Welcome to Hormone Yoga for your Menstrual Cycle. This practice is for the Luteal phase or Phase 4 of your cycle when you have PMS.
This is the waning moon phase, our energy also wanes. We are slowly moving toward the dark moon. The hormonal changes of the luteal phase are associated with common pre menstrual symptom. Many women experience mood changes, headaches, acne, bloating, breast tenderness and unhealthy food cravings.
If an egg is fertilized, progesterone from the corpus luteum supports the early pregnancy. If no fertilization occurs, the corpus luteum will start to break down after the ovulation phase. This results in a drop in estrogen and progesterone levels, which eventually causes menstruation. Testosterone is also declining.
The goal of this restorative yoga practice is to help cultivate our inner observer using the breath, watching ourselves and whatever arises moment by moment. We learn: not to get caught up, and ruled by our emotions, (or cravings) and learn to respond calmly vs reacting irrationally to any situation that may arise.