Follicular Phase – Post Menstruation
The Follicular phase starts post menstruation cycle, leading up to ovulation. This phase benefits most from postures that support the ovaries to release high quality eggs. This phase also benefits from poses that encourage the development of a thick endometrial lining. We use poses that stimulate the ovaries, improve blood flow to the uterus, calm the nervous system and improve overall health and wellbeing.
Place your receptive hand on your heart, and your emissive hand over your womb and begin to visualize love from your heart flowing through your arms and hands into your womb. Begin to visualize love from your heart, flowing through your arms and hands into your womb, filling this space with light and warmth. Connect to your intention, which is to conceive and connect to your innate feminine energy and fertile body.
Say ‘Om’ three times: When we sound om together, we’re aligning body, mind and spirit. We’re aligning with the universe because it’s the sound of the universe and we’re referencing something real. ‘Om’ is a very grounding and peaceful sound. I recall once a yoga teacher saying to me, “if you simply go through life chanting Om, the very air around you will sparkle.” Isn’t that just a beautiful thought?
Nadi Shodhana (Alternate Nostril Breathing)
Hold this pose for 1-5 minutes. If your mind wanders, focus on your breath
Repeat 5-10 times
Hold position for 5 breaths
Sun Salutations A
Hold pose for 5 breaths. Drop back knee if that feels more comfortable for you
Hold for 5 breaths drop back knee if pose feels too difficult
Join me again next week where I will take you through the final eight poses as well as the closing meditation. Although the Follicular Yoga Sequence has been split into two blogs over the next two weeks, all poses should be completed in sequence of one another so sixteen poses all together.
With Love, Light and blessings
Leigh Journey OM
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