Maybe you expe­ri­ence it your­self as a men­stru­at­ing per­son or have heard it from oth­ers: the phase before men­stru­a­tion can be char­ac­ter­ized by irri­tabil­ity as well as mood swings. Phys­i­cal changes may also occur, such as headaches, a feel­ing of tight­ness in the breasts, or blem­ished skin. Other pos­si­ble signs of the impend­ing period are sleep dis­tur­bances or crav­ings. These occur­rences are called pre­men­strual syn­drome (PMS). There are sev­eral ways that can help to relieve the symp­toms. One of them is med­i­ta­tion for PMS.

What exactly was med­i­ta­tion again?

Med­i­ta­tion is a form of mind­ful­ness. With the help of medi­a­tion, you bring con­cen­trated atten­tion to, for exam­ple, cer­tain thoughts, move­ments, or focus on a spe­cific per­cep­tion. In doing so, you block out dis­turb­ing fac­tors around you and direct the focus on your­self. Thus, you find inner peace and deep relax­ation. There are dif­fer­ent forms of med­i­ta­tion. With a lit­tle bit of try­ing out, you will find the most suit­able and pleas­ant way for you.

Need inspi­ra­tion for pos­i­tive affir­ma­tions for your period?

Then here are five pos­i­tive affir­ma­tions to coun­ter­act neg­a­tive thoughts towards your period. They’re designed to help you feel more com­fort­able in your body!🧘👌 What do you some­times strug­gle with regard­ing your period?

For tips and tricks for your period, men­strual health, and cool facts about men­stru­a­tion, fol­low our Insta­gram and Tik­Tok channel!

So how does med­i­ta­tion for PMS work?

Stress in par­tic­u­lar con­tributes to more intense PMS symp­toms. There­fore, relax­ation is espe­cially impor­tant in the phase before your period. Rest­ing has the effect of reg­u­lat­ing hor­monal fluc­tu­a­tions and can thus alle­vi­ate symp­toms. Med­i­ta­tion as a mind­ful form of relax­ation and find­ing peace is thus a suit­able tech­nique to counter these dis­com­forts. In addi­tion, pos­i­tive affir­ma­tions gen­er­ated dur­ing med­i­ta­tion can strengthen the feel­ing of accep­tance. Thus, not only a cer­tain self-reflec­tion is pro­moted, but also mind­ful­ness in deal­ing with your­self. In this way you con­sciously reflect on your sen­sa­tions, which can help you to live in har­mony with your body

Con­vinced? – Well then try a med­i­ta­tion for PMS!

Here (down below) is an exam­ple of a guided med­i­ta­tion for PMS. You may also be more expe­ri­enced with med­i­tat­ing and pre­fer self-guided med­i­ta­tions. Whichever type is right for you is entirely up to you. Take your time and get into the moment so that you can feel the won­der­ful pos­i­tive effects to relieve your PMS symptoms.

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Ronja 
Stu­dent & Yoga Teacher | + posts

Ronja, born in Han­nover (Ger­many), stud­ies Global Health in the Nether­lands. Doing so has inten­si­fied her inter­est in top­ics such as sex­ual and repro­duc­tive health. She dreams of work­ing on projects cre­at­ing aware­ness about men­stru­a­tion all over the world. Ronja is also a yoga teacher and loves to com­bine this pas­sion with her pro­fes­sional expertise.