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Good Flow

Your Holistic Guide to the Best Period of Your Life

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$19.99 US
6.28"W x 8.71"H x 0.5"D   | 11 oz | 40 per carton
On sale Dec 26, 2023 | 128 Pages | 978-1-68369-361-1
With this empowering handbook, a better period is possible!

If you menstruate, you’ve probably experienced unpredictable cycles, mood swings, cravings, and unpleasant physical symptoms. We’re often encouraged to treat period discomfort as inevitable. The good news is that you don’t need to.

This handbook from two certified yoga and Ayurveda teachers will give you the information and tools you need to feel your best when you normally feel at your worst. Good Flow contains:
  • Advice on eating, exercising, and introspecting for every stage of your cycle
  • Recipes for herbal tonics to ease cramping and bloating, as well as personal rituals for soothing discomfort
  • Journal prompts for reflecting on your cycle, your body, and how you care for yourself
  • Monthly trackers to record and manage symptoms
  • And more!

A better period is possible! Learn how to take action no matter what kind of menstruation experience you’re having so you can feel like your best self.
Julia Blohberger and Roos Neeter are full-time yoga teachers and Ayurvedic health and lifestyle advisors trained at the Delight Yoga Academy in Amsterdam. They are the authors of Good Sh*t: Your Holistic Guide to the Best Poop of Your Life View titles by Julia Blohberger
Julia Blohberger and Roos Neeter are full-time yoga teachers and Ayurvedic health and lifestyle advisors trained at the Delight Yoga Academy in Amsterdam. They are the authors of Good Sh*t: Your Holistic Guide to the Best Poop of Your Life View titles by Roos Neeter
Get in the Flow

If you have a uterus, chances are you have a period. And if you have a period, chances are you hate it.
     Menstruation comes with pain, inconvenience, mess, and emotional upheaval. Even worse, many cultures have shame or stigma about periods. If you’ve ever canceled a date because of bleeding, hidden a tampon in your hand so people won’t know why you’re going to the bathroom, gritted your teeth through cramps so you don’t have to admit why you’re in pain, or used euphemisms like “Aunt Flo” or “that time of the month,” you’ve been affected by cultural attitudes telling you that periods are embarrassing and unmentionable.
     As professionally trained and certified Ayurveda instructors, we have a different attitude. We see menstruation as normal, healthy, and worthy of respect. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to help you reconnect with your body’s natural cycles, without anxiety or shame. We’ve included rituals and meditations for checking in with your body, herbal remedies to help with period symptoms, and advice for eating, exercise, journaling, and self-care that accounts for where you are in your cycle.
     If you haven’t encountered Ayurveda before, don’t worry! All you  need to know for this book is that we’ll be looking at your period holistically, as something that affects and is affected by your physical and mental health and everything else going on in your life. We’ll be talking about how your body uses and manifests prana, or life force, which is analogous to the concept of energy. We’ll occasionally use Sanskrit words, because Ayurveda is a practice that originated in India and has deep roots there, but we’ll always tell you what they mean for you and for your period.
     One thing that makes this book different from other wellness books you’ve seen before is that we’ll talk about the Ayurvedic elements of earth, water, fire, wind, and space. The elements represent different sets of qualities.

* Earth: heaviness, slowness, stability
* Water: flowing, softness, empathy
* Fire: heat, energy, transformation
* Wind: movement, agility, dryness
* Space: subtleness, lightness, imagination

     You may have some of these qualities as innate aspects of your constitution, and they can also be affected by your lifestyle and choices. None of the elements are better or worse than others, but sometimes they can get out of balance, which has ramifications for physical and mental health. As we delve into an Ayurvedic understanding of your period, we’ll talk about how you can balance and harmonize these elements. (It’s important to note that we’re not doctors, so please get a doctor’s input if your periods are consistently troublesome, and don’t take our advice over theirs!)
     This book is for people with regular periods, irregular periods, heavy or light periods, painful or easy periods. It’s for period newbies and period experts. It’s even for people who don’t have periods at all because of hormonal birth control, pregnancy, hysterectomy, or menopause. (If you don’t have a natural cycle, we suggest you use this book by aligning to the cycle of the moon—full moon for
ovulation, new moon for menstruation.)
     During your menstruating years, your period can take up as much as a quarter of your life—sometimes more. Our aim is to help you make friends with your cycle, so you can feel balanced and empowered all the time, even that one messy week a month. Let’s get flowing!

