the cramps and pain. Yoga is the best medicine, and it cures all menstruation-related problems. Here’s how:
1. It stimulates the reproductive organs, which leads to their better functioning.
2. It reduces stress and completely relaxes your mind and body.
3. It regulates your metabolism, therefore allowing you to maintain your ideal weight.
4. It works on your hormones and balances them out.