There comes a time every month, when we start feeling some changes within our body, our behavior, and our activities. It happens to all of us, right ladies? The craving for sweets, spicy, or a nap, feeling lethargic, etc. make us think what’s wrong?
And we ourselves answer our own question while waiting for a few days, and when it arrives. Cramps, mood swings, pains, etc. make us feel worried. But thankfully, Ayurveda provides us with the insight and tools in the form of remedies and treatment for supportive lifestyle practices, nourishing foods, etc.
Bleeding should not be regarded as a curse, but a blessing and a special power.
Maintaining a balance with your health is equally important when you facing the menstrual cycle. Where Ayurveda holds a great place. The present article is all about Ayurvedic Tips for Self-Care during Your Cycle, the do and don’ts during menstruation. Keep scrolling!
Ayurvedic Approach for a Healthy You!
The menstrual cycle is a unique gift to the female gender. But, every woman is not blessed of getting her period on a monthly basis. Provided if they are not pregnant or in between the ages of menarche to menopause.
The monthly flow of blood is actually a signal that you are healthy at all levels. So, why do so many of us get afraid of its arrival? The reasons might be that it is accompanied by unpleasant symptoms such as fatigue, acne, cravings, and mood swings, etc. that generate a level of discomfort within oneself.
Well, self-care becomes the priority at any level of discomfort and natural remedies are the best key. So, here are some important things that you should follow during periods. Let’s get started.
#1. Say No to Cold Food and Fluids
Cold creates constriction or shrinks the blood channels. It may lead to stomach or pelvic pain during the cycles. And, we need open channels so as to allow the blood to flow without any restriction.
So, avoid cold foods and fluids such as curd, lime juice, cucumber, etc. around the time and during the cycle. And eat warm, moist food such as oatmeal, stewed dates, baked sweet potatoes, and soup, etc.
#2. Have Hot Tea
The inflammation causes pain in the body. So, support your body to help ease cramping and back pain with hot tea. The uncomfortable pain can be reduced with ginger tea, chamomile tea, etc. You can have risen tea that is supportive for easing menstrual cramps and serves as a reproductive tonic.
#3. Avoid Caffeine
Caffeine triggers the level of estrogen, PMS symptoms, anxiety level, etc. in the body. Make your body relax at all levels by avoiding caffeine in the form of coffee, black tea, alcohol, etc.
#4. Take Time to Rest
The discomfort in the form of back pain, pelvic pain, anxiety, irritability, etc. slows down your daily routine. And you can handle this discomfort simply through rest. Just take care of yourself as if you to take care of others.
#5. Eat foods that are Rich in Iron Content
Iron is counted as the blood builder. So, it becomes necessary to have an iron-rich diet, especially in monthly cycles so as to replenish the supply of blood building nutrients. Green vegetables, prunes, dates, kidney beans, berries, lentils, etc. are a great source of iron that you can include in your daily diet plan.
#6. Take Ayurvedic Tonic
Ayurvedic tonic such as Sachi Saheli is good to take help of. These health tonics contain natural ingredients that are beneficial for pelvic pain, irregular periods, mood swings, etc.
The Bottom Line
Your periods are not the curse. So, embrace your periods as a gift and do not regard it as the burden. They are the signal of a healthy body. Make them blissful with Ayurveda. Ayurveda teaches us to live in harmony and provides the wisdom to live a happy and healthy life. Adopt some life hacks for self-care.
- Practicing yoga on a daily basis helps you to keep stress level down as well as make a strong immunity system.
- Keep yourself busy in little tasks so as to divert your mind from discomfort.
- Stay positive, stay healthy, stay happy. Keep yourself healthy to take care of others.
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