The Color of Your Menstrual Blood

Dark Blood

Have you noticed dark blood at the beginning or the end of your menstrual cycle?
Dark blood at the beginning of your cycle tends to be leftover blood from the previous menstrual cycle.
Dark blood at the end of your menstrual cycle tends to be leftover blood from many moons before. 

What is the ideal color of your menstrual blood?

Ideally we want bright red blood from beginning to end. AND in the journey of unravelling our blood shame, let us look at this dark blood as a sign that something is out of balance, that our wombs are trying to give us information that we can lovingly respond to.  

Uterine Alignment

Why is it that our wombs have this leftover blood to release from past cycles? Our blood stagnates when the uterus is out of its ideal position. “When the uterus is out of alignment, so is she,” said Don Elijio, my teacher’s teacher. (I honor that not all wombkeepers are “she”, this quote emerged many years ago). 

Gravity supports the blood to move out each month and if the womb. If the womb is out of alignment, gravity is impeded. And the blood stagnates, sometimes from one cycle to the next, and sometimes builds up for many cycles in a row. 

Why cramps?

Cramps, as unpleasant as they are, are often a response to this stagnant blood. The muscle wall of the uterus working extra hard to create homeostasis and release this sacred blood. 

Knowledge is power.

Knowledge is power. As we understand more and more about what is happening in our wombs, it becomes more clear how to support their health and wellness. 

About Chaya Aronson

Chaya Leia Aronson, RN BSN is a bodyworker, health and sexuality coach, dancer, lover and mother. Chaya believes that we source our creative, life force expression through our pelvic bowls and if the energy is blocked here, it greatly affects our capacity to be our full authentic selves in the world. Her passion is to support pelvic and abdominal health and healing. The main forms of bodywork she practices are the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® and Holistic Pelvic Care™. Bellydance, contact improvisation and yoga have been the central core of her spiritual and physical practice for over 20 years. She weaves the knowledge she’s gained about movement patterns and body structure with her playful and intuitive spirit to support her clients in actively healing their own bodies and spirits.