Beat Menstrual Pain with these Yoga Poses

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Mar 27, 2014

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  • Painkiller is the worst form of help for menstrual pain.
  • A natural cure can be very good without any side effects.
  • Yoga does just that for, keeps you healthy and away from side effects.
  • Here are three such yoga poses that would benefit you.

It is common for women to experience fatigue, pain, irritability and discomfort when they go through periods. It is a monthly routine that every woman dreads, but do you know how to ease all the discomfort and pain?

There are many ways in which one can beat the pain that is associated with periods, and most women take help from painkillers. The truth is that painkillers are bad for your health and that is why you should try some natural remedies in order to beat your period troubles. Have you ever considered yoga? Yes yoga, the age old remedy for healthy body and healthy mind can be of great help during those crazy bouts of period pains. Additionally, yoga will reduce the symptoms of your next period to a great extent and therefore we have brought to you three yoga poses that will come very handy during your hard times of the month.

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Also known as the Bow Pose, this is a good pose for you to beat constipation and your respiratory ailments and furthermore this will also relieve your backache, fatigue, anxiety and menstrual discomfort above all. For this you need to lie on your stomach and keep your feet hip width apart, and then place your arms by your sides. Then you will bend your knees and stretch out your hand in order to hold your ankles and breathe in and raise your body from the front so that your chest is off the ground. Then at the same time you need to lift your thighs off the ground as well while trying to keep your body and your breathing stable. You should hold this position for fifteen to twenty seconds and after that return to your normal position. Release your ankles when you exhale. This yoga pose will stretch your ankles, thighs, groin, abdomen, chest, throat and the buttocks muscles.


This is also known as the Fish Pose, and is good to beat fatigue, menstrual pain, and anxiety. The best bit about this pose is that this will also give you a natural glow while also stretching your back, neck, chest, and legs, thus giving your instant relief from muscle aches and menstruation pains. For this you need to lie flat on the floor and have your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Then you should straighten your legs and place your arms on either side. Raise your hips slowly, one side at a time and then place your hands under each of them. Then bend your elbows and push your upper body off the floor and always exhale as you do this. You should be only raising your chest and tilting your head backwards and then hold this position for five counts and inhale as you slowly rest your back on the floor. For this suffering from high blood sugar or have neck and back pain this exercise is a strict no-no.

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This is also known as the camel pose and is good for treating respiratory ailments, mild backaches, fatigue and anxiety. This pose is very good for you to get relief from menstrual discomfort. For this you need to kneel on a mat and press your shin onto the floor so that it lies flat against the mat. Then you should place your hands on either sides of your pelvis while your fingers should be pointing downwards. Your palms should rest on the top of your hip bone and this will help you to get support on your back when you are bending backwards. Then you must push your tail bone downwards and forwards while you keep your upper body upright. Inhale and tilt your head back and point your chin towards the sky. Then you must gently lean back while forming an inward arch in your back. You should place your palms then for an added support. You will feel a sort of stretch from your chin to down to your belly or groin. You must hold on to this pose for fifteen to twenty seconds and then exhale to come back to the original position. Again, do not attempt to do this exercise if you are suffering from neck or back pain, high blood pressure or migraine.

You should try these yoga poses starting today and wait until your next period to see whether they really work or no. It is high time to stop all the pain killers that is causing havoc inside your body and do something that will benefit your health.

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