3 Yoga Poses for Regular Menstrual Cycles

1. Dhanurasana (The Boat Pose): 

 

  • Lie straight on the ground in a face-down position
  • Start folding your knees so that they are at a 90˚ angle from your body
  • Move your hands back and hold your ankles so that your body forms a bow shape
  • At this point, only your stomach and your pelvis should be touching the ground
  • Hold this position for 20 seconds, relax your muscles, and take deep breaths before repeating. 

2. Vajrasana (The Thunderbolt Pose)

  • Sit on your knees with your spine straight and your arms by your sides
  • Make sure your feet are lying flat on the ground, with the soles facing upward
  • Gently lower your torso onto your calf muscles, so that your backside is resting on your heels
  • Hold this position for as long as possible, with your arms folded while taking deep breathe. 

 

3. Matsyasana (The Fish Pose)

  • Sit cross-legged like the Padmasana and take a couple of deep breaths
  • Thrust your hands back, lay them flat on the ground, and lie down facing the ceiling.
  • Using the force of your hands and your waist, raise your torso (chest and neck) upwards and let only the crown of your head rest on the floor
  • Remove your hands and place it on your feet, or on the ground beside you, in a relaxing position
  • Unfold slowly and lie straight before doing again