#CuchiConvo - I love how a conversation on menstrual cups can bring up so many others. The amount of messages I received was so overwhelming there was no way I could get to them all. I must say we have build a community here of insightful, intelligent, conscious, hilarious, creative individuals from all around the world! You're feedback alway gives me so much to think about. Thank you! On that note, many of you scolded me for doing handstands on my period. I must admit this is a topic that gets under my skin a bit. I started doing inversions at age 5. As a gymnast, Olympic athlete & professional dancer for over 30 years I have gone upside down #everydamnday & I'm still kicking & have yet to swallow my own blood (sorry a bit much I know🤗). I understand the yogic argument is not about life or death rather energetic flow among other things, so let's break it down shall we:
1️⃣EveryBODY's different. What is right for one woman is not right for ALL women (or men who get periods or women without vaginas ***learned this from the menstrual cup talk. I love us ☺️🙏). For example, I feel better when I do inversions on my cycle. It's actually calms my cramps. So #DoYouBoo . Form your OWN opinion about your body. No one knows you better than you. After all, you're the only one that lives in there.
2️⃣There are theories that inverting during your cycle can increase risk of endometriosis & vascular congestion in the uterus that can cause excessive blood flow; none have been proven & endometriosis theory has actually been proven false. I personally, do not have excessive blood flow, TMI.
3️⃣Yogi's believe in Apana, an energetic flow. More specifically "Apana vayu is responsible for regulating the outward flow of prana from the body and governs elimination of physical wastes & toxins from the body."-yogapedia. Don't get me wrong, I love this 🙏. But how am I to explain to my boss that I can't do the show tonight because of my apana 😕. As a professional mover, this ain't gonna fly. Gotta pay the bills kids. CONTINUED IN COMMENTS BELOW... #ilovemyvagina #MovMEANT