What does the lunar cycle have to do with your menstrual cycle? Registered holistic nutritionist and medical exercise specialist Jenn Pike educates us on how we can sync our cycle with the moon and helps us understand our bodies and ourselves in a whole new light.
You can find all the info and links about this episode at https://holisticwellness.ca/episode79.
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Topics Discussed in this Episode:
- What it means to sync with your cycle and your hormonal rhythms
- The different phases of your cycle and how to understand them
- How to sync your nutrition, movement, and exercise with the different phases of your cycle
- How to sync with the lunar cycle
- What to pay attention to when you’re tracking your cycle
- The different dietary and nutritional approaches that will support your hormones and your period
- How you can have that “talk” with your daughter about sex and getting her period
- What “simplicity” means and how you can create more simplicity in your life
- As women, in terms of our cycle, we have four very distinct phases that we are moving through on a week-to-week, month-to-month, and day-to-day basis.
- The follicular phase
- The ovulatory phase
- The luteal phase
- The rhythms of our internal cycle as women predicate a lot of the shifts in how we feel.
- Tapping into the four phases of the moon is a cool way to learn more about yourself and your body.
- Most women typically cycle with the new moon, where they get their menstrual cycle during the new moon.
- During the new moon time, your energy will be lower. It’s typically not the best time to be doing a lot of group-based exercises.
- The waxing phase of the moon is that period when you’re moving more into your follicular phase. It’s a great time to set new intentions and to honor your desire to move more.
- The full moon phase is when we tend to feel bolder, more confident, passionate, and excited. This is the time where a lot of women are ovulating and historically, the time when most babies are conceived and born.
- The waning moon is the longest period in the moon cycle, which is symbolic of the luteal phase. This is when your energy starts to lower down and you start to feel that call to slow things down.
- One of the biggest lies we’ve been told about our cycles is that it’s going to be the same forever until you no longer have it. If your cycle comes early or it comes really late, you need to reflect on the past months and see how well you’ve been taking care of yourself.
- Stabilizing your blood sugar is so critical when it comes to your health overall. Regardless of what your goal is, when you’re working with a great holistic practitioner, the top two priorities they’re going to have for you are to make sure your digestion is working really well and that your blood sugar is stable.
- Have awareness of your cycle by connecting the differences in how you feel to your hormonal rhythms.
- During the new moon time, slow down and take a rest. Nourish yourself and pay special attention to self-care. Do things that are more restorative and calming to your nervous system like yoga and walking.
- Listen to your body intuitively, especially during the waxing phase of the moon.
- Track your cycle.
- Don’t skip out on your regular Pap smears.
“One of my big wishes is that part of a woman’s journey in her body is that she would actually be able to also work with a pelvic floor physiotherapist… to learn the landscape of her body.”
“Simplicity is not about things being simple… Simplicity is that we are moving through life and through these different elements of our body and our health, but our approach is not rigid.”
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