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Workshops and Ayurveda

I returned from my trip to Albuquerque, New Mexico about 2 weeks ago, and it was so healing on many different levels! I went to study with renown Ayurvedic Physician and Pioneer of Ayurveda to the West, Vasant Lad. What an amazing human being. He reminded me so much of the Dalai Lama, their innocence and pure, loving hearts. Their humility and grace when they speak and walk fills me with joy, and somehow always seems to bring tears to my eyes.

It was a privilege to study with Vasant Lad. I fell in love with him, and Marma while I was there.** In case you haven’t heard about Marmani, Marma Therapy comes from Ayurveda and is similar to Chinese medicine and acupuncture. The difference is that Marma therapy doesn’t use needles like they do in acupuncture. However, similar points are pressed and stimulated to create healing to an area of dis-ease. We also placed crystals according to their affinity to the chakras, on these energetic portals to open up and flood the area with more light and healing. I had a very profound experience with the crystals that day, and I feel very connected to them, more than I ever have!

I’ve never really spent time in New Mexico, but I loved it!!!! I can’t wait to go back! The land itself was so earthy and grounding. The heat really helped me to slow down, you couldn’t move fast even if you wanted to!!
And I was staying with another Ayurvedic Practitioner and fellow classmate Emma Gamelsky,her partner Maru, and their beautiful 7 month old baby girl Ellie. It was great bonding and hanging out with the family, it was a very nourishing time. We didn’t do much and everything was very simple there, but that gave me so much space to just be.

Amma the hugging saint was also in town the same time I was there, so we got our darshan ( hugs) and hung out with all the other google eyed Amma lovers, and with Amma of course. It was very special and being in the presence of two very high vibrational beings that week( 3 including Baby Ellie) was a delight!

Well, the Ayurvedic learning never ends, right!!!?? So this weekend I am off to study with Sarita Shrestha!!! I’ve heard amazing things about her, and can’t wait to meet her myself. She is an inspiring woman, click on her link to read more about her…I am going to meet her with also, the prospects of undergoing her internship program next year in Nepal at her Woman’s Ayurvedic Hospital!!! ( FINGERS CROSSED)

I will report back when I return from my trip and let you know how it went!
Until then, keep cool this summer!!!
More to be said when I get back!

With Love always,
Jennyogini

July 19, 2012 0 Comments
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Womb Health: Reusable Pads, Lactation Pads, DIVA CUPS and Sea Sponge Tampons

We bleed each month as our bodies way of cleansing and rejuvenating itself, making room for a potential home. Our womb is where our creativity and inspiration flow, and we must care for it, just as we would a plant or a wound.

There hasn’t been a lot of health and environmental information out there about using tampons and pads, except that they are convenient and easy. If you are using commercial pads and tampons, then there are a few things that you should know!

*Toxic chemicals in tampons:Dioxin and Rayon– Dioxin is a highly toxic chemical used in the process of bleaching rayon a fibrous and absorbant material, and the long-term health and environmental impact of these ingredients is contentious and largely unknown. *Some say that exposure to it is said to cause reproductive disorders and Toxic Shock Syndrome. Rayon is also reported to cause excessive dryness, and ulcerations in the vagina that can possibly lead to T. S. S.

*Environmental statistics

*Approximately 20 billion pads, tampons and applicators are sent to North American landfills annually.
*In 1991, the Landbank Consultancy report reviewed the environmental impact of disposable diapers and concluded that compared to cloth diapers, throwaway diapers used 20 times more raw materials, three times more energy and twice as much water; overall they generated 60 times more waste . Disposable menstrual pads are made from substantially equivalent materials and ingredients as disposable diapers.

BENEFITS OF USING NATURAL PADS

*You save $$$– No better reason than that, right?! And they last longer! You can reuse a moon pad for up to 5 years, whereas disposable ones you have to throw out every time you use it.

* More comfort– Believe it or not, they are WAY more comfortable than sticky plastic pads, and are not that hard to use. They also restore the natural flow downwards instead of plugging and drying you up like those commercial tampons.
DIVA CUPS are easy to clean and reuse, as well as the sea sponges. Cloth pads take longer maintenance time, but are worth it in the long run!

*Reconnecting with our womb– Might not sound so convincing, but our moon time teaches us to slow down and listen to our body. When we don’t this creates havoc on our bodies and hormones and in the long run, can burn us out and make us feel depleted. PMS and other hormonal imbalances may develop or worsen and this creates more stress for the wombyn.
Take the time to slow down and nurture yourself, you deserve it!

********Check out my FACEBOOK Page on How to create ritual for yourself on the Full Moon**************

If you are interested in any of these natural care products, feel free to contact me at awakeningyogi@gmail.com or at 562 338 5255.

Cloth pads-$8

Diva cup- $43

Sea Sponges-$7

July 5, 2012 0 Comments