One of the effects of menopause and perimenopause and the stress that can place on your nervous and hormonal system is the lack of energy.
Many of the symptoms that women report during perimenopause and menopause are somehow related to fatigue and tiredness. From being tired most of the time for no reason to having a foggy mind not able to concentrate or the lack of creative energy and libido, there is always the underlying reality of a loss of vitality.
Experiencing fatigue from time to time comes with the fact of being in a human body. This is part of life and you recover with rest. However, chronic fatigue does not disappear with rest and sleep. There is a constant drain of energy that impacts you physically, emotionally and psychologically. Many women experience this through perimenopause and menopause.
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This are some of the reasons why vitality decreases during menopause and perimenopause:
- Your metabolism slows down and so the energy production.
- Your body is adapting to too many changes and needs the energy for that adaptation.
- Lack of rest and sleep due to hot flashes, night sweats and insomnia.
- Increase of cortisol and stress levels can keep your body in a higher energy consumption mode for no reason.
- Decrease of testosterone brings about fatigue and low motivation.
Eastern traditions teach us that we are more than just a body. We are consciousness. And consciousness is pure energy.
So how could we be depleted of energy if we are just energy?
It does not make sense, right?
From an energy body point of view, the problem is not so much energy depletion but energy channels getting obstructed to the free energy flow.
These traditions, like Yoga and Taoism, have studied for millennia the energy body and created a wide array of practices to connect with the eternal fountain of energy existing inside every human being.
In my course for women, Alchemy, there is a great focus in energy practices to create a strong foundation for our body-mind. These practice flood your body mind with soma (a Sanskrit word for “nectar”). This soma supports us as a physical level but also at a mental and emotional level.
From a more Western Science perspective, what they do is to regulate our hormonal system, so we get flooded by all the “good chemicals”, the hormones and neurotransmitters that we were talking about in the previous blog.
I want to share with your a practice that can change how you move through your day.
Let´s do a very simple form of it.
The goal is to activate an energetic orbit that already exist in your body, with the power of the inhalation and the exhalation.
I get all kind of positive feedback from women practicing the micro-cosmic orbit, from an increase of energy or mood uplifting to helping with intense headaches or activating your sexual energy.
The microcosmic orbit
You can do this exercise standing or in a seated position, If you are standing separate the feet wider than the hips.
Keep the eyes closed or open.
Root into the Earth with the exhalation and lengthen the spine with the inhalation.
Softly activate the pelvic floor and keep this action throughout the practice.
Visualize a ball of energy in the pelvic floor.
- INHALE and visualise the ball of light moving up through the back of the spine all the way to the crown of the head
- EXHALE visualising the energy ball descending through the front of the body back to the pelvic floor.
Keep on closing the energy circuit with the pulsation of the inhalation and the exhalation.
You can do this for around 3 minutes every morning or whenever you need to boost your energy levels.
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