Movement Practices For Different Times Of The Month

by | 23 Jan 2019 | Feminine | 0 comments

My background is in health, nutrition, movement & detox, But alongside all of this what underpins all my holistic work is Feminine power, feminine wisdom & feminine flow. Living a life in alignment with our primitive essence.

I am deeply passionate about guiding women on a journey back home to their bodily wisdom.

In the western world, we are incredibly fortunate to be living at a time where women can reclaim their feminine power!

I know I was conditioned to believe my period was an inconvenience and shameful part of life. I’m sure many for you can relate. Yet over time as I developed a more profound connection to myself and my emotions, I learned to fall in love with my cyclical body, Implementing simple practices and rituals that turned my cycle into my teacher. Syncing my life and work in this modern day world.

Do you ever wonder and notice how your mood, energy, food cravings, libido and emotions fluctuate within your monthly cycle?

When we dont map our menstrual cycle we can feel like we are fighting an uphill battle.

“For most of our lives, society has taught women that “the gets shit done” masculine way of doing life is the approach that’s most appreciated and valued while the feminine depth, sensitivity and emotional bandwidth has been shunned.

This has put those who identify with the feminine essence at war with our bodies, minds and hearts.”

Lauren Walsch

The challenge with embracing one end of the spectrum is that this leaves little room for downtime (yin) in our lives.

Hormonally, energetically, emotionally, physically women require very specific nutritional & movement styles whilst traversing their inner rhythms.

Let’s use this gift to our advantage and craft our upcoming month based on our innate rhythms.

I am going to share with you some practices you can play with at different phases to see how your body responds.

Movement – Menstrual

Slow it right down here. Your body is going through an intense process. You will need more rest. Your energy and hormone are all at there lowest. Gentle plenty of rest.

If any I recommend:

  • Yin yoga- Restorative and Yin Yoga are slow moving and will help you move through this time compassionately.
  • Light walks- a perfect way to calm and soothe your senses at this time.
    Slow sensual dance
  • Free flow embodied movement
  • Avoid high impact workouts during this time. Focus on long walks, gentle yoga, qi gong, and tai chi or light stretching
  • Avoid hot yoga classes as they will bring too much heat to the body

Movement – Follicular – Spring

Your energy will be at its peak here…Yippee. So if you are planning any hardcore regimes now is the time. You are also more likely to want to try new things and adventures at this time, so be bold and go for it! Stamina and energy are high. Lower body exercise are really beneficial at this time as they help stimulate pelvic blood flow and oxygenate the blood. Invitation

  • HIIT training
  • New sport /fitness class
  • Group training
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Your energy will be at its peak, so if you are planning any vigorous activities or workouts now is the time.
  • Good stamina and energy during this time to achieve the results you want
  • Daily lower body exercise thrusts & squats- Jade egg ritas will improve your pelvic blood flow increasing fresh, oxygenated blood to your developing follicles.

Movement

Your body feels strong here. If there was ever a time for doing weights, its now. You are usually more social here & enjoy collaboration so try new movement class. A sexy dance class can also feel really good as your sensuality is heightened.

Invitations

Bikram yoga, Activating exercise like hot yoga, cardio, interval trainingSensual danceBootcampWeight training GROUP You might find yourself more social so it is a good time to meet up for group classes – DanceMicrocosmic orbit- It will also help to boost libido, which will be rising at this time. Sitting in a comfortable position, with your hands resting

Premenstrual – Luteal

You may feel more energetic for the first few days of this phase naturally notice your body wanting to slow down and you may feel more introverted. You can indulge in movement practices such as yoga, Isometric moves(holding excercise) such as planks, push up holds and hangs. The latter end of this phase you may feel to take the pace down to walking, tai chi  yoga.