Day 5 - Winter {Menstrual Phase}

Natalie Burtenshaw | 24 February, 2021

            Day 5 - Winter {Menstrual Phase}

Join me #28daywelcomebackyourcycleawarenesschallenge

This 28 day challenge was born from a place of welcoming back the whole month of a woman's cycle. Often, it's just the time of menstruation that we give any consideration to our cycle. Our complete cycle is the inner compass to our bodies needs, and a guide to living a more balanced, meaningful connected life.


Day 5 - Winter {Menstrual Phase}

Moon 89.5%

Follicular Stage 

Oestrogen is rising

Reflective Phase


Yesterday I shared I started to feel the shift from winter to my spring. I was quite active, however last night I felt the surge of energy leave my body. Perhaps I peaked too soon.

Whenever I'm overtired, my sleep suffers. I was awake at 4.30am, I feel shattered this morning. In all honesty, I was emotional and physically very active, I knew it was too soon. So today I must make up for it, and rest.

As move out of one phase to another I commence this period with a 24 water fast to support the shift. Rising Oestrogen also has a slight appetite-suppressing effect, hence why today I am feeling perfectly in my power to water fast.

Day 5 Rituals

  • Water Fast
  • Daily meditation practice 
  • Cold Shower
  • Breathwork


Inspired Action
Power Statement;  I am energised.
Body Statement;  I am able to welcome in the rest.
Grateful;I am grateful for the people around me.


Flow; On a scale of 1-10 I would say 4.
Emotions; Feeling tired which has left me emotionally bankrupt. 
Overall Energy;I am feeling depleted so I turned to Breathwork to Energise and Relax{see below}.
Other Symptoms; N/A
BOLT Score; 17.37 (my score is starting to climb)
Temperature; 36.3
Slept; Slept until 4.30
Dreamt; No


Breathwork to Energise and Relax


  • Short sharp breaths through the nose. Inhale - two breaths in, exhale - once out (all through the nose) ten times.
  • Breathe in for 4, breathe out for 8, five times.
  • Breath in and out with sigh .

This is a powerful breathing practice to do each morning, to start your day.


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