Yoga can be a great way to relieve menstrual discomfort and promote relaxation.

Menstruation is a time for a woman to reconnect with her body and mind. Yoga helps in easing the discomfort and maintaining the balance.”

B.K.S. Iyengar

 

Here are six of the best yoga poses to do during your period,

 

girl on her period in child pose

1. Child’s Pose (Balasana)
This pose helps to gently stretch the lower back and hips while promoting relaxation. It can relieve lower back pain and menstrual cramps.

yoga cat cow pose

2. Cat-Cow Pose (Marjaryasana-Bitilasana)
This sequence of poses helps to stretch the spine and relieve tension in the back and abdomen. It can also improve circulation.

yoga spinal twist

3.  Supine Twist (Supta Matsyendrasana)

This gentle twist can help to alleviate lower back pain and stimulate the digestive organs, which may be beneficial if you’re experiencing bloating or cramps.

yoga bridge pose

4.  Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana)

This pose can help to stretch the back and relieve tension in the pelvic region. It can also increase blood flow to the reproductive organs.

 

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5. Bound Angle Pose (Baddha Konasana)

This pose gently opens the hips and groin area, which can help to reduce menstrual cramps. It also promotes relaxation and calmness.

yoga pose legs up the wall

6.   Legs Up the Wall Pose (Viparita Karani)

This restorative pose helps to reduce swelling in the legs and feet, relieve lower back pain, and promote relaxation. It’s also great for calming the mind and reducing stress.

 

Always listen to your body and modify or skip poses as needed based on your comfort level and energy during your period.

And if you are worrying about heavy periods and potential leaks try our WUKA Period leggings. By incorporating these innovative garments into your routine, you can maintain your yoga practice seamlessly throughout your menstrual cycle, embracing both the physical and mental benefits of yoga without interruption.