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How To Alleviate Menstrual Cramps With Yoga Exercises [PICTURES And VIDEO] by prof800(m): 5:32pm On Jul 22, 2014
There are many Yoga poses/exercises to ease menstrual pains. A lady just has to know her yoga asana.

---It is high time you went back to practicing Yoga exercises. (I mean EXERCISE only).

I'm still trying to find a link to our original yoga thread.; sad

Okay!


As we all know, Menstrual Periods brings with it fatigue, PAIN, irritability and not to mention discomfort.
It is also sometimes preceded by PMS.
(You can beat PMS with these yoga tips below!)

Kristin's pose: remember to relax and control your breathing using the 'Ujjayi breath' or 'ocean breath'.

PMS: Post Menstrual Syndrome.
Ocean breath: Breathe in through your nostrils, suspend then breathe out through your mouth (basically)


INTRODUCTION
There are several ways to beat the pain associated with Menstrual periods.
But instead of reaching for those painkillers, try a more natural method to beat those period blues.
Here are four yoga poses described by Pavitra Sampath, that can help reduce the pain, make you more calm and beat all the other discomfort associated with that time of the month.
Not to mention it is a great way to reduce the symptoms of your next period without taking drugs.!


Pose #1: Bow pose or dhanurasana:



Okay, this is rather common but...
This pose is excellent to beat constipation and respiratory ailments.
Moreover it helps relieve backache, fatigue, anxiety and most importantly menstrual discomfort. The aasana, distinctly bow like in structure, stretches the entire front of the body and gives that extra stretch to your ankles, thighs, groin, abdomen, chest, throat and the muscles of your buttocks. It also helps improve posture, thereby beating lower back pain and strengthens the back muscles. Another added advantage is that since the pose causes you to put all your weight on your navel, it stimulates the organs of the abdomen. This stimulation helps ease cramps and regulate the flow of blood to and from the uterus – relieving the pain and bloating feeling one normally feels during this time.
LADIES COMMON, THIS IS SOMETHING YOU CAN DO!!!

Steps to do this pose: Lie on your stomach on a yoga mat, keep your feet hip width apart and place your arms by your side. Now bend your knees and stretch out your hand to hold your ankles. Now, breathe in and raise your body from the front, such that your chest is off the ground. At the same time lift your thighs off the ground as well. Try to keep your body and breathing stable. Hold this pose for fifteen to twenty seconds before returning to your original position. Remember to exhale when you release your ankles. This is a relaxing pose, so just enjoy the stretch and do not over do it.
Tip: Do not perform this pose if you have a neck or back injury, are pregnant, have had recent abdominal surgery or have high blood pressure.

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Re: How To Alleviate Menstrual Cramps With Yoga Exercises [PICTURES And VIDEO] by prof800(m): 5:43pm On Jul 22, 2014
Pose # 2: Fish pose or matsyasana:







This pose, just like the dhanurasana, is great to beat fatigue, menstrual pain, anxiety etc. But the best part about this pose is that it gives you that natural glow. It also stretches out the muscles of the back, neck, chest and legs giving you instant relief from muscle aches and pains associated with menstruation. This pose helps stimulate the organs of the stomach and abdomen, fighting indigestion, gas and that feeling of bloating.

Steps to do this aasana: Lie flat on the floor with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor.
Now straighten your legs, place your arms on either side.
Now raise your hips, one side at a time and place your hands under each hip.
Bend your elbows and push your upper body off the floor, remember to exhale as you do this.
Only raise your chest, and tilt your head backwards.
Hold this pose for five counts and inhale as you rest your back back on the floor.

Tip: If you suffer from high blood pressure or have neck/back pain, avoid doing this pose.




Pose # 3: Camel pose or ustrasana:

Especialy good to treat respiratory ailments, mild backaches, fatigue and anxiety, the camel pose is perfect to relieve menstrual discomfort. Just like the bow pose this aasana also stretches the front of the body, ankles, thighs, groin, abdomen and chest. It stimulates the abdominal organs, increasing the blood flow to the uterus helping it heal faster. It also relieves back ache and helps your body relax.
Steps to do this pose:
Kneel on your yoga mat and press your shin onto the floor, such that it is flat against the mat.
Now place your hands on either sides of your pelvis, with your fingers pointing downwards.
Make sure your palms are resting on the top of your hip bone.
This will help support your back when you bend backwards.
Next, push your tail bone downwards and forwards while keeping your upper body upright.
Inhale and tilt your head back, with your chin pointing to the sky.
Gently lean back forming a inward arch in your back.
Now place your palms on the soles of your feet for added support. You should feel a stretch right from your chin down to your belly or groin.
Hold this pose for fifteen to twenty seconds, exhale and come back to your original position.

