Ladies - Here Are 6 Ways To Have It All.

6 Ways To Have It All
For many women today, it’s hard to find a moment to breathe, let alone take care of your health. Whether you’re working in the office or in the home, raising your children or caring for elderly parents — it’s a balancing act just to get through the day. Yet taking care of yourself and staying in balance mentally and physically is central to meeting all the demands of your family and career.

“Women today have so many areas of life to attend to, it’s important that they set aside time to maintain their own health and happiness,” says Sankari Wegman, an Ayurvedic expert at The Raj Maharishi Ayurveda Health Spa in Fairfield, Iowa. A wife and mother of two young children, she herself juggles work, teaching and home life.

Here she offers six simple suggestions from Maharishi Ayurveda to create more balance today.

1. Vata - The Key to Balance
“The key for women to stay in balance is to take care of Vata dosha,” Sankari says. “When Vata dosha goes out of balance, it can manifest as worry, stress and tension. And because it is fast-moving by nature, it goes out of balance easily and then leads the other doshas. So Vata dosha is the key to staying calm and healthy.” Vata dosha, which is the mind-body operator that governs movement in the body, is quick, rough, dry, and irregular by nature.

“To balance Vata, it’s important to maintain a regular daily routine, starting with a consistent, early bedtime and waking time,” Sankari says. “Regular exercise, regular sleep, regular meditation, daily yoga, daily Ayurvedic Oil Massage (abhyanga), regular mealtimes — all of these things help keep Vata dosha in balance.”

2. Enlist the Help of Family
Where do you find the time to add these extra items to your daily routine? For Sankari, the solution is to involve the entire family. “It can be hard to fit anything new into your already-busy life,” Sankari says. “But the good thing is that your family can do it with you. Then you don’t feel separate from your family while taking care of your health.”

For example, when she’s doing her daily yoga asanas, her children follow along. “They don’t have to do it perfectly, but they are learning healthy habits that will stay with them for life,” notes Sankari. “When you have a regular daily routine, the whole family is on that routine and benefits from it.”

3. Plan Time for Yourself
Once or twice a week, arrange for your husband or friend to take care of the kids so you can take a break from your chores and responsibilities. "Taking dancing classes once or twice a week in the evening, or meeting a friend for a walk early in the morning — these are things I do just for me,” Sankari says. “I get to exercise and share time with friends. I think it’s really healthy for women to take a break, to do something that brings joy, whether it’s taking a painting class, meeting friends for breakfast, or going to the gym.” Sankari likes exercising with her friends, because they help motivate her. “The key to balancing Vata dosha is to be regular, so combining exercise with meeting friends is a great way to bring more encouragement and support to staying on a healthy daily routine.”

4. Melt Away Stress with Deep Rest
The importance of good sleep and daily meditation cannot be overestimated. “There is a tendency for women to do so much for others, to get tired, so you need to make sure you schedule time to rest and rejuvenate with your daily meditation,” Sankari says. “Even though time is tight, you can juggle your schedule to make time. Alternate with your spouse, or meditate before the children come home. Just having that focus, the rest you gain in meditation goes a long way.”

Sankari and her husband, Keith, follow a set morning routine, where one practices the Transcendental Meditation® technique and the other starts the children on their Ayurvedic Oil Massage, bathing and breakfast. Then they switch roles, so they both get to meditate. “They see us meditating, and they see it as Daddy’s turn, Mommy’s turn,” Sankari says. “And now that my son is 5, he is doing the children’s meditation, so he takes his turn too.” Sankari says she doesn’t feel guilty about the time she spends away from her children, because her children like it when she meditates. “When you’re rested, you dive within yourself and replenish, and you come out with more love, more to give.”

5. Eat Wholesome, Non-GMO, Organic Foods 
Eating regularly (at approximately the same time each day) and eating well-cooked meals helps balance Vata dosha and leads to strong immunity for the whole family. “Learn to eat those foods that are healthy for your body type, and avoid those things that are hard to digest,” advises Sankari. “If you are tense or worried, for instance, it’s not a good idea to eat salads for lunch every day. Rather, you’ll want to soothe Vata dosha and eat warm, fresh, cooked foods and consume warm drinks.” Preparing home-cooked meals is healthier and draws the family together. For example, for winter breakfasts, Sankari prepares hot rice cereal or cream of wheat, with cooked apples and raisins that she soaks overnight.

