Do you live in harmony with your cycle? Did you know this was an option?
Growing up I had no idea that menstruating women held such a powerful tool and incredibly brilliant intuitive system within them. I was put on the birth control pill at 15 and consciously decided to go off when I was 20. No one taught me how to track my cycle, that we can live in harmony with it and that by doing so become more vibrant, in-tune, energized, fertile (which doesn’t mean you have to have babies) and productive. No one told me because this information was lost from previous generations.
When I first found out about the Fertility Awareness Method as a form of tracking your cycle by @chloeskerlak my mind was blown!!! I then started to learn that with each phase of our cycle our body’s nutrient needs, energy & movement needs, focus, mood and libido can change. I started to feel into this and honour what my body gravitated towards in each phase. The biggest one was honouring rest. Our bodies are not made to “work like a man” even though our system is made like this. We are meant to slow down, go inwards, have intuitive downloads, nurture ourselves and bleed. We are also meant to ovulate, be vibrant, juicy, enjoy pleasure, confident, outgoing and glowy. Each phase has its own brilliant traits. It was so empowering to learn the rhythms of my body and know when my fertility was at its highest which helped me prevent pregnancy for 8 years and get pregnant right away when I was ready.
Also check out the below infographics for a look into how each phase can be different (thanks to @whole_and_home) and how to nourish yourself in each phase, along with other educational accounts to follow. The food chart is from “Woman Code” by Alisa Vitti which I HIGHLY recommend for anyone wanting to live in more harmony with your cycle.
If you have other suggestions on accounts you like to follow for body literacy & education drop them in the comments so we can all learn.