Tip: Do not do this pose if you have neck of back pain, high blood pressure or suffer from migraines.


>>>>>> By now all the menstrual pains should have gone.
Re: How To Alleviate Menstrual Cramps With Yoga Exercises [PICTURES And VIDEO] by Nobody: 5:47pm On Jul 22, 2014
U wan kill person ni?
This poses can tear up my uterus *(exaggerated)* during my period. shocked

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Re: How To Alleviate Menstrual Cramps With Yoga Exercises [PICTURES And VIDEO] by gloriana(f): 5:47pm On Jul 22, 2014
I tried dis in d year 2002. by d time i released my ankle, u wan try d kain pain way follow? 4 some hrs i couldnt move n i vowd neva 2 do it again. Dnt min 2 scare any1 oo. Mayb, just mayb i didnt do it wel

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Re: How To Alleviate Menstrual Cramps With Yoga Exercises [PICTURES And VIDEO] by Caseless: 5:51pm On Jul 22, 2014
God! women and this pain...
Re: How To Alleviate Menstrual Cramps With Yoga Exercises [PICTURES And VIDEO] by prof800(m): 5:57pm On Jul 22, 2014
Pose # 4: Noose pose or pasasana:


Highly beneficial for menstrual discomfort, sciatica, mild back, shoulder and neck pain, pasasna is also known as the noose pose for the type of twist one is in while doing this pose. The aasana stretches the muscles of the back, ankles and groin. It stimulates the uterus and improves digestion and beats constipation. Moreover it helps relieve lower back pain that so many of us experience during our periods.

Steps to do this pose: Start by standing tall, with your hands in the namaste position.
Keep your feet together with your back straight.
Now bend your knees and squat such that your buttocks are resting on your calves.
Exhale and stretch your right hand over your left knee such that your forearm passes over your shin.
This will cause your back to twist. Take your free hand behind your back and clasp the other hand.
Either you could interlock the fingers of both your hands or hold the wrist of either hand.
Hold this position for ten to fifteen minutes while breathing gently.
To get out of the pose, release one hand and slowly twist out of the position.

Tip: Do not do this pose is you suffer from a knee, back or neck injury.


GOODLUCK LADIES... NO KNOWLEDGE IS LOST! smiley

You can practise these positions during 'early morning sun':








Re: How To Alleviate Menstrual Cramps With Yoga Exercises [PICTURES And VIDEO] by prof800(m): 9:44am On Jul 23, 2014
Enypie: U wan kill person ni?
This poses can tear up my uterus *(exaggerated)* during my period. shocked
My sister, don't worry... your uterine walls are safe.
You should give it a try on a sunrise. wink
Re: How To Alleviate Menstrual Cramps With Yoga Exercises [PICTURES And VIDEO] by Nobody: 3:43pm On Jul 23, 2014
prof800:
My sister, don't worry... your uterine walls are safe.
You should give it a try on a sunrise. wink
#Sighs# That sharp pain below the abdomen.
It hurts.

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Re: How To Alleviate Menstrual Cramps With Yoga Exercises [PICTURES And VIDEO] by prof800(m): 11:20am On Jul 24, 2014
gloriana: I tried dis in d year 2002. by d time i released my ankle, u wan try d kain pain way follow? 4 some hrs i couldnt move n i vowd neva 2 do it again. Dnt min 2 scare any1 oo. Mayb, just mayb i didnt do it wel
2002?
...this is 2014 ma'am. You should go back to practising your 'asana'. Maybe this time with an instructor...don't you think?
Re: How To Alleviate Menstrual Cramps With Yoga Exercises [PICTURES And VIDEO] by sholay2011(m): 11:55am On Jul 24, 2014
Hmmmmm....

Prof prof...well done oo...diaris God. ..all these yoga tips you're sharing, their effects will answer grin cheesy

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Re: How To Alleviate Menstrual Cramps With Yoga Exercises [PICTURES And VIDEO] by gloriana(f): 2:33pm On Jul 24, 2014
prof800:
2002?
...this is 2014 ma'am. You should go back to practising your 'asana'. Maybe this time with an instructor...don't you think?
THANKS BUT AM 2 SCARED 4 A REPEAT. U just cnt imagine d pain.
Re: How To Alleviate Menstrual Cramps With Yoga Exercises [PICTURES And VIDEO] by CuteCynthia(f): 11:10am On Jul 26, 2014
I get spooked by the thought of doing yoga but...ok. Noted.
Re: How To Alleviate Menstrual Cramps With Yoga Exercises [PICTURES And VIDEO] by saasala(m): 11:10am On Jul 26, 2014
I do not have to worry myself about this yoga thing, do I? But women need to be careful, this is not to scare you o, but a woman actually died while doing yoga, read it here: http://www..com/woman-dies-in-central-yoga-session/

Not every woman should do yoga I guess. Learn from her.
Re: How To Alleviate Menstrual Cramps With Yoga Exercises [PICTURES And VIDEO] by denkyw(m): 11:15am On Jul 26, 2014
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Re: How To Alleviate Menstrual Cramps With Yoga Exercises [PICTURES And VIDEO] by robinicule(m): 11:15am On Jul 26, 2014
how many nigerians are this flexible?

