Kaivalyadhama

Mind Matters

Balancing Your Emotions for Better Wellbeing

In our daily lives, we experience a bagful of emotions. With each passing moment, we have a different view or opinion on looking at things, perceiving the new and old, and at times embracing or else declining the whole scenario. This may have to do with our past experience, but… This also has a lot to do with our own feelings or moods at that moment.

But knowingly or unknowingly, we are also storing a few of these experiences in our physical bodies. And in the long run, unaware of all this on a conscious level, without any known cause or recent activity being the trigger factor, we end up with some signs and symptoms bothering us.

A few Examples of this can Simply be Related, as

  • Diabetes is associated with stress
  • Binge eating, leading to weight gain, is associated with anxiety
  • Knee pain being associated with not surrendering or being full of pride
  • Kidneys associating with fear and danger… and so on

How to Deal With it on an Individual Level

  • Accepting and addressing our emotions, acknowledging them, and trying not to skip or escape from them.
  • Not to let our sense of amusement die.
  • Have a generalised view, a third eye view—be an observer rather than a reactor.
  • Have a curious mind towards the subject; be open to different angles and new perspectives.
  • Understand until we need to hold on to the subject and realise if it is wasting our time and energy and affecting us to what level.
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  • Be aware of the expectations you have of yourself and outside factors. Our environment is important, but it is not the only reason or cause for us to blame for our emotional well-being.
  • Being responsible for our thought process, and these should be addressed on a regular basis.
  • Know your strengths and weaknesses; this will help with self-growth and withstand hardship in the long run.

How Yoga can be Used to Help us be Better for Ourselves and Society

  • First and foremost, let’s start with the Yama and Niyamas. They help us shape our conduct on personal and social levels. Being responsible and righteous helps us be sure of ourselves, and we start being content with external factors affecting us.
  • Yoga asanas are a great way of stretching ourselves beyond our own routine. This helps us be flexible and comfortable enough to do that extra 5% and pushes us to go that extra mile (in all different fields).
  • Yoga mudra and bandhas are great ways to stabilise our internal environment.

Different Mudras are used to Initiate and Relax the Prana and Elements of the Body.

  • The next most important step to having control over ourselves is pranayama. It is observed that our breath is the key to our thoughts. If we are capable of controlling our breath, eventually we learn to create space and time before reacting and giving an appropriate response.
  • Dharana and Dhyana are maintaining the stable grounds. These mainly make sure that we are regularly practicing it, as man is made perfect only with consistent practice.
  • Samadhi or liberation, can be connected to contentment as we eventually reach a state over and above the external factors affecting us and come back to the optimal or be the best and healthiest version of ourselves! Thus, by overcoming and not giving in to the fluctuations of our monkey mind, we will achieve the physical and mental health we wish for.

That being said, yoga overall simply implies inculcating the small habits that give us sweet fruits. Yoga does not necessarily mean to take a mat and stick to a schedule; it means to flow and be!

Dr. Nehal Satra

Dr. Nehal Satra

Dr. Nehal Satra, BNYS, a Naturopathy and Yoga Physician, has an aim to create awareness about the importance of healthy living and use of natural healing methods to procure health. She treats with understanding and care using modalities like Acupuncture, Yoga, Naturopathy treatments , Counseling, etc. With an attitude of learning and spreading knowledge with one and all, she is working as a Medical Officer at Kaivalyadhama.

Kaivalyadhama – What sets it apart

In the deep west of our cultural country, amidst the boundless ghats of diverse Maharashtra, lies a picturesque town called Lonavala. A hub for Mumbaikars and Punekars to untwine after a frenetic week at work. Other than the pristine lakes such as Tungarli and mouth-watering delicacies such as Misal Pav and Batata Vada, Lonavala has a lot to offer.

It holds home to one of the world’s most pioneering yoga institutes. Approximately a 100 metre detour between the Mumbai-Pune expressway, lies the splendid arcadia known as ‘Kaivalyadhama’. As the slogan says ‘ Where Yoga Tradition and Science Meet’,  Kaivalyadhama presents the perfect relation and balance uniting our ancient yogic practices to our present-day Modern Sciences.

Spread over 180 acres of lush land and flourishing forests, the campus has a lot to offer, attending to each and everyone’s requisites.

The melodic chirping of the kestrels and the Jungle Nightjar birds in the evergreen monsoon rains accompanied alongside the morning bells of the divine Hanuman Mandir in the campus is the ideal sound to open our eyes to every morning.

Commencing the day early in the morning with Shuddi Kriyas purifies the body and extinguishes all physical and mental stasis and lays foundation to a brighter start to the day in a yogic lifestyle. The nourishing milk extracted by the healthy cows of our Gaushala stands responsible for the first sip of our day of the warm Kada that gives solace to the mind, body and stomach.

The aroma of homemade spices and fresh curry leaves inevitably creates space in our stomachs and draws us to the Annapurna and Sadapurna Mess for many wholesome Sattvic delicacies that are just the perfect blend of flavour and fuel for the yogic practices throughout our time in kaivalyadhama.

Beginning with the Yog Abhyas ranging from therapy to basic and advance comprising of Asana, Pranayama and meditation practices and then engaging in the Dehdharna and Prandharna practices for Yoga and Relaxation, to lectures on many topics such as health in modern times and traditional texts such as the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Kaivalayadhama offers practices and knowledge suitable for everyone and pulls us closer to the recognition of our true and divine self.

The SADT Gupta Yogic Healthcare hospital caters to patients with all kinds of ailments and disorders, tending to them through the yogic process of therapy and healing, and promoting everyone towards a sustainable, active and conscious lifestyle.

After engaging and purifying the body and mind, the ayurveda and naturopathy centers act as the perfect oil to the machine that our body is, cleansing our body, then the mind through the blend of nature and ayurvedic sciences, really replenishes the soul and cleanses the aura.

Ancient practices such as Nasya, Panchakarma and Mud baths hold spiritual properties that can be used to excrete or let go of any kind of impurities in the body.

The naturally scented smoke that comes from the havan in the evenings from Swamiji”s Kuti finds it way through the energy channels of our body and completely replenishes the physical, mental and spiritual body.

The main library of our campus truly stands by the quote “Knowledge is the eye of desire and can become the pilot of the soul.” as it is home to more than 30,000 books varied over numerous topics such as Philosophy and Modern Medicine.

After a day of dedication and perseverance to learn, the Sattva Cafe of our institute, is the foremost spot to unwind as it offers all that you need to re-energize, whether it is a fresh brew or one of the pure homemade juices or if your body craves a little shot of glucose, you can munch upon nutritious delicacies such as vegetable sandwiches, aloo parathas or methi theplas.

