logo

THIS IS THE NEW SERVER - WE ARE STILL TWEAKING IT
Channel List
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies
Safety
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Newest Members
silkfabric1999, ginamercedez, Kareen122, Whoundle42, knotty lace kid
58067 Registered Users
Forum Stats
58,067 Registered Members
417 Forums
117,044 Topics
832,288 Posts

Most users ever online: 615 @ 04/22/15 10:11 AM
Top Posters (30 Days)
Nancy Roussy 316
Mona - Astronomy 98
Connie - ADD/Sandwiches 77
Deanna - New Age 61
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames 53
Digital Art and Animation 45
Angie 32
Angela - Drama Movies 25
Michelle - Teen & Reading Editor 24
Korie - California/Yoga Editor 21
Ad Income Supports Charity
Page 2 of 2 < 1 2
Topic Options
#723729 - 11/05/11 04:16 PM Re: yoga and menstruation [Re: Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames]
Jilly Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity

Registered: 02/26/03
Posts: 14392
Loc: Verde Valley, AZ
I was thinking about your original question about bleeding through to the mat. It seems your cloth pads are not really up to heavy flows?

Top
#724037 - 11/07/11 03:01 AM Re: yoga and menstruation [Re: Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames]
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity

Registered: 01/04/04
Posts: 21569
It was fine, I was just paranoid smile
_________________________
Lisa Shea, Low Carb / Video Games Editor
Low Carb Forum

Top
#764803 - 05/26/12 04:56 AM Re: yoga and menstruation [Re: Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames]
Lisa - Buddhism Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk

Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 1207
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
Originally Posted By: Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames

I definitely feel healthier and more relaxed when I do yoga daily so I think it could only hurt to stop doing those activities right when my body needed relaxation.


Lisa, I definitely agree, and if anything the stress reduction aspects of yoga are even more beneficial during this time. I was just discussing this with my own yoga teacher (in fact I interviewed her on my blog recently and we talked about exactly this, hope it's ok to link to that here.)

It's interesting because women didn't practice yoga until the last 100 years or so (am also reading an excellent book on the history of yoga BTW called The Subtle Body for anyone interested), and when it was introduced to women a lot of cultural biases and misunderstandings were introduced, including the idea that inversions caused flow problems. Medically, that's been proven not to be the case. Energetically, in terms of the flow of upana - our natural 'releasing' energy (prana being its counterpart) - there is still the idea that our body is trying to release during menstruation, and that inverting may take that energy up into our belly area, which is the 'fire' area, which could throw off the energetic release, either causing us too release too much or too little upana. But many women have found that light inversions, and certainly a full yoga practice, are very beneficial at this time. So I think it is about trusting and feeling what is right for our body, which yoga really helps us tune into.
_________________________
Lisa Erickson, Buddhism Editor
Buddhism Site
Teaching and Private Session Website: Enlightened Energetics
Blog: Mommy Mystic

Top
#789713 - 10/26/12 05:10 PM Re: yoga and menstruation [Re: Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames]
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity

Registered: 01/04/04
Posts: 21569
I've been thinking about this topic over the past few months and I absolutely find that, for me, it's important to keep doing yoga. If I just "stop" for a full week I feel awful. Now that being said, I don't do inversions in my routine, so maybe that is part of it for me.
_________________________
Lisa Shea, Low Carb / Video Games Editor
Low Carb Forum

Top
Page 2 of 2 < 1 2


Want to reply? Register as a Forum Member - it's quick, free and fun!
Brand New Posts
How is your year so far?
by Deanna - New Age
New Age
1 second ago
LIVE STREAM What We Believe Makes a Difference
by Deanna - New Age
New Age
4 minutes 20 seconds ago
New Age / Metaphysical Quotes
by Deanna - New Age
New Age
8 minutes 58 seconds ago
Six Signs of a Spiritual Awakening
by Deanna - New Age
New Age
11 minutes 14 seconds ago
Brighter Living - What will You do today?
by Deanna - New Age
New Age
12 minutes 28 seconds ago
What essential oil will you use today?
by Deanna - New Age
New Age
13 minutes 57 seconds ago
Where are you and how is the weather?
by Nancy Roussy
Inspiration
21 minutes 46 seconds ago
What will you do today?
by Nancy Roussy
Inspiration
23 minutes 28 seconds ago
What's your Typical Daily Menu?
by Nancy Roussy
Low Carb
27 minutes 31 seconds ago
What did you dream about last night?
by Nancy Roussy
Dreams
30 minutes 7 seconds ago
Register to Post!
Want to post? For security reasons you need to Register as a Forum Member. It's quick, easy and free!
Forum Activities
Book Clubs
Trivia Contests
Who's Online
2 registered (Deanna - New Age, Nancy Roussy), 66 Guests and 2 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Ad Income Supports Charity



| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2015 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.