As a woman, you are probably very aware of the way your body goes through different cycles. Like how every month you have a menstrual cycle. This is our own sequence that we go through as we live our life. If you want to discover how women and cycles synchronize with each other, read this post below written by healthcare professionals from the best Ballarat naturopathy explaining how women’s body moves through different cycles.

Have you ever stopped to consider what else goes through cycles?

The moon is probably one of the first things that comes to mind. Especially with the connection between the lunar cycle and the menstrual cycle.

Women and Lunar Cycle

There is a receptor in a woman’s brain that triggers the release of hormones required for ovulation. A receptor that activates based on the amount of light in the night sky. Once, this would have been the full moon. Women would ovulate at the full moon and bleed during the dark of the moon.

This means that traditional cultures, not exposed to artificial light, are synchronised with the moon. You can still see the evidence in traditional cultures where there were rituals around their bleeding time. It was a cycle that the whole tribe would live their life around.

Women and Seasonal Cycles

Seasons are another way the world around us changes as the year progresses. The seasons show us the cycle of birth, growth, full bloom, harvest, decay, death, rebirth, etc.. It is also called a cycle of regeneration.

The menstrual cycle is similar; your fertility is going through a cycle of growth and ‘death’.

What Does it Mean?

Knowing that your body goes through a cycle helps you to understand yourself better. Just like the moon, your energy levels wax and wane. As does everything else that is impacted by your menstrual cycle – which is a lot!

By understanding that you live life in a cycle – that you are constantly changing – it helps you to live an easier life. No longer will you wonder why you feel so different some days but knowing why. Working on understanding and applying the seasons to your menstrual cycle helps you learn when you should try different activities. As well as why you might find something easy and enjoyable one week but a harder challenge another week when it seems like nothing has changed.

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