For some women, that time of the month can be a nightmare. Mood swings, and bloating are bad enough, but when they are accompanied by pain, the situation can feel rather bleak.
When you are suffering in this way, moving your body may be the furthest thing from your mind. BUT, a little bit of gentle movement could make a world of difference!
Exercise increases blood flow in the body which can reduce cramping. Exercise also prompts the release of beta-endorphins which act as a natural pain reliever. And did you know that period pain is often worse when you are experiencing stress? That’s right, taking a few moments to breathe and center yourself isn’t a bad idea.
When it comes to gentle, pain relieving, stress reducing activity, yoga is your friend! BodyRock Yoga is a series offered exclusively in SweatFlix℠ that walks you through core yoga poses from the beginner level to a more advanced practice. It is everything you need to introduce balance and strength into your life! You can find it here!
In the meantime, here are some yoga poses that can help get your blood flowing and endorphins pumping!
If you are experiencing severe pain and heavy bleeding, we recommend you talk to your doctor. While these symptoms are common, it does not mean that something else isn’t going on! Be careful with yourself! If these exercises don’t help or make things much worse, please stop doing them and speak to a healthcare professional!