Menopause. Why Ayurveda?

DSC02058In 2007, I went to the Chopra Center in California to take part in an Ayurvedic detox program called Panchakarma. Then I was dealing with excess weight. Stress. Defensiveness. Clutter in mind, body and spirit and house!

That week led me to an entirely new way of life, a new body, a new mind and a new career. The new career, as an Ayurvedic consultant and cooking teacher, became so important to me, that at the end of 2014 I closed breathe books after 10 years. Opening breathe was one of the best choices I ever made, and closing breathe was another best choice. And now I find myself even more enthusiastic, excited and convinced that Ayurveda is such an important science, way of life, the path to perfect health. 

Over these past eight and a half years,  I have studied Ayurveda all over the US and in India. From health counseling to teaching cooking and meditation, it really has become my primary focus in life. And now I see the benefits of Ayurveda even more clearly as I enter another stage in life - I’m in menopause or post-menopause, depending on which website you look at.

So I did a lot of research about menopause. I came up with a combination of Ayurvedic herbs and Chinese herbs, pranayama, food, movement, and meditation to serve menopause. And what happened? I lost 17 pounds. 17 pounds  in the past 4 months. I had hot flashes that lasted for about 3 months. Mood swings swung wildly for the past two years until now (poor Larry didn’t know what he was getting into when he married 47-year-old me!) I do believe I’m post-menopausal ( a year has passed since my last period) but sometimes the label is hard to pin down. Whatever you want to call it – it’s amazing. 

Recognize these symptoms? 

  • Mood swings
  • Lower sex drive
  • Hot flashes
  • Sweating
  • Racing heart
  • Headaches
  • Vaginal dryness and soreness
  • Painful sex
  • Trouble sleeping

Through Ayurveda, I can help you relieve them all –  if not completely, then significantly. Menopause can be a time of pure joy into transitioning to the next stage of life. It can feel like a release. It can trigger creativity. Forge bonds. So many things. Let me help you!

I’m creating a new class just for women experiencing the above symptoms. Contact me and let’s get moving towards solving your issues. Either join the class or have an individual consult. We can make this work for you!

Ayurveda has offered me so many solutions. I can’t wait to share them with you. Are you ready? susan@breatheayurveda.com