Yoga's Benefits for Premenstrual Symptoms
Here are some absolutely wonderful findings on the effects of yoga on premenstrual symptoms.
Here are some absolutely wonderful findings on the effects of yoga on premenstrual symptoms. If you dread 'that time of the month' you will love the results of this Taiwanese study.
The researchers investigated the effects of 12 weeks' yoga on premenstrual symptoms in menstruating females in Taiwan. Sixty-four subjects completed the yoga intervention, and before and after the intervention filled out a structured self-report question...naire about their demographics, personal lifestyle, menstrual status, baseline menstrual pain scores, premenstrual symptoms, and health-related quality of life. Of 64 subjects, a massive 90.6% reported experiencing menstrual pain during menstruation.
After the yoga intervention, participants reported decreased use of analgesics during menstruation and decreased moderate or severe effects of menstrual pain on work. The yoga intervention was associated with the improvement of the scale of physical function and bodily pain, and significantly decreased abdominal swelling, breast tenderness, abdominal cramps, and cold sweats. A reduction in menstrual pain after yoga correlated with improvement in physical function, bodily pain, general health perception, vitality/energy, social function, mental health. If you have personal experience of yoga's effects on premenstrual and menstrual symptoms ladies, please share them!