Yoga Sequence For Period Cramps
This Simple, Ob-Gyn-Approved Yoga Sequence Feels Like Heaven For Your Painful Cramps
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.