WHAT IS CYCLE SYNCING?
It won’t be wrong if we say that women can feel like they are on a hormonal rollercoaster, throughout their menstrual cycle. Their hormone levels fluctuate, and this impacts not just their mood and energy levels, but also their confidence, creativity, and productivity. Understanding as well as adapting to the menstrual cycle and how it impacts a woman’s physical and emotional experiences is important. This understanding and adaption are known as cycle syncing.
Cycle syncing helps people align their daily activities, nutrition, and workout sessions with their menstrual cycle. To understand how exactly you can achieve your goal of cycle syncing, you need to understand the phases of the menstrual cycle first.
Let’s study the monthly cycle that includes the four stages of cycles, its functions, and ups and downs. See below for the four Incredible Stages of the Menstrual Cycle!
Menstruation / Periods
Function: Your Uterus Does Self-Cleaning
This stage lasts 3-7 days, during which your uterus cleans up itself. Every month, your uterus makes a cushion for a possible pregnancy, and when you don’t get pregnant, your uterus gets rid of this cushion and this is when you bleed and get ready for next month.
Follicular Phase / Egg-Citing
Function: Kickstart your Menstrual Cycle
The stage lasts 7-10 days and during this, your body gets ready for a potential pregnancy. Hormone levels start rising which boosts your energy levels and creativity and they make your uterus lining cozy. The growth of an egg in your ovaries is stimulated and if a pregnancy doesn’t take place, the egg is released in the next stage, ovulation.
Function: Ovary releasing the chosen egg
During the ovulation, your ovary releases the chosen egg. It’s in the middle of your cycle, ovulation is the time when your baby is the most fertile and wants some action. Your confidence is at its peak.
Luteal Phase / Prep or Wind-down
Function: The Preparation for either Baby or No Baby
The last stage of your cycle lasts around 10-14 days. After ovulation, your body gets ready for pregnancy by increasing the hormone level, and if there is no pregnancy, the hormone level drops and the uterine lining starts shedding which leads to periods and this is the end of your cycle.
Why Cycle Syncing?
You are no more a passenger in the backseat while your hormones take the wheel, instead, you become a driver of your life and body with cycle syncing. There are countless benefits of cycle syncing, some of which are
- It helps you align your daily routine and activities with your body’s energy levels.
- Tailoring your schedule with your body’s capacity can lead to increased productivity.
- It helps in minimizing PMS symptoms (including cramps, bloating, mood swings.)
- Cycle syncing plays a key role in your physical as well as your emotional well-being by creating a connection between your mind and body.
- Optimizing workout based on your energy levels contributes to your physical health.
- Sense of empowerment and feminine essence. It helps you embrace your body and its natural cycle.
Cycle syncing helps you appreciate your body and navigate your life according to your hormones and menstrual cycle. Every person is different and so is their life, so to achieve the sync, one needs to find the perfect formula that works for them!