Understanding Ayurveda and Chakras – Ayurveda is a holistic science of health, focusing on maintaining a physically and emotionally balanced state. Ayurveda began about 5,000 – 6,000 years ago when Indian monks were looking for new ways to be healthy. When treating their bodies like temples, the monks believed that preserving their health would help them mediate and develop spiritually. This is known as the “science or knowledge of life”. In Ayurveda, every individual is unique and there is no diet or lifestyle routine that works for everyone. Prevention is key. Ayurveda focuses on providing specific advice and guidance on how to maintain physical and emotional health. Food, herbs and lifestyle routines are considered the most important medicine. In addition, Ayurveda includes balancing Chakras which refers to wheels of energy throughout the body. There are seven main chakras, which align the spine, starting from the base of the spine through to the crown of the head. By exploring Prana-the vital life force, we can learn to be vibrant, healthy, and alive.
Naturally Balancing Female Hormones as We Age – Hormones are crucially important for the regulation of nearly all of the body’s physical and emotional functions. They are chemical messengers produced by the endocrine system that work to regulate the growth, functioning, and development of the body. These hormones travel through the bloodstream, controlling the behaviour of organs and their associated processes. For this reason, a balanced endocrine system results in good health, whereas an imbalance in natural hormone levels can lead to various diseases and disorders. As we age, female hormones can vary widely and lead to symptoms such as dryness, tender tissues, low libido, body aches and emotional fluctuations. Understanding the roles of hormones as we age and any associated symptoms can help you prevent major concerns and also help you treat any underlying conditions. Naturopathic medicine can be a tool to assist in balancing these hormones.