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Taking the bull by the horns: Self healing Period

It all begins with ‘period pains’ and trying to understand what they’re about. Cramps occur with the contraction of the uterus, which leads to the breaking down of the uterus lining and its passage out of the body in the form of menstruation.

In the most vulnerable part of our every month, we find ourselves feeling weaker than usual. The beauty of the ideas we’re exploring here lies in taking the power and restoring it where it belongs – with us, for us. It all begins with ‘period pains’ and trying to understand what they’re about. Cramps occur with the contraction of the uterus, which leads to the breaking down of the uterus lining and its passage out of the body in the form of menstruation.There will always be a hundred opinions as to why we should not do something but if there is even a single reason as to why it might be beneficial in the most difficult days we experience, it’ll always be worth trying. Practicing certain yoga postures during our time of the month can offer relief from the aches and pains. As cramps are a muscular phenomenon, they can be alleviated through focusing on the lower back and abdomen. Poses such as the bridge, the seated twist and the child’s pose – generally around the beginning of a cycle, before menstruation commences and lasting a day or two into it – can work as a soothing balm for the affected muscles by stretching them out and relaxing us.Another great alternative route to deal with period pain is is that of meditation. Meditating on your period is not made up voodoo mumbo jumbo and no – its intent is not to dissolve all bodily aches and mood swings in an instant, but there is sound evidence that it works wonders for relieving menstrual discomfort. Mindfulness is a beautiful way to dig into our consciousness, so as to seek the source of the physicality of any pain within the mental construct of the mind. The saying ‘Mind over matter’ is rooted quite deeply within the truth of human existence and the only way to realise it is by experiencing it for yourself. Get practicing – along with the possibility of relief from menstrual pain, this technique helps us centre ourselves, numbing the discomforts brought to us by PMS/PMDD and creating room for an individual's independent growth.Reiki is defined as an ancient Japanese art of energy healing. In translation, it is the Universal Life Force energy also called Source energy, laying emphasis on whatever your personal perception of that source might be. A practitioner/master of Reiki is able to channelise healing energy into not only themselves but also others, animals and humans alike.Women are known to be spiritually more inclined beings as not only are they more open-minded, but also more willing to try ‘alternative’ methods – so why not use that little bit of power? Try and test and maybe holistic healing turns out to be your cup of tea.
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