All through ancient times, wise women observed the workings of nature, and realised that the cyclical nature of the seasons including that of the moon affected their health and wellbeing.Read more
The holidays can be a stressful time, and full of temptations. Chocolate Easter eggs anyone? While, a bit of creative stress is great as you prepare to share your home and table with friends and family, it’s still wise to keep a basic hormone care routine in place. Here is what to look out for.Read more
When you think of yoga, your mind immediately goes to continuously moving with the breathe through a sequence of poses, many of them standing positions like warrior or balances like tree pose.
Yin Yoga on the other hand, although based on Hatha Yoga, has its roots in Taoist philosophy and involves holding seated poses for a lengthy period of time to stretch the connective tissues and improve blood circulation in the hips, lower spine and pelvis, where a lot of tension is held.
Yin also represents the feminine energy which is synonymous with relaxation, calmness, openness, slowing down and a sense of ease in the body.
Because of this way of practice, Heartfulness Yin Yoga becomes the ideal yoga practice for busy women and the best self-care practice for her body, because as mentioned, it targets her hips and pelvis which are related to her womb, where she holds many emotions including fear, her hormones and her connection to Mother Earth.Read more
Yoga teaches us how to breathe deeply, relax tension in the body and ultimately overcome stressful thoughts for a calm mind.
The reason why we need to know how-to reduce stress is because long-term stress has a detrimental effect on our mind and body and can become the root cause of many chronic diseases.
Research findings suggest it can bring our hormones out of balance, can contribute towards memory loss and have a ripple on effect into Alzheimer’s disease, can be the root cause of inflammation and have other psychological impacts on our sleep think insomnia, anxiety and depression.
Here is how yoga can help you overcome this.Read more
Let me start by saying I have never done art therapy before and I am not artistic, in the sense that I can hardly draw a straight line. But I love the idea of using crayons, paints, pencils and other materials to express myself creatively.
So I attended the Art Therapy for Women workshop without a clue as to what it would be like or what we would be asked to do. I just knew I was going to try it.Read more
Creative art therapy is a gentle yet potent way to express your feelings and emotions through drawing, painting, collage or mixed-media. When words are not enough art therapy is a tool you can use to understand yourself, unblock your self-expression and share your story.
It helps relieve stress: The many roles we are asked to play in life as women can put a lot of pressure and stress on our lives. This can affect our fertility, our role as mothers and wives and in turn our mental and physical health. Art therapy provides a safe space to work with that energy and create space for ourselves so we can deal with daily challenges in a healthy and calm way.
Relieves depression: In a 2017 research published in The Journal of the American Art Therapy Association it was found that for participants diagnosed with infertility after six individual sessions the levels of depression among participants decreased significantly. The reason is that through visual self-expression, feelings hopelessness and anxiety is reduced.
Positive emotions during pregnancy: Art therapy releases endorphins – that’s feel good hormones into the body - which is great for both mother and child. It’s also a great way to bond with your child as it’s like you are both doing something together. At the same time you can address any worries you may experiencing internally and have not been able to share or understand until you have actually seen them in visual form, so in other words it can help you clarify any concerns you may have as a future mother. Finally, it allows you to begin to imagine your journey as a mother.
Recover post-partum: You can address your birth story if there was any trauma, prevent post-partum depression and integrate that into your healing journey. The process of art therapy can help you develop your maternal identity, feel empowered and re-energise your lost self.
Reclaim your creativity: If you were told in school you could not draw and so, you have spent your adult life believing you are not creative, this is your chance to claim that back. Art therapy does not require you to be creative but to just show up and trust yourself. As a result you will leave with new found self-confidence and self-esteem. Creativity is a feminine energy and there is no woman that is not creative. It is also the seat of our womb, meaning our womb is our creative center through which we not only bring new life into the world but we live our lives daily and everything we do is creative.
To join our art therapy workshop click here: https://www.creativelifewaysayurveda.com/art-therapy/
What we eat is vital to having a healthy body, so similarly when it comes to fertility it can be helpful in increasing your chances of becoming pregnant. Below are science-based nutritional guidelines and dietary practices which suggest how to support your reproductive efforts through diet.Read more
Ancestral woman understood that the light of the moon and our bodies are interconnected.
When our hormones are in sync with the natural rhythms of the moon we menstruate on the new or dark moon and ovulate on the full moon when its light is in optimum brightness.Read more
Endorphins are chemicals that when released trigger a positive feeling in the body but also interact with receptors in the brain to help you focus and calm your thoughts.Read more
Creative visualization allows us to use imagery or our imagination to create whatever we want to happen or make real in our lives.Read more
Emerging scientific findings are showing the detrimental effect that stress has on our overall health, and in particular, its direct link with many – if not all – hormonal imbalances, resulting in infertility.Read more
Six weeks after you have given vaginal birth you can receive the full Maya Abdominal Massage.Read more
Believe it or not painful periods are actually not normal.Read more
If you’re looking to optimise conception using a holistic approach, the Mayan Abdominal Massage is a self-massage technique which teaches you how to take proper care of your uterus to prepare it for pregnancy.Read more
According to ancient healing wisdom a woman’s centre is her uterus. If a woman’s centre is out of balance so is she, they believed. And midwives and healers agree that most female health troubles are a result of a wandering womb.Read more
Traveling and holidays can be stressful despite the excitement of getting away with our loved ones for a well-deserved summer break. Ayurveda, believe it or not, can show you how to make it better, with these four easy to pack steps.
Painful menstrual cycles?
Spend the day in bed?
Take a pain relief pill?
That use to be me.Read more