Episode 3: Bleeding Room

“The Maiden” from the series “Hamsas for the Divine Feminine” by Bekah Starr

“The Maiden” from the series “Hamsas for the Divine Feminine” by Bekah Starr

No-one wants to be in pain. In previous episodes we’ve discussed ways to help alleviate menstrual pain with medication, acupressure, herbs, and even surgery. But aside from not being in pain, if you bleed, when you bleed, what do you want?

In this episode, we explore the concept of creating a special place in time and space for menstruation. Sometimes this happens by choice, as in the practice of “conscious menstruation,” and sometimes it’s enforced, as under cultural or religious taboos. What can we learn from taking a step back, turning away, in whatever small way, from society, from routine, and attuning to our internal cycle?

Andrea Muraskin