“This is something the kids love and is good for my husband and me too,” she says. “It’s so important for women not to skip breakfast, to sit down for a warm meal rather than eating on the go. It helps start the day right and balances Vata dosha.” If the family has to eat outside the home at lunch, one Ayurvedic option is to prepare kichari (a full protein made of rice and split mung-bean dhal that can be carried inside a small thermos), along with steamed vegetables.

“It doesn’t have to be complicated — you can provide a simple home-cooked meal that is much healthier than what you or your children would purchase,” Sankari says. For the evening meal, it helps to have part of the meal prepared before you come home from work, so you don’t feel pressured and hungry while you cook. You could prep the veggies in the morning, or prepare soup or veggies with grains in a crock pot.

“Even making fresh flatbreads (chapatti) is an easy thing to do, once you get the hang of it,” Sankari says. “Kids love forming the dough into balls and rolling it out.” Sankari finds that her children have become accustomed to warm foods and drinks, and even request them. “I’ve been giving my older son warm water or warm Organic Calming Vata Tea, and now he doesn’t crave cold drinks. The warm foods and warm drinks support good digestion and won’t throw Vata out of balance, thus contributing to better immunity.”

6. Support Your Mind and Body with Herbal Food Supplements
Taking herbal food supplements can help reduce stress and boost immunity. Vital Lady is ideal for increasing energy levels and clarity of mind, and helps a woman balance so many tasks at work and at home,” Sankari says. “For women over 40, Rejuvenation for Ladies helps restore that youthful glow. It promotes cellular regeneration, which slows both biological and psychological aging.” Sankari keeps Bio-Immune in her medicine chest to help purify toxins and to support the body’s natural immune response. She also recommends taking Maharishi Amrit Kalash regularly to rejuvenate the mind and body and improve immunity.

“I highly recommend Stress Free Mind and Stress Free Emotions,” she says. “These are wonderful, powerful supplements to help us manage the stresses we encounter every day.” Worry Free is also a powerful Vata-balancing formula. It addresses Apana Vata and is useful not just for worry, but also for general balancing of Vata. Stress Free Mind is ideal for anyone who is under mental pressure at work, or who is prone to worry and mental tension. Stress Free Emotions helps us handle emotional stressors that are causing irritability or sadness in our lives, whether from the family, money pressures, or work relationships. Sankari cautions that because they are potent, it isn’t necessary to take a lot to get results — just follow the directions on the bottle.

Since Vata dosha also governs the cycles of a woman’s life, such as menstruation, it’s important for the busy woman to give her body extra support, Sankari says. “Smooth Cycle helps us to maintain monthly cycles that are balanced and even blissful. And for the menopause years, Midlife for Women I and Midlife for Women II help balance Vata disturbance and help keep the menopause years smooth and comfortable,” she says.

For your best energy, emotional balance and immune strength, Ayurvedic experts emphasize the importance of maintaining a balanced state of digestion (agni). Organic Digest Tone (Triphala Plus), taken nightly before sleep, supports regular elimination and detoxification. It also helps the body assimilate food and other herbal formulations. It is considered the one Ayurvedic herbal to take daily.

Sankari also recommends consulting an expert in Maharishi Ayurveda to learn which herbal supplements and dietary and lifestyle recommendations are most effective for your mind-body type. And whenever you’re taking herbal supplements, she advises following a regular routine and eating the right foods for best results. While creating balance in your life can take some effort, it’s an investment well worth making.

“Every stage gives a flavor of the next stage,” Sankari says. “You may not feel you have the time, but if you take care of yourself now, it helps you feel healthier in the future — so you can support and enjoy your family in a blissful way for many years to come. Sometimes it’s hard to see the big picture, but taking care of yourself is the most important thing you can do for your family.”

