Twist into These Yoga Poses to Relieve Period Pain ...

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When it’s that time of the month and you’re suffering from cramps, yoga can really help.

I know that putting on workout clothes and actually moving at all won’t sound that appealing, but trying these poses will provide you with the relief you’ve been wanting and will leave you toned and relaxed at the same time.

So next month, drag out the mat and twist it up.

You’ll be surprised at how wonderful you feel during and afterward.

Of course, if the pain is really bad and you can’t find any relief, talk to your doctor to rule out a more serious issue.

1. Janu Sirsasana

Janu Sirsasana

Also known as a head to knee forward bend, this pose can relax your nervous system and ease the lower back pain that often comes with your period.

To do the pose, sit on your mat with your legs extended out in front of you.2

Bring your right foot into your right thigh, forming a 90-degree angle.

Grasp your foot and lean your body over your left leg.

Breathe through the pose for 1 to 3 minutes, then switch and repeat on the other side.

2. Camel Pose

Camel Pose

Not sure where the name comes from here, but the camel pose is great for counteracting menstrual fatigue and cramps.

To do the pose, kneel on your mat with your knees positioned at hip width.

Press your feet and shins into the mat and turn your thighs slightly inward.

Place your hands on your heels and arch your back.

Hold the pose for 30 to 60 seconds.

3. Reclining Big Toe Pose

Reclining Big Toe Pose

This pose is another one that is perfect for easing back pain and cramping that often come with your time of the month.

Lie down on your back, arms at your sides and legs extended.

Grab your right big toe with your right fingers, bending your knee to reach.

Hold your left leg down with your left hand.

Now, straighten your right leg as far as you can without letting go of your toe.

Hold the pose for 1 to 3 minutes, then repeat with the left toe.

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