You know how books sometimes cross your path? This is an ode to the books that have crossed mine and have impacted the way I look at my womanhood. Books that have inspired me to connect to my feminine energy and cyclical nature.
The Book of Women by Osho
My spiritual journey definitely started when the books from Osho were put on my path as a young 18-year old. His rebellious approach to life, society and spirituality woke so much up within myself.
In this book, he speaks mostly about the different archetypes of women and life phases many women go through. An absolutely interesting read for anyone wanting to connect with their feminine energy further.
Woman Code - Alissa Vitti
Years later the next book that was brought to my path was recommended by Gabrielle Bernstein. I would watch her Vlog videos on YouTube almost religiously. I learned so much about Kundalini Yoga, Meditation and Spirituality in this modern age. She recommended this book that really intrigued me. As I always intuitively rejected contra-conception, I was definitely interested in learning more about my cycle.
I have to be honest it took me a few years to get through the entire book. It would be one of those books that I would pick up, read a chapter and put back down until I had another question. I would keep it in my purse for months on end, in case I wanted to read on the way to the office or to meet friends. But did I learn a lot from that book! Especially about nutrition and movement during every phase of our cycle.
This book is an amazing starting point for anyone completely new to the subject!
I believe she also has an App and even a new book that recently came out called Flo.
Optimized Woman - Miranda Gray (Red Moon)
In my first pregnancy, I experienced my first womb blessing ceremony ever. I had a vision of myself under the full moon with my first born. He was still in my belly. It was a magical experience.
Miranda Gray is the creator of the international womb blessing. She wrote the book, Red Moon. Another must-read - I have the e-book.
The Optimized Woman is another book by Miranda Gray that I absolutely LOVE. It really helps you understand what tasks your body and mind might be ready to tackle during each phase of our cycle.
Understanding that you never the same, and that some things come more naturally, i.e. communication and socializing than other times of our cycle can only be an asset to improve our life.
Claire Baker - Period Coach
I discovered Claire Baker’s work after signing up for the Heartfelt Biz course by her and Vienda Maria. I absolutely adored her calling herself a Period Coach - something I have never heard of before.
I have read her e-book and audio book, Adore Your Cycle. Her wisdom and humor creating for an informative yet entertaining read. Another optimal starting point on your period journey. She has also so many online courses and other resources on her website!
Women’s Body Women’s Wisdom by Dr. Christiane Northrup
The book written by the renowned gynecologist by Dr. Christiane Northrup is like a bible on women’s health. She covers so much basic knowledge and wisdom on how things work on a biological perspective. Also the client stories are so relatable and insightful to understand that many times our symptoms have a deeper meaning. Her holistic approach is admirable, something I put a lot of emphasis and importance on in my own approach in health matters.
Her daughter, Kate Northrup had written an amazing book called Do Less. Another must-read! And maybe not noticeable on the first glimpse but also on women’s menstrual cycle. Like mother, like daughter.
I hope these books spark an interest to learn more about your own cycle, as it did to my own.
Much love to you,
inés kelly ღ