This forward fold is a pose of surrender, is very calming to the nervous system, and is a great yoga pose to relieve menstrual cramps. As your stress level lowers, the low back and hips gently stretch away tension and strengthen the energy flow of the legs. This pose is helpful to relieve menstrual cramps, lower blood pressure and insomnia. With each deep breath, the digestive organs are being gently massaged, stimulating digestion and improving abdominal organ function.
While practicing this pose, the first chakra—the root chakra—and the second chakra—the sacral chakra—are gently brought back into balance. The ability to ground is increased, thereby banishing fear in the body.
Feeling comfortable in the body, feeling worthy of prosperity and feeling safe and secure enough to let go and relax are developed as the root chakra energy balances. Emotional intelligence has the space to grow. The abilities to create healthy boundaries and gracefully move with the flow of life, without resistance to change, are enhanced as the sacral chakra opens.
Supported Resting Butterfly (seated on blanket, long rectangle fold, resting torso on bolster and blanket, long rectangle fold)
Supported Resting Butterfly (seated on blanket, long rectangle fold, resting torso on bolster propped on yoga block, head on blanket, square fold, turned to one side)
Supported Resting Butterfly (seated on blanket, long rectangle fold, resting torso on bolster propped on yoga block, forehead on blanket, square fold)
Yoga Pose To Relieve Menstrual Cramps – Instruction
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This pose is from my book, “Yoga For Low Back and Hip Health.” In it, you’ll find easy gentle and restorative yoga instruction that anyone can do. You’ll be feeling better in no time, without drugs or surgery. No experience needed: it’s perfect for beginners and advanced yogis alike.