In the video below, Sadhguru addressed menstruation, kriyas, yoga poses and a little bit of yoga history regarding women.
The idea that yoga poses were created for men is not a new one. However, Sadhguru suggests that even though this may be true, if practiced properly, most yoga poses, even during menstruation, can still be safe.
It is interesting that he mentions Mayurasana which is a pose I struggled with for years until I allowed myself to take my wrists apart instead of keeping them together. This is the first pose I encountered where it was very obvious that it made no sense for a woman's body. When done in the traditional way, it crushes your breasts and it hurts. In the picture below, notice that her wrists are spread apart instead of being together which is how it is traditionally taught. Sadhguru even suggests leaving it out all together. Can you think of any more poses that feel unreasonable for a woman's body?
Watch the video below. Do you believe that women and men should practice differently?