Ladies Holiday

Traditionally, ladies take rest from practice on the first 2-3 days of their personal moon (menses).


Contemporary women in yoga have taken varying approaches to this, from ignoring it altogether, to taking a full three days. Some want to take this time to rest the body, others find that doing the practice helps them feel better. The old Indian taboos, such as banishing the woman to the back room for four days, have been rightfully left behind by contemporary women, who instead have decided individually how they want to do it, an approach we at the Shala support.

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