The first thing to know is that menstrual blood doesn’t flow continuously; instead, it accumulates in the uterus, which is closed, and only opens occasionally to evacuate it.
Your body gives you a warning, a physical sign, to let you know when to release your menstrual flow, just as when urinating or defecating. It’s a signal that tells your brain that you need to release your period, and it’s also noticeable in the lower abdomen with sensations of swelling, weight, tension, and the need to empty the uterus.
Unfortunately, we grow up ignoring that this is possible, but with awareness and practice, we can learn it! It’s a sustainable period care strategy that helps you connect with your body and cycle.