Benefits of yoga in premenstrual syndrome- a critical review
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Yoga, premenstrual syndrome, premenstrual tension, critical review

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Munishwar, D., & Mishra, B. (2019). Benefits of yoga in premenstrual syndrome- a critical review. Ayurlog: National Journal of Research in Ayurved Science, 7(01). Retrieved from


Objective:  The objective of this study is to see in detail the physiological and hormonal changes during the premenstrual phase and the effects of yoga practice in Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) so that, the percentage of females suffering from it, benefits of yoga. This is important for two reasons, firstly because the symptom of premenstrual tension is responsible for socioeconomic loss and secondly because associated legal and women’s rights issues that have arisen in conjunction with personal accountability during the PMS.1 

Method:  A critical review was done from various evidence-based research papers and the subject matter from the classical texts.

Conclusion:  Yoga exercise reduces harmful inflammatory secretions which make women with premenstrual syndrome comfortable. Studies in India have shown positive impacts of yoga exercise on women with PMS on decreasing heartbeats, blood pressure, and anxiety.

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