As you approach the age of 40, 45 or 50, how can yoga prepare you for a graceful transition through menopause?
Research shows, more exercise does not improve the symptoms of hot flashes. Ayurveda, yoga’s sister-science in health, would agree.
Reducing the body’s accumulated heat is what’s actually needed at this stage of life. What does that mean?
Have you felt yourself burning from the inside out, soaking the bed sheets in your sweat, too wiped out to do anything?
You likely have an accumulation of heat or pitta dosha.
As a yogini, you work diligently to align with the natural rhythms of your body, the moon, and the seasons. You want to experience greater harmony, union, and health, through connection with self, spirit, and others.
Menopause does not have to be a time of out-of-control emotional outburts where you don’t know who you are anymore, prepping yourself for hormone shots in the thigh, feeling like a furnace at night, with the sheets off in the middle of winter.
Menopause can bring you freedom from menstruation and social pressures, so you can reconnect with your own dreams and desires for a happy life, a peaceful world, and a wholesome community.
It’s a time to reach for the ancient tools of yoga and Ayurveda for new ways to manage your health challenges.
Find out which yogic practices aggravate hot flashes
Yoga takes many variations and many purposes in this world. Deciding what’s helpful for you can be challenging. Learn what aspects of yoga contribute to hot flashes and devise a practice that supports your needs in menopause.
Discover how to regulate body temperature naturally
Yoga’s sister-science, Ayurveda, lends its therapeutic tools to yoga for a personalized approach to health. Discover the diet, lifestyle, and therapeutic methods to regulate body temperature naturally.
Learn what’s possible in healing menopause struggles
For a woman entering menopause, the right yoga practice can build strength, create emotional balance, and provide an outlet for stressful physical and emotional challenges. Coupled with Ayurvedic support, you CAN generate acceptance, ease, and serenity.
Jennifer MaklanAyurvedic Practitioner
When I was 44 years old, I started experiencing intense burning in my body in the middle of the night. I’ve always taken a holistic approach to caring for my cycle. So this change was really surprising! Thank goodness it was easily remedied with Ayurveda. My practice at Chattanooga Ayurveda brings classical Ayurveda to women of the Southeastern U.S. and beyond. An avid hatha yogi and meditator, I was introduced to Ayurveda many moons ago, after graduating college in 1999. Both yoga and Ayurveda have had profound effects on my health and wellbeing. I studied classical Ayurveda at AYU Academy and I’m now a Svastha Acarya (Teacher of Health). Currently, I am continuing my education in the Samudra Ayurvedic Physicians Program.
“I had severe GI issues, chronic fatigue, and brain fog. I had a difficult time getting through the day and struggled at work to think clearly and make decisions. Since working with Jennifer, my GI symptoms are much improved and my brain fog is gone. Overall, I am feeling like a different person. Jennifer was kind and gentle when I was not feeling well. She gave me meaningful and effective changes that worked. Using the app was easy and it was wonderful to have answers to my questions so quickly. This was a great experience.” – P.C., Public Health
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What is Āyurveda?
Āyurveda is India's traditional medical system. It is a holistic approach that uses temporary dietary adjustments, lifestyle recommendations, therapeutic treatments and cleanses to restore health. It is also preventative in nature. Health must be cultivated and created each day. Āyurveda offers a wealth of sound knowledge to maintain health throughout every season and every stage of life.
I've tried changing my diet and lifestyle and it didn't work. How is Āyurveda different?
Āyurveda is a complete holistic health system. Āyurvedic herbo-mineral formulations are selected for you based on your state of health. Formulations along with appropriate changes to your diet and lifestyle ensure that you get back to your natural state of health. Improved health cannot happen without changing your diet and lifestyle.
Is Āyurveda a licensed profession?
Āyurveda is not a licensed profession in the U.S. That being said, when selecting an Āyurvedic Practitioner, it's important to choose someone that is practicing classical Āyurveda. Classical Āyurveda adheres to the framework as it is taught and practiced in India.
Jennifer Maklan, ĀP, practices classical Āyurveda and has trained in programs that exceed educational standards for Āyurveda in the U.S.
How is Āyurveda practiced online? Isn't pulse assessment needed?
Āyurveda is quite conducive to online practice. In classical Āyurvedic assessment, questioning and visual clues provide a wealth of information. Pulse assessment is actually a somewhat modern addition to classical assessment methods. It is not a necessary component for a quality assessment.
How is Āyurveda different than other holistic healing methods?
Āyurveda is time-tested. It's speculated to be thousands of years old and probably the oldest health system known to man. Though much has changed, the classical practice of Āyurveda holds to the time-tested methods that existed thousands of years ago.
Unlike other modern approaches to holistic medicine, Āyurveda utilizes a detailed framework for the measurement, assessment and management of health. It is an extensive practice that is studied rigorously and is effective when applied with precision.
Unlike Western approaches to care, Āyurveda is personalized to each individual. Your day, diet, health history and so much more are taken into consideration to create your Care Plan.
What if I don't see results?
Sometimes results can be seen immediately and sometimes results can be subtle but nevertheless impactful.
If you're not seeing results, it's important to speak up. This is helpful information and may indicate that the wrong remedy was selected for you. Don't hesitate to communicate your experience so we can ensure you are on the right track.