Those of you that know me, know that I am passionate about cycling: the female kind and the two wheel kind! However this post is about the female kind and to draw your attention to the folks at the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research. They have a blog titled re:Cycling which highlights some interesting information.
The Society for Menstrual Cycle Research is a nonprofit, interdisciplinary research organization. Our membership includes researchers in the social and health sciences, humanities scholars, health care providers, policy makers, health activists, artists and students with interests in the role of the menstrual cycle in women’s health and well-being.
We strive to be the source of guidance, expertise, and ethical considerations for researchers, practitioners, policy makers and funding resources interested in the menstrual cycle.
I can’t stress enough the importance of tuning in to your menstrual cycle (or that of your partner). Awareness of this inbuilt, innate rhythm can have a wonderful affect on your health: emotionally, physically and spiritually. It can bring a new depth and richness to life, help you harness unrealised energy and power, discover unlived talents and bring you to a more authentic place in your life.
As women we are ‘cycling’ beings, we operate with an inbuilt rhythm (whether its working smoothly or not) and this notion of rhythm continues as we grow older, into and past menopause. It is also still present for those that have had a hysterectomy. No woman is left out and the exploration and identifying of this rhythm can be a wonderful journey.