Ayurveda for Women in Transitions – Part 1

Do you need a reset? As women there comes a time when we know it is the right time for one. Transitional stages are meant to bring you to the next part of life and each bridge is meant to be taken with ease and kindness to ourselves. 

“Ayurveda teaches that we live most optimally by observing cycles in nature, and utilizing practices that align ourselves with them.”

Many women experience Perimenopausal symptoms/ hormonal shifts and only a small portion seek help to understand why this is happening and what to do next to help resolve. As women, sometimes this is the moment in time we need to can take the pause needed and reset. Ask ourselves what is needed in our life that may be off-balance, to bring ourselves back in harmony with nature and experience ease throughout our cycles. To celebrate the changes instead of resisting them, dive into your daily rituals and go all in on self-care. From the Ayurvedic perspective, wholesome food and a wholesome lifestyle are key to maintain homeostasis of the dosha. 

A few key tips:

-Avoid cold foods, such as salads, raw vegetables and processed sugars

-Its important to nourish our body with whole food, such as Ghee

-Lean towards warm nourishing foods such as kitchari, cooked vegetables and warm teas

-Practice kindness to yourself and others. This is important as aging takes place

-Follow a regular sleep (nidra) schedule for our minds and body, to reset your internal clock

-Regular oil (Abhyanga) massage to cleanse and strengthen the tissues

-Consult with a Qualified Ayurvedic Practitioner to provide the supportive herbs needed through feminine changes and discomfort occurring. Both preventative and therapeutic options are provided.

There are several methods of Ayurvedic detoxification that may be suitable for my clients, one being a Panchakarma treatment. Sometimes is the right step, when ready. Because of poor lifestyle choices our systems can get taxed fairly quickly and Ama (primary toxin) develops because of our food choices and lack of mindfulness with food. This can create stagnation in our system and block the normal flow our body needs for proper digestion, absorption and assimilation. 

Panchakarma is a gentle, yet profound purification therapy, designed to reduce the body of toxins and balance doshic function. There are countless benefits and most importantly it helps to improve overall health and wellbeing. From my own personal experience through the process as well as helping clients, it is also a cleanse for not just the mind and body but the soul. The clarity obtained arises not only mentally but spiritually and creates a deeper sense of peace that can be sustained with practice.

It is a process and should be considered only with a trained certified practitioner. 

More to come on Amani Mind 🙂 Connect with me directly on Amani Mind for an indepth consult and guidance so we can determine which therapy would be best for you. Namaste

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