Disclaimer
The sole purpose of these articles is to provide information about the tradition of ayurveda. This information is not intended for use in the diagnosis, treatment, cure or prevention of any disease. If you have any serious acute or chronic health concern, please consult a trained health professional who can fully assess your needs and address them effectively. If you are seeking the medical advice of a trained ayurvedic expert, call or e-mail us for the number of a physician in your area. Check with your doctor before taking herbs or using essential oils when pregnant or nursing.


Successful Postpartum With Ayurveda

Successful Postpartum with Ayurveda
A successful postpartum involves complete recovery and rejuvenation of tissues after childbirth, healthy digestion and feeling happy and joyful about motherhood. Ayurveda, the traditional medicine of India, shines light on how to care for new mothers and their babies. Ayurveda understands the changes that women undergo during childbirth and what is required for proper recovery and rejuvenation. According to Ayurveda, one of the most sacred periods in a woman’s life is the 42 days (six weeks) after giving birth. This time is considered possibly more important than the pregnancy itself! This postpartum period is a unique window which calls for special care. Ayurvedic medicine embraces a broader scope of practice using ancient knowledge and skills to rejuvenate new mothers and their babies. Ayurveda is a way of living with the awareness that you are connected with the environment.

During pregnancy, tremendous changes happen physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. The tendency in the modern culture is to regard pregnancy as nothing different than there is a baby growing inside and that life continues as usual, and it is common that women go back to work few weeks after the delivery, wanting to get back to their active life as soon as possible. The thing is that after childbirth, new mothers are as delicate as their newborn baby physically, mentally and emotionally for six weeks postpartum. In case of a C-section or complications, this period is longer. Thus, there is a great need for women to understand the importance of rejuvenation after childbirth; allowing time and space to turn their attention inward and to listen to their bodies.

Preparing For A Natural Pregnancy - Dr Neelesh Korde

The Best Time For Mating
Dr Neelesh Korde explains that the ancient Rishis recommended that the time between midnight and 3 am is most appropriate for mating as it is when nature is most still and calm. Child Birth is an important duty for every human being to fulfill. Pregnancy is not something that should happen by accident but rather be planned and prepared for. One must prepare their bodies by cleansing through the Pancha karma routine before mating in order to ensure that both partners are in the best health and they have detoxified their bodies which would then be ready to safely nourish and develop a strong and healthy child.

After Childbirth
After childbirth, every new Mom’s digestive power is diminished and digestive issues are common such as irregular appetite, gas, bloating, constipation and abdominal cramps. Thus a new mother’s need for nourishing and delicious foods is very high. Appropriate nutrition during postpartum will minimize difficulties for both Mom and her breastfeeding baby.

Heidi Nordlund’s new Ayurvedic e-cook book called Cooking for Postpartum with Ayurveda is designed to correct the imbalances that naturally occur after childbirth and to support proper nutrition and rejuvenation for Mom and Baby. In addition to 35+ specialized Ayurvedic postpartum recipes, this cook book includes:

  • The Ayurvedic view on postpartum
  • Detailed lists of which vegetables, fruits, proteins, carbohydrates and fats to prefer during postpartum
  • 14 things to avoid during postpartum
  • The best formula recipe for babies
  • Information about why ghee (clarified butter) is a must have in your kitchen
  • Important things to know about cow’s milk

This cook book is essential in the hands of everyone who is cooking for a new Mom.
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Postpartum is often a challenging time for a new family. It is important to know that when the mother is happy, the rest of the family is also happy. When Mom knows how to take care of herself during this sacred time, she experiences great benefits such as:

  • Faster recovery and rejuvenation
  • Uplifted and positive state of mind
  • Improved digestion (minimal constipation or gas)
  • Proper elimination (no constipation)
  • Enhanced milk supply
  • Stronger immunity
  • Deeper bonding with baby
  • Easier relationship with husband

Postpartum depression affects about 15% of new moms (1 in 7 women). Approximately 4 million babies are born each year which means that at least 600,000 women in the U.S. suffer from postpartum depression annually. For 1000's of years, Ayurveda has supported women during this sacred time offering the solutions for a successful postpartum.

