Good health starts with knowing yourself. Knowing what situations stress you out, what foods will aggravate physical or mental challenges and also knowing what way of life best suits your body and mind type. Knowing yourself is what allows you to move ahead in planning and maintaining a healthy life that gives you the energy and resolve to meet each day and its challenges head-on. Dr. Seema’s Well Woman package is designed to guide you along the process of self-discovery so that you can put in place the lifestyle that will help you attain piece of mind and robust good health.
What is your body type?
As women we come in a great variety of shapes and sizes. Knowing your body type is crucial to forming an Ayurvedic eating plan that will support your health goals. Feeling low on energy? Eating correctly for your body type can help with issues such as this, by bringing your doshas into balance. People in whom the ‘vata’ dosha is strongest tend to have a light build and may be prone to dry skin. Pitta body types are often thicker set and more muscular, and many pitta types have fair skin and/or reddish hair. Kapha types tend to have a heavier build than those whose body types are aligned to vata or pitta.
What is your mind type?
The mind and body are interlinked in complex ways, thus the doshas also affect our thought processes. The well woman package will also help you to find out which of the doshas is most pronounced in your psychological makeup. Pitta mind types tend to be orderly and focused. They have great mental acuity and concentration, typically, and are usually self-confident and assertive, although this can be expressed as aggressive or demanding if this dosha is out of balance.
Kapha mind types tend to be more easygoing and relaxed. Women who have strongly kapha-influenced minds show affection easily and tend to be forgiving and compassionate. They also tend to have especially good long-term memory. A danger of the kapha mind type is depression, so if you are predominantly kapha in type, your Well Woman package will be tailored towards easing this type of difficulty
Vata minds show great creativity and mental alertness, and are both quick to grasp new ideas but also quick to forget. Although vata mind types are often joyful if balanced, an excess of vata can be signalled by unnecessary anxiety and fear. If you are vata type, your Well Woman package will work with these possible tendencies.
Factors affecting your health
There are three major lifestyle factors that affect your health: those of the body, the mind and your environment.
Body health factors include the nourishment you give your body, which in turn also affects your mind through the close interlinking of mind and body via the doshas. Exercise helps to maintain balance, as does good eating. Part of your Well Woman package will entail learning Ayurvedic principles to make the body factor contribute positively to your total wellbeing.
Mind factors, besides being influenced by the state of the body, also depend on other circumstances – family history, genetics, and your relationships with others. Balance can be found through Ayurvedic therapies, a good nutrition plan and other health-bringing changes that your Well Woman package will help you implement.
Environment factors are sometimes the hardest to control, but as you embark on a process of self-discovery through Ayurveda you will empower yourself to recognize changes you can make to your environment that will have a positive impact on your health.
Support your health with the three pillars of life
In order to lead a physically, emotionally and spiritually fulfilling life, it is important that each of the three pillars of life is strong and balance-giving. These three pillars are diet, sleep and sex. Ayurvedic diet can of course help the latter two, but there are many ways to work at strengthening these pillars. A tripod stands with equal weight on all three legs, and so the structure holds. The Well Woman package will help you find a path to a more nutritious diet, better quality of sleep and reinvigorated sex.