Historically, yoga was an oral tradition deeply rooted in religion and focused on spiritual growth and control over the mind and emotions. Over the thousands of years of practice across the globe, yoga has evolved from its original roots and developed into a wide array of philosophies, exemplifying the need and desire for a more modern approach that meets the demands of Western life. While the nuances of classical yoga are still present, yoga as we know it has become both a way for people to connect to themselves and a method for exercise and relaxation. Often used to build...

Read The Story
Period Yoga Helps with Period Pain
tagged in health, pain relief, period cramps, period pain, period yoga

There are some people who rock their Lululemon’s and actually go to yoga. And there are other people who are sporting yoga pants and laying in savasana...in their bed while they watch Netflix. Hey, no judgment. But if you’ve been thinking about doing yoga and lacking the motivation to actually roll out your mat at home or head to a class, you might be interested in this: yoga can actually help ease cramps, headache, anxiety, and other period-related symptoms. If you practice yoga for a long time, these benefits will be even more likely but even doing period yoga for...

Read The Story
7 Yoga Poses to Help Ease Menstrual Pain
tagged in health, pain relief, period cramps, period pain, period yoga

If the first thing you reach for is the ibuprofen bottle when your period cramps come back to haunt you, then you’re doing it wrong. We get it, sometimes period pains, also known as dysmenorrhea, can be uncontrollable and you’d do anything to make them stop – but there are better (and healthier) ways to ease that pain. Unless you want a damaged liver, avoid the prolonged medication side-effects caused from painkillers and make your tummy happier with these 5 natural remedies. Vitamin D and Nutrition The key to a less painful menstrual cycle is to make sure your body...

Read The Story
Top 5 Natural Ways to Deal with Period Cramps
tagged in essential oil, pain relief, period cramps, period pain, period yoga, tips

Are you experiencing excruciating menstrual cramps? Or perhaps you have a period headache and can't seem to get rid of it? 

We partnered up with yoga teacher Mady Morrison to bring you her favorite yoga poses to help ease menstrual pain. What's the best part about this? You don't need to go to a yoga studio to try these out!

Read The Story
5 Minute Yoga Poses to Relieve Your Period Pain
tagged in pain relief, period cramps, period pain, period yoga
Do you feel like you have ninjas kickboxing the inside of your uterus? It’s called menstrual cramps – and everyone with a uterus has or will experience them in their lifetime. Though some people only get mild cramps, also known as primary dysmenorrhea, others get secondary dysmenorrhea – a more painful version of cramps and other period pains related to a disorder in the reproductive organs...
Read The Story
6 Ways to Ease Period Cramps
tagged in pain relief, period cramps, period yoga, tips

When it comes to healing my body, I have one rule: try natural remedies first. A few years ago, I didn’t feel this way. I would be the first one to pop an ibuprofen for a headache or head to the doctor at the first signs of a cold. I didn’t really care how I felt better, I just wanted whatever was going on to stop. The same was true when I had my period—accompanied by cramps that had me doubled over in pain. I just wanted them to stop. If you’ve ever experienced painful menstrual cramps, I know you...

Read The Story
5 Essential Oils that Ease Period Pain
tagged in essential oil, pain relief, period cramps, period pain

We asked our Facebook fans to share their best tips how to reduce the hideous feeling during the worst menstrual cramps. And what amount good tips we got! Thank you so much everyone, you rock! Here are the tips worth trying. "I still do the exercises I learned in the book my mom bought me when I was a girl so I could learn about my period. One of them is to lay on your back and make circles with your knees. If the cramps are to strong I'll try to find the most comfortable position and try to control...

Read The Story
PMS - cramps, headache, squeamishness, what to do?
tagged in pain relief, period cramps, period pain, PMS, tips

You don’t need a reason to drink matcha because (if you get the good stuff) it’s delicious. But if you’re on your period and wondering how you can combat the fatigue, cramps, general body aches, and overall feeling of “why me?”, matcha is the way to go. It has some major health benefits...which is why every wellness warrior you know wants matcha on tap in their kitchen. Here are 5 reasons that you (and everyone else with a uterus) should be drinking matcha on your period. 1. It eases period cramps When you’re on your period, prolactin causes your uterus...

Read The Story
5 Reasons to Drink Matcha on Your Period (+ a recipe)
tagged in nutrition, pain relief, period cramps, PMS

Period cramps are a universal sign of solidarity among uteruses. It’s like they belong to an invite-only club and the sole way to get a membership is to put their owner in as much discomfort as humanly possible. If you’ve ever had cramps, you understand what I’m saying. And it’s not just cramping that makes us press against our abdomens and cringe. The accompanying pain in your hips, lower back, and inner thighs, the upset stomach, and, yes, even the diarrhea, that makes us want to revoke our uteruses voting rights in favor of a month free from this reproductive...

Read The Story
What are Period Cramps?
tagged in pain relief, period cramps, periods