Ayurveda and Self-Care
- 35 US dollars$35
- South Hamilton Street
Menstrual cycle, pre-menopause, and especially menopause is a time when women need are and support from their families and the community. When women are free from stress and fear, many of the difficult symptoms of menopause often disappear! However, when there are difficulties, Ayurveda offers some effective remedies. In addition to specific herbal formulas, warm oil massage and warm nourishing food is a must. The food must contain some fat in the form of oil or clarified butter (ghee), along with greens and minerals. Less sweet is preferable, but total abstinence is not. Sour, bitter and astringent tastes are good, and almond milk, blended with two to four pieces of dates is a wonderful drink for rejuvenation! For massage, sesame oil is good for all types of women. However, mustard oil for kapha-type, and coconut or ghee for pitta-type women are particularly good .All food, exercise and yoga should always be chosen according to seasonal timing, individual constitution (prakruti), and current condition. Whatever the situation, women must always take into consideration their constitutional needs regarding diet, lifestyle and rest. As a sister science to Ayurveda, Yoga offers many wonderful tools for balancing the doshas as well as addressing specific female health conditions. In addition, meditation, pranayama, chanting and asana are important elements in any “healthy woman” regime!
1000 South Hamilton Street, Lockport, IL, USA