YOGA FOR PERIOD CRAMPS
Moving around strength sound like the total €‹worst €‹ thing when you’re sidelined with period cramps, however for this situation, you’ll be cheerful if you did YOGA. “Regularly while I am experiencing personality desensitizing cramps, I will lay flat out on my belly to get into Bow Pose,” says Stephanie Birch, California-based yogi and picture taker. “I used to twist up in a ball seeking for relief, yet there is something so advantageous in lying face-down, adding weight to the cramping regions of the body €‹.” €‹
Beyond period pain relief, Bow Pose is said to fortify the abs and lower back, and it assuages weakness and anxiety. Here, Birch demonstrates to us how it’s done.
Lie on your belly, laying one cheek on your mat, palms around your sides. Press the highest points of your feet into the ground €‹ €‹.
Bring your chin onto the mat. Lift your arms up and back behind you. Bend both knees and catch the exterior of your feet or lower legs with a firm grasp to set up the lift. €‹
As you breathe in, gradually lift the chest forward and up by squeezing your feet into your hold. Keep your knees hip-width separated. Look forward or down at the ground before you.
At your pace, start to rock forward and back on your belly, from the highest point of your rib cage down to your pelvis. €‹
After 5 to 10 breaths, release the hold on your breathe out and drop down to rest the inverse cheek on you’re mat.