Updated: Oct 6
Your menstrual cycle is a window into your wellbeing. According to Ayurveda, each month your cycle shows you which doshas are imbalanced. So, what's a healthy cycle anyway? "One that you don't feel you're having most of the month. One that you don't know it's coming other than it is due." - Veena
It is important to use menses as a vital sign of overall health and wellbeing, physically and mentally.
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Ayurveda for a Balanced Menstrual Cycle
Menstruation is the body's way of cleansing itself of tissue it no longer needs. This means irregular periods can have an impact on your health. Thankfully, Ayurvedic medicine to regularize periods can help get your cycle on track.
Many women that struggle with irregular or painful periods never get the help they need. Whether you're dealing with abnormal bleeding, skipped periods, or periods lasting longer than usual, Ayurveda can help.
Change Your Diet and Food IS Medicine
Knowing how to eat correctly for you is a game changer. The one size fits all diets and fads are not what restores our balance nor does it treat issues at the root cause. Through an Ayurvedic intake, your doshic picture becomes clear. Now, food is medicine and combined with herbal remedies and Ayurvedic lifestyle tools all tailored to you, restore balance.
Your body needs nutrients in order to function, and when your diet is lacking in essential nutrients, you may have issues with your menstrual cycle. Foods that are rich in vitamins B and D, such as legumes, leafy greens, and mushrooms, are particularly important for good menstrual health.
It's also crucial to maintain a healthy weight. Significant weight loss can cause amenorrhea, which is the absence of monthly periods. Evaluate your diet and make sure you're getting all the nourishing foods that you need. Even a few small changes to your diet could help to regulate your menstrual cycle.
Peruse our online recipe box Ayurveda Beet Soup for Vata, Pitta and Kapha recipe.Beneficial to all doshas when consumed correctly. Beets are a powerhouse when it comes to cleansing the liver and blood by moving bile, so it's an ideal food to reduce accumulated Pitta from summer--which can often be benefitial for heavy cycles, migraines, cramps, acne, clotty flow, and PMS. Beets are high in iron and healthy source for building good blood.
Tasty and easy to make, Ayurveda Beet Soup cools off Pitta dosha, cleanses the liver and blood, supports healthy female system, supports healthy elimination and relieves hemorrhoids. In small amounts beets are grounding for Vata. Pitta and Kapha can enjoy beets in moderate amounts.
Explore More: Ayurveda and Menstruation – Creating a Healthy Flow
Stress is a major culprit when it comes to period irregularity. For that reason and others, it's important to find ways to manage stress and anxiety effectively. Yog-asana, pranayama, and meditation bring peace to the mind and create a balanced body.
There is a saying, "The mind is more in the body, than the body is in the mind." The Saumya 3 step meditation process shifts us from fight-flight-freeze mode, to rest-restore-relax mode. Give it a try for forty days and observe the changes. The more grounded and relaxed we are, the smoother life flows.
"The breath is the connection between the mind and body, so by training the breath, we become calm, focused, and grounded, we slow down the aging process by decreasing stress. These practices are so simple and easy to have as part of our daily life. We actually feel and look younger."
- Veena, Saumya Ayurveda
1. Learn Diaphragmatic Breathing and Change Your Life. When we re-learn to breath diaphragmatically, we move from the flight-fight-freeze mode, to rest, restore, relaxation mode from where we want and need to live.
3. Ayurveda Daily Routines: --Ayurvedic Morning Routine | 6 Rituals for a Calm and Centered Day
"Choose a couple of practices from the routines that provide you with the greatest support. Perform them while applying our two minute meditation technique and your mundane tasks, just transformed into a mellifluous meditation. This is meditation applied to daily life." - Veena, Saumya Ayurveda
"Veena was able to help me regain my energy in just a few months and I’m feeling like my “young” self again! I love the food plan she designed for me, and all the supporting practices (am/pm routines, breathing techniques, herbs, and spice mixes) are so enjoyable to incorporate into my day. I highly recommend Saumya Ayurveda if you want to feel better and have more vitality.”
