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Top 10 Yoga Asanas to Manage Menorrhagia

Top 10 Yoga Asanas to Manage Menorrhagia

If your period seems to be lasting longer than seven days, you pass large clots, or you routinely start soaking through a maxi pad or a super tampon in an hour, you have menorrhagia, the medical term for heavy menstrual bleeding.

Menorrhagia can develop in any woman of childbearing age. Young adolescent or pre-menopausal women tend to be affected more by menorrhagia. Other factors that may place you at risk of developing menorrhagia includes being overweight, using certain medications such as blood thinners and having a hereditary bleeding disorder.

If the degree of bleeding is mild, all that may be sought by the woman is the reassurance that there is no sinister underlying cause. If anemia occurs then iron tablets may be used to help restore normal haemoglobin levels. Treatment may be given for a fixed period of time to replenish the body stores. Alternatively therapy may be continued long-term, in the form of yoga practices, herbal supplement, acupuncture etc.


Uttanasana :

Ardha Chandrasana

Adhomukha Svanasana :

Sirsasana (Headstand)











Savasana (Corpse pose):


Ujjayi Pranayam

A definitive treatment for menorrhagia is to perform hysterectomy (removal of the uterus).

For a women suffering from Menorrhagia, the diet should be low in animal fat and high in fish oils and linolenic and linoleic acids (vegetable oil sources). Two foods that have been repeatedly mentioned in their ability to regulate the menstrual cycle are flaxseeds and soy protein.


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