This 1 hour (MP3) interview by Sarah Lou of BirthWorks with Terra Rafael shares various aspects of Ayurveda teachings supporting healthy labor and birth. Ayurveda focuses not only on the physical but also the energetic aspects of giving birth.
The energies of Nature flow around, within and through us – We are a part of Nature. Ayurveda teaches us how to read the language of Nature so we can work WITH Nature – crucial to giving birth.
Vata Dosha is very instrumental in how things move, how the baby will come out or stay in. We spoke specifically about the Apana Vayu or downward energy of Vata Dosha, which is key to not only labor and birth, but menstrual health, pregnancy health, fetal development, postpartum, and orgasm. Learning about it and how to care for it is crucial to all phases of women’s health!