Love, Julia & Roos

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With this empowering handbook, a better period is possible!

If you menstruate, you’ve probably experienced unpredictable cycles, mood swings, cravings, and unpleasant physical symptoms. We’re often encouraged to treat period discomfort as inevitable. The good news is that you don’t need to.

This handbook from two certified yoga and Ayurveda teachers will give you the information and tools you need to feel your best when you normally feel at your worst. Good Flow contains:
  • Advice on eating, exercising, and introspecting for every stage of your cycle
  • Recipes for herbal tonics to ease cramping and bloating, as well as personal rituals for soothing discomfort
  • Journal prompts for reflecting on your cycle, your body, and how you care for yourself
  • Monthly trackers to record and manage symptoms
  • And more!

A better period is possible! Learn how to take action no matter what kind of menstruation experience you’re having so you can feel like your best self.

Author

Julia Blohberger and Roos Neeter are full-time yoga teachers and Ayurvedic health and lifestyle advisors trained at the Delight Yoga Academy in Amsterdam. They are the authors of Good Sh*t: Your Holistic Guide to the Best Poop of Your Life View titles by Julia Blohberger
Julia Blohberger and Roos Neeter are full-time yoga teachers and Ayurvedic health and lifestyle advisors trained at the Delight Yoga Academy in Amsterdam. They are the authors of Good Sh*t: Your Holistic Guide to the Best Poop of Your Life View titles by Roos Neeter

Excerpt

Get in the Flow

If you have a uterus, chances are you have a period. And if you have a period, chances are you hate it.
     Menstruation comes with pain, inconvenience, mess, and emotional upheaval. Even worse, many cultures have shame or stigma about periods. If you’ve ever canceled a date because of bleeding, hidden a tampon in your hand so people won’t know why you’re going to the bathroom, gritted your teeth through cramps so you don’t have to admit why you’re in pain, or used euphemisms like “Aunt Flo” or “that time of the month,” you’ve been affected by cultural attitudes telling you that periods are embarrassing and unmentionable.
     As professionally trained and certified Ayurveda instructors, we have a different attitude. We see menstruation as normal, healthy, and worthy of respect. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to help you reconnect with your body’s natural cycles, without anxiety or shame. We’ve included rituals and meditations for checking in with your body, herbal remedies to help with period symptoms, and advice for eating, exercise, journaling, and self-care that accounts for where you are in your cycle.
     If you haven’t encountered Ayurveda before, don’t worry! All you  need to know for this book is that we’ll be looking at your period holistically, as something that affects and is affected by your physical and mental health and everything else going on in your life. We’ll be talking about how your body uses and manifests prana, or life force, which is analogous to the concept of energy. We’ll occasionally use Sanskrit words, because Ayurveda is a practice that originated in India and has deep roots there, but we’ll always tell you what they mean for you and for your period.
     One thing that makes this book different from other wellness books you’ve seen before is that we’ll talk about the Ayurvedic elements of earth, water, fire, wind, and space. The elements represent different sets of qualities.

* Earth: heaviness, slowness, stability
* Water: flowing, softness, empathy
* Fire: heat, energy, transformation
* Wind: movement, agility, dryness
* Space: subtleness, lightness, imagination

     You may have some of these qualities as innate aspects of your constitution, and they can also be affected by your lifestyle and choices. None of the elements are better or worse than others, but sometimes they can get out of balance, which has ramifications for physical and mental health. As we delve into an Ayurvedic understanding of your period, we’ll talk about how you can balance and harmonize these elements. (It’s important to note that we’re not doctors, so please get a doctor’s input if your periods are consistently troublesome, and don’t take our advice over theirs!)
     This book is for people with regular periods, irregular periods, heavy or light periods, painful or easy periods. It’s for period newbies and period experts. It’s even for people who don’t have periods at all because of hormonal birth control, pregnancy, hysterectomy, or menopause. (If you don’t have a natural cycle, we suggest you use this book by aligning to the cycle of the moon—full moon for
ovulation, new moon for menstruation.)
     During your menstruating years, your period can take up as much as a quarter of your life—sometimes more. Our aim is to help you make friends with your cycle, so you can feel balanced and empowered all the time, even that one messy week a month. Let’s get flowing!

Love, Julia & Roos

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