Standing Forward Fold
You can do Forward Fold standing or sitting on your mat, Dr. Bartos said, lengthening your spine and straightening out your hips to relieve period pain.
- Begin at the front of your mat, feet hips-width apart and hands on your hips. Inhale and reach your arms straight above you.
- As you exhale, engage your abs, and fold forward with a straight back. Tuck your chin in toward your chest, relax your shoulders, and extend the crown of your head toward the floor to create a long spine. Shift weight forward into your toes, straightening your legs as much as possible.
- Let your hands hang toward the floor, or use them to cup your opposite elbows.
- Hold here for five breaths.