Express your feminine energy in inner summer

Today I want to share about my experience with inner summer aka the ovulatory phase. It’s been a while since I shared my experiences with menstrual cycle awareness practice. Part of the reason is that it has become such a habit for me to live this way that I don’t consciously think about it asContinue reading “Express your feminine energy in inner summer”

Nurturing self care for your period to feel better

Today is the first day of my period and day 1 of a new menstrual cycle. I love the menstrual phase or “inner winter” because it brings a relief of the tension of the pre-menstrual phase. Also because it is the time of the month when I honour myself with rest and self-care. In thisContinue reading “Nurturing self care for your period to feel better”

How to practice fluid feminine energy yoga

Yoga means something different to everyone. There are so many lineages, teaching styles and practices to choose from. One person can have a completely different experience to the next. There is a debate about “modern yoga” and whether it fully reflects the depths of the ancient yoga teachings. But this isn’t what I want toContinue reading “How to practice fluid feminine energy yoga”

Riding the gentle wave of inner spring

This week I have been feeling really good. After a couple of weeks of feeling tired, unmotivated and confused about everything going on in the world, I was able to rest deeply for a few days during my period and I emerged on the other side feeling fresh and ready for life again. I amContinue reading “Riding the gentle wave of inner spring”

How to cope when PMS symptoms hit hard!

As I am writing this, I am on cycle day 33 and expecting to start my period any day. I can feel it coming in my physical, mental and emotional body. The last few days I have experienced PMS systems. I’ve been feeling really lethargic and unmotivated, my body aches and even an hour walkContinue reading “How to cope when PMS symptoms hit hard!”

Menstrual cycle tracking: your unique self-care tool

With my health coaching clients we look at many things that can contribute to a healthy lifestyle including nutrition, movement and stress-management. But the most important self-care tip that I recommend from day one is to get to know your menstrual cycle. This can be either through a menstrual cycle tracking app or using aContinue reading “Menstrual cycle tracking: your unique self-care tool”

Detoxify now with the fantastic follicular phase diet

Next in the nutrition for healthy hormones series is the follicular phase or the “inner spring” of your cycle. In this post, learn how to eat the follicular phase diet to detoxify your body after menstruation. Eat this way to feel light and fresh as you move into a new cycle. What is the follicularContinue reading “Detoxify now with the fantastic follicular phase diet”

How to avoid a terrible pre-menstruum

I’m on day 6 of my cycle and have just come out of a terrible pre-menstruum and challenging bleed. I had a lot going on last month. As well as my day job, I had a deadline to submit a nutrition article to a scientific journal which fell on day 23 of my cycle. SoContinue reading “How to avoid a terrible pre-menstruum”

How to manage tough pre-menstrual syndrome during lockdown

During the COVID19 lockdowns, managing pre-menstrual syndrome has been tough! I thought it would be mid-cycle that would be difficult as this is the time when I am much more motivated to be out there doing things and meeting people. But I tend to crave a lot of time alone during the pre-menstrual phase andContinue reading “How to manage tough pre-menstrual syndrome during lockdown”

Get to know your fascinating menstrual cycle phases

In this post I want to give a short summary of the phases of your menstrual cycle. As I shared in my previous post, why understanding the menstrual cycle phases is important, this is useful information not only for women who are preparing for pregnancy. It will benefit any woman who wants to feel moreContinue reading “Get to know your fascinating menstrual cycle phases”