Your period is a sacred and integral part of your overall health, but it’s often seen as an unfortunate part of the feminine experience. I’m joined by Dr. Brittney Ellers, a physical therapist and pelvic healthcare expert, to discuss how to get more connected to your cycle, tools for guiding yourself off hormonal birth control, and the importance of body literacy.
Brittney breaks down what happens energetically and physically during the follicular, ovulatory, luteal, and menstruation phases of the 28-day cycle. She shares tips for how to optimize your movement practice, food choices, and income-generating activities for each phase. She also explains the first steps someone should take if they want to experiment with non-hormonal birth control methods, like fertility awareness.
We also dive into the mind-body connection, particularly through the lens of pelvic health. Brittney and I explore the empowering nature of holistic treatment plans and talk about what our pelvic and reproductive health healing journeys have looked like. Plus, we touch on ways to overcome sexual shame and cultivate a self-pleasure practice.
- Tailoring your life around your cycle
- Stepping into an intuitive way of living
- Using your period as a litmus test for your overall health
- Repairing the negative effects of sexual shame and guilt
- The current feminine revolution around hormonal birth control and owning your fertility
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