My journey of Kaivalyadhama commenced back in 2017 when I accompanied my parents on their yearly visit. My parents are regulars of Kaivalyadhama and have studied under senior teachers such as Dr. O. P. Tiwari Ji and Dr. Ganesh Rao.

Born in a family of yoga teachers, I have been exposed to many different styles traditional and non-traditional schools of yoga and philosophy. Although I have learned yoga in various hemispheres of the world, the traditional principles of hatha yoga are engraved to my practice and daily life. From learning the four stages of Gurukulam in the Sivananda Ashram to understanding the meridians of Chinese medicine in my Yin Yoga Teacher Training in Bali, I am well versed with the concepts each style of yoga has to offer and how each is useful to incorporate in our practices.

Why Kaivalyadham?

Kaivalyadhama offers just the perfect mixture of our old traditions and practices of yoga with the modern sciences that the world is seeking these days to prove the soundness of yoga.

The rich lineage of Swami Kuvalayananda Ji and his disciples have established an institution, being Kaivalyadhama in Lonavala, which is quite uncommon in these modern times as even many of the traditional schools these days too, do not have one institution or center where you can experience and practice all practices of yoga.

The wide array of teachers and faculty, and the accessibility of learning from them is a blessing as it is very difficult, perhaps in these modern times to grasp such true and pure knowledge on all subjects such as traditional texts like the Bhagavad Gita or modern subjects like how yoga can help with stress.

Mr. Angad Babbar

Mr. Angad Babbar

A student of B.A. Yogashastra, at the prestigious institute Kaivalydhama, a yoga teacher and a keen learner.

8 Transformative Effects of Meditation on the Brain
You Need to Know

Over the years, continuous meditation-and-the-brain research has been discovering remarkable benefits. These studies confirm ancient advantages through modern tools like fMRI and EEG. Meditation’s impact on our brain is diverse – from changing brain structure to reducing self-centred brain activity to enhancing communication between brain areas. Recent research not only shows these changes but also underlines its positive psychological effects like reducing anxiety, and depression and improving attention and overall well-being.

What is Meditation According to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali?

Patanjali, the sage who outlined the eightfold path of Ashtanga yoga leading to this pinnacle, has intricately woven meditation into this transformative journey. Delving into the final three stages of this path, namely Dharana (concentration), Dhyana (meditation), and Samadhi (enlightenment), we unravel the essence of meditation practices.

Dharana, signifying concentration, involves fixing the mind steadfastly on a chosen focal point, be it a symbol, mantra, deity, or chakra. It’s akin to steadily dripping water, yet interruptions from other thoughts may arise at this stage.

Transitioning to Dhyana, the stage of meditation, the mind achieves a ceaseless focus on the chosen object. Interruptions dissolve, leaving room for a singular thought to dominate. Picture this as a stream of honey flowing consistently without disruption, differentiating Dharana’s water-like drops from Dhyana’s seamless flow. Here, our concentration is so profound that external disturbances hold no sway. This is true meditation.

At the summit lies Samadhi or enlightenment, where meditation engulfs us to such an extent that we transcend self-awareness. In this state, the boundary of ‘I’ dissolves, and we become one with the object of meditation. To illustrate, meditating on the divine erases our identity, merging us with the thought of the divine. Samadhi’s complexities extend further, but I won’t delve into them here.

Collectively, Dharana, Dhyana, and Samadhi constitute ‘samyama,’ the core of meditative practice. Patanjali elaborates on various objects of meditation for seekers to initiate their practice. In subsequent sutras, he explores supernatural abilities or siddhis that samyama can unlock, cautioning against their allure as they hinder the path to Samadhi.

In essence, samyama is a pivotal concept in Yoga, intricately guiding us through the sutras. Since Samadhi isn’t an abrupt leap, these stages combined form the practice of ‘meditation.’

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8 Transformative Effects of Meditation on the Brain You Need to Know

1) Meditation Keeps Your Brain Young

A recent UCLA study discovered that long-term meditators exhibit better-preserved brains than non-meditators as they age. Meditators of 20 years showed more brain volume, though older meditators still experienced some volume loss compared to the young meditators.
Study author Florian Kurth said, “We expected rather small and distinct effects located in some of the regions that had previously been associated with meditating. Instead, what we actually observed was a widespread effect of meditation that encompassed regions throughout the entire brain.”

2) Silencing the “Me Center” in the Brain

A fascinating study conducted at Yale University unveiled that mindfulness meditation can actually reduce activity in the brain’s default mode network (DMN). The DMN is responsible for wandering thoughts and self-referential thinking, often known as the “monkey mind.” By calming the DMN, meditation seems to decrease mind-wandering, which is associated with unhappiness and excessive worrying. Moreover, meditators are better at redirecting their focus when their minds wander.

3) Its Effects Rival Antidepressants for Depression, Anxiety

Meditation is more than just sitting still. It’s an active brain training that offers remarkable benefits. A review study at Johns Hopkins found that meditation’s effect on reducing depression, anxiety, and pain is comparable to antidepressants. Meditation might not be a magic bullet, but it’s a tool that could help manage symptoms. Meditation isn’t a magic bullet for depression, as no treatment is, but it’s one of the tools that may help manage symptoms.

4) Meditation Leads to Volume Changes in Key Areas of the Brain

Mindfulness meditation can reshape your brain’s structure. Harvard researchers discovered that just eight weeks of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction increased cortical thickness in the hippocampus for better learning and memory. This practice also decreases brain cell volume in the amygdala, linked to fear, anxiety, and stress. These structural changes aligned with participants’ self-reported stress levels, proving that meditation transforms both brain and subjective feelings.

5) Just a Few Days of Training Improves Concentration and Attention

Meditation isn’t just for relaxation; it enhances concentration and attention. A study found that a couple of weeks of meditation training improved focus and memory during the GRE verbal reasoning section. The increase in scores was substantial, equivalent to 16 percentile points. Meditation’s emphasis on focus makes it a valuable cognitive skill enhancer.

6) Meditation Reduces Anxiety — and Social Anxiety

Stress reduction is one of meditation’s well-known benefits, backed by evidence. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) aims to lower stress levels, mentally and physically. Studies show it reduces anxiety even years after an 8-week course. Mindfulness meditation not only soothes anxiety but also impacts brain regions tied to self-referential thoughts. It’s been effective in alleviating social anxiety disorder too.

