Poses of Yoga for Irregular Periods
Created - 09 Jul 2019Last Modified - 13 Dec 2019
At present, a problem of irregular period prevails in the majority of the women. This problem may be caused due to various reasons such as PCOD, imbalance in thyroid hormones and stress, etc.
A menstrual cycle or PMS (Premenstrual syndrome) cycle is counted from the first day of a period to the first day of the next. The average menstrual cycle is of 28 days, but this can vary from woman to woman.
How to Make Sure That Your Period is Irregular?
The following points will help you in understanding that your period is irregular or not:
- Periods are considered irregular if the time between the menstrual cycle keeps changing and your periods come earlier or later.
- If your menstrual cycle doesn’t come every 24 to 38 days.
- Heavy flow, Muscle cramps
- Abdominal discomfort and cramps
- Loose motions
Treatment for irregular periods depends on finding out what’s the basic cause of your irregular periods, but there are certain yoga poses for irregular periods that you can try to get your menstrual cycle back on track. Read on to find 7 support based yoga asanas at "LIVE WITH YOGA", a therapeutic yoga center in Jaipur, to reduce premenstrual symptoms. Yoga for irregular periods improves flexibility, stamina, and aids in the digestive and hormonal systems.
Take a look at these 7 postures of yoga for irregular periods.
1. Yastikasana (Stick Pose)
- Lie down straight on the mat.
- Extend your arms beyond your head and hold any kind of strong support, so that you can stretch as much as possible.
- Also, ensure that your legs are straight and stretched (outstretched).
- Ensure, there should be the least gap between your legs and arms.
- Inhale and feel the stretching from toes to fingers.
- Maintain the pose as long as you can.
- Exhale and come to the original position.
- Perform it 3 to 5 times.
- This asana starts in the hero pose.
- Place a bolster horizontal to your spine. The bolster should be 6-10’ tall so that it is enough to elevate your thoracic spine to achieve a dome shape in your trunk.
- When you recline back, make sure that the bolster is under your shoulder blades or in the middle of your back.
- As you recline, trap your shoulders away from your ears, trapping them on the bolster so that your upper body is wedged upwards. Make sure that your head stays in an upward position.
- The pose is held for five breaths, to release the posture, uncross the arms and bring the elbows back to the floor, lift the crown of the head off the floor and bring the chin towards the chest.
- Straighten the back, sit up and move into balasana, or childs pose.
3. Hasta Padangusthasana
- From tadasana, bring your left knee toward your belly.
- Reach your left arm inside the thigh, cross it over the front ankle, and take your leg over a support on the wall and hold the leg with rope.
- Firm the front thigh muscles of the standing leg, and press the outer thigh inward.
- Inhale and extend the left leg forward. Straighten the knee as much as possible. If you're steady, swing the leg out to the side. Breathe steadily
- Hold for 30 seconds, then swing the leg back to center with an inhale, and lower the foot to the floor with an exhale. Repeat on the other side for the same time.
4. Matsyasana (Fish Pose)
- Lie on the floor and tuck in your stomach under your hips.
- Lift your body above the floor with the aim of forming a curve frame while making a beeline for the hips
- Hold this pose for 60 seconds
- Return to your natural position.
5. Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)
- This is one of the best yoga for irregular periods.
- Lie face-down, bend knees, and grab ankles.
- Press and grab feet into hands, keeping knees hip-width apart and lift the chest.
- Perform using a block or bolster under your belly for the support.
- Hold the legs with ropes.
6. Shavasana (Corpse Pose)
- Release the feet and extend the legs, allowing the feet to relax in a relaxed way.
- Lie flat on your back.
- Allow your feet to gently roll open.
- Flip your palms turn up.
- Roll your shoulders down your back.
- Allow your body to be very heavy. Close your eyes.
7. Pawan Muktasana (Wind Relieving Pose)
- Lie flat on your back on a smooth surface, ensuring that your feet are together, and your arms are placed beside your body.
- Take a deep breath. As you exhale, bring your knees towards your chest, and press your thighs on your abdomen. Clasp your hands around your legs as if you are hugging your knees.
- Hold the asana while you breathe normally. Every time you exhale, make sure you tighten the grip of the hands-on the knee. Every time you inhale, ensure that you loosen the grip.
- Exhale and release the pose. Relax.
Try the above poses of yoga for irregular periods and get back your periods on track.
Yoga is very useful for women's health and therapeutic Iyengar yoga is very powerful to treat various diseases in women.
Live With Yoga has expert yoga teachers to treat women diseases with therapeutic yoga and let everyone perform poses of yoga for irregular periods with the use of supports.