A topic that has come to the fore in recent months. Female cyclicality. Do you notice changes in your body or do you prefer to ignore them? The old taboos and living in a male-driven society have taught us that we must always be prepared and our pace must not lag. Modern over-technologized times, chaos, stress. But if we go back a little bit, to the time of our great-grandmothers and try to be more in tune with nature again? Wouldn’t our performance be better? This question is addressed by many, many experts, or rather expert women, who encourage others to return to important values, to nature, to the natural order. Feminism and women’s emancipation has been moving forward perhaps every day since the time of the suffragettes. And we women should of course be happy about this (if it is not exaggerated).
Men are from Mars, women are from Venus
Our bodies are built physically differently and they function differently too. We have different hormones and psyches. Men have their cycles too, but they’re not as complex and convoluted as ours. They usually have the most energy in the morning when they wake up, they can work all day and in the evening it’s time for a bit of sport, football or a visit to the pub, in short relaxation. This doesn’t change much during the month. But for us, as we know, it is a different alchemy. Learning to listen to our bodies and schedule our work accordingly could be our new goal. In the performance period, we get the best and highest quality out of ourselves. And if we give ourselves rest when we need it, maybe our worries, anxieties, maybe even menstrual pains will disappear.
Menstruation ceases to be taboo
Not only women who make a living promoting femininity (e.g. various seminars, lectures, writing books), but also many celebrities have been dealing with this issue lately. Tamara Klusová, for example, is well known for her attitude towards the role of mothers and women. Last month, the model Helena Houdová stirred up the waters with her, for some even scandalous, Instagram post, in which she posted a photo of her smearing menstrual blood on her face. The message of the post, however, is clear and beneficial. Let’s appreciate our femininity, let’s not be shy about talking about feminine things, let’s respect our bodies and listen to them.
What is this cyclicality then?
Our monthly cycle is generally divided into four phases. Beware though, when taking hormonal contraceptives our cycle is disrupted. Birth control simulates pregnancy, we miss ovulation and the body is rather confused.
- Maiden (spring)
- Mother (summer)
- Witch (autumn)
- Baba (winter)
In the first stage of the virgin, the young blossoming girl, we are full of life. Once menstruation is over, we are ready to fully develop again, full of excitement and ideas.
In the second stage of motherhood, when ovulation comes, we are at our most fertile, full of intense feelings, love and understanding. We are ready to handle difficult tasks and to do the most quality work.
In the third phase of the witch, the sorceress, our ancient mystical abilities blossom. Activity slowly diminishes, but we have all the more mental and emotional experiences available to us. Let us listen, let us feel our souls and our hearts. Let’s feel what we really want, what we desire. Stress and problems frustrate us the most at this time.
The last phase, when menstruation comes and our bodies get rid of the waste, what we don’t need. We are cleansing ourselves and soon we will be ready to blossom into new life again, the virgin phase comes again. For us, this period should be a time of peace and relaxation.
Let us be grateful that these themes are making a comeback. Let us be patient with our men and give them the opportunity to get to know us, our bodies and our souls better.