What is happening as we age?

Author: Linda Sinden   Date Posted:30 July 2019 

Have you noticed that your innate energy or drive changes as you cross the decades?

During  the early stages of life Kapha dosha is dominant, guiding our physical growth and providing stability as we develop.

When we get to about 15 years of age a transition begins with Pitta dosha starting to become more dominant. Between our 20’s and 40’s Pitta dosha is more dominant. This gives us energy and enthusiasm for life and supports the busy years of children, family life and career development. This is also a time where our activity can help us to build a nest egg for later in life.

In late 40’s early 50’s we transition into Vata stage of life. At this time the energy provided by Pitta dosha reduces so that promotion of energy through good digestion and metabolism and effective elimination of wastes and nourishment of our nervous system becomes important. Ayurveda also connects energy or vitality with immune strength.


Life Expectancy

Maharishi Ayurveda explains to us that life expectancy in the current period of human history is about 120 years. Although it is rare for us to achieve this, Ayurveda considers different time periods or cycles and has linked life expectancy for the present day to be 120 years. From this perspective the start of Vata time of life in our late 40’s to 50’s puts us squarely in our middle years!


Wisdom of the ages

It’s been a real privilege as a practitioner of Maharishi Ayurveda to experience the nourishing effect of Maharishi Ayurveda’s herbal formulations for men and women at this time of life. Let me tell you about two particular formulations - one for men and one for women.


Vital Man

This power packed formula of twenty-one herbs provides all-round support for a man at midlife and for all men who want greater energy and vitality at any stage of life. This revitalising formula helps to strengthen stamina and endurance, mental performance, health of the heart and flow of emotions, strengthens the male reproductive system and helps build resilience to stress. In addition it helps support digestion, purification of the blood and fluid balance. The combination of Shatavari, Mineral Pitch and 19 other herbs along with Country Mallow help to nourish and regenerate cells to combat day-to-day stress and recharge mind and body.

Vital Man is suitable for men of all ages. 


Menopause Vitality

No matter whether you are in your 40’s or 50’s this herbal formula is helpful to support energy, vitality, happiness, immunity, strength, libido, heat regulation and genitourinary function both before or after menopause. 

Menopause Vitality helps to keep the channels within the seven tissue layers clear, which in turn supports a wide range of health needs. Ayurveda explains that hot flushes occur when the heat transfer in the body becomes imbalanced due to clogged channels or tissues. 

It also helps to balance Pitta dosha which regulates heat in the deeper tissues while also helping to keep the channels within the 7 tissue layers open. This effect is helpful when hot flushes are present.  

  • Indian asparagus, Sarsaparilla, Vetivert, Waterlily, Sandalwood, Indian Tinospora, Rose, Long Pepper, Red Coral and Abhraka bhasma combine to cool Pitta and help to get the cooling effect into targeted tissues.
  • In addition, the Rose and Red Coral help to balance the fire element (agni) by increasing soma (the lunar or moon energy element).

This formula supports the balanced functioning of the mind and emotions and helps bring a cooling and balancing effect into relationships.


Wishing you the bliss of balance in your midlife!

Linda Sinden has been a practising Maharishi Ayurveda Consultant since 1990 and is a regular contributor to our weekly Insights. She has a practice in Auckland, New Zealand and also provides phone or Skype sessions for those who need assistance, but don’t have a consultant in their vicinity.

Email: lindasinden@orbislife.co.nz Skype: Linda.Sinden 
Mobile: +64 212237525


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