Whenever we are confronted with outer obstacles we can bash our heads against them or flow over, under, around them with flexible, inner strength. How do we cultivate this inner quality? Everyone has some level of grit, stamina, or resilience of spirit. We only need to uncover the Source within, to let it permeate our body and mind. What is covering it? It’s all the parts of us that we developed to protect us, often as young children, from pain and suffering. A well known … [Read more...] about Cultivating Inner Strength
Ayurveda describes a special substance, OJAS, as key to our health. Ojas has preservative and disease resistant functions. It also supports the healthy functioning of body, mind and senses. It normally flows throughout the body, empowering the organs & tissues that are most active. Western science has not exactly found it, however, some think some types of prostaglandins may be similar. Ojas is created when you have good digestion - not only in your digestive tract … [Read more...] about Healthier Immune System with Ayurveda
Ayurveda self care goes to the heart. It is the framework upon which you can build a life in tune with Nature. Going to the root - it's radical - and worthy of a support group . Changing your self care routine can change so much in your life. And Ayurveda offers healthy routines for eating, sleeping, exercising, meditating, and more. And I'm starting a free support group to help you get started. What is your self care routine? Is it routine, locked into a list you automatically check off in … [Read more...] about Ayurveda Self Care Support Group for YOU!
Midwives study so much to keep up to date on caring for their clients. Why add Ayurveda? So many reasons! I like to call Ayurveda the Language of Nature. It describes how Nature works and how to work WITH Nature. This is also the philosophy of midwifery - to support the natural process. So understanding Ayurveda adds another layer of support for pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Another reason is the array of tools available through Ayurveda to bring mothers back into healthy balance. … [Read more...] about Why Ayurveda for Midwives?
In the language of Ayurveda, during the menopausal change, the energy of the woman shifts from the downward energy of the apana more towards the upward energy of udana. If she has imbalances in the samana vayu or ranjaka pitta these can move into other areas causing hot flashes, cholesterol problems, or … [Read more...] about Menopause & Ayurveda
Preventing Miscarriages BEFORE Pregnancy The BEST way to prevent miscarriages is by holistic preconception care. In Ayurveda we promote fertility and healthy pregnancy by first supporting : regular, comfortable menstrual cyclesgeneral good healthbalanced lifestyle, including appropriate exercisehealthy downward energies - shown by menstrual, bladder and bowel healthovercoming vaginal infectionshaving balanced energies in the body - in Ayurveda this means Vata, Pitta, and Kapha that … [Read more...] about Preventing Miscarriages