I had a seriously fierce yoga practice yesterday! It was easily the strongest I have ever felt 💪🏼But then there are days when, no matter how motivated I am to step onto the mat, I just can't get into the flow. Of course there are so many factors that can throw us off our yoga game. However a big - and often forgotten one - is our hormones ladies. When we understand the stages of our cycle, we can match our yoga practice to it, accommodating our energy and needs.
I've written a quick guide to the types of yoga we may like for each phase of our cycle. Every body is different, but it should be a good place to start!
Menstral phase, days 1-7
REFLECT:Yin and meditation. With our lowest energy levels, and potential physical period symptoms, this can be a good time to slow right down and reflect. Whilst we may feel lethargic, we can still nourish the body by capitalizing on our deep state of mind. Our practice may be gentle and reflective, seeking to restore energy balance and ease bloating a...