Factors lined on this episode
This week on the Nervousness Slayer Podcast we‘re responding to a query from our Personal Fb Group:
“Hello simply questioning in case you might do a podcast on peri-menopause/menopause and the way this hormonal imbalance may cause nervousness or reignite nervousness. So many ladies undergo this together with me for a few years and I puzzled how to deal with it particularly via the eyes of Ayurvedic drugs. “
Please be aware: It is very important speak to your healthcare supplier about any signs you’re experiencing and to work with them to develop a complete remedy plan that addresses your particular person wants.
Ayurveda and Menopause
Ayurveda doesn’t see menopause as a dysfunction or one thing requiring remedy, it views this stage of life as a transition that may be supported naturally. If we’re experiencing sturdy signs, that’s an indication of imbalance that may be helped with herbs, weight loss program and life-style adjustments.
Once we enter menopause we’re transitioning into the vata stage of life. The great issues about this stage of life are the elevated capability for knowledge, perception, reflection and contemplation. It’s the sensible lady stage of life. In Vedic tradition these years are highlighted because the time for deeper religious practices and contemplation.
The problem that comes with elevated vata at this stage is it might probably enhance nervousness and trigger erratic adjustments within the physique.
That is the place we have to take additional care of ourselves to help our nervous system. And because of this each day calming and transferring practices are so vital.
Consuming a balanced and nutritious weight loss program
A nutritious diet wealthy in fruits like raspberries and blueberries, greens like candy potatoes and leafy greens, complete grains, lean protein, and wholesome fat might help stability hormones naturally. It’s vital to keep away from processed meals, hydrogenated oils, sugary drinks, and alcohol, which might negatively have an effect on hormonal stability.
Caffeine can disrupt hormonal stability and enhance nervousness. Decreasing or eliminating caffeine out of your weight loss program might help enhance signs.
If digestion is sluggish strive taking a teaspoon of grated ginger with a squeeze of contemporary lime and a pinch of salt a couple of minutes earlier than meals.
Sipping Ayurvedic digestive tea all through the day can also be useful, generally known as CCF tea, this tea is fabricated from equal components cumin seeds, coriander seeds, and fennel seeds steeped in sizzling water.
Abhyanga – Oil therapeutic massage
The observe of self-massage with warm oil is the most effective treatment for dryness and one of the efficient methods of calming vata and the nervous system.
Oil therapeutic massage can also be very efficient for serving to with uncomfortable joints. Particularly if adopted by a heat bathtub with magnesium salts.
Common train and stress reduction
Train is an efficient option to scale back nervousness and melancholy related to perimenopause and menopause. Train helps to stability hormones, scale back stress ranges, and enhance total well-being.
Strolling and yoga are particularly advocate by Ayurveda for supporting the thoughts and supporting wholesome bone density throughout menopause.
Stress can negatively have an effect on hormonal stability. Working towards stress discount strategies comparable to meditation, deep respiration workouts, yoga and Chi Gong might help scale back stress ranges and stability hormones.
Yoga Nidra is a meditative observe that could be very supportive for calming the nervous system.
Get sufficient sleep
Getting sufficient sleep is important for balancing hormones and lowering nervousness and melancholy. Purpose for 7-8 hours of sleep per night time.
Ayurveda teaches that past age 50 is the vata stage of life, which means we is likely to be extra more likely to expertise wakeful spells, sizzling flashes or insomnia.
Having help by your mattress that can assist you really feel as relaxed as doable all through the night time helps. We advocate snug headphones and guided relaxations, Night time Time Rescue Treatment, and lavender oil.
Respiratory observe for decent flashes
The Cooling Breath, known as sheetali pranayama in Ayurveda, is an easy respiration observe that cools the physique, thoughts, and feelings.
Join with others
Keep related with household and pals, and contemplate becoming a member of a help group for girls going via perimenopause and menopause.
Qigong, Shiatsu and Acupuncture
These supportive companies have been proven to be an efficient complementary remedy for lowering signs of hysteria and melancholy related to hormonal imbalances.
We advocate Daisy Lee’s Newbie Qigong for Girls – Radiant Lotus Qigong obtainable on DVD through Amazon and an app within the Apple retailer.
Advisable Sources from our Libraries
Menopausal Years – The Clever Girl Approach by Susun Weed
Stability Your Hormones, Stability Your Life by Dr. Claudia Welch
Newbie Qigong DVDs for Girls by Daisy Lee