Menstrual pains or cramps are quite common among women and these are known as Dysmenorrhea in medical terms. Although there are many medications available over the medical counters to deal with the severe pain associated with dysmenorrhea but yoga helps in treating this painful condition in a better way and that too without the need of any medications.
Let’s have a look at some yoga poses which help in relieving menstrual cramps.
Wide squat is one such pose which helps in relieving hip pain which arises due to cramps. This pose helps in stretching of hips, thereby relieving them of all the stress or pain which arises during menstrual cycle.
Similarly, pigeon pose also helps in relieving pain from each hip at a time. So it does the same work as that of wide squat but by stretching each hip at a time.
If you feel pain in the abs and the front part of your hips, then you can practice One-Armed Camel Pose. It also helps in stretching of the quads, chest and belly thereby relieving these body parts of any tension or stress during menstrual period.
Another important yoga pose that helps in relieving cramps in lower back is the Wide Child’s pose. It offers great relaxation and relief to the lower back pain which is caused due to menstrual period.
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