That time of the month is here, and those painful menstrual cramps follow. Some experience mild pain, though others are desperate to find a solution to ease their discomfort. There are lots of ways to ease your pain, help you gain control and make sure you get back to your busy life. Finding the right balance and combination for your body will
promise just that.
Try these 5 home remedies, used separately or in combination, to combat and hold those
uncomfortable period pains away.
1. Apply Heat: Place a heating pad on your abdomen and lower back. Don’t have a heating
pad? That’s okay! You can also take a warm bath or place a hot towel. I promise it’ll feel
2. Stay Hydrated: I know what you are thinking “I’m bloated, why would I drink more
water?” Well, drinking water helps keep your body from retaining water. Weird, right?
It actually helps avoid bloating!
3. Exercise: It might be the LAST thing you want to do when you are experiencing pain.
Let me tell you, once you try these yoga poses, I promise you will add them to your pain
Paschimottanasana – Seated Forward Bend: Follow your breath and ease into
this bend, opening your hamstrings and calves. Make sure to round your spine
to give it a nice stretch.
Setu Bandha Sarvangasana – Supported Bridge Pose: Slowly lie down on your
back, press into your feet, and lift your hips. This mild back bend is known to
relieve back pain.
Bitilasana Marjaryasana – Cat Cow Pose: This two-part pose focuses on the
back and abdominal muscles. Make sure to exhale on the cat pose and inhale on
the cow pose.
4. Increase your magnesium intake: Try eating more almonds, black beans, spinach,
yogurt, and peanut butter. It’s delicious and it’s been proven to help ease menstrual
5. Massage with these essential oils:
Try to massage your abdomen, it can help to ease menstrual cramps.