During this practice its vital that you give yourself 100% permission to let go and allow any feelings to surface. This is a great time to have a good cry (tears are full of cortisol) and to honour the journey of your cycle and your journey. When we cry, we release stress hormones and toxins, so once we have cried we able to return to our place of peace.
This is the perfect time to feel your womb, connect with it and know that anything that you feeling, your womb is feeling it too. Find a connection to the self during this time, even if you feel sad your period has arrived. It’s so important for us to connect to our womb and have a strong relationship with it during this time. It is important emotionally, mentally and physically to release strong feelings, especially on egg donation journeys.
There are specific poses for each of the four phases of the menstrual cycle:
Today, we are focusing on part two of the Follicular Phase (Fertility Sequence 1).
You will find the first few poses of this cycle in Part One which are:
The following poses promote rest, healthy movement of blood out of the uterus, and emotional release and comfort.
Supta Virasana/Reclined Hero Pose:
Variation: Lean back on pillows and stay here
Hold for 3-5 minutes
Reclined Supported Butterfly / Supta Baddha Konasana:
Hold 3-10 Minutes
All Fours Circles:
Repeat 5-6 Rounds or as many as you feel you need
Karani / Legs Up The Wall:
Hold 3 – 10 Minutes
Hold for 3- 5 Minutes
Reclined Knee Circles:
Rotate 5-10 times each way
Be here for as long as you need
With Love, Light and blessings
Leigh Journey OM (and my little photobomber (one of the twins); my daughter, Neve)
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