For the Ladies: Relief for That Time of the Month

Embrace your lady vacation.

Embrace your ladies vacation.

Ladies vacation. Lady times. The crimson wave. That time of the month.

Whatever name you use for menstruation, Ayurveda offer lifestyle, diet, and exercise tips that will bring relief. If it wasn’t obvious, this one is for the ladies out there.

Minimal exercise

This is one of the most important bits of advice I learned during my studies. I used to hike, run, do handstands, and never take a break when that time of the month came. And I paid the price.

Apana vayu is the body’s downward energy that moves urine, feces, sperm, and menstrual blood out of the body. Exercise during your period increases vata dosha and disturbs this downward flow. By not honoring your body’s need to rest, increased vata can cause cramps, pain, clotting, and more serious lady disorders.

Continue reading

Cure a Cold, the Ayurvedic Way

Bundle up when you have a cold. Keep warm!

You’ve got a tickle in your throat. A foggy head. Sinus pressure. Sneezing. As much as you try to resist, you’ve got a cold. And it sucks!

While popping cold medicine can help you feel better in the short term, suppressing your immune system makes your cold hang out even longer.

A cold happens because of an imbalance in both kapha and vata doshas and the best way to counteract this is with heat and dryness.

Here are a few tips and tricks to help you beat a cold and be virtually symptom free within a few days.

Continue reading