Join Susan Fauman in a collection of 4 yoga practices especially for women, focusing on yoga for reproductive health.
Full, deep breathing awakens sensation. Allow the breath to be your guide—if you find yourself struggling to breathe, back off of the effort. Check in with your sensations to find a sense of inner direction in your practice.
Practically speaking, it will help women to regularize their menstrual cycle to heal painful periods or PMS and menstrual symptoms. It will also help to circulate the energy of the pelvis (creativity) throughout the whole body, allowing our body and creativity to help make our choices (rather than just the mind).
Susan recommends using these practices weekly for a full month to receive the full benefits of the practice.
For optimal benefits, practice the moon salutations daily and each of the others once/week to feel a difference in your cycle within one month. You can also use each as a remedy in specific situations, based on their descriptions. (i.e.: if they have periods with low back pain, doing the hips/pelvis sequence, if they have very irregular cycles, or are trying to get pregnant, doing the moon salutes and balancing heaven and earth…)
Specific Benefits: These sequences will help ease pre-menstrual, menstrual and menopausal symptoms like cramping, irritability, constipation, hot flashes, depression, delayed menstruation, anxiety and insomnia.
This collection was filmed in Susan’s home in Red Hook, NY, USA