7) Meditation Can Help with Addiction

Meditation’s influence on self-control brain regions makes it effective for addiction recovery. One study compared mindfulness training with a smoking cessation program and found that mindfulness learners were significantly more likely to quit smoking. Meditation helps people uncouple craving from addictive acts, allowing them to weather the craving “wave” until it subsides. Similar research indicates mindfulness-based therapies can treat various addictions.

8) Short Meditation Breaks Can Help Kids in School

Meditation holds promise for developing brains, particularly in school settings. Many schools have introduced meditation programs and reported positive outcomes, like decreased suspensions and improved attendance and GPAs. Although research on children’s meditation benefits is ongoing, its cognitive and emotional advantages are evident.

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Why Everyone should Meditate?

Meditation brings lots of benefits with regular practice. From public figures to top companies, many embrace meditation for its positive impact. Short daily sessions may make a significant difference in your well-being. While some caution is advised, meditation is generally beneficial, especially with proper guidance. Instead of reaching for your phone, try a few minutes of quieting your mind. The research suggests that even a brief meditation session can bring about noticeable change.

FAQs

Meditation can be a beneficial complement to medical treatment, as it has shown moderate effects in reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety. However, it's important to consult with a healthcare professional for a comprehensive approach to mental health.

Yes, meditation has been proven to enhance attention and cognitive skills. Studies indicate that even a few weeks of regular meditation can lead to improvements in concentration and memory.

Yes, mindfulness meditation has been found to help reduce symptoms of social anxiety. Research suggests that by altering brain regions related to self-referential thoughts, meditation can aid in managing social anxiety.

Studies show that meditation can be effective in helping people recover from various types of addiction. Meditation helps individuals detach from cravings and develop self-control, making it a valuable tool in addiction recovery.

Yes, meditation has been found to offer cognitive and emotional advantages for schoolchildren. Some schools have implemented meditation programs, resulting in improved focus, reduced stress, and better academic performance.

While meditation can be highly effective in managing stress and mood disorders, it's not a one-size-fits-all solution. Individual responses may vary, and it's recommended to combine meditation with other wellness practices for comprehensive benefits.

Meditation, particularly Dhyana and Samadhi stages, can lead to a state of deep absorption and oneness with the chosen object of focus. In Samadhi, the sense of self (ego) disappears, and the practitioner becomes completely absorbed in the object, resulting in a profound state of meditation.

Prof. R. K. Bodhe

Prof. R. K. Bodhe

Prof. R. K. Bodhe is a M.A. (Philosophy & Sanskrit), M. Phil. (Philosophy) Worked as Research Officer, Philosophico-Literary Research Department, Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala, for 30 years. He is invited for delivering talks, workshops at several universities and institutions. In his career of 30 years, Prof. Bodhe has authored several research papers in Traditional Yoga and co-authored several Volumes. Prof. Bodhe is also working as the Associate Editor of Yoga Mimamsa. His areas of interest include Yoga Philosophy, Applied aspects of Traditional Yoga, Value Education and Philosophical bases of esoteric sciences.

Yoga and Mindfulness for Teens

Dr. Anna Lembke, a world-leading expert on addiction, is concerned about phone problems. As the chief of Stanford University’s dual diagnosis addiction clinic, Lembke has spent over 25 years treating patients addicted to various substances and behaviours, from heroin to video games. In her book “Dopamine Nation,” she highlights how smartphones have become modern-day hypodermic needles, providing quick hits of attention and validation with every swipe, like, and tweet. In a world where every spare second is an opportunity for stimulation, yoga and mindfulness serve as anchors, helping teens find balance amidst the digital chaos.

In today’s world, teenagers often find themselves trapped in the whirlwind of social media, where constant scrolling and comparison sow the seeds of self-doubt and anxiety. The pressure to curate a flawless online presence takes a toll on their mental well-being, leading to a sense of disconnection. Yoga offers a refuge from this digital chaos, empowering teens with mindfulness tools to find peace within, break free from the cycle of comparison, and cultivate a more profound sense of self-acceptance and relaxation.

Let’s see how yoga and mindfulness can benefit teens

Yoga and meditation, offer numerous benefits for teenagers. It not only improves your physical strength, but it also nurtures mental resilience. This becomes important as teenagers go through the pressure of academic demands, peer dynamics, and the digital cyclone of social media making the tools of yoga and meditation invaluable for their emotional well-being.

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One of the remarkable gifts yoga brings is enhanced self-awareness. Teens discover a deeper understanding of their bodies and emotions, which helps regulate emotions. Moreover, mindfulness practices, which focus on the present moment without judgement, instil a sense of calm, reducing stress and anxiety. These practices equip teenagers with the tools to face challenges with a steady mind and an open heart.

Benefits of Yoga for Teens

  • Improves physical health: It enhances muscle strength, boosts stamina, and safeguards against childhood obesity.
  • Mindfulness practices for teens: Mindfulness, an ally in the quest for emotional well-being, offers techniques that teenagers can incorporate into their daily lives. Meditation helps teens connect with their bodies, fostering self-acceptance. Pranayama calms racing thoughts, granting clarity amid chaos.
  • Impact on academic performance: It’s not just the body that benefits from yoga and mindfulness; the mind also reaps rewards. Research highlights that these practices enhance cognitive function, memory, and attention span – vital components of academic success. By incorporating yoga and mindfulness, teens can optimise their study efforts while maintaining a balanced mental state.
  • Coping with peer pressure and stress: The teenage years often bring the pressures of fitting in, leading to stress and anxiety. Yoga and mindfulness offer effective coping mechanisms. When faced with overwhelming peer pressure, a deep breath and a moment of mindfulness can act as a shield, granting the strength to make authentic choices.
  • Bring body-mind harmony: Breathing techniques and postures empower teens to navigate life’s challenges.
  • Cultivates self-esteem: Early yoga exposure builds confidence and body awareness, promoting holistic development.
  • Merges with mindfulness: Combining yoga and mindfulness fuels patience, tranquillity, and enhanced efficiency.
  • Win over mental hurdles: Yoga stands as a powerful ally against depression, anxiety, and stress.
  • Equips for life: This practice imparts skills for healthy, serene, and fulfilled living, ensuring a brighter future.
  • Promoting body positivity and self-confidence: Yoga embraces all body types and nurtures self-love. Teens learn that their bodies are tools of strength and not objects of judgement. Mindfulness techniques enable them to appreciate their uniqueness, fostering self-confidence.
  • Building healthy relationships: Navigating relationships during the teenage years is a significant challenge. Yoga teaches empathy and compassion, which are essential for building connections. Mindfulness, with its focus on active listening, equips teens with the skills to engage deeply in conversations, fostering trust and empathy.

