Yoga Sequence For PMS Relief

- Adri Kyser

These poses will help you reduce aches, bloating, and stress during that time of the month. 

A study published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that “YOGA was linked to reduced severity of symptoms " and helped in pain relief in women suffering from PMS.

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PMS Symptoms

Start With This Breathing Technique 

Inhale for 4 counts  Hold for 4 counts  Exhale for 4 counts

Relaxes tension in your hips, thighs, lower back while calming the mind. - Grab a bolster or pillow and place it  between your thighs and in front on you  - Hold for 5-10 breaths

Child Pose

Reclined Twist

- Hold for 5 breaths - Repeat  on the other side

Massages the abdomen and reproductive organs. - Inhale to lift the chest, arms and legs - Hold for 3 full breaths - Lower everything to the mat and go back to child pose.

Locust Pose

Seated Forward Fold

Reduces stress, quiets the mind, opens the back and hips Hold for 5-8 breaths

Opens the hips , stretches the lower back, and reduces back pain.  - From a standing position bend your knees while turning the toes out in a 45 degree angle - Hold for 5 breaths

Malasana

Reclined Butterfly Pose

This pose is very restorative and calming while it helps to open the groin. Hold for 5 minutes