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Ayurveda for Your Period: Pitta Dosha

In my last post, we looked at the Ayurvedic perspective on the menstrual cycle and what can happen to it when too much vata dosha—or wind and space elements—build up in your body.

In this post, we’ll explore the effects of excess pitta dosha—or water and fire.

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Ayurveda for Your Period: Vata Dosha

If you are a woman between the ages of about 14 and 51, chances are that you have some discomfort surrounding your period. Maybe your “monthly visitor” brings along strong cramps and nausea, constipation or a few days of feeling anxious and blue. Perhaps your breasts get tender, your skin breaks out in zits or you feel irritable and frustrated. It could be that sometimes you go for months without shedding a drop of blood, or it stops and starts without any rhythm.

Ayurveda and Your Period

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Moon Salutations (with video)

Many women come to me with reproductive-system issues. Whether it’s an irregular cycle, difficulty getting pregnant, painful periods or uncomfortable peri-menopausal symptoms, it seems that most women deal with some difficulty when it comes to their reproductive systems.
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Sex and Ayurveda

As I have written about before, loving, connected sex can nourish us very deeply. But, as with anything under the sun (and moon) Ayurveda offers some guidelines about when it’s a good time to get funky, and when the cost may not be worth it.

Let’s look at the mechanisms of sex from the perspective of Ayurveda. I’m gonna have to use some terminology here, but the vocabulary itself isn’t too important for understanding the essence. If any questions pop up for you, don’t hesitate to comment below. Read more »

Understanding Your Constitution: Vata Dosha

In my last post, I talked about how to start to tune in to your unique experience to discover your constitution. This post is the first in a series of three in-depth discussions of each of the three building blocks of Ayurveda: dosha.

There are a two ways of understanding dosha: how it expresses when it is healthy and in balance, and how it expresses when it has gone out of balance.

Vata dosha is made up of space and wind elements.

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Sexual Healing: Sex as Nourishment

The 3 pillars of life are: Food, Sleep and…Sex?

Food and sleep are pretty straight forward—or at least we talk about these things openly (and probably a bit too much) without a lot of discomfort. Why is it hard for some of us to experience sex as one of the pillars of our life?

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