Pregnant yogini preparing for birth

I am 38 weeks pregnant. My baby is growing in my belly, unhurriedly, she takes the time she needs to become strong and healthy.  I slow down. I dedicate the last months to us. As pregnant yogini I practice everyday. Following the example of my body, I make space in my life and prepare for the big day, when we will breath and dance together, when we will celebrate her advent in the world, her birth. Such an important ritual…

Compresas De Tela Vulvita

Vulvita compresas de tela, la salud de las mujeres como la del planeta

Vulvita compresas de tela, es un proyecto empresarial de amor y respeto, que une la salud de las mujeres con el cuidado de la madre tierra. Durante mis búsquedas de mujeres que apoyan mujeres, en el sur y norte de mundo, he tenido la suerte de conectar con Beatriz, la fundadora de Vulvita.  Bea se describe como una mujer menstruante de 32 años. Dedica la mayor parte de su tiempo a intentar vivir coherentemente con sus ideales y es de…

Yoga for lower back pain during menstruation

Most of the time, lower back pain during menstruation is caused by contractions of the uterus and yoga helps to relieve this pain. When the uterus contracts too strongly it can cut off the supply of oxygen to the nearby muscles, which is the reason pain occurs in the abdomen and radiates to the lower back and even to the thighs. A feminine approach to yoga develops flexibility and fluidity easing the unpleasant physical sensations and reducing lower back pain.…

The energetic place of the womb – Yoni Shakti

Yoni Shakti is women power, the cunt power as my teacher Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, describes it, claiming back dignity of this word. Shakti is the power of life itself, it is the feminine force. Shakti is the source through which Shiva materializes his seeds. Shiva is the supreme consciousness the pure being and Shakti is the power to action, the power to become. Yoni is a Sanskrit word that indicate the cosmic womb, the source, the female sacred space of the…

Adho Mukha Virasana

Yoga during menstruation

During the first days of menstruation, the key word is resting: yoga helps to relax and experience your bleeding with respect and consciousness. A feminine yoga practice is fundamental in this momento of the menstrual cycle. Menstruation manifests differently form woman to woman. Many might not feel any pain; others will suffer awfully. Either way, we are energetically occupied to allow this natural process to happen. Taking the time to allow menstruation to happen undisturbed and in calmness will open…

My Beautiful Menstrual Cycle

I have never paid too much attention to my menstrual cycle. I just suffered. I suffered interminable pre-menstrual phases, unspeakable menstrual pain and bewildering mood swings.  I can’t remember how many times the female members of my family, my girlfriends and health practitioners replied to my complaints saying: “it is normal, it is just your period”. So, for many years I accepted that being a woman means to experience the same painful story every month or so. How could I…

Dipti K - Menstrual Education

Dipti K: menstrual education in India

I am very glad and honored to publish this interview with Dipti K (Dipti Kashalkar), who is a wonderful, relentless woman highly committed and engaged to support girls’ and women’s health and fight against period poverty and gender discrimination in her country. Dipti K is a traveler and Bike Rider. She is an Instagram influencer and a freelancer into website designing. Dipti K is also the Organising Committee President of Upasana Society NGO which was founded in 2012. Upasana is…

Feminine yoga

Yoga is incredibly beneficial for women if practiced with respect for the different stages of our life. Pranayama and asanas have an impact on our body and our mind and therefore must be executed with awareness and respect for the particular phase in which we are.  Menarche, menstruation, pregnancy, post-natal period and menopause, are very important milestones of womanhood, therefore they have to be considered when doing yoga. If practiced with a feminine approach, yoga will support women’s health in…

My beautiful body

I am fascinated by women’s bodies. Wonderfully rounded, capable of growing life within and generating amazing works of art. Perfectly conceived, they are a source of great, multiple pleasures and deep inner wisdom. Mysteriously created, able to bleed monthly, they engender knowledgeable thoughts and reveal inspiring intuitions. It took me many years, pains and joys before starting to appreciate the beauty of my female body. The memories I have of my childhood and adolescence are about shame about  my shape,…