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The 7 Best Yoga Poses To Ease Cramps

Ladies… we’ve all been there. Menstrual cramps that are so bad the only comfortable position is the fetal kind. I know sometimes it can feel like nothing will help your period pains, but today I have a list of the seven best yoga poses to help with discomfort.


Camel

How: Sit on your knees and arch back reaching for your lower back or heels or anywhere in between. You should be pressing your hips forward thus opening your chest to the sky.

Why: Stretches the front of the body. Therapeutic for mild back pain, fatigue, and menstrual discomfort

Half lord of the fishes

How: Pose shown on the right >>>

Why: Improves digestion, massages the internal organs, and relives lower back pain

Bridge pose

How: Lie on back with knees bent and feet planted on the ground. Now lift your hips up as high as you can and squeeze your butt.

Why: Releases tension in the lower back

Seated forward fold

How: Sit with your legs straight out in front of you and reach towards your toes.

Why: Stretches the back of your body and massages internal organs

Legs up on the wall

How: Sit sideways next to the wall. Then use your arms to slide over so your back is on the ground, your butt is against the wall, your legs are up the wall. Let your arms relax next to your sides.

Why: Restorative, relaxing, and helps with blood flow

Reclining hand to big toe

How: Lie on your back with legs extended out in front of you. Lift one leg up (straight) and grab the big toe with your hand on the same side body. Hold the stretch and bring the leg closer to your chest as you exhale. 

Why: Stretches the back of the leg, relives back pain, and opens up the hips

Reclined goddess pose

How: Pose shown on the right >>>

Why: Stimulates abdominal organs, opens the groin, and helps with general circulation

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