From Winter To Spring: How Menstruation Nourishes And Transforms Us

In this article, we'll explore how our menstrual cycles are connected to the seasons and how they can help us transform from winter to spring.

From Winter To Spring: How Menstruation Nourishes And Transforms Us

It's that time of year again! The time of year when your menstrual cycle starts to change. Depending on where you are in your cycle, you might be experiencing different symptoms.

In this article, we'll explore how our menstrual cycles are connected to the seasons and how they can help us transform from winter to spring. We'll also learn about the different ways that menstruation can nourish and support our bodies.

The Winter to Spring Transition

As you transition from winter to spring, your body is going through a lot of changes. One of the biggest changes is your menstrual cycle.

Your menstrual cycle is controlled by the rise and fall of your hormone levels. During the winter, your hormone levels are lower, which can cause your period to be shorter and lighter.

In the winter, oestrogen production fluctuates both in terms of the monthly cycle and in terms of our life cycles as we enter perimenopause and menopause. During the Winter of our cycle, if we are menstruation, progesterone affects us more. Because progesterone regulates and lowers our stress response, we frequently need more sleep and are more naturally introspective.

We feel the urge to slow down, rest more, and please others less during the Winter months of our monthly cycle and in our regular living because oestrogen can start to vary greatly as the amount of progesterone lowers.

One of the numerous functions of oestrogen is to improve the sperm-friendliness of our internal environment, which helps us become fertile. When we have a lot of oestrogen, we feel sexy, vibrant, and full of energy. We use this energy to do a lot of things, usually for other people.

Therefore, one of the changes that occur when oestrogen production decreases, both in the Winter of our monthly cycle and when we enter the Winter of our lives, is that we become less worried to please others and more centered on our own goals.

Understanding this transition while we are still menstruation and approaching the Winter season is a good reason to practice cycle awareness. Understanding and utilizing our cycles from a young age helps us develop self-awareness of the various phases of our monthly cycle, which will help us understand the various stages of our journey through womanhood, as well as the challenges and rites of passage we encounter along the way, such as menopause and motherhood.

As spring arrives and your hormone levels start to rise, your period may become longer and heavier. This transition can be difficult for some women, but there are a few things you can do to make it easier.

First, make sure you're eating a balanced diet and getting enough exercise. This will help to regulate your hormone levels and make the transition easier on your body. If you're following me you may know how I emphasize detox yoga during the inner spring... well, here we are going into an inner spring during an outside spring. 

Second, be sure to use a quality menstrual cup or pad. This will help to prevent any leaks or accidents during this time of heavy flow.

Finally, take some time for yourself during this transition. Relax and take things easy. Your body is going through a lot of changes, so give it the time it needs to adjust.

Menstruation as a Time of Nourishment

Did you know that menstruation is a time of great nourishment? When you think about it, it makes perfect sense. After all, during menstruation, your body is working hard to shed the uterine lining and prepare for a potential pregnancy.

This is a time when you need to be extra kind to yourself and make sure you're getting all the nutrients your body needs. That means eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, drinking lots of water, and getting enough rest.

It's also important to pay attention to your mood during this time. If you're feeling irritable or down, it's perfectly normal. But if you find that your mood swings are making it hard to function, it might be worth talking to your doctor.

Remember, your menstrual cycle is a time of great transformation. Nourish your body and mind during this time, and you'll be sure to come out the other side feeling refreshed and renewed.

Menstruation as a Time of Transformation

What most people don't realize is that menstruation is a time of transformation. It's a time when our bodies are shedding the old and making way for the new.

And, just like the seasons, this time of transformation can be a little bit messy. But it's also a time of great beauty and power.

When we allow ourselves to go through this process, we open ourselves up to new possibilities. We become more attuned to our bodies and our needs. We become more connected to the natural rhythms of life.

So, next time you're on your period, remember that you are part of a long line of women who have been through this process before you. And know that you have the power to create your path forward.


We hope this article has helped you understand how menstruation can be a powerful force for good in our lives, helping us to cleanse and rejuvenate our bodies and minds.

If you're interested in learning more about how to honor your body during your menstrual cycle, check out My Menstrual Journal

Categories: : Inner Seasons, Menstrual Cycle, Menstrual Harmony