I figured it was time to do a four-part series about energy in each of the four phases of the cycle. Our menstrual cycle starts on the first day of the period and therefore menstrual phase is the first in line. 

Menstrual phase is when we have the energy of the winter.  Winter is the time of relaxing just like the time when the earth is resting with that blanket of snow covering its ground.

Winter doesn’t mean that nothing’s happening. Giving yourself the permission to relax, to Zen out, to have some meditation time sets the tone for the rest of your menstrual cycle.


  • It’s a really good time to let your mind wander because it’s going to come up with some really good ideas.
  • It’s also a good time to have very little movement like yin yoga or maybe just some stretching.
  • It’s a really good time to just feel into your body and give it just what it wants.
  • It’s also the water phase of your cycle so taking a warm bath is a great idea during this phase.  

Self-care ritual for the menstrual phase: 

Have something red: a red candle, wear a red piece of clothing, put red sheets on your bed. Bust out your red tea cup or your red wine glass. Throw just your own little ceremony or ritual, something that just feels good to you and celebrates this self-care part of your cycle.
And if you haven’t signed up for The Red Circle Summit, please register here where we talk a lot about rituals and ceremony and more.
I will see you on the inside.