Yoga: Relieving PMS Symptoms
We can change how we eat and we can help our body with supplements such as S’moo to regulate our hormones and manage our PMS but it’s also important to move. You heard me, MOVE. MOVE YOUR BODY! How often are you in the car? At a desk? In bed? On the couch? A LOT! So when you’re experiencing premenstrual syndrome (PMS), you might not be getting the endorphins and relaxation you need to battle and reduce symptoms.
Yoga paired with eating right and supplements like S’moo, can reduce and even completely take away your PMS because PMS isn’t normal. People learn to cope with symptoms and they get to the point where they don’t even realize they are dealing with discomfort. It takes breaking that cycle for you to understand what true comfort is.
Yoga can release endorphins to help level out your mood, it can calm down your nervous system, while increasing the flow of oxygenated blood to your reproductive organs and it also eases stress.
What’s recommended? I say, do what you can. If you can fit in 5 minutes, great! Though if you can go for 30 minutes, even better! It’s important to make time for yourself and reduce those premenstrual symptoms for a better and healthy YOU.
If you’ve just started your period, try these:
- Child's Pose
- Happy Baby Pose
- Legs on a Chair Pose
- Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose
- Reclining Bound Angle Pose
- Adept's Pose
For everyday, weekly poses:
- Big Toe Pose
- Downward-Facing Dog
- Dolphin pose
- Extended side Angle Pose
If you’re experiencing menstrual cramps and are looking for relief, I’ve found Yoga Journal has a great video to follow here.
Yoga can help you feel in-sync with your body and create a stage of bliss during your cycle. Finding the time to take care of yourself is extremely difficult in this busy world but it’s also extremely important!