Meditation for PMS – Does it work?

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.

Was genau war noch einmal Meditation?

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.

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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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October 7, 2021
Ronja, gebürtige Hannoveranerin, studiert Global Health in den Niederlanden. Dabei hat sich ihr Interesse an Themen wie sexuelle und reproduktive Gesundheit vertieft. Sie träumt davon, an Projekten zu arbeiten, die weltweit ein größeres Bewusstsein für Menstruation schaffen. Ronja ist außerdem Yoga-Trainerin und liebt es, diese Leidenschaft mit ihrer beruflichen Expertise zu verbinden. | Instagram | LinkedIn

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