If I had a time machine and could go back to talk to myself when I was 13, this is what I’d say.
I so longed for my first period as I’d been told I’d become a woman. But it was such a disappointment. I hated the discomfort of bleeding and the pain and dizziness.
Eventually I discovered how to deal with it all. I learnt how to love my period time. Find out how you can do the same.
Join me for a special Instagram Live as part of Menstrual Hygiene Day. Bring a piece of paper and a pen or pencil.
I’m Sue and I’m a menstrual cycle mentor, yoga teacher and author of Yoga and the Menstrual Cycle – Live in Harmony with your Natural Rhythm. You’re in the right place if you want more nurture and vitality or if you suffer with period pain or PMS.
I struggled with my cycle for 30 years until I found that living in sync with my natural cyclical changes and the optimal type of yoga at the appropriate time eliminated my period pain and premenstrual syndrome. To my surprise I also discovered benefits to having a cycle that I never knew existed, like times when I am full of creativity, which I now capitalise on.
I love to share this powerful approach with women through my book, workshops, blog, Instagram and Facebook. I also lead workshops but unfortunately these are cancelled for the time being because of covid-19.
Enjoy my website and do get in touch if you’d like to know more.
Receive a FREE download of my eBook: Five Ways to an Easier, Nourishing and Restorative Period – through self-care, mindfulness and yoga. Scroll down to receive your free eBook.
My book Yoga and the Menstrual Cycle – Live in Harmony with your Natural Rhythm will enable you to bring health, well-being, nurture and vitality into your life by living in sync with your cycle and practising yoga that supports you through its highs and lows.
Workshops & Talks
Come and discover how your cycle really affects you and how to tap into its benefits so you can be at your maximum health and well-being. I talk to workplaces and communities as well as leading workshops with yoga in sync with your menstrual cycle to nourish and revitalise you.
Five Ways to an Easier, Nourishing and Restorative Period – through self-care, mindfulness and yoga
Maybe your periods are difficult for you: painful, heavy, draining? Or maybe your periods are not troublesome at all but you like the idea of having a nourishing and restorative time? In my eBook you will:
- Find out how I cured the period pain that troubled me for 30 years
- Discover your period is more important that you might think and the benefits of living in sync with it
- Come away with practical and realistic tips for how to make your period easier, nourishing and restorative
- Enjoy 3 simple and gentle yoga practices to soothe and nurture you – including step-by-step instructions with photos.
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From my Blog
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