Stress Relievers For That Time Of The Month

Written by Nazneen JoshiAug 29, 2016
Whether it’s every month, once in six months or once in a blue moon and if you’re a girl—at some point or another you’ve experienced those horrendous cramps during your dreaded time of the month. For some women, menstrual cramps are diabolic while for others they’re mildly discomforting — but one thing is common and that is our collective need to get rid of them—which is when BeBEAUTIFUL swoops in to save the day. Read on, ladies, this one’s for you.

Get into the child’s pose

Heat through medicinal herbs

You’re waking up early in the morning to practice your surya namaskars every other day of the month. But, we all take it easy during that one uncomfortable week. Now, we’re not asking you to go ham on your workout but instead, we want to give you a little bit of good news. Trust us when we say that if you take the time out to get into the child’s pose, you will feel better. Try to remain as relaxed as you can, take deep breaths, relax your arms, abdomen, back and legs and you will truly benefit from striking this pose for five minutes every day.


Give the cramp the boot with a ginger supplement

Heat through medicinal herbs

Ginger is a natural antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory, which might not be enough to completely bid your woes away but it definitely will be soothing. Make a herbal tea with ginger and start taking it one or two days before you expect your period — one cup in the morning and one at night, and continue taking it while you’re on your period. This precaution will definitely alleviate your suffering and you don’t need to worry since it’s an au naturel remedy.


Heat through medicinal herbs

Heat through medicinal herbs

While applying heat to soothe sore and stressed out areas during this trying week is no ground-breaking revelation, how you do it, is. A hot water bottle comes with its share of risks and we’ve often been traumatised with horror stories on this front. You certainly don’t want to be the one who experiences an unfortunate case of leaked-heat, do you? Then comes the electrical heating pad. While this sounds safe-proof, you can’t exactly go to bed with it (which is when you really need that extra hit of relaxation) and there’s something not right about pressing down an electrically connected device to your abdomen for hours at end. So, what’s the solution? A perfectly cute medicinal potli. You can make a quick DIY project out of this by wrapping up medicinal herbs in a muslin cloth. Quickly microwave before use and you’re good to go. Plus the medicinal herbs will do a lot more than plain water. Another safe option is whole-grain heat bags (available at all leading pharmacies and hospitals). This too needs one round of simple microwaving and you’re good to go for hours at end.

Nazneen Joshi

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As the esteemed Dorothy Parker once said "living well is the best revenge" and I take that piece of advice to heart. A babe in the woods for all things theatrical--I like to see drama in the mundane. Fresh off the yacht into this editorial world, I look forward to bringing in a fresh, beautiful perspective.

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