Although fundamentally menstruation is the same for everybody, each individual's cycle is unique. Most people would agree that being on their period is not pleasurable. Nevertheless, reactions range from being grateful for one's fertility to being irritated & curled up in discomfort.
The poses below are part of a restorative at-home practice, especially during this pandemic, and can help with your cramps. Give them a try rather than cuddling up with a heating pad during your period. And yes, you can do these asanas with a Femino menstrual cup. It is completely safe and secure.
To do the Lotus Pose, also known as Padmasana in Sanskrit, you need to practice opening your hips regularly. With a deliberate stretch in the front of the thighs and ankles, this posture provides an important starting point for meditation practices while also helping to manage stress.
Half Lord Of The Fishes Pose
Also known as Ardha Matsyendrasana in Sanskrit, this pose helps to promote proper digestion while also enhancing postural and body sensitivity.
Half Moon Pose
Seek stability and expand into this balancing pose. A sure-fire way to strengthen your legs and ankles.
Bend backwards into this pose, also known as Urstrasana in Sanskrit, for a boost in energy levels. With a generous, heart-opening stretch, Urstrasana helps to counteract slouching and relieve lower back pain.
Downward-Facing Dog Pose
Also known as Adho Mukha Svanasana in Sanskrit, this is a common yoga pose that strengthens your midriff and improves circulation. This energising pose gives you a tasty full body stretch.
Reclining Bound Angle Pose
Supta Baddha Konasana, aka the Reclining Bound Angle Pose, is a classic restorative posture that can be adjusted for any degree of hip and groin resistance.
Bridge Pose can be energising, rejuvenating, or luxuriously restorative, depending on your needs. Slide a block or bolster under your sacrum. Rest the pelvis on it if you're having trouble supporting the raise of the pelvis in this pose after bringing it away from the floor.
Since energies must flow down during menstruation, you must choose poses that encourage this flow while avoiding inverted postures. The best part about menstrual cups is that you don’t have to worry about leaks and stains while practicing the wonderful discipline of yoga. During the days of menstruation, a cup can be your best ally.