Have you seen ads for for sanitary pads and tampons showing women jumping, running, and a heavy and a happy day at work or home? In real life, during the first or second day of our period, when we are bloated, moody and in pain--do we feel like going cycling or traveling. We may put a fake happy face at work, but, the truth is the bleeding, the pain, the PMS, the tender breasts, and, moodiness affects us at a deeper level.
These ads like to think they are empowering us by saying that our monthly cycle should not stop us from living our full lives. The truth is far from true.
Emotionally, unresolved emotions come upto surface during this time while nature is bloodletting our yoni.(uterus). We also shed karma along with the uterine lining.
There are three types of women--Vata, Pitta and Kapha. (We can also be a combination of these categories).
Our PMS and periods are manifested differently in different body mind types.
This is not a good time to pick a fight, argue and decide to give your kid a lecture. Take it easy. You can still have important talks after your period.
Remember, while we have our period--we are bloodletting our emotions energetically. We want to do some rituals that let us ground to the earth. Walking barefoot in the garden, some yoga poses are good.
This is a blessing, an opportunity to be a couch potato, hydrate yourself and meditate on letting go of emotional stuff we hold on to. Time to feel grateful we have this opportunity to let go energetically every single month.
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Monica Grooveris the author of Ayurveda and the Feminine, and, Essential Guide to Ayurveda, A textbook for students and Counselors. Ms Groover is the director of Narayana Ayurveda in Austin, Texas