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Category: Mother & Child
  • Tips for Healthy, Happy Kids

    Every mother knows her child is unique and special; Ayurveda recognizes that as well. As the new year starts and children return to school it can be helpful to consider how to best support your child, grandchild, niece or nephew or friends child that you are close too. This week we aim to give you pointers to help support your young one in effective yet simple ways.

    To know Ayurveda is to know life.  The principles of an Ayurvedic lifestyle, combined with herbal remedies for kids, can be very beneficial to the emotional, physical and spiritual health of a child. There are two herbal …

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  • Super Healthy Kids this Winter

    To help your kids be super healthy this winter let’s first understand how conventional medicine and Ayurvedic medicine view the tendency for children to get ill in Winter. Then let's see how to keep your kids well and what to do to help recovery as needed. We have drawn upon the help of a great book that is now available (while stocks last) based on the experiences of Dr Kumuda Reddy a medical doctor in the USA who has used Maharishi Ayurveda to help many families stay well in Winter.

    Why do children get ill in Winter?

    The conventional view is that children are more prone to flu, …

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  • Herbal Remedies for Kids: Know Your Child’s Dosha, Know Your Child

    Every mother knows her child is unique and special; Ayurveda recognizes that as well. To know Ayurveda is to know life. The principles of an Ayurvedic lifestyle, combined with herbal remedies for kids, can be very beneficial to the emotional, physical and spiritual health of a child.

    These principles begin with breastfeeding for the optimal start in a child's life. Breastfeeding combined with a happy state of mind of the mother and a loving and secure environment for the baby balances the baby's doshas right from the very beginning and provides the building blocks necessary.

    When an …

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  • Natural Fertility Treatments: How to Help Conception the Natural Way

    A growing number of couples are turning to natural fertility treatments to help them conceive; statistics show that the average sperm count has decreased by 48% since 1940, and that female fertility is also on the decline. This has been attributed to the stresses and strains of modern life, and the high levels of pesticides and chemical fertilizers used in food production. Another factor may be the fact that many women wait until later in life to start a family, deciding to focus on their careers in their 20s, which is the most fertile period of a woman's life. A woman's fertility starts to …

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  • Ayurvedic Guide to Pregnancy & Early Motherhood

    Dr. Kumuda Reddy has been practicing medicine for over twenty-five years. Originally trained as an anesthesiologist, she is currently the Medical Director of the Maharishi Vedic Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Reddy is the author of several books, including Forever Healthy and For a Blissful Baby: Happy and Healthy Pregnancy through Maharishi Ayurveda. We asked her to speak about the role of Maharishi Ayurveda in helping mothers have a comfortable, healthy pregnancy.

    Q: How does Maharishi Ayurveda differ from the conventional approach to pregnancy?

    A: In conventional medicine, the mother is …

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  • Help Your Child Beat ADHD with Ayurveda

    With sharpened pencils and colorful new backpacks, thousands of school children have returned to the freshly scrubbed hallways of our schools to begin a new year of learning and development. How can you make sure your child is getting the most out of hours spent in school?

    One way is to enhance learning ability with the natural techniques of Maharishi Ayurveda. Ayurvedic texts describe three aspects of mental ability:

    • dhi (the power of acquisition or learning)
    • dhriti, (the power of retention)
    • smriti (the ability to recall).

    When the three mental functions are not in balance, either …

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  • An Ayurvedic Approach to Parenting (Part 2)

    Any Prakriti can develop any Vikriti. For example you may have a predominance of Kapha in your nature but due to lack of sleep, irregular meals and dry, windy weather you can develop too much Vata.

    Your methodical, calm, easygoing nature is then obscured by feeling spaced out and indecisive. You may start to crave sweet food and find that it is taking you longer to fall asleep at night. You do not feel yourself because you are experiencing an imbalance.


    Keeping a Vata Bodytype in Balance

    When Vata is too strong we can feel anxious, indecisive and forgetful. Digestion and sleep can …

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  • An Ayurvedic Approach to Parenting (Part 1)

    Have you ever wondered why each child is unique and what works for one may not help another? Being covered up and kept warm might soothe little Henry but only serves to aggravate Lucy and make her hot and irritable. Kenny started eating solid foods at 6mths while Alice still prefers breast milk at 8mths.

    Like everyone, babies and children have a unique constitutional type. According to the Ayurvedic theory of doshas everything in the universe is comprised of different proportions of space, air, fire, water and earth. In our physiologies we also have a combination of these elements called …

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