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Using Ayurveda to Help Regulate a Healthy Menstrual Cycle

By - Jennifer Livingston

As a woman, you have to live with your menstrual cycle. No matter how inconvenient or uncomfortable it may make you, it is a part of life. Ayurveda can help you to embrace your monthly flow when you are able to regulate a healthy menstrual cycle. When you know what to expect and can manage the way your period affects you, you'll find that it makes your life much easier.

Ayurveda: A Way of Life that Can Help You
Ayurveda is a form of Hindu medicine that has been passed down through the ages. It uses a combination of natural techniques to help you achieve balance in your body. When you take an Ayurvedic approach concerning your menstrual cycle, you can pinpoint any imbalances in your health and use a combination of strategies that can help you to have regular periods that are not troublesome.

Manage Your Diet
What you eat can actually affect your menstrual cycle. Ayurveda has been practiced traditionally for thousands of years and those who are experts know how important it is to treat your body like a temple. That means giving it the right fuel. Warm, soft foods that include spices can help you to regulate your digestive system. At the same time, you can also manage your menstrual flow, avoiding cramping and bloating. Stay hydrated and steer clear of caffeine. Caffeine can stress your system and act as an irritant. Put the right kinds of food into your body and you will reap the benefits. Pay close attention to what you eat and take note of what foods contribute to a more difficult menstrual cycle. Notice which foods help you to have a better experience with your period. Eat healthy foods that don't include additives and you'll maintain balance in your body in every way.

Include Herbs
Herbal remedies are an essential component of Ayurveda. Ashwagandha root and an assortment of other herbs have been found to be beneficial when it comes to regulating your monthly flow. Other Ayurvedic herbs include turmeric, bitter melon, holy basil, triphala, and trikatu. Include various herbs to supplement your diet to maintain balance on every level, including your menstrual cycle. When you see an individual with expertise in Ayurveda, you can be pointed in the right direction about the best blend of herbs to manage menstruation.

Practice Yoga
Yoga is an integral component of Ayurveda, teaching you breathing and relaxation techniques that can help you to restore the delicate balance to your body and achieve a positive flow of energy. This is important at all times, but especially when your body is preparing for your menstrual flow. Seek the help of an expert to lead the way when you are learning yoga. When practicing at home, be sure to have a clean environment. When doing floor work, a thorough rug cleaning is important in order to ensure you will have optimal conditions. If you have a floor without carpeting, clean it well and use a mat for comfort. Practice yoga every day and you will be amazed by how soothing it can be. You'll have less stress in your life, you'll have more flexibility, and your strength will improve. Yoga has been found to be beneficial in maintaining a healthy weight. When everything is on an even keel, your menstrual cycle will be regular as well.

Your menstrual cycle does not have to be torture. When you make Ayurveda a part of your life, you can accept menstruation as a natural process that is keeping your body in balance. Eat properly, include the proper blend of supplements, and make yoga a part of your routine. At any time that you are facing anxiety in your life or a difficult time, Ayurveda can help you to maintain your health. When you are healthy in every way, your menstrual cycle will follow.

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