#5: How to Cycle Sync in the Menstrual Phase - Your Inner New Moon

So... this might be the part of your phase that you are most familiar with.

It might also be the part of the phase that you feel is the most inconveniencing. I get it.

Well... let's go over the 101 basics of the menstrual phase and see if you can acknowledge just how amazing your body and cycle really are!

The beginning of each cycle starts the first day of your period. It's the time that we honor releasing the old to make room for a fresh start.

In this phase, the shedding of your uterine lining occurs. Estrogen & progesterone are at their lowest, triggering your bleeding. This also causes your energy, mood, & libido to be low.

What does that actually look like?

Estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are at their lowest levels and enables the right & left hemispheres of the brain to be in greater communication with each other which allows you to judiciously evaluate aspects of your life. This is the time to tune into your intuition and listen to what your gut is telling you needs to change and what you need more of in your life

What's the best options for movement? Take it easy. No, seriously.

  • Rest if needed
  • Restorative yoga
  • Yin Yoga
  • Gentle stretches or Pilates
  • Nature walks

How does this affect my work flow?

This is a great time for reviewing and analyzing aspects of your work. You may find that you are especially geared towards evaluating aspects of your work flow that aren't working and starting to set some initial foundations for how they could be enhanced.

Get clear with what isn't working in your life and move in the direction of releasing old habits that are no longer serving you.

And in turn, you are making room for more of what you want. Evaluate what it is that you want more of in the coming cycle.

Set your intentions that you want to move towards in the coming cycle.

*BONUS* - Inner New Moon Sound Journey - Craving a moment alone where you can put into practice setting an intention?  Enjoy this 45 minute Sound Journey https://www.rebeccarankinyoga.com/inner-moon-sound-journey