Menstruation is a woman’s monthly bleeding. When you menstruate, your body sheds the lining of the uterus (womb).A girl can start her period anytime between the ages of 8 and 15. Most of the time, the first period starts about 2 years after breasts first start to develop. The time when your body begins its move into menopause is called the menopausal transition. This can last anywhere from 2 to 8 years.
Yoga- Asana need to be practiced throughout the month till the periods begin,Yoga is a holistic approach towards a physically and mentally healthy lifestyle. When practiced regularly over a period of time, it can have the desired effects on the body.
SOME YOGA POSES ARE TO BE DONE FOR MENSTRUAL CRAMPS
1. BALASANA (CHILD’S POSE)
Get on all fours, put your knees under your hips, and now slowly lower your head towards the floor while exhaling normally through your nose. Let your forehead touch the mat. Count till 20 normal breaths and come back to the former position. Repeat this pose 5 times.
2. BIDALASANA (CAT POSE)
Get on all fours, hands under shoulder and knees in the same line with the hips. Bring your chin towards your chest while inhaling and tilt your pelvis towards the ground. Hold this position for 10 seconds and then rise your head while exhaling and arch your body in the opposite direction. Repeat this pose 5-6 times.