Role of Yoga in Minimizing Stress and Anxiety in Women Experiencing Dysmenorrhea

Author: Annu Chhikara1, Mansi Jain1, Sakshi Vats2, Faizan Z Kashoo3, Aksh Chahal4, Sonali Guliya5, Krishna Reddy Vajrala4, Mohammad Sidiq4, Richa Hirendra Rai6
1 Department of Physiotherapy, Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Maharishi Markandeshwar (Deemed to be University), Haryana, India.
2 Department of Physiotherapy, Allied Healthcare Sciences, Vivekananda Global University, Rajasthan, India.
3 Department of Physical Therapy and Health Rehabilitation, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Majmaah University, Al Majmaah, Saudi Arabia.
4 Department of Physiotherapy, School of Medical and Allied Health Science, Galgotias University, Uttar Pradesh, India.
5 Department of Physiotherapy, Mody University of Science and Technology, Sikar Rajasthan, India.
6 School of Physiotherapy, Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University, New Delhi, India.
Conference/Journal: J Lifestyle Med
Date published: 2023 Aug 31
Other: Volume ID: 13 , Issue ID: 2 , Pages: 90-96 , Special Notes: doi: 10.15280/jlm.2023.13.2.90. , Word Count: 108

Primary dysmenorrhea is characterized by recurring, crampy lower abdominal pain occurring during menstruation in the absence of pelvic pathology. It is the most common gynaecological complaint among adolescents. According to the literature, young females with primary dysmenorrhea experience stress, anxiety, lower-back pain, and depression. Yoga is widely practiced to improve health and promote relaxation. It includes breath regulation, simple meditation, and practicing particular body postures. Regular Yoga practice can serve as an adjunct to the primary treatment of dysmenorrhea symptoms. This study focuses on the impacts and benefits of yoga in young females with dysmenorrhea and associated physiological changes.

Keywords: Dysmenorrhea; Menstruation; Yoga.

PMID: 37970322 PMCID: PMC10630717 DOI: 10.15280/jlm.2023.13.2.90