Harness your Cycle

The word harness means to use something well because you understand it. Without the female menstrual cycle, there would be no human life on earth. We can use our understanding of the menstrual cycle to be aware of and take care of our bodies every day of the month.

The Harness Your Menstrual Cycle approach uses the menstrual cycle as framework to empower young women to be self-aware, self-confident and self-caring in all other aspects of their lives. Harness Your Menstrual Cycle workshops consist of 10 lessons on the physical, mental and emotional fluctuations that can occur throughout a menstrual cycle. This will be complimented by beautifully illustrated books that can be owned and used by young women in places like Refugee Camps.

Harness Your Cycle

During the menstrual cycle, which includes ovulation, the building of the uterine lining , and menstruation, some other changes that might happen in the body at around the same time every month include: changes in body temperature, bigger or sore breasts, headaches, stomach cramps, tiredness, changes in moods and emotions and even a faster or slower heart rate.


The menstrual cycle gives girls and women the opportunity to get to know their body better every month. Everybody experiences their menstrual cycle in a way that is unique to them. When girls and women know how their bodies react at different times of their menstrual cycle, they will know what is normal for them.

Just Breathe

If you experience physical or emotional discomfort during your menstrual cycle, regular stretching exercises can help your body to relax. At the end of your period, stretching also helps your body to clean out the last parts of the falling away uterine lining. Stretching exercises also remind us to just breathe, which then makes our bodies more relaxed.

child pose menstrual stretching excercise

Child pose

When: At any time in menstrual cycle

Benefits: Start with this pose before doing other exercises. It relaxes the body, and helps to relieve menstrual pain.

Harness Your Menstrual Cycle: Private, and group 1-Day Workshops and 10-week courses in Edinburgh!

Coming soon, we will be hosting Harness Your Cycle 1-day workshops and 10-week courses in Edinburgh.

Contact Koree@Kalitasha.com to secure your place!

Course Description:

The Harness Your Cycle participatory 1-day workshops and 10-week courses will empower participants with tools and strategies for life, by using their menstrual cycle as a framework. “A cycle is the basic unit of life: birth, growth, transformation, decline and death, followed once again by birth”. The menstrual cycle is a circular, repeating journey with 4 distinct phases (Menstrual, Postmenstrual, Ovulatory, Premenstrual). The course uses 10 distinct yoga poses for each lesson to demonstrate the stretching/breathing exercises that enable participants to harness biological knowledge of their menstrual cycles every day of every month.

The Key Messages throughout the Harness Your Menstrual Cycle courses are…

  • You are enough as you are.
  • Being successful/thriving in your own world starts with you as a person: knowing yourself and taking care of yourself.
  • Treat your body like a best friend and you will also get a powerful friend on your side for life.

cobra menstrual stretching excercise


When: Any time when not menstruating

Benefits: Good for flexibility and making chest area strong.

Downward dog menstrual stretching excercise

Downward-facing dog:

When: At any time in menstrual cycle

Benefits: This pose restores energy, rests the heart, increases blood flow around breasts and stomach, relaxes the body.


The start of menstruation is something that should make us proud. It shows us that our bodies are working well. Some cultures have a celebration when a girl starts her period. We will be updating this website with stories and pictures on how different communities celebrate this important transition in the life of a girl.

Lunar centric NFT based game coming soon!

We will be introducing a new and fun mobile application that shows menstruating people how to align their cycle to the different phases of the moon as it becomes big and then small again during its own cycle of 28 days.

Did you know you can add FirstPeriod to your phone homepage?

By leveraging the PWA functionalities you can add it to your home screen, just like a native app.

Step 1: When on the web page click the share icon

Step 2: Then click add to Home Screen

Step 3: Choose where to add it e.g., 1st page or last page..

Video steps to be added.