7 yoga poses for the premenstrual phase: how to ride the tide
So you have been noticing there are times when no matter how hard you try to keep your self-control, things just fall apart – and I mean it literally as well!
Chances are you are getting caught in the waves of the premenstrual phase of your menstrual cycle. Next time it happens pause for a moment, look at your calendar and see if you are expecting your period in the next 15 days.
Premenstrual phase: switch into a low gear
Premenstrual phase is the time of the month to turn inward as your body prepares for menstruation – if pregnancy did not occur. Your hormonal changes lead the way and you can’t fight back. Your energy intake and expenditure increases.
If you don’t know when your period is due, you can still practice the yoga asanas I suggest below when you feel low on motivation and energy, have problems sleeping, experience mood swings.
I strongly recommend that you write down the days you practice and how you feel to start being more aware of your menstrual cycle. You will then be able to analyse the situation in retrospective when your period starts.
If you have been trying to hold your horses during those days for a while now, you know how hard it can be.
For some reason you keep losing it. Something happens and you end back to your angry, emotionally unstable, grumpy self.
Not this time.
Because this time you are going to be equipped with 7 yoga poses to ride the tide during the premenstrual phase.
Before we dive into these incredibly effective tools to support yourself, let me tell you a secret.
Premenstrual phase secrets
You just can’t be as productive, clear and organised in your premenstrual phase as you can be during other times.
I like to divide the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle into post ovulatory and premenstrual phases as they have a very distinct energy.
You better tune in with your body and notice when this changes happen to get the most out of your premenstrual phase and harness its powers.
Instead of desperately trying to replicate an extrovert, multitasking, energetic self, tune in with the premenstrual phase and get more into quiet activities, wrap up and get things finished.
This shift in perspective will allow you to hold space for yourself and better control yourself as you ride the waves of the luteal phase.
So if you need to tap into a little more calm and ease, try these yoga poses.