Yoga practice has a special place throughout the reproductive cycle of a woman – from the onset of puberty, through pregnancy, post-partum, and menopause. A practice that is in sync with the hormonal cycle, adds a rich dimension to the practice of asanas, and over a period of time, can alleviate many of the discomforts associated with the monthly periods.
This goes way beyond a ‘menstrual sequence’, and extends to practice during the whole month. Indeed, there are healthy practices for the pre and post-menstrual days, as well as adaptations for conditions like irregular menses, scanty or heavy flow, PCOD/ PCOS, endometriosis and fibroids.
To be effective, the practitioner should be ready for long holds, without physical or mental stress.
The recordings in this Playlist have been adapted for beginner level practitioners who have learnt and are familiar with the basic standing, seated and supine positions.
It is recommended that the Part 1, 2 and 3 be watched in sequence.
part 1 – a short introduction
part 2 – an hour long recording with detailed explanations, variations and watch-outs
part 3 – a follow-along session with fewer explanations, and longer holds. If long holds are uncomfortable, release and repeat a couple of shorter holds