Cramps, bloating, pimples, mood swings and a whole bunch of other problems will be routine intruders during this time. Caused due to natural hormonal changes and irregularities our body undergoes. The taboos around it make it all the more difficult to lead a practical conversation. Here I’ve jotted down a few handy tips and attached a short Yoga flow for y’all to follow.
A small menstrual yoga flow I curated for a talk on adolescence and menstruation at a school a few months ago. Hope it helps y’all!
Foods to eat and drink
- Ginger tea.
- Turmeric milk.
- Water-rich fruits.
- Potassium-rich foods like bananas, dark chocolates.
- Green tea or Lemongrass tea.
- Last but not least, water. Keep yourself hydrated.
*Tracking your periods– tracking your periods will help you understand your cycles, symptoms, your most fertile period, a potential health issue can also be identified. There are several free apps available online that help in the same like Flo, Period Calendar etc.
*Using hot water bags/bottles/pads, taking a good hot water shower improves blood flow to the uterus and relaxes your muscles hence relieving cramps and pain.
*Meditation– Releases any mental stress and helps lower the anxiety
*Pranayama– Relaxes the mind and body and also helps relieve pain by improving circulation.
Y’all can ask me your doubts or questions y’all have here in the comment section and I will answer them right away! Stay safe, stay healthy!
Reviewed by Dr Pratiksha Masurkar.
Glimpses on how we celebrated the 7th International yoga day! We forgot to click decent pictures, here are some crooked screenshots from the practice! Hope y’all had a safe and relaxing practice. When my cat Yoshi barged in right when we were practising the cat-cow pose and decided she will take charge from thereon.
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