RESTORATIVE YOGA FOR MENSTRUAL CRAMPS // Collaboration with Guest Melissa West

Dear Goa Flow-er

I am so excited to share a dear friend and colleague of mine, Melissa West. We have known each others for a long time online from YouTube and have wanted to collaborate for a long time. Finally we made it happen. I love how YouTube connects us all over the world. Melissa is located in British Colombia and i am in London, UK. Amazing, right?

On my channel Melissa is offering a one hour restorative yoga routine to soothe menstrual cramps. On Melissa’s channel i am offering a nourishing Flow and Restore routine for PMS Bloating. I had a great time making the video and it inspired me to offer more on this theme.

Below you will find more information about Melissa’s routine as well as all the links to connect with her. I am also sharing the video i offer on Melissa’s channel.

Please let us know how these practices feel on your body.

Love & Light,
Anita Goa 🙂


Restorative Yoga for Menstrual Cramps | Special Guest Dr. Melissa West


This is a full restorative yoga class for menstrual cramps or period cramps.
Menstrual cramps are a throbbing or cramping pain in your lower abdomen. Period cramps can be a dull, constant ache or an intense throbbing or cramping pain in your lower abdomen. You may also experience pain in your lower back. You might experience it as an aching pain and a feeling of pressure in your lower belly or a pain in your hips and lower back.

Our menstrual cycles and even our menstrual cramps can be seen as a chance to bring healing to our bodies. We live in a culture that values doing over being, where our self-worth is based on what we achieve, the schedule we keep, and the tasks we complete. All of this goes against the energy of our menstrual cycle which is an inward-focused time of rest. The more we respect our cycles as an opportunity to turn inwards, rest and restore, the greater comfort we will experience. Restorative yoga is one way to set up the conditions for deep renewal so your body can heal itself.

Yoga Postures/Asanas offering in the restorative routine:

Reclined Bound Angle Pose or Supta Baddha Konasana, Ardha Supta Virasana or Half Reclined Hero’s Pose, Upavista Konasana or Wide Legged Seated Forward Fold, Child’s Pose or Balasana, Janu Sirsasana or Head Beyond Knee Pose, Hero’s Pose or Supta Virasana, Savasana or Corpse Pose

Props Needed:
Bolster, 2 blocks, strap, blanket

Bonus: 8 Days of Yoga for Back Pain:

Related Videos: Restorative Yoga Videos

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Flow & Restore for PMS Bloating 

The video i offered on Melissa’s channel

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