Yoga gives relief from menstrual problems

With the changing lifestyles and food habits, the trauma of menstrual problems has now become a severe issue. Menstrual cramps and migraines, severe pain, back pain, nausea, vomiting, prolonged bleeding etc.during the menstrual period have now become more common than they were in the past.

For finding relief from this uncomfortable situation, women now find solace in medicines, but doctors  warn depending on medicines always is not a proper measure as it very often  causes number of other problems.

It has been found that some simple Yoga postures are very helpful in getting relief. However, it is essential that it is done only after consulting the doctor and a trained Yoga practitioner.

According to Yoga Acharyas practising simple Yoga postures like Uttanasana, Badhakonasana, Supta baddha konasana, Balasana etc. would ease the muscles of uterus and consequently relieve pain.



  1. Take a standing position; keep your feet and shoulder distance apart and parallel to each other.
  2. Press your feet down in to the ground and ground yourself powerfully.
  3. Now breathe out and gently bend down from the hips (not the waist) and place your chest and stomach on your thighs.

Badha konasana

  1. Stretch out the legs and then fold it inwards. Hold the foot of your leg and pull it towards your genitals. Legs and waist should be on the ground at this time.
  2. After keeping the hands behind the buttocks, breathe in and expand the chest to the maximum. Be in this position and breathe in as long as possible. Breathe out and go back to the initial position.
  3. Lean forward and hold the foot of your leg. Lean forward to the maximum and try to touch the face on the floor. Try touching the legs too.


Gap between thighs, waist, knees, elbows, leg joints etc. become flexible. It will strengthen kidneys and bladder.

Supta baddha konasana


  1. Lie down on the back.
  2. Bend the knees and bring the soles of the feet together.
  3. Drag the soles along the floor and bring them as close as possible to the body. Stay in this position as long as comfortably can.
  4. Take a couple of long, slow inhales and exhales. Wish to remain here as long as 30 minutes in a deep, restorative practice.



How to practice: Sit down with your legs stretched. Now bend your legs and keep them under the hips to form Vajrasana. From this position, bend downward until the forehead touches the floor and relaxes . Stretch your arms forward and place them in front of you.Palms upwards.