What is Mindful Menstruation?
Nowadays, it has become popular to discuss periods openly making women become more and more aware of their cycles, it also has led to the creation of an entire industry around menstrual products. Mindful menstruation is a practice that helps women to be more aware of the phases of their menstrual cycle and understand how they feel emotionally and physically. Once you understand your body and mind during these phases you can take care of yourself and your body as it needs. Simple being more mindful of yourself.
The practise includes:
- Learning about the menstrual cycle
- Understanding the different phases of the cycle
- Practicing self-care during menstruation
- Learning how to deal with PMS symptoms
The menstrual cycle is a natural process that every woman goes through.
What are the Benefits of Mindful Menstruation?
The menstrual cycle has many benefits, but it can also be uncomfortable and painful. The benefits of mindful menstruation are that women feel more in control of their bodies and their cycles. It can help them to feel less stressed about their periods, which can lead to better mental health overall.
When we understand our menstrual cycle, we can tell when we are going to start bleeding and when our period will end, which days we will feel less energetic or have more pain and be prepared and plan accordingly our rest and self-care days.
It is a way to connect with your body and understand what it needs.
How to Practice Mindful Menstruation?
The use of menstruation is dated back to ancient Egypt when menstruation was an important part of a woman’s life. The practice was used for natural family planning, fertility and other aspects of their culture. The idea behind mindful menstruation is about bringing attention to the body and self-awareness of your cycle stages.