Cycle Syncing

The menstrual cycle consists of several phases, each with its unique characteristics and hormonal fluctuations. While self-care practices may vary depending on individual preferences and needs, here are some general suggestions to accompany each phase:

  1. Menstruation Days 1-5 (the bleeding phase): 
    • Prioritize rest and allow yourself to relax.
    • Practice gentle exercises like yoga or walking.
    • Use heat packs or take warm baths to alleviate cramps.
    • Stay hydrated and consume nourishing, iron-rich foods.
    • Engage in calming activities like reading, journaling, or meditating.
    • Add bath salts with magnesium flakes to your bath to help relax muscles and alleviate cramps.
  2. Follicular phase - Days 6-14 (after menstruation and before ovulation):
    • Focus on energizing exercises like cardio or strength training.
    • Incorporate nutrient-dense foods, such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, into your diet.
    • Incorporate a refreshing and invigorating body scrub to exfoliate and renew your skin.
    • Set goals and plan activities that align with your increased energy levels.
    • Engage in creative pursuits or try new hobbies.
    • Foster social connections and enjoy time with friends and loved ones.
  3. Ovulation Phase - Around Day 14 (release of the egg):
    • Celebrate and embrace your heightened energy and vitality.
    • Apply a lightweight and hydrating body oil to keep your skin moisturized and supple.
    • Engage in activities that boost self-confidence and self-expression.
    • Practice mindful eating and consume foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
    • Connect with your body through practices like dance, yoga, or sensual movement.
    • Prioritize intimate and romantic connections if desired.
  4. Luteal phase - Days 15-28 (after ovulation and before menstruation):
    • Practice stress management techniques like deep breathing or meditation.
    • Engage in moderate exercises that promote relaxation, such as gentle yoga or swimming.
    • Use a hair oil or serum that provides nourishment with hormone balancing essential oils. 
    • Eat balanced meals and incorporate foods high in magnesium and vitamin B6.
    • Prioritize sleep and establish a soothing bedtime routine.
    • Engage in self-care activities like taking baths, using essential oils, or enjoying massages.
    • (Light) Strength training, Hot yoga, Pilates 

Remember, these are suggestions and self-care practices should be personalized based on individual preferences and needs. It's important to listen to your body and adjust your self-care routine accordingly during each phase of your menstrual cycle.