Menstruation, also known as a period is the regular discharge of blood and mucosal tissue from the inner lining of the uterus through the vagina. The menstrual cycle occurs due to the rise and fall of hormones resulting in the thickening the uterus lining and production of an egg released around day 14 in the cycle. If pregnancy does not occur, the lining is released in what is known as menstruation. Most of the time, periods will be in the range of 21 to 35 days apart.
Up to 80% of women report having some symptoms prior to menstruation and they include: Abdominal or pelvic cramping, lower back pain, bloating and sore breasts, food cravings, headache and fatigue
Yoga for Menstrual Problems:
Ushtrasana is one of the backward bending poses. It is beneficial for menstruation disorder and it tones the digestive, excretory and reproductive organs.
Marjariasana also has an effect on the organs of the lower abdomen, including the digestive system, intestines and the reproductive organs. It gives a good massage and stretch to these organs.