When Miss Flo arrives, we are never pleased to see her. Normally bringing cramps, bloating & offering an emotional dumb too. However, she can’t stop us arriving on the mat ✨
You may be thinking, can I practice yoga when on my period? Absolutely, you can! Should I add specific asanas to my practice to support my symptoms? Yes, there are ways to reduce moderate pain, abdominal swelling and cramps❤️
Is there anything I should avoid?
I would recommend not to do inversions while menstruating, allow downward flowing energy to do its thing 😌
Also, don’t forget, yoga isn’t about fast flows & getting a sweat on! Sometimes a 60 minute restorative or yin class is what you need. I also sometimes do meditation from bed. Sit up with a hot water bottle and become connected to listening to my body.
Some of my favourite poses while on my period are;
Cobra or Sphinx
Cat & Cow
Camel pose with modifications (like photo)
Wide leg supported forward fold
Happy body = Happy mind
🩸There is still a large silence on women not talking about periods. However, I believe it is really important to share our experiences & understand that we all go through bad days, spotty faces, cramps & bloating 🩸
Do you practice yoga while on your period?