Category Archives: Ayurveda for Women

6 Essential Yoga Poses for Healthy Menstruation

badhakonasanaAs a woman it is essential that we take care of ourselves during the time of menstruation.  In fact, doing the wrong activities during this time or simply overexerting yourself while menstruating, are major causes of chronic PMS, menstrual irregularities, reproductive issues and eventually disrupted menopausal transitions.  Instead we should focus on nourishing our body and mind during this time of lowered energy and inward healing, making some gentle restorative Yoga postures essential for all women.    Continue reading »

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14 Ways to Ignite your Sexual Energy with Ayurveda

male and female energyAlthough we are considered a sex-driven society, it seems almost an oxymoron to think that one of the most common issues I see on a regular basis is sexual dysfunction.  Whether it manifests as a low sex-drive, vaginal dryness, impotence, premature ejaculation or just a general disinterest; these are all implications of depleted Ojas, hormonal imbalance and weakness in the reproductive tissue.  Even further, these common disorders are often a red flag that there are imbalances in other areas of the body that have led to the decreased sexual energy in the first place. Continue reading »

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Ayurvedic Diet, Lifestyle and Herbal Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

pregnancyAyurveda has a strong belief that the in utero period lays out a long-lasting foundation for one’s entire life.  Thus, it is of great importance that the mother nourishes herself, as well as the baby-to-be during this stage of life.  According to Ayurveda, everything the woman feels and does during pregnancy will have an effect on the fetus, which in turn will lay out the little one’s life for years to come.  Therefore, in order to have a healthy baby (and beyond), we must first begin with a healthy, balanced mother during pregnancy.    Continue reading »

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How to Get Healthy Skin with Ayurveda

clear skin ayurvedaWith the holistic approach Ayurveda is so well known for, it is no surprise that this traditional science provides numerous remedies for obtaining a clear and healthy complexion.  According to Ayurveda, the health of your skin is far from superficial, rather it is a clear picture of your internal health.  Therefore, if you are experiencing any skin issues such as acne, redness, dryness, rashes, eczema or blotchiness; then to really get results one must provide treatment from the inside and out.  Continue reading »

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Ask Ayurveda: Menopausal Weight Gain

Big dark pink Lotus Flower photoDear Ask Ayurveda:

“I am a 50 year old female.  Although I have been in relatively good shape my entire life, in the past 2 years I have gained 15 pounds even though my diet and activity has remained the same.  I have since tried a few various diets such as the Paleo, but I have not seen any results.  The most frustrating issue is that all of the weight seems to have collected along my midsection.  I am currently going through menopause; experiencing hot flashes, night sweats, irritation and hair loss.  The weight gain seems to be another symptom of menopause and I am wondering if I am doomed to be this weight from now on?  And even more so, does Ayurveda have a solution?”  Doomed in Menopause      Continue reading »

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The Many Uses and Benefits of the Castor Oil Pack

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Castor oil has a wide range of uses, both internally and externally.  Castor oil holds a strong place in traditional Ayurvedic medicine, as well as many other ancient medical sciences.  Castor oil packs are a highly effective therapy used to relieve many conditions including constipation, congestion in the GI tract, congestion in the lymphatic system, liver issues; benign tumors, cysts and fibroids; skin disorders and inflammatory issues.  Continue reading »

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A Healthy Cycle with Ayurveda: Part 2

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Honoring the natural process of menstruation and the female cycle is honoring our long-term health and our Shakti (creative feminine power).  If you have painful cycles, irregular cycles or debilitating PMS symptoms, this is a clear sign your body and more specifically your hormones are out of balance. Continue reading »

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