Yoga for Your Moon Cycle

“The monthly hormonal cycle of menstruation serves as a constant backdrop for the mental and emotional life of every woman, as well as being an important factor in her overall state of health. From the spiritual point of view, the days around the menstrual period are very powerful and auspicious for a woman to practice meditation and japa yoga. The period commencing three days before the onset and continuing for five days of menstrual bleeding and the first five days of the new cycle is a time when a woman gains a heightened level of awareness naturally, by virtue of the altering hormonal balance. This is a time when her natural insight and intuition become very prominent, and it is a most powerful time for psychic awakening.”  –Excerpted from Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha by Swami Satyananda Sarawati I love this quote as it pertains to the relationship between yoga and our menstrual cycles. As we all know, our periods have a pretty bad rap these days – how many times have you complained about your PMS and the inconvenience of Aunt Flow in your life?  Oh yes darling, I know. I think this quote is great because it provides a different perspective on the subject. […]

By | April 30th, 2012|Hormonal Health|1 Comment

The grass is greener (without chemicals!)

As many of you know, I’m a bit of a green freak and have a strong dislike for chemicals, especially those in personal care and household products.  That’s why a particular study that came out last month caught my eye.  It suggested the chemicals in hair relaxers might be causing early on-set puberty and uterine [...]

By | April 9th, 2012|Hormonal Health|0 Comments

Mexicoma

Okay, so it wasn't quite the Mexicoma that Carrie experienced in the Sex and the City movie... I recently got back from an amazing trip with my friend Vanessa to Mexico City. We visited the incredible Teotihuacan pyramids, went to the Frida Kahlo museum, walked through colorful and vibrant markets, and met some really interesting [...]

By | April 5th, 2012|Hormonal Health|2 Comments