Being familiar with your biorhythms can help you make effective decisions.

Time for Exercise: two minutes daily

Properties Required: pen and paper


Chart your biorhythms by using a scale that goes from minus five to plus five, where minus one is mildly negative to minus five a vicious bummer state from hell. Plus one is mildly positive, and plus five is joy and bliss supreme. Zero is a neutral state with little feeling either positive or negative.

  1. Each day use the scale to rate your mood.
  2. Plot this daily for three months to see if you can identify monthly emotional patterns of highs or lows. Such patterns evidence powerful forces, outside your ego self and independent of the circumstances of your life, that influence your life in predictable ways.
  3. Use this information to help you move more smoothly through life. For instance, if you discover the third week of each month is typically a low-energy, bad-mood time, you can avoid important decisions or projects. If possible, make decisions and compete when you are at your peak in the monthly cycle. If you find yourself in arguments and confrontations, stop to notice what time of month it is and act accordingly. For example, go away from the person or situation and come back another time when you have positive feelings.


    For women, you will notice some biorhythm swings that are both related and unrelated to your menstrual cycle. Some men also note more subtle monthly swings.

    Excerpted from the book Sensual Love Secrets for Couples: The Four Freedoms of Body, Mind, Heart and Soul, by Al Link and Pala Copeland, Llewellyn, 2007

Author's Bio: 

Al Link and Pala Copeland own and operate 4 Freedoms Relationship Tantra. They regularly host lover’s romantic weekends near Ottawa Canada, and weeklong retreats in exotic locations. For more information call toll free from Canada or USA: 1-800-684-5308 International long distance: 1-819-689-5308. Visit their websites, and their blog or send email: They have four books published including Soul Sex: Tantra for Two, New Page, 2003; The Complete Idiot's Guide to Supercharged Kama Sutra, Penguin, 2007; Sensual Love Secrets for Couples: The Four Freedoms Body, Heart, Mind and Soul, Llewellyn 2007; Tantra Step by Step: 28 Days to Ecstasy, Llewellyn 2007.