Our expert says:
Hi Laura - menstruation and which postures to do during menstruation is a hotly debated topic amongst yoga circles (we are quite a boring bunch) with a fair amount of divergence of opinion and I certainly am not going to try and give you a finite answer on this. From the students I have spoken to all seem to get a great deal of relief from menstrual pain and cramps through the regular practice of yoga, even if it is sometimes a more gentle approach than normal. I suggest you take a look at this short article on inversions and yoga (http://www.yogajournal.com/newtoyoga/831_2.cfm) and this one on natural nutritional relief (http://www.yogajournal.com/health/98_1.cfm) and try for yourself in your own practice, being very aware of what works and doesn't for you.
All the best
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