Menstrual cramps are painful and affect the daily routine of a female every month. It lays a serious effect on the physical and mental well being of a female. Some females suffer from mild cramps while some faces severe cramps that are accompanied by bloating, mood swings and fatigue. Mild cramps are tolerable but for severe cramps you can take help from yoga to reduce the effect of these cramps on your body. Some basic yoga poses that will not lay pressure on your uterus and they just involve stretching different parts of the body so that you feel relaxed are discussed over here:
Reclining Bound Angle:
Lie down on your back and give support to your head and neck with a cushion or a pillow. Push your knees outward by holding the upper part of the thigh. Make sure that the soles of your feet are pressed totally. Assume that the groin area is settling into your pelvis and perceive that this area is dropped towards the floor. Try to hold this position for as much time as you can and then after a minimum of five minutes bringing thighs closer to each other and roll your body to sit up.
Take a comfortable position on the floor with your back straight. Keeping the knees sides near floor try to bring the soles of your feet closer so that they form a diamond shape. Now inhale deeply and then exhale by leaning forward. Repeat this procedure again as many time as you are comfortable and try to sink lower towards the floor whenever you will exhale your breath.
Supported Supine Cobbler’s Pose:
This pose calms the body and mind by relaxing the uterus. To do this pose, use two folded blankets or yoga blocks to give support to your knees. Now sit on the floor with your legs crossed. Remove the folds of your legs and join the soles of the feet. Again lower your back slowly on the floor and give support to the knees with yoga blocks or blankets. You can always do adjustment in the length to match the level of your comfort. Keep your arms at your sides and close your eyes with normal breathing. Stay in this posture for as much time as you can as it will give you comfort and relieves your cramps.
Bow pose is a back bending posture that gives relief from menstrual cramps and pain in the abdomen. Lie down on your stomach and stretch your legs straight with your arms resting upwards over the head. Try to bend your right knee towards your things to grab right ankle. You can use your hands to make the right posture. Do this again with your left knee using your left hand to touch the left ankle of your feet. Try to keep your knees closer to each other. Expand your chest and bring the shoulder edges at the same level. Hold this posture while holding your breath in and slowly release it after some time.