Yoga for PMS
Today we have a special guest on Yoga with Dr. Melissa West. In this 52 minute flow yoga and restorative yoga class Anita Goa offers you a gentle yoga flow and some restorative yoga poses to help you with PMS bloating.
PMS can include over 150 symptoms. In this yoga practice we will focus on one; PMS bloating. We go through a gentle Gratitude/Moon Flow for circulation and to lift your spirit, and we will end with a few restorative yoga poses to ground and calm your mind and nervous system.
Anita Goa hopes this practice will come across as gentle, nourishing, and assist you in feeling cared for.
This routine focuses on creating space between your rib cage and abdomen. It will help relax your abdomen, pelvic region.
Pay attention to your breath. And direct your breath wherever it is needed or where you feel restriction.
Incorporating Gratitude into our life helps turn what we have into enough. This flow is nurturing and helps tune you into yourself and the moment.
STANDING FORWARD FOLD/BEND (Uttanasana)
Brings a sense of calm and peace when you feel agitated or anxious. It tones liver, spleen, and kidneys and lift and tones uterus.
DOWNWARD FACING DOG (Adho Mukha Svanasana)
Increases the blood supply to brain, enhances circulation in chest, helps tone and relax nervous system, relieve anxiety, irritability, depression
CHILD’S POSE (Balasana)
Benefit: hugging a bolster comforting, release tension, release cramps
SEATED WIDE ANGLE POSE (Prasarita Padottanasana)
Benefit: combat fatigue, calm mind, tone abdominal region, soother jittery nerves, lifts uterus, improves circulation in pelvis, helps restore equilibrium to central nervous system.
EXTENDED BRIDGE POSE
Benefit: Opens chest, improves respiration, helps relieve fatigue, headaches, depression associated with PMS
WIDE ANGLE SEATED POSE (Upavista Konasana)
Benefit: helps calm the endocrine system, opacity adrenal glands
FINAL RELAXATION POSE (SHAVASANA)
helps to quiet the mind, nervous system and helps to rejuvenate whole body and allows the practice to come together.