Menstrual Disorders



Anything that interferes with the normal menstrual cycle, causing pain, unusually heavy or light bleeding, or missed periods

Comman  causes:-

causes –

Potential causes of menstrual Disorders-

Menstrual irregularities [ Disorders ] can be caused by a variety of underlying factors, such as a pelvic infection, or a disease, disorder or condition of the ovaries or uterus. Causes of menstrual irregularities include:

Extremely low levels of body fat, which can be caused by malnourishment, extreme physical training, or eating disorders




Perimenopause and menopause

Polycystic ovary syndrome



Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)

Side effect of certain medications, such as birth control pills


Tumors (inappropriate hormone release or inhibition)

Uterine fibroids or uterine polyps

Uterine, vaginal, cervical or ovarian cancer.

Common Types-

Menstrual irregularities are common abnormalities of a woman’s menstrual cycle. Menstrual irregularities include a variety of conditions in which menstruation is irregular, heavy, painful, or does not occur at all.

Common types of menstrual irregularities include:

  • Amenorrhea (when a teenager does not get her period by age 16, or when a woman stops getting her period for at least three months and is not pregnant)
  • Dysmenorrhea (painful menstrual periods)
  • Menorrhagia (heavy menstrual periods)
  • Oligomenorrhea (menstrual bleeding occurring more than 35 days after the last menstrual period, that is, less than 10 periods a year)
  • Polymenorrhea (menstrual bleeding occurring less than 21 days after the last menstrual period, that is, more than 12 periods a year)
  • Spotting (light irregular vaginal bleeding or vaginal bleeding between periods)


These are some of the common symptoms:-

1.Excessive bleeding per vaginam.



4.Body pain


6.Irrational fear


Yogic  cure :-

  [1]  Shatkarma                                                { Purificatory techniques }

{a} Kunjal                                            {Volitional stomach wash}

{b} Jalabasti{Rectal wash}

{c} Sankh-prakshalana {Mouth to anus gut wash}



[2]  Yogasanas                                                  { Posture }

{a} Siddhasana                                       { Perfect}

{b}  Padmasana                                      { Lotus}

{c}  Vajrasana{ Adamantine }

{e}  Gaumukhasana{ Cow head }

{f}  Shavasana { Corpse}

{g}  Bhujangasana                                 { Cobra}

{h}  Dhanurasana { Bow}

{i}  Garudasana                                      { Eagle}

{j}  Kati-chakrasana {Lumber Wheel}

{k} Yogasana { Yoga }

{l}   Halasana                                          {Plough}

{M} Kukkutasana                                  {Hen }

{n} Akarna-Danurasana { Bow}

{o} Mandukasana                                  {Frog}

{p} Matsyasana                                      {Fish}

{q} Chakrasana                                      {Wheel}


 [3]Pranayama                 {Body-mind energising breathing practices}

{a} Bhramari                   { Humming  tongue pranayama}

{b} Anulome-vilome    { Alternate nostrilar pranayama}

{c} Sheetali              {Beak tongue pranayama}

{d} Ujjayi                          {Hissing pranayama}

{e} Aagnisar

[4]Bandhas:-                                                {Bands}

{a}Tribandha                                 {Triple bandha}

{b}Uddiyanabandha                   {Abdominal lock}

{c}Moolbandha                            {Anal lock}


            [5]Mudras:                                                        {Finger –posture}

{a} Yoni mudra

{b}Ashwini mudra

{c}pran mudra


               [6]Dhayan                                                        {Meditation}


Scientific explanation:-

The treatment recommended by modern medicine for these ailments cannot be considered to be very satisfactory. In a certain number of cases, some relief is obtained after prolonged x- ray and harmon therapy. However yogic treatment which can directly influence the pituitary and the ovaries can deal with these ailments most effectively. disorders of the muscles and nerves connected with the reproductive system which result from ovarian malfunction can also be remedied through yoga therapy. Needless to say, this therapy improves general physical fitness remarkably.


Avoid physical exertion during menstruation.

The flow has to stop completely before one can resume the practice of inversion. As soon as the flow stops, begin with the practice of inversion.

Further suggestion:-

The right diet relieves symptoms, support the endocrine system and promotes good health throughout the menopause. It assists the body to adjust itself to change and keeps the hormones more balanced.

  • Try to avoid stress.
  • Try to control your diet and avoid more spicy, oily, hot and junk food and especially chilly.
  • Try to take more green leafy vegetable like Palak, Bathua, Methi, Sarso as they are rich in iron content especially the anaemic patients, Fruits like Banana, Anar, Papaya are also very good. Cereals and Black Chana are good to take.
  • Stabilize blood sugar levels: It is necessary to enable remaining hormones to the fully utilized. Large gaps between meals are not good for health. When Glucose levels fall to low, the adrenal glands release adrenalin and the pancreas releases glucagon’s to increase blood sugar. At this stage, people often seek a quick boost in the form of a sweet snacks. The surge in blood sugar requires the pancreas to produce insulin and puts further strain on the adrenals.

Yogi Yogendra


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