Restorative Yoga | Restorative Yoga for PMS | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 405

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If you experience fatigue, trouble sleeping, bloating, constipation or diarrhea, headaches or backaches, food cravings, joint or muscle pain, mood swings, irritability,, anxiety or depression, you may be experiencing the symptoms of PMS.

Poor nourishment, stress, exhaustion, excess physical exercise, inactivity, overwork all contribute to PMS. Slowing down through restorative yoga allows us to reconnect with our internal rhythms and instead of pushing and going, going, going, we can rebalance the imbalance of energy in your body.

Each month, through the process of menstruation a woman’s body is cleansed and rejuvenated. Any toxicity that is accumulated in your body is released. If your body stores toxins, you are more like to experience severe PMS symptoms.

At the physical level, the body naturally increases toxicity prior to the menstrual cycle which manifests as menstrual cramps, physical pain, diarrhea, nausea, nervous tension and emotional distress. Usually you will feel lighter after your period is over.

We will create strong digestion so that incompletely digested foods that create toxins and impurities causing upset stomach, bloating, constipation and diarrhea get absorbed in your small intestine, travel properly through your digestive system and toxins are eliminated through your liver, kidneys and large intestine.

We will balance your nervous system since nervous system imbalance contributes to PMS. Mental, emotional, and energetic stress and anxiety depress your nervous system, contribute to PMS and limit the natural healing ability of the body.

Restorative Yoga can be extremely helpful for PMS because it will help you retreat inward and replenish your energy. So much of the time we are working non-stop and keeping an overfull schedule. Now is the time to take time off and ease off to a moderate schedule.

Yoga Postures/Asanas: Savasana, Side Bend, Supta Baddha Konasana or Reclined Bound Angle, Side Bend, Supta Baddha Konasana or Reclined Bound Angle, Apanasana or Knee to Chest Pose, Child’s Pose or Balasana, Reclined Twist or Jathara Parivartanasana, Savasana or Corpse Pose, Mudra for your Reproductive Center

Let me know in the comments what is the worst PMS symptom you suffer from?

Healing back pain is not something you can do in just one yoga video. Just like brushing your teeth, it is something you need to do everyday. The best way I have learned to care for my back is to make yoga a part of my everyday life. I am going to share with you a good, better and best way to do that now.

  1. Good: We release a video here every Friday at 9 am PT, when you subscribe and turn on notifications by pressing that bell, you will receive that video and it will support you in your daily practice
  2. Better: At the beginning I told you I will tell you where you could go to get 7 days of yoga for anxiety. If you go to you can sign up there to receive 7 days of yoga for anxiety
  3. Best: The best way to make yoga a part of your everyday life and deal with PMS is to join our membership community. It is there that we can support you in making yoga a part of your daily life with our curated content in our moonstruck section and We also have two full length videos in our membership community to support a woman’s menstrual cycle. Waxing to the full moon is a vinyasa style class to support you during your ovulation and Waning to the Dark Moon is a restorative yoga class to support you during your actual menstruation.

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Waxing to the Full Moon – Members Video

Waning to the Full Moon – Members Video

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