Yoga Pose to Prevent Menstrual Cramp

by Melissa West on September 10, 2015

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Prevent Menstrual Cramps

Relief-from-Menstrual-CrampsAccording to traditional Chinese medicine, there are many causes of menstrual cramps including pelvic tension or congestion, uterine inflammation or swelling, constipation, a contracted cervix, hormonal imbalances including imbalances of the thyroid and parathyroid glands and ovaries.

Your thyroid, parathyroid and ovaries release hormones in your body that help to regulate your menstrual cycle. Did you know that there are common yoga poses that are helpful for preventing menstrual cramps?

Bridge Pose or Setu Bandhasana helps to open up and release any pelvic tension, congestion, and relax the area that is associated with uterine inflammation, swelling, constipation and contracted cervix. This pose will also help to stimulate your thyroid and parathyroid glands as well as your ovaries which help to regulate your menstrual cycle. Regular practice of this pose throughout the month may help to prevent your menstrual cramps.

If you would like more help with preventing menstrual cramps as well as classes for menstrual cramps check our membership community. We have two classes designed to help you prepare for your period with ovulation called Waxing to the Full Moon and another class for your menstrual period called Waning to the Dark Moon.

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