Heidi Nordlund
About Heidi Nordlund
Heidi Nordlund is a Certified Advanced Practitioner of Ayurveda (Ayurved Bhishakgwar) with multiple degrees in Ayurvedic Medicine from Alandi Ayurveda Gurukula in Boulder, CO and the Rocky Mountain Institute for Yoga and Ayurveda. Heidi is the founder of Namaskar Healing™, LLC and has been practicing for more than a decade. She is available for healing sessions and private consultations in person and via phone.

Heidi is a Certified Postpartum AyurDoula and is passionate about supporting women through their sacred postpartum window. Heidi understands the need for tender loving care during this special time and is grateful for the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of new mothers and that of their newborn baby.

Heidi is also a Tibetan Cranial Practitioner and Yoga Instructor and Therapist, and has earned certifications from the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque in herbal medicine (Dravyaguna Vijnan), clinical practicum, pulse reading (Nadi Vijnan) and healing of vital energy points (Marma Chikitsa).

The multifaceted developmental and healing modalities that Heidi offers are consistently effective in improving health and wellness resulting in enhanced vitality and well-being. Clients find inspiration and healing in her practical skills and caring wisdom resulting from many years of specialized training and practice.

Heidi was born and raised in Denmark; she moved to the United States in 2002 to engage with enduring dedication in an ongoing deepening learning and application of spiritual healing disciplines. Heidi continues to deepen and advance her spiritual connection through personal dedication to devotional practices.

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Disclaimer
The sole purpose of these articles is to provide information about the tradition of ayurveda. This information is not intended for use in the diagnosis, treatment, cure or prevention of any disease. If you have any serious acute or chronic health concern, please consult a trained health professional who can fully assess your needs and address them effectively. If you are seeking the medical advice of a trained ayurvedic expert, call or e-mail us for the number of a physician in your area. Check with your doctor before taking herbs or using essential oils when pregnant or nursing.


Female Health: Amenorrhea [cessation of menses] - An Ayurvedic Perspective

Female Health: Amenorrhea - An Ayurvedic Perspective
Amenorrhea is a condition characterized by the absence of menstruation.  This disorder is of two types – Primary amenorrhea and secondary amenorrhea. If a girl has not menstruated by age 16 it is referred to as primary amenorrhea and can continue indefinitely. Secondary amenorrhea is characterized by the absence of 2-3 periods in a row in a woman who menstruates normally.  Pregnancy, lactation and menopause do not create the absence of menses.

Etiological Factors To Consider: 
There are many etiological factors in amenorrhea. It can be due to endocrine disturbances such as hyperthyroidism which can be due to increased vata and kapha. Increased kapha can manifest in hypothyroidism leading to primary amenorrhea. Other factors such as obesity, malnutrition, congenital diabetes, anorexia, Cushing’s syndrome, PCOS can also lead to amenorrhea.  Secondary amenorrhea can also be caused by extreme activities or sports, fasting, weight loss and jet lag.

Signs and Symptoms:
These can vary according to the state of imbalance in an individual but general signs of primary amenorrhea are abnormal physical maturation, there may be stunted growth and immaturity. Secondary amenorrhea signs can include weight loss and anemia as well as anxiety and headaches.

Management:
Management of amenorrhea is dependent on the cause of the disorder. When primary secondary amenorrhea is involved and there are issues with the reproductive system, surgery may be required. If amenorrhea is manifested as a result of another systemic disorder or disease then that condition must be treated first. However there are some ayurvedic management tips for amenorrhea:

Panchakarma:
Panchakarma is an ayurvedic purification treatment and is considered extremely beneficial for amenorrhea. The use of appropriate building oils (Bala, nirgundi and vata tailam/oils) can help to strengthen the body. This should be performed only under direct supervision of a qualified professional and after having discussed with one's primary care physician.

Herbs To Consider:
Herbs such as Shatavari, Ashwagandha, Bala, vidari and Atma gupta can be used to help build and strengthen

·        Bhringraj oil on the soles of the feet and scalp is beneficial if amenorrhea is due to anxiety or stress. Herbs such as shankapuspi, jatamamsi and ashwagandha can help in these circumstances also

·        1 tsp of bala and trikatu in 1 cup of milk to aid in jet lag induced amenorrhea

·        A nutrient rich diet with good sources of iron can also help in prevention of amenorrhea. Foods such as raisins, beets, kale, mango, pumpkin, pineapples, almonds, garlic milk, pomegranate can be beneficial.

