Mindful Menstruation

August 23, 2022


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Mindful Menstruation

If you have a menstrual cycle you will see each month you can find predictable patterns. You might feel a bit slower and rundown during your bleeding phase of your menstrual cycle, you might have a burst of energy through the middle portion of your menstrual cycle and finish with more PMS style symptoms and cravings right before you bleed again.


We are not always taught to honor that predictable rhythm but it is something we can think about each month. If we want to live in alignment with our bodies in a way that feels good, balances our energy and makes us want to be more present to what happens each step of the way.

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How to be mindful when it feels so hard?

Being mindful can feel extremely challenging when we don't feel like our best selves, when we feel like we are being pulled in a million different directions, and our needs feel like they come last.


When things get hard you want to know what things refill your cup up.

Not Sure what fills your cup up?

Approach your list creating with your menstrual cycle phases.

Menstrual Phase (bleeding phase)

A great time to create your list. Tune into your intuition to see what feels aligned for you at this time. Sit in a meditation, or grab your journal a cup of tea and write a list of things you enjoy doing.


Follicular & Ovulation Phases

Reexamine the list and start implementing those ideas as habits. If you can start a meditation practice or your new healthy habit at this phase when things feel easier it will be more likely to stick when things get crunchy in the luteal phase.


Luteal Phase

Now is the time where the rubber meets the road. You might be feeling those sticky thoughts, and bad habits wanting to poke their heads up. Use your list from your menstrual phase, use your habits that you've built over the last two phases and implement those practices.

I might slightly tweak my luteal phase habits at this time. Instead of doing a silent meditation for example, I might choose a guided one to do the trick. How can you keep your habits in place but tweak them to be more aligned with your current feelings and emotions?

Staying Mindful when your still learning

If the menstrual cycle is feeling new and you're still trying to remember each cycle phase and what each phase means tune into your body. I would keep a journal and track your cycle day in your journal. It doesn't have to be a long entry each day. See below as an example.

Day 17 of my cycle

I'm just entering the luteal phase of my cycle and feel really good. My energy is still high, I feel like I can still go strong with my workouts, and my mindset feels positive.


It can be something as simple as that. I would track your cycle for 3 months to compare notes. Notice what days you feel the "crunchy" feeling coming up, notice what days you're body is ovulating, how long your cycle is, what PMS symptoms you had each month and why maybe that stopped one month or were stronger one month vs another.

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Flow With Your Cycle is for you if you want to optimize your health, live in sync with their cycle and finally understand the difference between the follicular and luteal phase. I wanted to create this program to help you feel confident about their menstrual cycles. To understand what practices are best for you and to not be surprised by your period showing up when you weren't expecting it. You will be able to learn how to eat, workout, work & practice self-care with your cycle.
What is missing from so many programs is they don't take into account a women's cycling hormones. We aren't meant to be the same day in and day out. When we try to force ourselves to go against our natural cycle we are more prone to burnout, anxiety, overwhelm, and period pain. Our bodies are stressed out and it's time we listen. This program is for you if you want to learn about your cycle using a blend of Ayurveda & western science to gain an understanding about how your body works. This program is not for someone on hormonal birth-control pills or who has never heard of Ayurveda.

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I specialize in disrupting the personal training industry by infusing my workouts with Ayurveda and yoga principles. 

I host a weekly podcast, Peaceful Power Podcast and have written two cyclical living books- Divine Body Wisdom and Ayurvedic Approach to Healing Your Menstrual Cycle. 

I graduated from Shakti School in 2019 as an Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor. I'm a 500 HR Yoga Teacher and Ayurvedic postpartum doula graduate from Inner Sun & Moon AyurDoula Program. I've specialized in pre/postpartum fitness since 2007. 

My other interests are playing tennis, watching the Hallmark Channel, and enjoying my morning cup of coffee. I also love exploring my favorite nature trail with my two sons and husband. 

I'm an Ayurvedic Wellness counselor, Ayurvedic postpartum doula & 500 HR Yoga Teacher and Personal trainer since 2007.

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