Category Archives: baby

12 Factors for Baby’s Development

Ayurveda defines 12 factors contributing to the quality of baby’s development. Visualize if you can, how nutrition can influence all these 12 factors: 1) Paternal influence 2) Maternal influence 3) Soul/ past life karmas (aatmaja) 4) Agni – Tejas (physical and mental digestive strength) 5) Soma – Ojas quality (immunity strength) 6) Vayu – Prana…

4 Key Foods Throughout Pregnancy

According to Ayurveda, there are 4 key sattvic foods used in varied ways throughout pregnancy for most mamas: new basmati rice, pure ghee, butter and milk. These foods are naturally sattvic (harmonious and pure), building, easy on the digestion when properly used, and do not create mental and emotional negativity in their nature. For vegan…

Panchakarma — Ayurvedic Cleansing for Conception

To prepare for receiving the highest vibration soul and providing the healthiest new body for their baby, the mother and father both to need to calm and balance their doshas, eliminate ama and reduce rajas and tamas in their minds. This manifests as a need to purify body and emotions in some way. Ayurveda spells…

Ojas: The Essence of Baby’s Development

Ancient Ayurvedic texts by Vagbhat describe–in detail–embryonic nourishment at conception and for gestation by the 5 elements. They describe the seat of the soul as a sixth tissue (the nervous system), which is the next to last tissue in the sequence of tissue nutrition in the body. The quality of mind and connectedness to this…

Ayurvedic bodywork in pregnancy

Ayurvedic bodywork in pregnancy If you are an Ayurvedic masseuse or have specialized in postnatal bodywork, consider expanding your package of offerings to a value specific month by month service for your clients.  Here is the advice sourced from the Dhanwantari Institute, from some of the classical texts, with a few comments from the peanut…

Homemade Gripe Water Recipes

6 Homemade Gripe Water Recipes, 8 tips for Baby’s immediate support Food related colic takes about 2-3 weeks to accumulate.  Let’s first talk about immediate comfort!  When baby is uncomfortable from colic or the beginnings of it, it usually takes several things to keep comfort on the rise.   If the cause is birth trauma or structural,…

Kangaroo care – see newborn breast crawl, triplets holding hands, and baby wearing videos

Kangaroo care – see newborns’ breast crawl,Triplets holding hands, and baby wearing videos Hey, today I was searching for a kangaroo care video I saw last year, and find more goodies to share.  Especially because many of my students come from the Ayurvedic world first before the mother and baby care world – I’m sure…

Do you know how often your child goes #2?

Do you know how often your child goes #2? As long as we are changing diapers, we know.  But do we know what it means – how often, and the consistency?  It is a primary signal of baby or child — or adult health factors.  Knowing your young or even older child’s bathroom habits will…

Tips for Tempers

Here’s quick tips to teach your client, and more if you have time to read the full blog.  These are good supports, and important preventives.  This first is free and she can do this while baby is falling asleep in her arms – “alternate nostril pranayama”.   More tips below are low or no cost…

Baby’s genetic memory

Baby’s genetic memory – Do your clients understand the impact of their choices?  Sometimes they can use a nudge to enhance as we have to call it, “compliance” with our health recommendations.  This one may be a sleeper, yet deeper than most realize!  New studies confirm what Ayurved has known for thousands of years. Ayurvedic medicine…