·        Shatavari milk and shatavari kalpa (roasted shatavari with saffron, cardamom and sugar) are also helpful in preventing amenorrhea.

·        Following a vata pacifying diet and lifestyle is also important in the prevention of amenorrhea. Avoiding strenuous activities and maintaining a proper body weight is crucial.

* Meditation and gentle pranayama is also key to maintaining balance.
* Seeing a physician to diagnose the underlying root cause is most essential in treating the disorder.

Disclaimer:
This is strictly for educational purpose only and not considered medical advice.

References
·        Lad, V. (1999). The complete book of Ayurvedic home remedies.
·        Sharma, H. (2011). Ayurvedic Healing. Singing Dragon
·        Lad, V. (2012). Ayurvedic perspectives on selected pathologies
·        Svoboda, R. (1999). Ayurveda for women: A guide to vitality and health
·        Lonsdorf, N. (2004). The ageless woman: Natural health and beauty after forty


Female Health: Menorrhagia ~ 5 Simple Ayurvedic Considerations

Female Health: Menorrhagia ~ 5 Simple Ayurvedic Considerations
Menorrhagia is a condition that results in excessive bleeding during a woman’s menstrual cycle. This can include both the amount of blood and/or the number of days during which bleeding occurs. The causative factors can vary from hormonal imbalances to diet and lifestyle patterns. Ayurveda classifies this disorder as a pitta [heat] imbalance and can be common during the pitta stage of life (ages 30-40 years).  If not properly managed, this can also lead to anemia and patients may start to feel fatigue and develop headaches amongst other symptoms.

Ayurveda Considers The Root Cause
It is important to discover the root cause of the disorder, as it may vary for each individual. From an ayurvedic perspective, the strength of agni [the digestive capacity] and the dosha [bodily humors] involved in the cause of menorrhagia must be considered in order to apply correct management. However, there are some general guidelines one may follow as pitta [fire] is the main dosha to be considered.

5 Simple Ayurvedic Considerations

  • 1.      Reduce physical activity and simply rest instead. As the blood loss may have created fatigue and depletion in the body it is important to start building strength by avoiding strenuous activities.
  • 2.      Improve the quality of blood by maintaining good iron levels. Foods such as beets, kale, raisins and currents can help to boost iron levels. Additionally, one can take a natural iron supplement with sufficient vitamin C to assist with iron absorption.  Bhumyamalaki is an herb that is also a good source of iron and can be taken as 1tsp in hot water at night. If there is an inflammatory condition leading to profuse bleeding, bhumyamalaki is particularly useful.
  • 3.      Certain herbs can help to balance hormones such as primrose oil, shatavari, kumari asava (an herbalized wine with aloe vera) and ashok. To help build strength and combat fatigue, ashwagandha, bala and vidari can be added.
  • 4.      Consuming pomegranate juice and aloe vera can help negate excess pitta [heat] in the body. Likewise, you may want to consider mint and CCF [cumin, coriander, and fennel] teas as well.
  • 5.      Following a pitta pacifying diet and lifestyle may also help reduce symptoms and target the root cause. Also, avoid heavy activities such as weight lifting, jogging and hiking. Keeping a mineral and vitamin rich diet will also help with managing strength as the increased blood loss can also result in loss of vital minerals and nutrients. Maintaining iron levels and investigating into the root cause of the disorder is of prime importance in managing menorrhagia. Meditation and stress-reducing-gentle yoga may also be very beneficial.

 

Disclaimer:
This is strictly for educations purpose only and not to be considered medical advice.
Always first discuss with your primary care physician before considering any new regimen.
Herbs should always be considered under the guidance of a qualified holistic professional.