Yoga for Teens

For teenagers looking to embark on their yoga journey enroll in the Common Yoga Protocol (CYP) Course. Developed by the Ministry of Ayush, Government of India, in collaboration with prominent Yoga traditions across the nation, this course has gained immense popularity, with over 19,000 registrations. Participating in the CYP program isn’t just about learning poses; it’s about embracing a transformative journey towards better health and enhanced mindfulness. As you engage with the course material and practices, you’re not just acquiring knowledge; you’re opening the door to a more enriched and balanced life.

Integration into Daily Routine

The challenge for teenagers lies in weaving these practices into their bustling schedules. Starting the day with a few minutes of yoga or practising mindfulness before sleep can anchor their routine. Teens can create their personal space, adorned with calming elements, as their sanctuary for reflection.

Conclusion

In the whirlwind of adolescence, there are so many challenges, and to face these challenges yoga and mindfulness stand as reliable companions. With their remarkable capacity to improve physical health, nurture mental resilience, and build emotional strength, these practices equip teenagers with the tools they need to navigate their unique journeys with grace and confidence.

FAQs

Both morning and evening can work well; choose a time that suits your schedule and allows for consistency.

Absolutely. Yoga poses and mindfulness exercises can enhance focus and cognitive abilities.

Set an example by practicing mindfulness yourself and create a calm space for them to do the same.

In today's fast-paced digital landscape, guiding children through the maze of social media can be challenging. Encouraging open communication, setting healthy screen time limits, and fostering self-awareness can empower them to strike a balance between online engagement and real-world experiences. Incorporating mindfulness practices, such as yoga and meditation, can also provide invaluable tools for managing the digital noise and cultivating a sense of inner peace amid the chaos. Remember, it's all about nurturing a healthy relationship with technology while nurturing their well-being.

Yes, the relaxation techniques in yoga and mindfulness can promote better sleep quality.

Prof. R. K. Bodhe

Prof. R. K. Bodhe

Prof. R. K. Bodhe is a M.A. (Philosophy & Sanskrit), M. Phil. (Philosophy) Worked as Research Officer, Philosophico-Literary Research Department, Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala, for 30 years. He is invited for delivering talks, workshops at several universities and institutions. In his career of 30 years, Prof. Bodhe has authored several research papers in Traditional Yoga and co-authored several Volumes. Prof. Bodhe is also working as the Associate Editor of Yoga Mimamsa. His areas of interest include Yoga Philosophy, Applied aspects of Traditional Yoga, Value Education and Philosophical bases of esoteric sciences.

Naturopathy – A Blend of Science & Tradition

In today’s fast-paced world, many of us turn to modern medicine for quick fixes to health issues. But there’s a growing realisation that modern medicine isn’t always the best long-term solution. It’s not just about treating disease; it’s about bringing our whole body back to a state of wellness. And that’s where naturopathy comes in, offering a different approach that focuses on restoring our body’s natural balance and vitality.

Naturopathy stands out as a distinct approach to healthcare, placing a strong focus on natural therapies. Naturopathy physicians are skilled at serving as primary care specialists, adept at preventing, diagnosing, managing, and healing both acute and chronic ailments.

Naturopathy isn’t just about herbal remedies and ancient rituals; it’s a comprehensive healthcare philosophy that harnesses the power of both scientific knowledge and time-tested traditions.

What is Naturopathy?

Naturopathy treatment is a holistic combination of traditional therapies, herbal remedies, and healthy habits. As an ancient Indian traditional practice, Naturopathy is non-invasive and does not use any man made drugs, making the entire healing process a natural transformation through the elements of nature.

Resorting to the forces of nature, natural healing is rooted in our body’s innate power to heal itself. Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Space, and Human Life are a product of the great cosmic design. Naturopathy believes that an illness is a violation of nature. It implies that the key to recovery and survival lies in nature itself.

Naturopathy’s aim goes beyond merely treating diseases; it is dedicated to revitalising the overall wellness of the body.

Naturopathy focuses on a holistic approach that avoids surgery and conventional drugs. It differs from mainstream medicine and values natural resources for healing.

Naturopathy medicine treats patients using natural substances and considers their mental, emotional, and physical well-being. It also takes into account environmental factors that disrupt the body’s balance. The foundation of naturopathy is the vitalistic philosophy of the healing power of nature.

Principles of Naturopathy

The foundation of naturopathy’s practice is based on the following guiding principles.

All diseases share a common cause and treatment. While environmental factors can lead to certain ailments, the root of most diseases lies in the accumulation of harmful substances in the body. Treating diseases involves removing these deposits.

Microorganisms like bacteria and viruses aren't the primary cause of diseases. They appear after foreign matter accumulates in the body, finding a favourable environment to thrive. The real source of diseases is foreign substances, with bacteria as a secondary factor.

Acute diseases aren't enemies; they're the body's attempt to heal itself. Chronic illnesses arise from incorrect treatment of acute diseases.

The ultimate healer is nature itself. The body possesses an incredible ability to defend against diseases and regain health during illnesses.

In naturopathy, we are treating the patient's root cause, not just the disease.

Naturopathy excels in successfully treating chronic diseases in less time.

Naturopathy uncovers and heals suppressed diseases in the body and to build body self healing capacity.

Naturopathy addresses physical, mental, environmental & social and spiritual health.

Instead of targeting isolated health issues, naturopathy heals the entire body with a holistic approach.

In naturopathy, the belief that 'food is medicine' guides treatment, eliminating the need for traditional medicines. Diet depends on patients' ailments to work better.

Universal Origin, Singular Solution

All diseases share a common cause and treatment. While environmental factors can lead to certain ailments, the root of most diseases lies in the accumulation of harmful substances in the body. Treating diseases involves removing these deposits.

The True Culprit

Microorganisms like bacteria and viruses aren't the primary cause of diseases. They appear after foreign matter accumulates in the body, finding a favourable environment to thrive. The real source of diseases is foreign substances, with bacteria as a secondary factor.

Friend or Foe

Acute diseases aren't enemies; they're the body's attempt to heal itself. Chronic illnesses arise from incorrect treatment of acute diseases.

Nature's Healing Touch

The ultimate healer is nature itself. The body possesses an incredible ability to defend against diseases and regain health during illnesses.

Patient-Centric Approach

In naturopathy, we are treating the patient's root cause, not just the disease.

Conquering Chronic Illness

 Naturopathy excels in successfully treating chronic diseases in less time.

Unveiling Suppressed Diseases

Naturopathy uncovers and heals suppressed diseases in the body and to build body self healing capacity.

