Women's Health

    • Women's Health
    • September 21, 2018
    Ayurvedic Wisdom for Balancing the Hormones

    The wisdom tradition of Ayurveda offers a healthy and discerning approach to wholeness that can help to illuminate the complex and often overwhelming subject of hormones. Grounded in a wise understanding of the natural world, Ayurveda provides a roadmap for navigating imbalances that is comprehensive, manageable, and meaningful. Below you will find a practical and personal approach to balancing hormones using Ayurveda as an Elder.

    • Women's Health
    • August 07, 2018
    Sweet Blessings: Ayurvedic Postpartum Care

    This March at Hale Pule Ayurveda & Yoga was marked by a blessing: Our team members Robin and Sonja welcomed their baby girl, Leonie, into the world and embarked on a new path as parents.

    This event offered us a good reminder that childbirth (and the pregnancy) is a significant event for the body and mind. How a new mother spends the weeks directly after the child arrives lays the foundation for how the family functions for many years to come.

    • Women's Health
    • March 31, 2015
    Bolster Plasma (Rasa) for Flourishing Fertility

    A couple comes to you wanting advice to prepare them for a healthy pregnancy. The female client (Vata Pitta) is 30 years old, tall, and has a sweet and light-hearted personality. She is a nurse, working long hours with frequent night shifts. You notice chapped lips and slightly sunken eyes. She describes dry skin, light cycles with pain before the first day, and lightheadedness after being on her feet for long periods of time. The male client (Pitta Kapha) is 35 years old and overall in good health. Which of the following would be least likely to play a part in your education of the female client?

    • Women's Health
    • March 26, 2015
    How Plasma (Rasa) Depletion Affects Fertility

    Humans are viviparous beings; unlike birds or frogs who lay eggs, we carry our offspring within the womb until they are fully matured. As such, there is an intimate connection—emotionally, mentally, and physically—to our offspring. What that also means is that the process of fertility, before and after conception, is strongly dependent on the health of the mother. Her ability to deliver nutrients through plasma (rasa dhatu) can profoundly impact her fertility. Just as in gardening, without moisture and rich nutrients, the soil cannot nourish a seed into fruition no matter how strong the seed is. This is the importance of ambu, one of four essential ingredients to fertility along with rtu (timing), kshetra (field), and bij (seed).

    • Women's Health
    • September 20, 2013
    Ayurvedic Support for Menopause

    With the boomer generation heading into their late fifties and sixties, there are more menopausal and post-menopausal women around than ever before in human history. Our understanding of this important phenomenon and of how to support women in all stages of menopause is thus an essential aspect of Ayurveda practice today.