Women’s menstrual cycles are meant to be in sync with the moon. Before industrialism and processed foods disrupted traditional cultures, every women ovulated at the full moon and menstruated at the new moon. This is how we are meant to be. Hormonal disruption, however, causes biological chaos in our menstrual cycle.
This is a beautifully complex biology. Though science may not fully understand how the moon ties into our biological systems, we currently know that the moon cycles play the key roles on earth, such as controlling the tides.
Random and uncomfortable periods are the effect of a diet and lifestyle that disconnects us from the rhythm of nature. Modern living means that most women abuse their bodies with various chemicals, antibiotics, prescription medications, The Pill, extreme emotional stress, the stress of over-exercising, refined foods, and more.
Another key factor in hormonal imbalance is artificial light. It is widely known that the blue light from electronic device screens disrupts melatonin, wreaking havoc on our sleep cycles. Less well known is that our bodies are so sensitive to light patterns that women can manipulate other hormones by controlling the light at night. This is because our melatonin levels help control the hormones that regulate our periods.
We can apply the lighting patterns of the moon to our own bedroom to re-align our cycles with this intrinsic pattern. In this way, we create regular periods and balance our melatonin production… two key ways to balance hormones. You’ll notice more energy, easier weight management and less PMS symptoms.
Diet and lifestyle that supports healthy cycles combined with the night lighting method has the potential to improve or even fully correct all types of female hormone imbalances, including polycystic ovarian syndrome, infertility and painful periods.
Who can benefit by cycling with the moon?
Every woman should align her cycle for the moon, but it can be particularly helpful in certain cases:
- If you have ever taken The Pill
- If you frequently skip periods (and it’s not time for menopause)
- If you have irregular and/or painful cycles
- If you are struggling with infertility
- If you have PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)
- If you have other hormonal problems, like hypothyroidism
Here are some tips on how to synchronize your menstrual cycle with the moon cycle
- Get up at the same time every day, no matter what time you go to bed.
- Make your bedroom completely dark, free of any blinking or glowing light from your alarm clock, cell phone, or other electronic devices. No light can seep in. Once the lights are off, you should not be able to see your hand in front of your face. If you take bathroom trips during the night, put a red light bulb in the hallway and your bathroom. The red light – just like firelight used in traditional cultures – will not trigger early ovulation.
- Go outside and take a 20 to 30-minute walk every day without sunglasses.
- Use full-spectrum light bulbs (2,500 to 10,000 lux) at home. Expose yourself to ambient full spectrum light for half an hour to an hour every evening or every morning. This is also a great way to help alleviate depressed moods, especially during the winter months.
- Swallow the moon energy around the full moon. Simply face the moon when it’s just rising and gently breathe in the lunar energy, swallowing it. It’s recommended that you do this 30 times. The best time is from the new moon until five days after the full moon, when the lunar energy is most powerful.
- Track your menstrual cycles. Cycle Harmony’s free Period Calendar allows you to track your menstrual cycles and identify the moon phase during each day of your cycle.
- Create your moon rituals around the new moon and the full moon. Honoring the moon cycle and your menstrual cycle can be as simple as lighting a candle.