Holistic Wellbeing

Naturopathy addresses physical, mental, environmental & social and spiritual health.

Treating the Whole

Instead of targeting isolated health issues, naturopathy heals the entire body with a holistic approach.

Food as Medicine

In naturopathy, the belief that 'food is medicine' guides treatment, eliminating the need for traditional medicines. Diet depends on patients' ailments to work better.

Science-Based Approaches

Contrary to the misconception that naturopathy is solely based on tradition, this holistic approach is firmly rooted in scientific principles. Many naturopathy modalities have been extensively studied.

Let’s have a look at different approaches to naturopathy:

  • Diet Therapy:
    Naturopathy’s cornerstone is diet, the fundamental ‘medicine’. A balanced diet, enriched with seasonal fruits and fresh greens, lively foods for wellness. An optimal 20% acidic and 80% alkaline balance is the key to vitality. Proper Nutrition is important for the optimal health of each individual.
  • Fasting Therapy:
    Fasting is crucial for maintaining good health. Fasting is a process of complete physical as well as mental rest. It provides rest to the digestive system. Fasting results in digestive rejuvenation and helps to eliminate the accumulated matter to the body. It works better with a combination of fasting principles and brings overall healing to the body and mind.
  • Mud Therapy:
    Mud, nature’s coolant, holds the power to purify and relax. Mud packs and baths bring benefits to the body from within. It’s good for digestive, skin and bone ailments.
  • Hydrotherapy:
    Harnessing water’s essence and is a type of physical therapy, hydrotherapy alleviates pain and nurtures health. It helps to reduce the muscle tension and stiffness of the body with different water treatments.
  • Massage Therapy:
    Massage is equally important as diet and exercise, one rejuvenates with its gentle touch. Muscular relaxation, improved blood flow, increased range of motion and mental tranquillity are its rewards.
  • Chromo Therapy:
    7 colours (violet, blue, sky, green, yellow, orange, and red) rays coming from the sun have huge significance. Colours work effectively in various treatments and stay healthy. colour therapy is very beneficial and also the easiest way of staying healthy. Sunlight produces Vitamin D in the body. It is beneficial in curing diseases related to skin and bones.
  • Acupressure Therapy:
    Acupressure’s ancient art stimulates specific points to trigger healing. By massaging pressure centres in the palms and soles, bodily ailments are soothed. It helps to enhance the energy through specific points to the whole body.
  • Acupuncture Therapy:
    Fine needles delicately dance on meridian points in acupuncture. Redirecting vital energy flow as ‘Qi’ ensures physical and mental equilibrium. Tradition meets science for pain relief and holistic harmony.

Combining Modern and Traditional

What sets naturopathy apart is its ability to seamlessly blend modern scientific advancements with traditional healing methods. This integration allows naturopathy physicians to offer a wide range of treatments that cater to individual preferences and needs. For example, a naturopathy approach to managing stress might include mindfulness meditation alongside dietary recommendations and herbal supplements.

Conclusion

Naturopathy truly represents a harmonious blend of science and tradition. It’s a holistic approach that embraces the wisdom of ancient healing practices while staying grounded in modern scientific understanding. By considering the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of an individual, naturopathy offers a unique and comprehensive path to wellness.

FAQs

Naturopathy emphasises safe and non-invasive treatments that support the body's natural healing abilities.

Yes, naturopathy can complement conventional medicine, providing a well-rounded approach to health.

Naturopathy suits people of all ages and can be particularly beneficial for those seeking preventive care and holistic wellness.

Many naturopathy treatments have been researched and validated, offering evidence-based options for health and healing.

Look for practitioners who are accredited and licensed in naturopathy, and feel free to ask about their training and experience.

Naturopathy emphasises safe and non-invasive treatments that support the body's natural healing abilities.

Yes, naturopathy can complement conventional medicine, providing a well-rounded approach to health.

Naturopathy suits people of all ages and can be particularly beneficial for those seeking preventive care and holistic wellness.

Many naturopathy treatments have been researched and validated, offering evidence-based options for health and healing.

Look for practitioners who are accredited and licensed in naturopathy, and feel free to ask about their training and experience.

Remember, naturopathy isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution, and it’s important to consult a qualified healthcare professional before making significant changes to your wellness routine. As with any healthcare approach, an informed and balanced perspective is key.

Dr. Ritu Prasad

Dr. Ritu Prasad

Dr. Ritu Prasad, working with Kaivalyadhama, BNYS, MBA in Yoga and Naturopathy Physician from SHM college Bhopal. She is an expert in Yoga Therapy, Naturopathy Treatment, Acupuncture and Physiotherapy Treatments Modalities.

Connecting the Mind, Body, and Soul through Yoga

There is much written about yoga and its advantages for the mind and body. As someone who practised yoga throughout childhood and teenage years, I missed the peace and tranquillity of this ancient Indian art of meditation and yogic practices as life, first as a homemaker and then as a professional, which kept me occupied.

However, that changed two years ago when I was reacquainted with yoga and the Ayurvedic way of life during an eight-day visit to Kaivalyadhama. Since then, I have made it a point to carve out at least some time during the day to practise my asanas.

My love for this yogic practices was also bolstered during the International Day of Yoga on June 21st. This day was established by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015 and is now celebrated globally after being officially endorsed by the United Nations. Each year, a different theme related to the mind, body, and soul is chosen, with previous themes including Yoga for Heart, Yoga for Peace, and Yoga at Home.

Yoga for Peace

This year’s International Yoga Day holds a special significance for me and for all those who are associated with Kaivalyadhama in any capacity as the institute celebrates its centenary year in 2024.

Since its inception in 1924, Kaivalyadhama, which was founded by Swami Kuvalayananda ji, has hosted many dignitaries, including Mahatma Gandhi, Shri. Baba Saheb Ambedkar, Shri. Madan Mohan Malviya, Dr. H. V. Kamath, India’s Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, and his daughter Smt. Indira Gandhi.

Even in the present day, the Institute remains faithful to its origins, offering comprehensive healing to all those who come seeking solace through the time-honoured practice of Ayurveda and yoga. Today, on International Yoga Day, putting forth lines by Swami Kuvalayananda ji who laid the foundation for the inception of Kaivalyadhama:

Be healthy, be wise, and wealth will follow. 

“Yoga has a complete message for humanity, It has a message for the human body.
It has a message for the human mind, and It has also messaged for the human soul.
Will intelligent and capable youth come forth to carry this message to every individual,
not only in India but also in every other part of the world?”

