3 pelvic-opening yoga asanas to regulate your menstrual cycle
Periods, the more common term for menstrual cycle, is a natural process that takes place in a female body in order to get rid of blood and tissues through the uterus. The menstrual cycle is the time between two consecutive periods and it is mostly 28 days but can be anything between 26-32 days. However, most women, due to today’s hectic lifestyle patterns, experience the problem of irregular periods, which means their periods are delayed by more than a week after the due date.
While a healthy diet and constant workout is the best way to regulate periods without any medications or pills, there are certain yoga asanas, as recommended by fitness trainer Juhi Kapoor, which can help improve your condition.
In her Instagram post, she mentioned how these asanas are great for pelvic opening, strengthening the pelvic and improving blood flow to the reproductive area.
Here are the three yoga asanas that you can try for regulating your menstrual cycle
1. Utkata Konasana or Goddess Squat
This yoga asana helps to open the hips and chest while strengthening and toning the lower body. It also stimulates the uro-genital, respiratory and cardiovascular systems for overall betterment of female health.
2. Skandasana or Side Lunges
It enhances your body balance and core strength apart from stretching the hamstrings and hips, which often get due to a sedentary lifestyle. Overall, it also helps to relieve back pain and prevent sciatica.
3. Malasana or Garland Pose
The well-known yoga pose not only improves balance and concentration, and focus but also increases circulation and blood flow in the pelvis. Not just menstruating women, it is particularly good for pregnant women as well.
All the three yoga asanas are highly recommended to treat PCOS and endometriosis, improve period flow, boost fertility in both men and women apart from leg toning and strengthening. These poses also ease the birth canal opening during delivery.
However, do not perform these asanas if you have knee, ankle and heel pain, or Arthritis. Also avoid doing them in the first trimester of pregnancy, and in the second and third trimester, use the necessary support of the wall or chair to maintain balance.