Ayurveda recommends very specific Dinacharya (daily activities to be done at different times during the day) and Ritucharya (eating habits and lifestyle according to a particular season), for promoting and maintaining a healthy life.
Previously, we had discussed the topic of “Detox” in Autumn, and in Winter we shared with our viewers/ readers the importance of enhancing vitality by consuming specific herbs, known as “Rasayana” in Ayurveda.
The Ayurvedic reason behind following this systematic approach is very scientific and logical.
Ayurveda says that firstly, the body should be cleansed thoroughly through the process of “Detoxification”, to remove unwanted toxins. Then, one can begin taking Rasayana for increasing vitality and vigour in the body, for only when the body is cleansed, will it be able to absorb the properties of Rasayana, and thus increase the quantity of the healthy tissues, e.g. plasma, blood, muscles, fat, bones, bone marrow and the reproductive tissue; whilst improving their quality as well.
When the tissues in the body are healthy, then the subsequent Spring season following Winter, is an ideal season for procreation. Even Mother Nature indicates to us that Spring is an ideal season for promoting growth by facilitating new leaves to sprout, flowers to blossom, trees to grow, etc.
So in the next few weeks, we will share with you some ancient wisdom from Ayurveda on “Fertility & Procreation”, which is an essential aspect of life, and which we hope will help couples out there who are trying to start a family, or expand their existing ones!
Ayurveda is a complete science which views the individual as a whole and complete unit, unlike modern science which generally divides the human body into different parts and then treats those individual parts separately in an isolated and disintegrated way.
Therefore, when it comes to procreation and reproduction, when a couple is is desirous of conceiving a child, Ayurveda not only focuses on their reproductive systems, but also on other subtle and important aspects of their lives, such as:
- How to make their relationships more fulfilling,
- How to make their intimate relationship/sex more satisfying
- What preparations a couple should undertake before starting a family
- Certain Ayurvedic practices a couple can follow to increase the chances of having a child of a particular gender
- A month by month protocol/practices of what women should do during pregnancy to ensure proper growth of the baby in the womb and to increase the chances of a natural delivery
- Post-natal care for women and the newborn baby, etc.
In our forthcoming blogs/articles we will share some wonderful guidelines from Ayurveda and Homeopathy, as well as several easy to do Yoga techniques, which are highly effective in correcting/ rectifying a number of disorders relating to the reproductive systems of both men and women.
In my Ayurvedic practice, I have personally witnessed the positive and sublime effects of Ayurvedic and Homeopathic remedies, as well as simple Yoga techniques, on so many couples who had difficulties conceiving a child in spite of trying for many years.
Some of them were told by their gynaecologists that they would not be able to have any children because the women had endometriosis, or because the men’s sperm count was very low and/or the sperm motility was very poor, and the sperms were not healthy, etc.
But even in such cases, the couples were benefitted by following Ayurvedic guidelines, by taking Homeopathic tonics and by doing specific Yoga exercises, and were eventually blessed with healthy, happy babies! Some of my clients would lovingly call their babies “Ayurveda baby” J More details in our next blog…..