In Ayurveda our stages of life are likened to the seasons, our spring years are full of growth and development, just as a new sprout grows, builds and strengthens, we develop roots for our stability and stamina. Spring years span from birth to age 15 when we are expanding our physical strength and mental acuity, the foundation of who we will become.
When we enter our summer years from 15-50, we project ourselves into the world. Our branches extend, we blossom, The heat of summer provides transformation, we develop our identity, we work hard play hard and bear fruit in the form of our children, our achievements and our careers. We assimilate knowledge into ways of supporting ourselves and our families; we have the innate drive and energy to create.
Our autumn years are from age 50 onwards. Autumn is a time to harvest the wisdom of our life's experiences.
THE AYURVEDIC APPROACH
The ancient Vedic texts refer to these years as a time to give up our householders duties, slow down and reap a sense of accomplishment for all we have achieved. It is a time to amplify and express our power and wisdom, to self reflect and go inwards towards our spiritual maturity.
Today, modern life for women looks very different, some women start a family in their 40's by the time our autumn season comes around; we are still nurturing younger families and raising teenagers. Some of us are changing careers, building businesses, caring for elderly parents. As we approach our elder years, There is little time to spend on ourselves and less space to reflect and understand the many physical and mental changes that are taking place.
In the East, menopause, is viewed as a transition, not a disorder. It is indeed a right of passage and a celebration of a new era in a woman's life. Western attitudes and the constant chase for youth leaves women feeling a sense of loss as they move into what should be the most satisfying period of inner growth and achievement.
HOW CAN AYURVEDA HELP?
Inner Farmacy views menopause through the lens of Ayurveda, to nurture and support the changing seasons of life. Autumn is also a time when the dryness of the air element and catabolic nature Vata dosha take precedence. The leaves start to change colour and fall from our branches. Our juicy sap is not as abundant as it once was. Tending to our mind, body and spirit during menopause is essential to navigating the new changes occurring within.
We understand There are so many different kinds of women who experience menopause in different ways. We offer natural ayurvedic remedies for hot flashes, heavy bleeding, mood swings, and anxiety, with practices, food and lifestyle choices to stabilize emotions, rejuvenate your juice and transition into this new phase with grace and fulfilment.