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Environmenstrual week

Whether you are someone who menstruates, used to menstruate or is yet to menstruate, or know someones who menstruates, (so essentially, pretty much everyone!), the environmental impacts of menstrual products may not be something you’re aware of. Environmenstrual week in the UK (19-25th Oct) hopes to change that by raising the issues involved, promoting alternatives…

Womb wisdom yoga retreat review

A couple of weeks ago I was away at the Womb wisdom yoga retreat which was held over a weekend at Hawkwood College just outside Stroud. This retreat was led by two women: Uma Dinsmore-Tuli who taught the yoga and meditation, and Alexandra Pope who led the menstruation cycle sessions. I booked to go as…

Inversions and menstruation

A friend recently asked me why women are advised not to do inversions if they are on their period. I explained briefly that it’s mainly because when we’re standing upright the blood flow is down and out, but when we’re inverted the blood is then going the other way. Judith Lasater explains it slightly better…