10-Minute Yoga Sequence for Easing Cramps

10-Minute Yoga Sequence for Easing Cramps

I get this question at least once a day: “what poses are good to do when your cramps are so bad, you hardly want to get up, let alone do a full yoga class?!” Luckily, Yoga has a few tricks up its sleeve and I’ll share a 10-minute sequence of poses that’ll bring you some relief. The best news is, they actually work! 1) Child’s Pose – 1 minute 2) Kneeling Lunge with Twist (Right/Left) – 1 minute each side 3) Extended Side Angle (R/L) – 1 minute each side 4) Seated Forward Fold – 1 minute 5) Low Bridge – 30 seconds 6) Supine Twist (R/L) – 1 minute each side 7) Happy Baby – 1 minute 8) Reclined Bound Angle – 1 minute In addition to this sequence, there are a few other things that will help, too: 1) Stay away from lots of dairy. I find that if I’m getting a lot of cheese or milk in my diet, I tend to feel worse around that time. 2) Stay hydrated! Don’t be shy with your water intake. I know that when your’e bloated, drinking water feels like the opposite thing to do, but trust me– it’ll keep your body happy. 3) Drink Raspberry Leaf Tea. I bought a box of this stuff a couple months ago and it’s seriously a miracle worker. Whenever I start feeling cramps coming on, I drink a cup of this stuff and like magic, they subside. 4) Don’t skip your yoga! Even a few minutes will be better than nothing. You’ll feel the difference if you can bring yourself to your mat. Also feel free to...