From cramps and bloating to severe pain and mood swings, for many of us, getting through that time of the month means having paracetamol, ibuprofen and a hot water bottle on hand at all times. But before you turn to pills to ease symptoms, is it worth giving yoga a go? Period pain can be aggravated by emotional stress, which yoga can quell, and certain poses can ease cramps and leave you feeling lighter and restored within minutes.
Interested? Watch London-based yogi Helen Faliveno, Pink Parcel’s resident yoga teacher, guide you through a yoga flow to help ease period pain.