References:
- Lad, V. (1999). The complete book of Ayurvedic home remedies.
- Lad, V. (2012). Ayurvedic perspectives on selected pathologies
- Svoboda, R. (1999). Ayurveda for women: A guide to vitality and health
- Lonsdorf, N. (2004). The ageless woman


6 Practical Tips For Managing PMS ~ An Ayurvedic Perspective

Premenstrual syndrome is a common affliction in many women. According to Ayurveda having PMS is not a ‘normal’ occurrence – it usually implies that there is an imbalance in the body. A ‘normal’ menses experience should be without pain and mood swings. However, in today’s society of high pressure and activity it has become inevitable that most women are experiencing all kinds of symptoms. There are some home remedies that can help reduce the symptoms and pain associated with PMS. Some of the recommendations will differ according to the signs and symptoms, but there are some general guidelines one can follow to help prevent and manage some of the discomfort during the cycle.

6 Practical Tips For Managing PMS ~ An Ayurvedic Perspective

1. Following a light diet the week before (and during) your cycle can help to ease the body into the purification process it is going through. Eating cold and heavy foods can exacerbate the painful symptoms during the cycle. A diet of fresh vegtables, soups and broths is much more favorable at this time.

2. One tablespoon of Aloe vera gel twice a day is extremely effective especially if taken a week before the onset of menses. Aloe vera is very cooling without aggravating the body and can help with some of the heat thatis generated during the cycle.

3. If there is abdominal cramps and bloating a warm castor oil pack placed on the lower abdomen can also relieve some of these symptoms. Castor oil produces a slow sustained heat that is soothing and healing. It can also help relieve congestion and discomfort of endometriosis. Pour 3 tablespoons of warm castor oil onto a soft cloth and place this compress over the abdomen. A hot water bottle can be placed on top to keep warm.

4. Avoid alcohol and caffeine as these are diuretics and can worsen PMS symptoms. Likewise, avoid chocolates, cookies and sodas as these are refined sugars and can also worsen PMS symptoms.

5. Eating vitamin (A-E) and calcium rich food can also help to prevent premenstrual cramps and pain. Foods such as leafy greens, milk, beans, peas and spinach as well as vitamin rich food such as carrots, sweet potatoes, broccoli, oranges and sunflower oil can also help to keep anxiety and mood swings at bay.

6. Gentle yoga exercise can also be great for prevention of PMS before the onset of menses. However during the cycle, resting as much as possible is recommended.

More Specific Signs & Symptoms of PMS

 "VATA-TYPE P.M.S." is often associated with:
- anxiety
- insomnia
- mood swings
- low back pain
- fear
- feeling edgy
- overwhelmed

Simple Considerations for "Vata-Type P.M.S." 
- 1 tablespoon of aloe vera with a pinch of black pepper three times a day a week before menses.
- Consume 10 cherries daily a week before menses

"PITTA-TYPE P.M.S." is often associated with:
- irritability
- anger
- judgment
- acne
- hot flashes
- breast tenderness
- swelling
- cystitis

Simple Considerations for "Pitta-Type P.M.S."
- 1 tablespoon of aloe vera three times a day with a pinch of cumin a week before menses.
- Consume rose hibiscus tea and rose petal jam

"KAPHA-TYPE P.M.S." is often associated with:
- depression
- withdrawal
- fatigue
- lethargy
- bloating
- weight gain
- cravings
- poor appetitite

Simple Considerations for "Kapha-Type P.M.S."
- 1 tablespoon of aloe vera three times a day with a pinch of trikatu a week before menses.
- Ginger and hibiscus tea and using castor oil packs

Disclaimer:
This is for educational purposes only and not to be considered medical advice.
These are general considerations and for a more detailed assessment, one should consider a professional ayurvedic provider.

References:
1. Lad, V. (1999). The complete book of Ayurvedic home remedies. New York: Three Rivers Press.
2. Sharma, H. (2011). Ayurvedic Healing. Singing Dragon
3. Lad, V. (2012). Ayurvedic perspectives on selected pathologies: An anthology of essential reading from ayurveda today (2nd ed.). Albuquerque, NM: Ayurvedic Press.
4. Svoboda, R. (1999). Ayurveda for women: A guide to vitality and health. Devon: David & Charles.
5. Lonsdorf, N. (2004). The ageless woman: Natural health and beauty after forty with Maharishi Ayurveda. Ann Arbor, MI: MCD Century Publications.