Prenatal Ayurvedic Care
In Ayurveda, pregnancy is viewed as a very special and spiritual time in a woman's life. It is often reported that a pregnant woman's aura is particularly luminous and golden -- this is Ayurveda's explanation for that intangible "pregnancy glow"that we hear about! This is a time when a woman's intuitive abilities are particularly high, and meditation and other spiritual practices are highly recommended at this time.
Pregnancy is a time to bond with your child, and as we well know, self-care is very important during this time. Many physical and emotional changes are occurring during these 9 months. According to Ayurveda, pregnancy is the time to balance the Vata dosha, which is the energy of air and space, which dominates the nervous system.
A sattvic diet is said to increase the qualities of purity and clarity in the mind. Sattvic and grounding foods deliver prana, or cosmic life force, to the body. They also help to build ojas, or vitality, for both you and your baby.