Irregular menstrual cycles are common and can be caused by many things, including puberty, menopause, changes in diet, and underlying medical conditions. While many women take birth control pills to regulate their periods, yoga is a more natural way to manage irregular periods and it won’t pose any health risks.
Possible Causes of Irregular Periods
Often, irregular periods are brought on by a major life changes. Several factors can affect how often you menstruate and for how long, include stress, excessive exercising, and extreme weight gain or loss. Menstrual patterns can also fluctuate with age, as experienced by many young women who have just begun to menstruate and mature women in the beginning of menopause.
Problems in the reproductive system, such as infections that affect the uterus and ovaries can also be to blame for irregular periods. In some cases, a sudden bout of irregular periods can be caused by an unplanned pregnancy or miscarriage. Some types of birth control can also lead to menstrual irregularity.
Yoga as a Remedy for Irregular Periods
Yoga can help ease the symptoms and infrequency of your menstrual periods in several ways. If you are searching for a natural way to improve your menstrual patterns there are poses designed to calm the nervous system and endocrine system, which would enable them to manage hormonal changes more efficiently. These poses include
- Reclining hero pose
- Head-to-knee pose
- Reclining bound angle pose
In addition, you can utilize a different set of poses if you struggle with abdominal cramps and other pains associated with menstrual periods. Usually, poses that require you to bend or stretch at the midsection will help relieve these aches. Try these:
• Forward bend
• Reclining bound angle pose
• Support half moon
Recommendations for Using Yoga for Irregular Periods
It is important to remember that irregular periods can be a symptom of an underlying condition that may require medical attention. If you are beginning to experience menstrual irregularities, you should talk with your doctor before beginning a yoga routine.