Using Your Period to Increase Athletic Performance

Have you used yoga for your period? What was your experience?

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Let’s explore how a yoga practice affects your perception and what that means for your cycle. Turns out there is more in which you can benefit from doing yoga than the increased circulation and blood flow to have a better cycle. Female martial artists have a major benefit compared to male counterparts – all because they have a period! The martial arts trainers have a different training practice and technique using Ayurveda. A released study goes against the old thought of the Uterus being sterile. There are bacteria that is in endometrial fluid which may actually increase success rates of IVF or even conception in general!

 

Feed your period with coconut milk! Tonify the Yang and warm the Uterus to decrease cramps and have a more regular cycle.

 

Special thanks to our Flow Friday Fact partner, the Womb Sanctuary, A Sacred Place for Women to be Seen, Heard and Loved! Check them out at: www.wombsanctuary.com

 

Also, special thanks to our Ask Dr. D partner, Green Living Mama, doTERRA Essential Oils and Wellness, changing lives one drop at a time. Check them out at: www.mydoterra.com/ErickaJoy

 

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Question of the Week: Have you used yoga for your period? What’s your experience? Let us know! Use hashtag #flowfriday on Twitter and Facebook @SistersOfFlow

Thank you for joining us today at the Sisters of Flow, where we “go with the flow” on anything and everything menstrual cycles

Have a fantastic flow Friday!

Your Sisters in Flow,

Shelley (of The Womb Sanctuary) and Dr. D (of Hilton Holistic Health)

P.S. Here are those links we talked about!

Menstruation and female body perception: asana to acceptance by Maria Lawrynowicz of National Women’s Health Network

https://www.nwhn.org/menstruation-and-female-body-perception-asana-to-acceptance/

Uterine microbiota play a key role in implantation and pregnancy success in in vitro fertilization

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/12/161206124717.htm

Sports and Menstruation: Exploring Indigenous Knowledge- II

http://indiafacts.org/sports-menstruation-exploring-indigenous-knowledge-ii/

 

Music credits:

“Funky Chunk” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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