yoga for menstruation

Legs up the Wall When Menstruating

November 10, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Legs Up The Wall When Menstruating Is it good to be in legs up wall if I’m menstruating? Love this class!  (Restore Your Energy) Namaste, Madeline Dear Madeline, This is such a great question, and as always, I am not a medical doctor, but rather a Ph.D. in communications and cultural studies, so as always […]

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Yoga for Menstruation

August 17, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Yoga for Your Menstrual Cycle Hi I’m Dr. Melissa West Welcome to Yoga Lifestyle with Melissa Today we have a question from Facebook. Neha from Facebook asks Hi, I have been practicing yoga for a month now and it is really helping me. I want to know yoga for menstruation days as I don’t want […]

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Namaste Yoga 302 Focused Living Series Inner Santosha and Contentment

October 23, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Inner Contentment In our culture our attention is so often pulled up and outside of ourselves. We look for happiness and satisfaction outside of ourselves. Even our self-care practices have an external focus. Contentment requires focus as it is an internal practice. As Sara Avant Stover reminds us, no amount of external pampering can nourish […]

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Yoga Pose to Prevent Menstrual Cramp

September 10, 2015 Yoga Questions and Yoga Answers
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Prevent Menstrual Cramps According 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 […]

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Hypothyroid Help

May 19, 2014 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Hypothyroid Help Today’s question comes via email from Susanne from Sweden. I have some questions too. Do you know if there are any yoga practices for hypothyroid? Much love, Susanne (from Sweden) Hypothyroidism refers to a condition where the thyroid is producing hormones below its normal level. Low levels of hormone production from the thyroid […]

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Yoga for Menstrual Cycle

September 29, 2012 Melissa's Blog Posts

Hi Melissa, Thank you for sharing the videos on YouTube. I did one of your videos today and feel great. I have a very irregular cycle and I would like to know if there are any videos I can look for bringing it back to normal. Thanks for your help. Diya Dear Diya You are very […]

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Can I do Inversions in Yoga When I’m menstruating?

July 12, 2012 Melissa's Blog Posts

During your menstrual cycle it is best not to practice inversions because it disrupts the natural downward flow of menstruation. Focus on postures that encourage the natural downward flow and even take a couple of days to relax and regenerate. Try the waning to the dark moon practice on the membership site designed specifically to […]

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