Ms. Bharati Pancholi

Ms. Bharati Pancholi

Ms. Bharati Pancholi is a certified financial planner and a regular visitor to Kaivalyadhama. She uses lessons from her life and the world around us to advocate the importance of savings and planning for a rainy day. This blog was first published on the FP Study Group website.

Swami Kuvalayananda ji’s Research at Kaivalyadhama

Unveiling the Secrets of Yogic Practices

‘On Cecal Constipation’

The modern civilized lifestyle is the root cause of chronic constipation in the present times. The most common causes of chronic constipation are frequent intake of junk food, lack of dietary fiber, a sedentary lifestyle, and reduced physical exercise. In 1924, Swami Kuvalayananda ji worked extensively on yogic practices such as Uddiyana and Nauli and their role in the constipation management. Swamiji stated that chronic constipation can lead to various health disorders such as headaches, loss of appetite, coated tongue, appendicitis, malaria, insomnia, nervous exhaustion, dropsy, chronic rheumatism, tuberculosis, and autointoxication. 

Modern-day treatment options such as laxatives, purgatives, and enemas lead to the weakening of the colon over a long period of time and provide temporary relief to the patient. In fact, all purgatives and laxatives are administered through the mouth and before they reach the cecum, they pass through the stomach and small intestine causing unnecessary irritation since the disease lies at the other end of the digestive tract. Purgatives and laxatives provide temporary relief to the patient but render the whole alimentary canal weaker every time. Further, it may be noted, that if the constipation is due to degeneration of abdominal muscles, then it can only be cured by regeneration/strengthening of these muscles. No other means will be effective in this case. Furthermore, constipation treatment should focus on strengthening the abdominal muscles and restoring the muscle tone to improve bowel movement. Additionally, it is essential to have a strong central and sympathetic nervous system controlling the peristaltic movements of the large intestine.

In fact, no amount of purgatives and laxatives can render these muscles stronger, and an enema is useless in this condition. If the drugs and the enema affect anything, it is the intestines and not the outward abdominal muscles. Swamiji believed that the treatment of any disease should be permanent and cost-effective. Several abdominal exercises were devised by the physical culturists of the East and the West for the management of constipation, however, none of these could match the efficacy of Nauli in managing constipation. Uddiyana and Nauli practices require vigorous contractions of the diaphragm and abdominal muscles. This improves blood flow to the abdominal area and thus tones up the spinal nerves, which in turn improves nervous control of the peristaltic movement and relieves constipation.

However, this was not established scientifically during those times. Therefore, Swamiji studied the role of Uddiyana and Nauli using a series of X-ray experiments to establish the movement of abdominal muscles as well as the position and redistribution of colon content. He also studied the position of the lumbar vertebrae during these yogic practices. The findings of these studies showed that the position of colon could be changed significantly by Uddiyana and Nauli kriya. In addition, the colon contents could be redistributed, which in turn, helps in normal colon functioning and can be utilized in treating constipation, adhesions, kinks, etc.

In spite of this, Uddiyana and Nauli kriya are higher practices in yoga and are difficult to perform for beginners. Additionally, they require proper technique, and regular practice and must be performed under expert supervision. Considering this aspect, Swamiji suggested a few complimentary asanas such as Shirshasana, Bhujangasana, Shalabhasana, Ardhashalabhasana, and Dhanurasana, which are also effective in relieving constipation. However, since Shirshasana is an advanced asana and might be difficult for beginners, it can be substituted with Yoga Mudra.

The research conducted by Swamiji indicates that Uddiyana and Nauli are very effective in strengthening the abdominal muscles and nervous system of the abdominal region. They are highly efficacious in preventing and curing constipation arising from abdominal muscle weakness. Further, Swamiji suggested alternative yoga asanas to relieve constipation for those who cannot perform these advanced practices.

Ms. Anita Verma

Ms. Anita Verma

Ms. Anita Verma is currently working as Research Assistant and Editor of Yoga Mimamsa Journal. She has completed her Masters in Clinical Research from Cranfield University, UK. She has done her B.Sc. in Microbiology and PGDPM from Mumbai University. She has conducted research projects on yoga and micronutrient absorption in urban and rural school children. She is highly experienced researcher with over 12 years of experience in the field. She has published several research papers in leading academic journals, making significant contributions to her field of study. She has also undertaken several case studies and published in peer reviewed journals.

Swami Kuvalayananda ji’s Research at Kaivalyadhama

Unveiling the Secrets of Yogic Practices

‘Madhavadas Vacuum’

Swami Kuvalayananda ji is a true visionary and pioneer in the field of yoga, dedicated his life to connecting the ancient wisdom of yoga with modern scientific principles. In 1920, Swamiji started scientific studies in the field of Yoga to understand and explain yogic practices in modern scientific terminology. Further, he started Yoga Mimamsa Journal in 1924 to publish his research findings.

Paramhansa Sri Madhavdasji Maharaj

Swamiji started conducting radiological studies to substantiate the scientific research basis of yogic kriyas while dispelling the prevailing myths surrounding these practices. One of his early experiments was related to the practice of Nauli-Kriya wherein the negative pressure is developed due to which water is raised into the colon without any external mechanical help but there was no possible explanation for this action. Up to that time, the possibility of creating such pressure changes in the alimentary canal by voluntary manipulation was not known, nor investigated in the field of physiology.

In fact, at that time, most scientists put forth the anti-peristalsis hypothesis but anti-peristaltic action is unnatural in the rectum and can lead to serious constipation and a state of auto-intoxication. Therefore, to reject this anti-peristalsis hypothesis, Swamiji conducted a series of experiments to assess pressure changes during Nauli, Uddiyan, and Vajroli. The pressure changes were measured using a rectal tube connected to a barometer. These experiments showed that negative pressure of -33 to -47 mm Hg developed in the colon during these yogic practices. He named this vacuum ‘Madhavadas Vacuum’ out of his deep reverence for his Guru, Madhavadasji Maharaj.

Swamiji conducted several X-ray experiments to evaluate the position and distribution of colon content during the practice of Uddiyan and Nauli. These experiments were carried out to validate the physiological changes brought about by these yogic practices. The reason behind carrying out these experiments was to scientifically prove that water suction in the colon is not a miraculous power or siddhi attained through these yogic practices. Further, these studies showed that the position of the colon could be changed significantly and also the colon content could be redistributed. This work of fundamental importance has demonstrated that the diaphragm and ribs could be moved independently of each other. This observation was against the prevalent notion that the movements of the diaphragm and ribs are interrelated and inseparable.

