At this very moment 1000s of other women around the world are experiencing similar cramps, tensions and/or feelings of nausea related to their monthly discomfort.
I have been occupying myself with learning more about the chakras lately. The one that comes to mind here is the second one, the scaral chakra or Svadisthana in Sanskrit. When unbalanced we can feel stuck unable to move forward. And that again fits with what my TCM practitioner told me about period pain. The smooth flow of blood and / or energy is interrupted, the blood flow stagnates and depriving the pelvic region of adequate oxygen, nutrients, and waste removal.
So here are some things that may help in balancing the second chakra:
- Getting in touch with repressed feelings such as anger, sadness, emptiness
- Fluid movements and yoga poses such cat-cow
- Hip and groin openers that allow freedom of movement in the pelvis, e.g. Gomukhasana (Cow Face Pose), Eka Pada Rajakapotasana (Pigeon Pose), Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle Pose), Upavistha Konasana (Open Angle Pose) and others