I am grateful for the teachers I Iearned feminine health from. I have followed the woman's health movement my whole life and I hadn't learned what I did from the Himalayan Masters. Still, today, the basics I have learned are not really being taught. There are many ways to learn things but the basic components must be there. I like the fun, practical, result oriented, perspective I learned to understand my body as a woman, different than a man. We are so mis-trained about it. We get no real guidance most of our life. Atleast now, science is studying woman! For years, they gave us solutions based on studying men's bodies! Seems ludicrous.
We do not have the same body, our organs are different! Our whole mid section of our body is just a beginning. It seems clear to me that all the fitness, health, losing weight issues would have a different solution for a woman. We have huge hormone components, we carry life for goodness sake. A different body. So we have to address ourselves differently.
We ride our emotional nature in a way different than mental men. This is not a hindrance! It is a gift of being a woman. Rarely, do I see anything about really getting a handle on our emotional nature. Yet, we have the biggest disruption in life as we pretend it doesn't exist or manage it improperly. We stuff it down when it is our intuitive gift from being life bearers. The law of attraction kind of gives a sense of the power of vibration, which is emotion, or energy. This is the biggest key difference and issue to address if you want health as a woman. To learn what, why and how to work with our emotions. They have purpose. We are designed this way very precisely. Our hormones so tied to our emotions and endocrine system.
Empathy, feeling others, a natural gift of woman, is another innate skill to understand about our body. If we don't know our own feelings, their purpose and how to use them, how do we navigate that we feel others? it gets to be a big mish mash of emotions which is energy whipping around. As woman, these two pieces of ourselves make us different from men and we know very little about either. We have been told we are unstable, confused, too emotional, lead with your head continually yet we don't operate that way in health. Men can feel others too yet for woman it is innate, a powerful species survival mechanism. We use it to raise babies and sense their needs.
We have very little understanding of our cycle which really effects our emotions. We are flowing every 28 days as the moon moves the tides. That is quite a cycle to be tied into. The flowing water of the earth. We act like we don't have our period by trying to do things that take way too much energy as our body is in release. How crazy is that? We act like nothing is happening yet this is the main system that runs our whole body! How can we think we can have health with no understanding or education on any of this?
Our ideas of movement, exercise is based on building a masculine body. Do you know men have more muscles than we do and have a different purpose than us? Traditionally, we had the babies, tended life and they got us food. They have a more stealth form as we have a child bearing form that moves more slowiy and purposely so. We burn out our bodies using this adrenal stress lifestyle that hinders our health in the long haul. We are just designed differently.
Communication is another way we are very different. We have a bigger emotional brain than men. We chat, have many stories, trains of thought going on at once while men compartmentalize, like boxes of information. They put the work box away and then get out the family box. Meanwhile, woman have "tons of windows open" at once, going from one to the other and back again effortlessly. Men get lost. Our brains have differences! We are not just mad woman!
Community has a completely different reference between men and woman. It is very powerful for woman's health to have friendships and be in community, . Men, not as much and for different purpose, to play and compete . We call the men into gather, engage, be part of the social clan. It is one of our purposes and of our beauty and whimsical way that they like.
So how could we use the same health tips for men and woman? Yes, moving is important to us all and good food will build the body. There are commonalities, of course as we all must eat! However I think Having breasts and a womb, carrying life in our body, has a huge impact on our health and differences. Science is just starting to support us during this health crisis. It is simply because we have been following rules for men's bodies, not our own.
It took me some time to really catch all this 8 years ago with all our training on health and beauty. But it was so obvious. Once I heard it I thought, how did I not learn this before? We just didn't. Our lines of health and well being have been dropped out of traditions. They are coming back.
The most important thing I learned in all of this is that woman get health from doing things with ease and grace. Things they like and are easy. We just have kicked them out of life for we are in competition, taskmaster and linear thinking. We have not cultivated our emotional flowing that comes easy. We just were never taught. We find solutions to the same things just differently. Once I learned that if my body felt good, it was healthful for a woman, I was so excited. It is not about being hard, push, no pain no gain, that is men's health. Woman are very different.
I invite you to check out my site, my videos, many of my blogs share this feminine way. It is not better, it is for woman and is just different than men's ways. We feel better in our bodies when we work with them. They are very productive, for what woman do you know that is not doing a zillion things? But we can use our body rightly, the way it was designed by knowing our gifts and skills that are uniquely ours. Reveling, using them and creating a flowing life because we actually work with our body, emotions, cycle, communication, community ways. it is really quite simple.
It transformed me and I wrote a book shortly after! I have been sharing ever since! And expanding my wisdom! I feel like a magical woman because I am!
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