Physiologically, these practices help the normal function of the colon and clinically they could be utilized in the treatment of adhesions, kinks, herniation and more importantly constipation.

The discovery of the Madhavdas Vacuum holds immense significance. It not only discredited a long-held hypothesis but also paved the way for a more accurate understanding of yogic practices. By demystifying the mechanism behind Nauli-Kriya, Swami Kuvalayananda ji’s research contributed to the scientific validation of yoga and its therapeutic potential.

Ms. Anita Verma

Ms. Anita Verma

Ms. Anita Verma is currently working as Research Assistant and Editor of Yoga Mimamsa Journal. She has completed her Masters in Clinical Research from Cranfield University, UK. She has done her B.Sc. in Microbiology and PGDPM from Mumbai University. She has conducted research projects on yoga and micronutrient absorption in urban and rural school children. She is highly experienced researcher with over 12 years of experience in the field. She has published several research papers in leading academic journals, making significant contributions to her field of study. She has also undertaken several case studies and published in peer reviewed journals.

Anti Ageing: Yoga & Naturopathy can slow effects of stress and ageing

Ageing is a progressive physiological change in an organism that led to senescence, a decline of biological functions and of the organism’s ability to adapt to metabolic stress.

Though ageing is a physiological process, premature ageing i.e., early ageing is not desirable and can be slowed down.

Also, one can be prepared to gracefully accept and be ready for the changes on physical and mental levels.

For that first we need to understand ageing.

There are different types of Ageing

  • Cellular (replication / multiplication failure on cell level)
  • Hormonal (diminish output / effect of hormones)
  • Accumulative (caused wear and tear) 
  • Metabolic (results from by-products and wastes) 

There are different types of Ageing

  • Cellular (replication / multiplication failure on cell level)
  • Hormonal (diminish output / effect of hormones)
  • Accumulative (caused wear and tear) 
  • Metabolic (results from by-products and wastes) 

Ageing has multiple influencing factors as

  • Imbalanced / Irregular Diets
  • Stress
  • Glycation
  • Free radicals / Oxidative stress
  • Consistent / Chronic Inflammations
  • Disrupted metabolism
  • Poor Mental Health
  • Insufficient rest
  • Lack of efficient use of Excretory organs
  • Accumulation of Morbidity within the system

Common symptoms of ageing

  • Loosening / sagging of skin
  • Lowered immunity
  • Joint pain
  • Greying of hair
  • Generalised Debility
  • Hampered metabolism
  • Hyper or hypothermia
  • Loss of focus and memory
  • Constipation
  • Incontinence
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Lethargy
  • Fatigue

Common symptoms of ageing

  • Loosening / sagging of skin
  • Lowered immunity
  • Joint pain
  • Greying of hair
  • Generalised Debility
  • Hampered metabolism
  • Hyper or hypothermia
  • Loss of focus and memory
  • Constipation
  • Incontinence
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Lethargy
  • Fatigue

Why choose Naturopathy and Yoga

As discussed earlier, accepting and adapting to change gracefully is the key. And to be Graceful, we should be prepared to do our level best.

Naturopathy is focuses and gives importance to lifestyle, and Yoga teaches about discipline and consistency, the two together make perfect sense in joint efforts for the promotion and maintenance of good positive health.

Role of naturopathy and yoga in support against Ageing

Naturopathy works to improve immunity; helps set better lifestyle changes.

Regular massages, hydrotherapy, mud therapy, and acupuncture are some of the treatments that assist in regularising and boosting health.

Helps to understand oneself, check on one’s metabolism, pain, discomfort etc. and help one become aware of any wrong habits or mishaps.

The sattvic diet promotes the action of antioxidants and reduces the production of free radicals.

Yoga improves muscle efficiency, flexibility, strength, and courage, as well as joint mobility. In this way, sore muscles, tightness, tenderness, and irritability of joints are reduced, and productivity is increased.

A proper balance of exercises, mindful eating, and an improved schedule help Metabolism to be in a positive state, thus leading to good digestion and absorption of food and nutrients and complete excretion.

Pranayama helps feel balanced and grounded, leading to raised mental health and an affirmative perspective.

All in all, yoga along with naturopathy addresses the individual as a whole on body, mind, and soul levels.

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Dr. Nehal Satra

Dr. Nehal Satra

Dr. Nehal Satra, BNYS, a Naturopathy and Yoga physician, has an aim to create awareness about the importance of healthy living and use of natural healing methods to procure health. She treats with understanding and care using modalities like Acupuncture, Yoga, Naturopathy treatments, Counseling, etc. With an attitude of learning and spreading knowledge with one and all, she is working as a Medical Officer at Kaivalyadhama.

Hormonal Imbalances – Why You Should See Your Yoga & Naturopathy Doctor?

India is a nation rich in Yoga and Ayurveda. Fortunately, we have many yoga gurus, teachers, and swamis who have pioneered speaking about living a contentful life. Owing to that, I believe I should share my personal experience as a yoga student & express my learnings from a viewpoint of a common man.

In this blog, I will be sharing my process from understanding my flaws and dealing with them, to creating a peaceful environment for me and for everyone around me.

Do you know exactly how your hormones affect your body on a daily basis?

Hormones are important chemical messengers in the human body, working together to ensure that vital functions work in synchrony. Hormones affect your reproductive cycles, sexual function, and your development and growth. They control your current mood and sleep; are in charge of how you cope with stress, and how your body breaks down food. In short, hormones are in charge of nearly every major system in our body.

How do you know when your hormones are imbalanced?

Have you started experiencing night sweats, mood swings, hair loss, vaginal dryness, poor sleep, weight gain that’s been hard to lose, irregular menstrual cycles, acne, poor memory, or low energy?

A high-stress lifestyle combined with poor eating habits can affect a woman’s delicately balanced hormonal function. Even healthy women with a good diet can end up with unbalanced hormones.

If you’ve been experiencing any of the above, your hormone levels may be unbalanced. Hormonal imbalances arise when there is too much or too little of a hormone in the bloodstream. Seeing that hormones play an essential role in regulating bodily functions, even small hormonal imbalances can produce side effects throughout the body.