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Re: How To Alleviate Menstrual Cramps With Yoga Exercises [PICTURES And VIDEO] by englishmart(m): 11:17am On Jul 26, 2014
Menstrual this, menstrual that?


God bless the ladies
Re: How To Alleviate Menstrual Cramps With Yoga Exercises [PICTURES And VIDEO] by Nobody: 11:18am On Jul 26, 2014
Let me go and call my sisters!


Abeg make Una come o Dem say Always want close shop o.
Re: How To Alleviate Menstrual Cramps With Yoga Exercises [PICTURES And VIDEO] by Nobody: 11:18am On Jul 26, 2014
robinicule: how many nigerians are this flexible?
There are 170 million people in Nigeria. How many of them do u know?

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Re: How To Alleviate Menstrual Cramps With Yoga Exercises [PICTURES And VIDEO] by Alexsmith20(m): 11:19am On Jul 26, 2014
hmmm WSNE(wonders shall never end)...Yoga now stoping menstral pains...very soon it will start stopin HIV,EBOLA who knows undecided
Re: How To Alleviate Menstrual Cramps With Yoga Exercises [PICTURES And VIDEO] by Nobody: 11:22am On Jul 26, 2014
I dont think yoga is for slim people, you will just become very slim
Re: How To Alleviate Menstrual Cramps With Yoga Exercises [PICTURES And VIDEO] by VocalWalls: 11:25am On Jul 26, 2014
Will the yoga also affect their temperamental attitude?

Anyways, if it does work, then it's a good way out.

Re: How To Alleviate Menstrual Cramps With Yoga Exercises [PICTURES And VIDEO] by Olekumaster(m): 11:31am On Jul 26, 2014
our ladies are too lazy to do this

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Re: How To Alleviate Menstrual Cramps With Yoga Exercises [PICTURES And VIDEO] by Ayorh4you(m): 11:34am On Jul 26, 2014
And how did i find myself here? How on earth did i get here?
Re: How To Alleviate Menstrual Cramps With Yoga Exercises [PICTURES And VIDEO] by yhermmie(f): 11:36am On Jul 26, 2014
U wan kill person
Re: How To Alleviate Menstrual Cramps With Yoga Exercises [PICTURES And VIDEO] by TRADELYN: 11:36am On Jul 26, 2014
This is very insightful...grin

Now I know better cheesy

Prof800, May GoD bless you for this!
Re: How To Alleviate Menstrual Cramps With Yoga Exercises [PICTURES And VIDEO] by yhermmie(f): 11:36am On Jul 26, 2014
This will just bring more pains. U know all those kind menstrual cramps wey go dey shook u 4 belle, u no fit stand up or bend down,u go just stay in one position till d thing free u

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Re: How To Alleviate Menstrual Cramps With Yoga Exercises [PICTURES And VIDEO] by priscaoge(f): 11:38am On Jul 26, 2014
With the kinda of pains I always pass through Sorry I can't try any of thatundecidedundecided

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Re: How To Alleviate Menstrual Cramps With Yoga Exercises [PICTURES And VIDEO] by ichidodo(m): 11:39am On Jul 26, 2014
Yoga is a cure-all...Even infertility...
Re: How To Alleviate Menstrual Cramps With Yoga Exercises [PICTURES And VIDEO] by Odika1: 11:40am On Jul 26, 2014
Ayorh4you: And how did i find myself here? How on earth did i get here?
u got here through astral travel.are u satisfied now?
Re: How To Alleviate Menstrual Cramps With Yoga Exercises [PICTURES And VIDEO] by megabyte2(f): 11:43am On Jul 26, 2014
I don't think yoga can be gud for me cos am very slim
Re: How To Alleviate Menstrual Cramps With Yoga Exercises [PICTURES And VIDEO] by Nonybb: 11:47am On Jul 26, 2014
God really blessed me as a man. I dont give out blood each month
Re: How To Alleviate Menstrual Cramps With Yoga Exercises [PICTURES And VIDEO] by Ayorh4you(m): 11:48am On Jul 26, 2014
Odika1: u got here through astral travel.are u satisfied now?

Which kind astral jouney b that? Astral planeabeg bring me back ooo cry grin cheesy

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