Women & Cycles
2 KEY PHASES
WOMEN & THE FULL MOON DIARY
For women no longer menstruating (or in between)
The Concept of ‘The Full Moon Diary’ for women is revolutionary in offering a tangible marker to follow and reclaim a natural process that has been known for thousands of years. The apps features practically support women to take a moment’s pause in their life, to self-nurture and reflect on the month that has been.
The diary introduces a number of days around the date of the Full Moon that highlight a time when this cycle of reflection occurs - women are then able to record at this time how they are feeling and what has been happening in the month past. Over time, the recordings made in the diary become a personal story about you – women may able to see repeating moods and or symptoms they may be experiencing.
A specific feature of The Full Moon Diary is that it is a fantastic support for women who are going through pre-menopause or menopause.
Our Cycles allows its users to record dates of menstruation as well as following the Full Moon, so changes occurring in a woman’s cycle as she transitions through each phase, and all the feelings, moods and symptoms that occur at this time can be kept track of.
This information is easily viewable, and becomes a great support for medical check-ups and reporting back to your GP or other health professionals the symptoms and changes in your cycle.
When your period stops your Cycle doesn't, there is much more to explore about your body and embrace in this new phase of life...
"As a woman who does not menstruate, I was sceptical about having a cycle at all. I believed I was just in a state of flux - with no cycle there to note of. However, after using the app, I realised that in fact - I do have a cycle! Using the app to track my feelings and moods has really helped me spot patterns and similarities in my behaviour, and has allowed me the opportunity to reflect and consider why I am feeling that way. I would totally recommend the Our Cycles app to any man or woman who would like to be more in tune with their body."
- Kerry Ann
It's not loony time of the month but a significant point that marks the beginning of a new cycle...
The Full Moon has been written about in many cultures, and for thousands of years it has been known to mark its relevance for cycles, seasons, and constellations. But of what relevance does it have to us in modern society?
Although its origins are ancient, its relevance is modern, as our bodies naturally live and respond monthly to cycles and the Full Moon is a key one at that. It brings a time of change, of self-reflection, questioning in one's life and the opportunity to review if we are adjusting and growing or getting stuck in a rut of habits that do not truly support us or our ever-developing nature.
The Full Moon Diary offers features to make this approach to the body a very practical and simple process; your body communicates with you all the time about what is and what is not truly working for it and with this awareness your health and well-being is far better taken care of.
1.PREPARING FOR A CLEANSE
The concept of the preparation days before the Full Moon simply provides a chance to look more closely and what possible feelings or symptoms are arising...
Much the same as it once was during the phase of your life where you were menstruating, each full moon cycle offers an opportunity for self-reflection and cleansing. What happens in this preparation phase can vary; it may be a longer or shorter amount of days that you begin to notice or feel changes in the body, feelings and moods, all in the lead up to the body getting ready to release and let go.
Self-awareness is the key in this time of ‘preparing’, as much of what your body communicates to you in this time are indicators for how you have been living this past cycle... too much stress? or emotional unrest? too much in your head? or have you been looking after yourself?
In this time of preparing your body is your best-friend, the true one that really tells you how it is without any cushions on the side, and all designed to support you to look after your body with the care it truly deserves.