How your dosha affects your menstrual cycle in ayurvedic wisdom
Jyoti Chadda is my cycle coach sister, its an honour and exciting to introduce you to her and her cycle work rooted in the traditions of Ayurveda and Yoga.
Jyoti explains that Ayurveda translates to “knowledge of life” and she describes it as a very holistic science, the sister science of yoga, and a philosophy wherein the physical and energetic bodies are understood as a whole rather than individual and separate parts.
What You’ll Learn
Jyoti’s journey from school teacher to cycle coach and biz owner,
An overview of the three doshas which I think of now as being energetic archetypes and how they are expressed within us and within the three phases of the Ayurvedic menstrual cycle.
What we might experience if one of these doshas is out of balance in us and in our cycle and tips for coming back to balance.
Her new podcast which is coming in April: Decolonising Wellness, which is a must listen!!
How we can come back to coherence with family, earth and cosmos to bring harmony to our inner world and health.
How perimenopause triggered her own inner healing journey, and how she supports herself to connect with and release her emotions to have a more conscious menopause process.
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Jyoti is the founder of My Wellness Company @mywellnesscompany, a yoga & meditation teacher, menstrual cycle coach and holistic wellness practitioner. She is on a mission to make wellbeing accessible to everybody as they reconnect to themselves – after all this is our birthright! Jyoti does this using a range of holistic wellness modalities including yoga, menstrual cycle awareness, Ayurveda and more.
Connect with Jyoti
Learn more about Jyoti’s offerings and get your free wellness tools at www.mywellnesscompany.co.uk and follow her on Instagram: www.instagram.com/mywellnesscompany.
The books Jyoti referenced are Ṛtu Viḍyā: Ancient Science Behind Menstrual Practices by Sinu Joseph and Maisie Hill’s book Period Power. Jyoti and I referenced Claire Baker as one of our teachers, and its her Cycle Coach training that we are both Mentors on together this year.
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imagine a world where mothers were given sacred space to welcome their daughters intentionally into their coming of age rite of passage. and where girls were welcomed into circle with other mothers and daughters to find deep wisdom, loving support and a chance to experience true sisterhood all before their 13th birthday. there is a place on earth: it’s called the seeding wisdom journey held annually in the illawarra (nsw) by wise women arahni lion and jo rockendorfer. If you’ve ever wished you were more supported, more seen and heard, more understood and respected in your own maiden years, this is a truly special way of healing that part of you, and to give your child the best start to a conscious, empowered, embodied and connected womanhood. I know that when my daughters are of age, we will be taking the journey together, one by one.
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Did you know that on average, Australian females experience between 450-500 periods in her lifetime, with the average cycle spanning between 21-35 days, and the average bleed lasting between 2-7 days?
Once we begin menstruating (at menarche – pronounced “men-ar-kee”) which occurs anywhere these days between roughly the ages of 8-15, and commonly around ages 12-13, we begin our monthly bleed (menstrual cycle) until we reach menopause which occurs approximately at the age of 50 (although again, this can occur much earlier or later as it is do individual).
After menarche our periods will be irregular for most of our teen years until the rhythm is established and our hormones settle into their natural, beautiful cycle. You might notice that some months you bleed for longer, or more heavily than other times, or that your cycle isn’t the same length each time. This is all ok – everyone’s cycle is different.
When you want to create real change, its important that you don’t follow what you think you should be focusing on. instead, ask yourself what’s true for you. how will you know? your body will tell you.
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I suggest we allow ourselves one Moon, until New Moon (22nd Jan 2023) to let our visions become clear, so we’re sure we’re choosing the right path that honours our capacity, desires, needs and energy, rather than overriding and pushing through. Let’s resist the urge to overdo it and then quit at the first hurdle, all burnt out, and instead take a cyclical, embodied approach right from the get-go.