Practice for the Days of Menstruation/ Menstrual Practice Pt II (Intermediate)
This second part of the recorded session includes detailed instructions demonstration for: seated forward extending asanas, upright seated asanas, supported back arches and supine positions.
This session is part of the Short Course Practice for the Days of Menstruation (Short Course; Level: Intermediate) We recommend working with the sessions in this Short Course sequentially.
In addition, the Short Course Principles of Womens' Practice is also recommended for understanding the principles of asana practice that women are advised to follow throughout the month for optimum functioning of reproductive organs, and hormonal health.
Duration: 75 mins.
Props needed: this is prop-intensive session. A couple bolsters (or an equivalent stack of firm blankets) two blocks, a belt, a sturdy chair/ table/ bed, access to a wall, will be required.
Tag words: adho mukha upavistha konasana baddhakonasana calm dwi pada viparita dandasana forward bends forward extensions headache janu sirsasana menstrual health menstrual practice parsva adho mukha upavistha konasana prasarita padottanasana props setu bandha sarvangasana Stress supported forward extensions supported standing asanas supports supta baddhakonasana supta virasana trianga mukhaikapada paschimottanasana upavistha konasana viparita dandasana on chair womens health womens practice
The menstrual practice, when done regularly during the days of menstruation, over a period of time, helps address the most commonly seen distressful symptoms of menstruation, such as abdominal cramps, back ache, bloating, headache, uneven digestion, and mood swings. It also forms the basis for deeper and more detailed therapeutic work that is required to address conditions of menstrual dysfunction such as PCOS, endometriosis, and fibroids.
– Women during menstruation are advised not to practice abdominal actions, twists, strong back arches, jumping, or any other tiring asanas
– these recordings have been divided into 2 parts only for the sake of convenience – to keep the recordings to a manageable length, for practitioners who might not be used to a long practice. However, once familiar with the sequence, the asanas in part I and in part II should be done in continuation (as in the follow-along recording)