Yoga Sequence For Period Cramps
This Simple, Ob-Gyn-Approved Yoga Sequence Feels Like Heaven For Your Painful Cramps
"This pose will make your abdominal muscles contract and helps to manage stress," Dr. Bartos said. "It also lengthens the spine and can help release those pelvic muscles that are spasming during your period."
- Kneel on your mat with your knees hips-width distance apart and your big toes touching behind you. Take a deep breath in and, as you exhale, lie your torso over your thighs. Try to lengthen your neck and spine by drawing your ribs away from your tailbone and the crown of your head away from your shoulders.
- Rest your arms beside your legs, with palms facing up, or try extending your arms out in front of you.
- Stay here for five breaths.