Here are 10 reasons why I love my Period & how I have learnt to love my Cycle. Through menstrual Cycle awareness and Womb Yoga, all these things are open to you too.
1. I know when I am in or out of balance.
By charting my cycle, listening to to signs of my body and energies, I know when something isn’t right. I can adjust my diet, lifestyle and yoga practice according to exactly what I need, not just doing the same everyday, the idea is in the name; ‘cycle’ .
2. I know what a normal period looks like.
By using a menstrual cup I now know what my blood is actual like, colour, amount etc. this is great info to again know when things aren’t right. also realise the amount is a lot less than in your head!by getting to know what your period is like, it takes a lot of the mystery and negative attitudes away. (also a lot healthier!)
3. I feel connected to other women around the world going through same.
There is probably millions of women menstruating at the same time as me. This strangely gives me a sense of unity and blood bond with women all round the world! They all can’t hate their period.
4. Through cycle awareness I know when is the best time to get things done.
This has been a real gem of cycle awareness. I used to get so frustrated trying to finish a project or painting when my period was due, or trying to relax when I must have been ovulating. I learnt my most productive times for certain things. Emails and carefully crafted work never to be done premenstrual, but for tidying cupboard, shopping and organising computer files this is a great time for me! lesson plans and painting are best done in my ‘spring’ of pre ovulation.
5. when I menstruate I give myself full permission to hide.
Like a bear going into hibernation in winter, I fully surrender to what I need; I nourish myself, lots of self care, put the phone down and book time for myself.
6. My cycle tells me when I am fertile or not.
By charting my cycle over the course of years I have a pretty good time knowing when I am most likely or least likely to conceive. great if you are trying for a baby, also vital when you are trying not to get pregnant!
7. I have found a deeper connection to my intuition.
By becoming aware of my cycle I have also become deeper connected to an inner wisdom. My intuition is generally spot on. I feel very content with my decisions. I find by listening to this intuition, in any given situation, leaves me quite satisfied. Guilt and ‘should haves’ are in distant past! True friends understand if you say no and love you anyway.
8. I have met so many amazing women through work with menstruation.
At first, I thought this work was for just hippies.. (ok so it turns out I am one) but it is for all women all walks of life, menstruating or not! I have learnt to not judge and be very open to new ideas. opening my heart to some dearest of friends and powerful circles of women.
9. I am never shocked by the arrival of my period (or lack of it!)
By knowing the signs and energies I am never again caught short in public when my period arrives, I am well prepared and wait for her arrival. Also by being aware I wasn’t shocked to know I was pregnant a good few days before period was due!
10. I love that I get a fresh start every month!
Like that feeling of a well planned new years resolution. when things go a little wonky I know I have an internally built renewing system that resets the clocks every month, a brand new shiny month ready waiting for me. This is why women in ancient times were worshipped for their magic abilities and insights!
If you interested in learning how to unearth your own inner wisdom and fall in love with your period, contact me firstname.lastname@example.org