I have recently been reading more about cycle syncing to balance my hormones naturally and work together with my body to feel my best.
Women have two internal timekeepers – the Infradian Rhythm, a 28-day cycle that regulates the menstrual cycle, and the 24-hour circadian rhythm, which both men and women experience. Sadly women are not taught enough to live in harmony with the former.
The infradian rhythm powerfully affects six different systems of the body:
Alisa Vitti´s In the Flo “is all about the infradian rhythm and how learning to live in line with our bodies’ ‘second timekeeper’ can help erase period problems, balance hormones, and help us live without symptoms like acne, bloating, cramps, missing or irregular periods, and heavy periods.”
One of the most important things I have learned is to be gentle with my body during menstruation. So instead of doing cardio or intense pilates, I switched to more yoga (particularly yin yoga) and long walks. Below I have added two videos I like practicing during the menstrual days.
Yin Yoga is great during menstruation because it consists of Yin poses which help balance emotions and release deeper tension in the hips, back, and legs. The practice allows you to slow down, relax, and turn inward, which helps alleviate stress and restore your energy levels. The more dynamic Yang poses arch and round the spine, creating movement in the hips to enhance circulation.