Adapting your yoga practice
ON YOUR PERIOD
Your body craves stillness
Go soft when you are on your period.
Opt for stillness when you can.
Don't hold your breath if you are practising pranayama.
You can practice yoga nidra to let your body rest. Yoga nidra is deeply relaxing. Nidra means sleep in Sanskrit so you know what to expect - it's as close to sleep as it gets. You can get a recorded yoga nidra session by Gentle Rev, custom-made for when you are on your period.
Calmness and preparation
Are you pregnant?
The calming Ujjayi breath is super beneficial. Also, practice asanas like malasana and supported supta buddha konasana. A deeply relaxing yoga nidra can do wonders. You can get a tailor-made yoga nidra for pregnant women by Gentle Rev. You can also get private prenatal yoga classes.
Restore and relax
If you recently gave birth, make sure you adapt your yoga practice. Depending on your specific needs, different yoga poses and practices will be beneficial.