Yoga for Menstruation

by Melissa West on August 17, 2016

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Yoga for Your Menstrual Cycle

Yoga-for-Menstrual-CycleHi 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 to miss yoga days . Also is doing yoga healthy during the monthly cycle?

Great question Neha.

Yoga can be incredibly supportive during your menstrual cycle. In face, in our membership community, one of our most popular membership classes, is waning to the dark moon, a restorative yoga class, to support you through your menstrual cycle.

Your menstrual cycle is a time to rest and reflect. According to Ayurvedic medicine (the ancient healing system of India), menstruation purifies a woman’s body each month, gathering up all the toxins that have built up over the month, moving it out of her body along with the menstrual blood. Therefor your menstrual cycle is a time to reflect on what you are releasing and letting go of as well.

I would recommend you practice restorative yoga and restorative yoga postures.

Yoga with Melissa Restorative Yoga Classes

Round Bolster or Rectangle Bolster: Restorative Yoga Masterclass : Yoga with Melissa Episode 334

Awakening Your True Self Series Boredom a Calming Restorative Yoga Class : Namaste Yoga 322

We also have 8 restorative yoga classes in our membership community, included a 2 hour long restorative yoga class and 6 short restorative yoga classes under 40 minutes long.

Today I am going to show you a restorative yoga pose that will relieve menstrual cramps:

Props Needed: bolster, 2 blocks

When you are practicing yoga during your menstrual cycle the only thing you need to make sure besides not overly exerting yourself is to not invert yourself. This will make sure that you encourage the downward flow of energy and menstruation during your menstrual cycle.

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Today’s question to leave in the comments is: What is your favourite restorative yoga pose when you are menstruating?

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Namaste, Melissa

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