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03 June 2007 @ 10:41 am
I've got another question! Most mornings, I get up and do yoga before heading out to work. Is that going to be a problem with the Divacup? Are there any sorts of poses I should avoid besides inversions? I'm thinking about things like twisting or yogic squats....
allymcbealish: pic#61909889allymcbealish on June 3rd, 2007 03:03 pm (UTC)
I think you should avoid normal not-on-period poses and not much else (im not a specialist though), as cups are more helpful and convenient during sport activities IMO. Youll probably notice any discomfort if it happens at all ;)
Evamariashirasade on June 3rd, 2007 03:06 pm (UTC)
I'm not really up to any strenuous exercises during my period, so I usually switch to stretching or Qigong/Tai Chi, but I've never had any problems with my DivaCup and exercising.
Mary Carlasparkle_lite on June 3rd, 2007 03:48 pm (UTC)
I've done yoga and pilates with my cup in and never had a problem. In fact, I take less time off from exercising now that I have the cup and it's easier to forget about my period. Also, there's no need to skip the inversion poses, because as long as your cup had a good seal it's not going to leak (at least mine never has).
polkadotskirtpolkadotskirt on June 3rd, 2007 04:24 pm (UTC)
I agree with you, I cycle a lot but would avoid it with pads cus they rubbed or tampons cus they slipped - but with the cup I don't notice!
the sand and the seacloudshapes on June 3rd, 2007 08:22 pm (UTC)
i thought the reason for avoiding inversion poses was because of not wanting your flow to backtrack, not because of leaking? i do know their are different schools of thought on the issue though, and some people feel it's fine to do inversions, while others tell you not to.
Mary Carlasparkle_lite on June 3rd, 2007 09:48 pm (UTC)
it seems that someone did ask about back-flow a few days ago, and a commenter said that menstrual blood always flows backwards at some point (and can go into the fallopian tubes) even before it's left the uterus. I suppose that it really is a matter of what you are comfortable with though! ;)
glueandglitterglueandglitter on June 3rd, 2007 10:14 pm (UTC)
Yea, that's what I thought, as well.