So, it's that time of the month and you feel like the Third World War has just started in your belly; instead of letting this ruin your week, how about trying some yoga poses to relieve menstrual cramps? I, for one, really feel a lot better when I'm on my period since I discovered these techniques. Instead of curling up in agony begging all gods for mercy, I take out my yoga mat, enjoy some soothing exercise, and then go about my day like a happy little butterfly. So, here are my favorite yoga poses to relieve menstrual cramps. I hope they work for you as well as they do for me!
1. Child's Pose (Balasana)
Definitely one of the best yoga poses to relieve menstrual cramps is Balasana. Sit back on your heels, with your knees together, and rest your upper body on your thighs. Stretch out toward your feet and allow your forehead to rest on the floor. Breathe evenly and focus on relaxing your body. A variation I absolutely love is switching to extended child's pose and placing one or two (or however many you need) big, fluffy pillows under your upper body. Great pampering for your belly!