-Molly Rossini, Minnesota
Explore More: Ayurveda Breathwork Pranayama
Pranayama for a Balanced Menstrual Cycle
Nadi Shodhana: Alternate Nostril Breathing
This pranayama practice is suitable for most everyone and balances Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. It is a practice that is particularly helpful in relieving anxiety. It reduces emotional reactivity. It is a very effective way to quickly reach a state of very profound mental and physical stillness.
Click here. for our full guide on nadi shodhana.
Use Ayurvedic Herbal Remedies to Regularize Periods
Ayurvedic treatments promote health throughout the entire body, which is why they're one of the most effective ways to treat irregular periods. At Saumya Ayurveda, your treatment tailored to the needs of your body, which will lead to better results for you. Book your free phone consultation today.
"After six months with no period and increasing concern, I am happy to report that my periods are completely regular. With just two months of Veena’s treatment, they are almost symptomless except for mild cramping. I am feeling very good and well balanced overall. My skin has improved as well. I am looking forward to doing the cleanse with you this spring."
– A.K., Minnesota
"I sought support from Veena related to irregular menstruation, skin issues, and overall stagnation. After a comprehensive assessment, Veena provided an intuitive yet simple plan that included recommendations for gentle changes to diet, daily routine, and a few herbal supplements.
The changes were profound. I had not had my period for six months and after four weeks of following Veena's suggestions, my period returned and has been regular since. Veena's approach works with available resources to make sure that change happens on a deeper level than medication can reach. I am so grateful for her help and would recommend her services!"
“I was tired of seeking advice from mainstream medical professionals, even my beloved midwives. I have long had heavy periods, but it took a turn a couple years ago, getting even heavier. As a result of so much blood loss, I had become highly anemic, irritable, sleeping restlessly, hooked on morning coffee, and suffering through bloating, craping, and spotting for a good chunk of the month.
With Veena’s help, things are getting aligned. I am now a firm believer that: A.) She definitely knows what is talking about and B.) Ayurvedic medicine can be trusted. I am grateful to have found Veena!” -Angie D., -Minnesota
Use Natural Remedies of Ayurveda and Work Towards Optimal Health
Balance Your Menstrual Cycle with Ayurveda
The processes in your mind and body are all connected. Irregular periods and menstrual issues may seem like a standalone problem, but in many cases, they're a sign of another issue. When you take steps to improve your health, you may see these symptoms subside. Don't wait to prioritize yourself and make positive changes to your lifestyle and don't tolerate an unhealthy cycle. There's hope.
Today is the day to start your Ayurveda wellness journey. Saumya Ayurveda can help you to take better care of your body and mind. Not only will you get relief for health symptoms, but you'll be able to get more enjoyment out of life.
Ayurveda for a balanced menstrual cycle uses our Heaing Trifecta of herbs, food as medicine, and Ayurveda lifestyle practices to create an uneventful monthly cycle.
Discover the Saumya Ayurveda Way
Nadi Shodhana: Alternate Nostril Breathing Guide, use our guide daily, keep a journal to track your experience, and see what changes for you.
We all want to be heard, understood, and cared for as whole beings, not a set of isolated symptoms. True health is more than the absence of disease, which is why Western medicine so often leaves us feeling hopeless and unseen.
Deep down, you already know what you’re searching for: a new framework for living – one that brings your entire being back into balance. With Saumya Ayurveda, you’ll receive individualized guidance to create the physically, mentally, and spiritually vibrant life you crave.
Veena is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and meditation teacher, and monk.
She is President Emeritus of the Meditation Center and former staff member of the Minnesota Institute of Ayurveda.
Veena fell in love with the traditional medicine used in her family’s home learning herbal remedies at her grandmother's knee. She remains passionate for over 30 years, helping clients feel their best physically, emotionally, and spiritually with Ayurveda.
Veena individualizes treatment plans to each person, rather than offering a one-size-fits-all approach, so it fits your life and becomes woven into your daily life, naturally.