Since the menstruation brings a higher awareness and sensitivity it's important to take the time to listen to our bodies and to adapt the practice during this time to nurse ourselves.
The menstrual cycle is very delicate and it affects all women differently. For some women it's normal to feel pain , low on energy and that our mental state swings.
In the days before the mentruation we can slow down our practice and prepare our body for this period of cleansing and rejuvenation. According to the Ayurveda it's recommended to act with how one feel and that ignoring this can lead to heavy pain in relation to the menstruation.
Nurse yourself and pay attention to your body!
Recommended posture before the period: Adho Mukha Svanasana with support - help to tones the lower back muscles and to reduce stress and anxiety by calming the frontal brain.
Recommended posture during the period: Upavistha konasana with support - balances the menstrual cycle, stimulates the ovaries, and eases menstrual discomfort.
Recommended posture after the period: Viparita Karani - After the menstruation you can gently return to the inverted postures by practicing this posture.
Postures to be avoided during the period: Inversions, backward extensions and abdominal postures.