Ayurveda, Yoga and Women's Health

March 10, 2015
Hosted by Ann Holaday

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Holistic health recognizes that body, mind and spirit are not only connected but interconnected. The female body goes through significant transformation in puberty, in pregnancy and in menopause and ayurveda believes that these naturally occurring processes should be supported by natural means. Natural childbirth, reproductive issues and support for women related to health will be discussed. Men and women have masculine and feminine energies and the feminine is that of nurturing, caring and emotion which nature gives for procreation. In traditionally the Goddess is revered for her creative powers but in modern society the role of mother is degraded and the feminine is exploited as a sexual symbol. This attitude is reflected in young women especially when her body is preparing for childbearing but the society sees it as something to be capitalized upon. Furthermore the workplace neither recognizes nor makes allowances for the challenges which women face because they are female.

According to Ayurveda and Yoga

According to Ayurveda and Yoga

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The concepts of Ayurveda and Yoga are poorly understood and there are many misconceptions about them. The goal of According to Ayurveda and Yoga radio shows is to present authentic knowledge of the science of life and the science of consciousness in a way which is easy to understand. Each week the principles will be discussed and how they can be applied to everyday living to achieve complete health of body, mind and spirit. Management of health can be achieved through Ayurveda and Yoga and therefore freedom from disease can be attained.

Supplemental information on the programs is available at www.ataytv.com. A segment of each program will be devoted to questions and comments from listeners.

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Ann Holaday

Ann Holaday

Ann (Aneesha) Holaday is an Ayurvedic professional whose passion is to tell the world about the amazing power of Ayurveda and Yoga. She was born, brought up and educated in Britain and has lived in Washington State since 1981. She has been married twice and widowed twice, has three grownup children and two grandsons. Her lifetime career has been in Radiation Therapy where she was an educator, manager and practitioner. She has authored a book, “The Mountain Never Cries,” and is a teacher of English as a Second Language. She has lived in Puerto Rico, New Zealand, India, Britain, Germany and USA.

Since the death of her second husband fourteen years ago, Ann has traveled the world extensively and she discovered Ayurveda and Yoga when visiting India ten years ago. She was captured by the profound knowledge of the ‘Science of Life’ and studied at the JIVA Institute and Ayurveda College in India. In the USA at the American Institute of Vedic Studies and Ayurvedic Institute. She is a professional member of NAMA, National Ayurvedic Medical Association and AAPNA, Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America. She has presented papers at conferences in India at the AAPNA Conference in Lucknow, Global Ayurveda Festival in Cochin, 6th Annual Holistic Health Conference in Kottayam, and World Ayurveda Congress in Delhi. She is founder of According to Ayurveda and Yoga Global Community whose mission is to make Ayurveda and Yoga a way of life all over the world through education.

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