The thyroid is a gland located in the lower neck that secretes hormones through the circulatory system to maintain harmony among all organs in the body. A part of the endocrine system, the thyroid controls your metabolism, regulates your body temperature, maintains energy levels, ensures healthy menstruation, and plays a key role in brain and nervous system development. During pregnancy, thyroid hormone controls fetal
The Kidneys and Reproductive Vigor – It is very common to be in some ways deficient (for example: tired and needing a lot of sleep, mostly cold, and sluggish and heavy feeling) and in other ways excessive (breast pain, knee and back pain, pain with menses, excessive emotionality). Often times, the two seemingly opposing issues are actually related. This internal
Flow of fertility – Chinese medicine’s view of infertility suggests that somehow the body has become disconnected from nature, from itself, and from life. We don’t really even use the label of infertility in Chinese medicine. Yes, we talk about that disease expression, but it is understood as a superficial manifestation of a deeper individual imbalance. Life, fertility– is really
Energy Activation – This DVD set uses techniques to activate and direct energy. Upon inhalation you absorb qi (energy), and with exhalation you have the ability to direct that energy into a body area. We use our concentration and power of mind to inhale the energy of life, qi. As we exhale again with our mental focus we direct that
Practicing In Phase – Sync Your Cycle with Your Yoga Practice – Learning to predict when your ovulating will give you the information that you need to know to sync your yoga practice with your menstrual cycle. Each practice is carefully designed to target the specific hormones, organs, glands and acupuncture meridians in charge of optimizing and balancing each phase.
THE PRACTICE During Your Reproductive Years This practice is safe to use all cycle long. If you become pregnant then great, it worked! Simply withdraw from this practice and switch to a pregnancy support program. All the postures and breathing practices that you do in the luteal phase of your cycle are safe during early pregnancy. For more information
Enhance Your Practice: Asana (Poses) We work with asanas (body postures) as part of a healing practice. Each posture serves to nourish organs, and lengthen muscles, while also illuminating the Chinese medicine energy lines called meridians. Acupuncture meridians travel from your extremities to the depths of your body, superficial to deep, connecting all of the tissues and organs of your
Saraswati’s Healing Journey Born into the Eisen Family, I grew up with two older brothers and a little sister. I was accustomed to self-made football teams, and board games complete with six players picked right at home. Pack life suited me, and I always thought that’s how it would be for me: that I’d grow up and have a huge,