Because it gives you super powers.
On a physical level, during menstruation hormone levels are lowest and the uterus is working hard to clear its thickened endometrium.
But something really interesting happens in terms of our brain chemistry. Women experience maximal cross communication between the left and right hemispheres of the brain- across the bundle of nerve fibers that connect the two hemispheres known as the corpus callosum. So what, right?
What this means is that we have our very own life coaching mechanism built into our bodies. At this time, our evaluation skills are optimized and our intuition is strongest. We have the ability to evaluate our lives from a right brain perspective (how are we feeling about a situation, event, relationship, time in our life) and left brain perspective (what are the facts? how did this past month go? did we get done what needed to be done?). By joining together these two pieces of data, we can see what is clearly working in our lives and what isn’t.
When we're on our period, we naturally want to go inward. We feel less social and more disconnected from the outside world. This isn't a coincidence. Honor where you're at by creating the space and time for reflection and letting your mind & body work its magic. See what comes from it. 💌
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