That's exactly what I did this morning, full Primary, but I did skip the inversions. I didn't do my Intermediate poses, but I probably will tomorrow.
Honestly? I was feeling lethargic and uncomfortable as I first stepped on the mat, but as soon as I moved through the first Surya, I felt a thousand times better! It was the nicest hour of my day. I'm really glad I practiced.
I feel like I'm going through a personal paradigm shift around this issue. I've always felt *awful* during the three days of my cycle when I wasn't practising. I thought I needed to rest (and grudgingly followed the tradition of rest) but maybe I just need to move! I've often noticed that walking around helps me feel better, makes sense that yoga would too.
I'm so curious about how other women manage their practice during this time of month, I've created the short survey below. It's brief - just five questions. I've offered space to provide additional details (or not) and it's anonymous, so nobody will 'bad lady' you for your responses. Also feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments, or email me if you want to fly under the radar.
I'll give it a week, then tally the responses and summarize the comments in a blog post.
This survey is not *just* for ashtangis (although it is, of course, limited to women). I'm keen to hear from women from across the spectrum of styles of yoga. I'm curious how different traditions address this.
Ready, set, GO!
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