LET’S TALK. Why is the menstrual cycle still such a tabu, still made fun off and is declared as something disgusting? Why am I even writing about it? Cause we still get judged for it. And I just read the inspiring #itsallaboutourblood posts from @alexandra_stanic. It’s a topic that triggers me, cause with our Moon cycle a lot of “prohibitions” are still valid. So called rules that should “protect” and “help” us, but honey times have changed. In my case I’m lucky not to have any physical pain during those days, but not every woman is as fortunate, but man the hormones are on a roller coaster ride. 🎢Have you ever felt that you are not “allowed” to do anything just because you’re on the moon? In the traditional Ashtanga Yoga women should take a few days rest from the practice... Pardon me? I feel even better when I move during my period, some days in softer ways, but no movement at all sounds like a punishment. Let’s make it you’re choice if you show up in the gym/yoga studio.
When it comes to the Native American traditions such as the sweat lodge, women who have their periods don’t have to/ or aren’t allowed to sweat. The tradition says that we clean ourselves through the Menstruation so we don’t need the sweat lodge, which is a nice conception, but times have changed, we are not staying at home, being able to rest during those days, we don’t even appreciate them. A lot of women I know work harder these days than men, so we should be allowed to sweat too, even where on the moon, as they call it. Yes of course it’s exhausting, but why is it still not my choice if I’m in the physical condition to be a part of the ceremony.
I always wonder how the gentlemen would act if they have to go through the hormonal change and pain every month... ✌🏼