The physical practice of yoga gets most of the love and attention here in the West. But Ayurveda, an ancient, holistic system of medicine that heals the physical body, is yoga’s sister science. When you’re pregnant or postpartum, Ayurveda can be the profoundly nourishing and healing gift your body is craving. (Even the Kardashians tried it!)
“The golden egg that Ayurveda has to share with mothers-to-be, as well as mothers who have just delivered and women in general, is to simplify, simplify, simplify,” says Tricia Sletten, Ayurvedic Practitioner & Educator, e-RYT, of Pure Land Ayurveda.
And which of us mamas couldn’t use a bit more simplification in our lives?
“The modern woman has absorbed the message that she must be everything to everybody. There are so many roles we are expected to fulfill as women. Ayurveda recognizes the precious and important work a woman’s body is undertaking whether she is attempting to conceive, is pregnant or is caring for her newborn and family,” says Tricia, who teaches a workshop called Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby: Ayurveda for Maternity. Continue reading