There are a broad range of symptoms that can cause and indicate female hormone imbalance. Since symptoms may vary depending on the glands affected, here are the most common symptoms that may occur with a hormonal imbalance:

  • Blood pressure changes
  • Changes in sensitivity to cold
  • Changes in heart rate
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Dry skin and rashes
  • Mood swings
  • Bone loss
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Blurred vision
  • Thirsty quite often
  • Weight gain and weight loss that’s hard to explain
  • Bloating
  • Low sex drive
  • Infertility
  • Thinning hair
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Puffy face
  • Breast tenderness
  • Changes in blood sugar concentration
  • Excessive sweating

Yoga and Naturopathy has many benefits, especially for women experiencing menopause:

  • May help improve mental clarity and memory
  • May improve sex drive
  • May help reduce hot flashes/night sweats
  • May improve sleep
  • May reduce wrinkles by boosting your amount of collagen and elastin
  • May reduce the risk of osteoporosis by improving bone density and bone mass
  • May help increase your energy levels

The outcomes from Yoga and Naturopathy practices may vary depending on each individual’s lifestyle and genetic makeup.

Some patients’ results are visible within a short amount of time while others may take longer.

Treatments for hormonal imbalances will vary depending on the cause.

Ways to Balance Hormones Naturally

  • Yoga: Yogic practises are an effective de-stressor, reduce hot flashes and inflammation, improve sleep, and may optimise your overall well-being. A workout can be anything from a brisk walk, a swim, a visit to the gym, or some exercises at home. Yoga improves your circulation, raises your heartbeat, and brings oxygen and vital nutrients to your organs. If you do this for at least 20 minutes first thing in the morning, you will feel that you have more energy to carry on with your day, and it will help stabilise your hormones.
  • Nutritional and lifestyle changes: Incorporate fresh, organic fruits and vegetables, plus raw nuts and seeds, into your diet. Avoid high-fat foods, processed carbohydrates, fried foods, soft drinks, enriched flour, and processed vegetable oil. Avoid non-organic dairy products, which may contain harmful bovine growth hormones, steroids, and antibiotics. This will help bring your life back into balance.
  • Natural herbs: Herbs have been safely used by naturopathic doctors for years. Evidence supports the use of herbs to help manage symptoms of menopause or ageing. These herbs mimic some of the effects of oestrogens but are not true phytoestrogens. Phytoestrogens, which are the natural oestrogen-like compounds found in plants, tend to pose fewer risks for side effects compared to prescriptions. Legumes, flax seeds, soybeans, and pumpkin seeds are examples of foods that contain phytoestrogens.
  • Dietary changes: Cut down on inflammatory foods such as processed meats, sugar, and simple carbohydrates. Eat a whole-foods diet with large amounts of ‘good’ fats, vegetables, and fruit, plus whole grains, which may help scale down menopause symptoms. Phytoestrogens and healthy fats, including omega-3 fatty acids from fish, may also be helpful.
  • Stress management: Did you know that stress can lower your immunity and disrupt your hormonal balance? With that, explore stress-relieving activities such as meditation, exercising, or boosting your time outdoors. Studies show that women who meditate daily or practise yoga experience fewer hormonal swings than those who don’t. Rest is important. Many women lead such hectic lives with so many demands placed on them that they have little time to let their bodies re-adjust. Find small ways and times to relax. A massage can be a wonderful way to relax and remove the aches and pains caused by a busy lifestyle.

    Try to get at least 8 hours of sleep every night. During sleep, the body recuperates and restores. Insufficient sleep is now recognised as a major cause of heart disease, stroke, metabolic dysfunction, and impaired mental health.

  • Acupuncture: Is known to be useful for lowering anxiety and/or stress while balancing your hormones. Acupuncture may also decrease pain and inflammation.
  • Re-energise with a Massage: One of the immediate benefits of massage is a feeling of deep relaxation and calm. This occurs because massage prompts the release of endorphins, the brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) that produce feelings of wellbeing. Levels of stress hormones, such as adrenalin, cortisol, and norepinephrine, are also reduced.

Your Next Steps: Consult a Yoga and Naturopathy Physician

Your best bet for naturally balancing hormone levels is to consult a naturopathic doctor.
  • An assessment to review her health status, the severity of her symptoms, and any risk factors for osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease.
  • After a thorough discussion about lifestyle and diet specifics, we provide patients with further details regarding the most appropriate treatment options.

Final Thoughts

In comparison to conventional prescription medications, naturopathy and natural remedies take a completely different approach. Instead of only providing short-term relief, naturopathy addresses the cause of the symptoms and lessens their intensity.

The equilibrium between the sex hormones progesterone, oestrogen, and testosterone is restored via natural treatment. One also avoids the additional risk of adverse medication and antidepressant side effects.

Changing one’s lifestyle, which includes eating healthy food, practising yoga, getting rid of environmental contaminants, getting enough sleep, and managing chronic stress, is a crucial part of naturopathic treatment.

All of these modifications also significantly and proactively lower the risk of various illnesses, particularly those affecting the heart and bones.

We strongly recommend a natural approach to balancing your hormones prior to exploring modern medicine methods.

This may include improving your diet, yogic practises, exercising, massages, using natural herbs, and/or correcting nutritional deficiencies.

Let us help guide you in the right direction when treating your hormone imbalances.

By keeping hormones in balance, women can enjoy a full life, vitality, and well-being!

Final Thoughts

In comparison to conventional prescription medications, naturopathy and natural remedies take a completely different approach. Instead of only providing short-term relief, naturopathy addresses the cause of the symptoms and lessens their intensity. The equilibrium between the sex hormones progesterone, oestrogen, and testosterone is restored via natural treatment. One also avoids the additional risk of adverse medication and antidepressant side effects. Changing one’s lifestyle, which includes eating healthy food, practising yoga, getting rid of environmental contaminants, getting enough sleep, and managing chronic stress, is a crucial part of naturopathic treatment. All of these modifications also significantly and proactively lower the risk of various illnesses, particularly those affecting the heart and bones. We strongly recommend a natural approach to balancing your hormones prior to exploring modern medicine methods. This may include improving your diet, yogic practises, exercising, massages, using natural herbs, and/or correcting nutritional deficiencies. Let us help guide you in the right direction when treating your hormone imbalances. By keeping hormones in balance, women can enjoy a full life, vitality, and well-being!

Conclusion

Women are naturally more adaptable than men, so making a few minor changes to your way of life can have amazing effects. Make yoga a regular part of your life to start your day on a positive note. You’ll be inspired by its amazing benefits. Eat a lot of fruits and vegetables with green leaves, as well as the required supplements. Most importantly, make a promise to yourself that you will adhere to this discipline for a healthy mind and body. This is the most critical step.

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Dr. Ritu Prasad

Dr. Ritu Prasad

Dr. Ritu Prasad, working with Kaivalyadham, BNYS, MBA in Yoga and Naturopathy Physician from SHM college Bhopal. She is an expert in Yoga Therapy, Naturopathy Treatment, Acupuncture and Physiotherapy Treatments Modalities.