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Hot flashes during menopause are caused by an imbalance of samana vayu (a subdoshas of vata). Ayurveda recommends certain lifestyle modifications that can help women prevent hot flashes and deal with the underlying causes of the condition.
Follow a vata-pacifying diet
Practice Abhyanga with cooling oils like coconut oil.
Do yoga every day to pacify Pitta
According to Ayurveda, menopause is an important and a special time in a woman's life - a period of transition from one phase of life into another. It’s a time that should be cherished and celebrated. Unfortunately, that’s often not the case. Menopause brings with it all manner of uncomfortable symptoms, like hot flashes, for example. According to Ayurveda, hot flashes during menopause are caused by an imbalance of samana vayu (a subdoshas of vata).
But what if we told you that symptoms such as hot flashes are not only preventable, but much can be done to help remedy the underlying causes of these symptoms? Wondering how? Read on.
Practice abhyanga every morning with oils that have cooling properties like coconut oil. This pacifies aggravated pitta and helps clear ama (toxins) from the body.
Ama is the primary cause of any ailment as it blocks and harms the body. So make sure to minimize ama production by consuming a healthy diet rich in fibre and nutrients.
Working out is always an excellent way to cool down hot flashes. And yoga is the perfect workout for you as it calms mind and body and soothes troubled minds. Yoga is a very relaxing practice and helps pacify aggravated pitta.
Follow a Vata pacifying, Agni-promoting and Ama-eliminating diet. This will include favouring warm, light, fresh and slightly oily, home-cooked meals. Try and avoid dry, cold, excessively heating and fermented foods.
Menopause is a perfectly natural and gradual process. Yes, it has its ups and downs, but women with balanced doshas and balanced Agni have a far easier time during menopause.
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