In these modern days women are multitasking. They assume more responsibility and there are many areas for them to attend to!
It’s more important that women aside some time from their busy schedule, for themselves for their health and happiness.
The Healing Wisdom of Ayurveda offers extensive knowledge for women to protect their health both physically and mentally. Ayurveda clearly states that a healthy menstrual cycle, fertility, and menopause depend on maintaining doshas in a balanced way.
Health according to Ayurveda:
स्वस्थस्य स्वास्थ्य रक्षणम् I Add Life to Years and Years to Life
अतुरस्य विकार प्रशमनाम्चा To eradicate disease and alleviate dysfunctions of the body
To achieve health, we need to maintain a proper lifestyle and food habits.
Women often feel the world can’t understand their health issues, but truly speaking women themselves cannot understand their healthfully, because their complex biological system that continuously undergoes changes and is tough to deal with.
When reproductive health is affected stress level increases alarmingly. There is the feeling within that something is wrong and needs to be addressed immediately. The common approach is to treat the symptoms, but Ayurveda recommends to diagnose the root cause before it affects your reproductive system.
How does Ayurveda treat disease? By understanding your prakruti (natural tendencies of the body) and dosha’s. The central concept of Ayurvedic medicine is the theory that health exists when there is a balance between the three fundamental bodily bio-elements or doshas called Vata, Pitta, and Kapha
Here are a few steps to guide you in attaining a balanced lifestyle:
- Fight against Anemia:
Consume foods that are rich in Iron such as leafy greens, beetroot, spinach, nuts, apple, lemon etc.
- Protect from Cramps:
Avoid foods that are deep fried. Avoiding deep fried foods helps to ease your digestion and to avoid cramps. Do abyanga (oil bath) with sesame oil. Take proper rest, drink enough of water, and avoid heavy workouts.
- What to eat ?
➢ Home cooked meals
➢ Include nutritious vegetables.
➢ Identify a balanced diet that helps you properly digest meals and induce regular bowels. Because each individual has a unique Prakriti and Dosa system, what works for one person need not work for another.
- Say NO to: Alcohol, tobacco and deep-fried, spicy, oily food
- Herbs good for women’s health – Shatavari, Ashoka, Fenugreek, Cumin, Ashwagandha, Amalaki etc.
- Regular practice of Yoga:
Practice yoga regularly to keep yourself flexible and free from diseases. Some asana’s that will help women are – Bhujangasana, Dhanurasana, matyasana, utrasana etc. Get help from a competent trainer who will prescribe a course appropriate for you.
I hope these tips help you understand your body better. If your health issues are affecting the quality of life, it is best to get a consultation with your doctor immediately.