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#008 Balancing your Hormones with Ayurveda

#008 Balancing your Hormones with Ayurveda

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#008 Balancing your Hormones with Ayurveda

#008 Essentially, Ayurveda teaches us that in order to regulate our hormones we need to bring balance into our lives – and that means mind, body, and spirit.

Our hormone system is a finely sophisticated information system in the body, which not only has a major impact on our well-being, but also on our cycle, our energy level and weight.

Imbalances often occur that we cannot explain with the usual methods and do not make the connections between different hormones and their functions clearly comprehensible.

Ayurveda can not only balance you in general, but also your hormones in particular.

In this episode you will find out:

  • How the different areas of the endocrine system are related.
  • The role of the Doshas: Vata, Pitta & Kapha
  • Stress, sleep and digestion and your hormones
  • Why Ayurveda is perfectly suited to take a holistic view of the hormone system and bring it into balance.
  • Which hormones are particularly important and are often out of balance
  • How insulin and cortisol are related
  • Ayurvedic tips to restore hormonal balance

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#004: Moon Phases, Menstrual Cycle, and Your Femininity

#004: Moon Phases, Menstrual Cycle, and Your Femininity

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#004: Moon Phases, Menstrual Cycle, and Your Femininity

#004 The moon is often envisaged as a female entity, universally representing the rhythm of time as it embodies the cycle.  We can deepen our feminine power by aligning our life to its rhythm.

Welcome Samantha Markby de Lugo on the show who practices, teaches and consults on how we can use the moon energy to heal many areas of our life and deepen our femininity. 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:

  • Why is the moon the symbol of femininity?
  • The moon as triple goddess 
  • The phases of the moon 
  • The moon and its influence on our mood and sleep
  • The moon and astrology
  • How are the menstrual cycle and moon related?
  • Tools and rituals to align with the moon cycle
  • Sam’s offering

Get in touch with Sam and find out more about her unique offering:

– IG: mumma_andthemoon

– Signature 1:1 coaching program with Sam.

– Upcoming Retreat with Sam.

 

 

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Podcast: Chinese Medicine for a Healthy Menstrual Cycle & Fertility

Podcast: Chinese Medicine for a Healthy Menstrual Cycle & Fertility

Ancient menstrual wisdom from Chinese medicine

Menstrual periods are not the same for every woman. A woman’s period can change throughout her lifetime and timing, duration, colour and flow of periods can vary greatly.                                                   
Every month, the hormonal cycle of a woman in her fertile years goes through the process to prepare for pregnancy. Your hormones oestrogen and progesterone usually change throughout the cycle. If the egg does not become fertilised, the lining of the uterus is shed during menstruation.         
In Chinese medicine we look at four phases of the menstrual cycle which are determined by the ebb and flow of yin (oestrogen) and yang (progesterone). The kidneys, heart and liver are of utmost importance for an harmonious cycle, the health of the spleen and stomach play a role as well.

What you will get out of tuning in:

  • The different phases of a menstrual cycle seen from a Traditional Chinese medicine perspective.
  • What’s a normal healthy cycle like?
  • How do you diagnose infertility with Chinese medicine?
  • What are the most common Chinese medicine patterns / imbalances for infertility?
  • How is the spleen energy related to fertility?
  • What role does the liver play in fertility?
  • How is the heart connected to the uterus and what does this mean for fertility?
  • Why are the kidneys so important for fertility?
  • What are a kidney yang and a kidney yin deficiency?
  • How do I treat an imbalance in my practice? What are the different steps?
  • How can a couple/woman/man support this process to increase the chances to conceive?
  • How can the Embody to Thrive program help to balance hormones and to boost fertility?

Favorite Quotes:

“According to Chinese medicine, the menstrual cycle is determined by the ebb and flow of Kidney-Yin and of Kidney-Yang. The amount of Yin oestrogen and Yang progesterone (and specifically Kidney-Yin and Kidney-Yang) fluctuates like a tide during the month in a defined pattern.”

“Very important to mention is that uncomfortable symptoms around ovulation, before, during and after the period are NOT normal. They indicate an imbalance.”

“In terms of fertility there are four organ systems – Kidney, Spleen, Heart and Liver that, when unbalanced, can lead to infertility.”

“Women with Spleen Qi deficiency typically have low energy, cravings for sugar, breads and other carbs, poor circulation and may experience spotting before their periods, menstrual cramps and fatigue during their periods. A Spleen Qi deficiency pattern is common in women with luteal phase defect.”

“The uterus (bao gong) is not seen in TCM as an isolated organ, but includes the ovaries, the fallopian tubes and the cervix.”

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Podcast: An Ayurvedic and Yogic Approach to a Healthy Menstrual Cycle

Podcast: An Ayurvedic and Yogic Approach to a Healthy Menstrual Cycle

Ancient menstrual wisdom from Ayurveda and Yoga

Ayurveda and yoga are sister sciences and provide us with tools that can help build resilience to the hormonal imbalances we are so prone to.

The woman’s menstrual cycle plays a major role in Ayurveda. If you go to an Ayurveda doctor or consultant, you will be asked questions about digestion and as a woman as well some questions about your menstruation cycle: Is the cycle regular? What colour is the blood? Are there any complaints before, after or during the menstruation? A woman’s cycle has a huge impact on life and wellbeing. The monthly bleeding is a cleansing phase for the body.

A lot of functions in our body are controlled by hormones, which is why it makes sense, as a woman, to be more concerned with our own cycle. In Ayurveda, the different phases of the cycle are determined by different doshas. ​​As a result, they have an effect on the physical and emotional level. Hormonal balance is crucial for being fertile and having a good pregnancy.

What you’ll get out of tuning in:

  • Understand your Ayurvedic menstrual cycle (three phases of Vata, Kapha & Pitta)
  • One tip for each phase of your cycle
  • How can we connect to our womb energetically, mentally or physically
  • Sound to activate second chakra and why the second chakra is related to fertility & hormones
  • Tips for better digestion & sleep
  • How can Embody to Thrive help a woman become more fertile?
  • One book recommendation that helps understand our female bodies better

Favorite Quotes:

Vata is the force that regulates all downward movements in the body, pushing the menstrual blood down and out of the body.”

“The womb is a sacred space where sensuality, intuition and creativity of the universe originate.”

“By learning how to direct energy to our womb and fertility centres, we can restore the juiciness and vitality that was otherwise lost.”

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