I love that menstrual cycle awareness is becoming a thing. There are so many resources on this topic but I wanted to make a note of it here for completeness and so I can refer to it in other posts. There are four phases of your hormonal cycle:
The changing hormones in each phase lead to a different energy and physical state. The amount of time spent in each phase and the experience you have will depend on your genetics and lifestyle factors such as diet, exercise, sleep and stress – no two women are the same.
Above is a example of what a “typical cycle” might look like when in balance and when things might not be so good. However, I can’t stress enough the importance of tracking your cycle to see what your own patterns are. Watch out for my new post on how to track your cycle!