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Lakota ceremony. The Lakota people consider a woman's monthly moon time a ceremony in itself, even older than Sweat Lodge. As such, the Moon Ceremony is respected in its own right, and not mixed with any other ceremony. There is also the practical consideration that Sweat Lodge is a very physically demanding ceremony – and a woman who is already losing water to menstruation may ﬁnd the profound degree of sweating in a lodge seriously dehydrating. A woman who has completed the ﬁrst four days of her moon is welcome to attend. However, if this is your ﬁrst lodge, or you have not been to many lodges, you may feel more comfortable waiting until your cycle is completely at an end; especially if you experience a great deal of ﬂow and/or cramping beyond your ﬁrst four days. Our thanks to all of you beautiful young women for respecting this tradition.