Pregnancy and Newborns

March 17, 2015
Hosted by Ann Holaday

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Pregnancy is a naturally occurring phenomena and an important aspect to life, not only for a woman but family and society as a whole. Mental and physical health during pregnancy determines health of baby, ease of childbirth and management of the newborn. If the mother is anxious, afraid, worried or stressed then these feelings will become part of the baby’s character. The Vedas understood this thousands of years ago and realized that if a baby isn’t loved or wanted during pregnancy and in the early weeks then the child will have those feelings engrained in their personality. Optimum health at conception for men and women is most important and ayurveda advises a period of preparation especially if there are fertility issues. The first six weeks after birth are critical for mental and physical health for mother and baby, and is why extended family support is focused on them in the Indian tradition. Natural birth, pregnancy and newborn issues will be discussed with guest Terra Rafael.

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.

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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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Dr. Partap Chauhan



Dr. Partap Chauhan is founder of JIVA Ayurveda based in Faridabad, near Delhi, India. JIVA has a school where young students can learn Vedic principles and as well as courses in Ayurveda, Dr. Chauhan offers on-line, telephone and personal consultations. When he started the world’s first on-line Ayurvedic tele-medicine in 1995, he was a pioneer. JIVA now employs more than one hundred and fifty Ayurvedic physicians in their call center which serves over five thousand patients a day. This not only brings health solutions to local communities, but puts the people in charge of their health. Dr. Chauhan runs television health shows on five major channels and his programs are viewed by millions of people in India and overseas. Dr. Chauhan travels all over the world bringing the message of Ayurveda to ordinary people. He has won National and International Awards for his services to Ayurveda and the “United Nations’s World Summit Award” in 2003 for his Teledoc project on rural medicine. View Guest page

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Dr Satya Narayana Dasa



Dr Satya Narayana Dasa is the director of the JIVA institute of Vedic Studies in Vrindavan, India. As a child he was drawn to the spiritual traditions of his homeland and after receiving a postgraduate degree at IIT Delhi and working in the US as a software engineer for four years, he returned to India to dedicate himself to Bhakti Yoga. He studied the formal systems of Indian philosophy under his gurus Shri Haridasa, Shastri Maharaja and Swami Shyama Sharana Maharaja for over twenty five years. He has earned four Shastric degrees, a law degree and a PhD in Sanskrit from Agra University in India. Dr Satya Narayana was honored by the President of India in 2013 for his extraordinary contribution to Vedic culture and philosophy worldwide. He has translated ancient Vedic Philosophy texts and published with commentary which articulate the metaphysics and theology of Vaisnavism. He teaches Vedic Philosophy in India, Europe and USA and is visiting professor at Rutgers University NJ, USA. View Guest page

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Jaya Devi



Jaya Devi has a PH.D. in Sanskrit. Originally from Belgium she found her spiritual home in India as a disciple of Sri Satyanarayana Dasa Babaji, the founder-director of the JIVA Institute of Vaishnava studies in Vrindavan, U.P. India. For the past ten years she has been secretary of the JIVA institute where she manages the library, coordinates seminars, cultural activities and runs inspirational workshops and projects for women in India and Europe. Even though strongly drawn to Indian culture, she was unable to except the common beliefs about women, questioning whether they were actually rooted in Vedic teachings. Her book “From Taj to Vraj” reveals the feminine nature of the soul and its relationship with the Divine. In the book her philosophy comes to life as she shares her personal journey where she found the true meaning of love and happiness. Her inspiration is to facilitate modern women in honoring feminine spiritual qualities and in recognizing their inner strengths as women. View Guest page

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Ann Holaday

Ann Holaday, an ayurvedic professional whose passion is to tell the world about the amazing powers of ayurveda and yoga. She was born, brought up and educated in Britain and now lives in Washington State. She has three grownup children and two grandsons. Her career was in radiation therapy where she was an educator, manager and practitioner. She is the author of “The Mountain Never Cries,” and a teacher of English as a Second Language. She has been married twice, widowed twice and since the death of her second husband has traveled the world. She has lived in Puerto Rico, New Zealand, India, Britain and US. Ayurveda found her in India when she was captured by the timeless knowledge of life. She studied under Dr David Frawley and Dr Vasant Lad in the US, and JIVA Institute and Ayurveda College in India. She is a professional member of NAMA and AAPNA. She is founder of According to Ayurveda and Yoga, an international association for the furtherance of ayurveda and yoga through education. View Guest page

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Dr. Acharya Trigunateet Jaimini



Dr. Acharya Trigunateet Jaimini is a well known “Sitar Maestro” and Ph.D of extraordinary education and experience, with a lifetime of dedication to traditional Indian music. He is recognized internationally as a performer with exceptional skill and has been selected three times as the world’s record holder, in “World Amazing Book of Records”. In the India & Limke Book of Records he received a special honor as “The Youngest Sitar Performer with the Toughest Mathematical Rhythms”. He is the Ph.D resident guide to music students and research scholars at the “University Grant Commission” where he lectures and demonstrates at music research seminars. In conjunction with Italian guitarist D. Turi he developed contemporary fusion music for background scores in fashion shows in Berlin, Germany. He developed a special technique in music therapy for the treatment of mental disorders using particular sitar musical arrangements, and is well known in psychiatric circles for his work in this area. View Guest page

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Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa



Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa, Yogaraj (Ayurveda), DN-C, RH, CAP, LMT, NCTMB, CC, is one of the foremost alternative healing experts in the USA with over forty years experience. He is a certified dietitian, registered herbalist and massage therapist. He is a certified educator for The National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, and Florida State Board of Massage Therapy. He has presented at more than two hundred national conferences and is featured in 15-DVD continuing education courses. He is senior editor for Harvard University Natural Standard and has authored and edited thirty books including his latest The Way of Ayurvedic Herbs. He is president of the American Herbalists Guild, director of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, professor at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, faculty member of Botanical Medicine Dept., Bastyr University and National College of Natural Medicine. He served as Senior Research Scientist and Chief Medical Formulator for Yogi Tea. View Guest page

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Geoff Lawton



Geoff Lawton is an internationally renowned permaculture designer, teacher and consultant in over thirty five countries. His consultancy work includes Greening the Desert project of Masdar City, United Arab Emirates, rehydration strategies of Hadramaut and Yemen deserts and redesigning of an army ammunitions manufacturing plant as an eco industrial park for the US Army Corps of Engineers. He directed and rebuilt a village project for Kurds in Iraq using fifty three straw bale houses. He has produced thousands of active permaculture designs in all climates around the world. The UN, government agencies and aid organizations as well as development companies and individuals use his expertise on permaculture science design. Geoff has established a network of global education centers and demonstration sites linked by some of the largest permaculture websites in the world. Geoff established the Permaculture Research Institute and two websites to network mainframe information worldwide View Guest page

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Sonia Masocco



After a successful career with an Italian fashion company and many years of travel, Sonia Masocco now studies and practices natural healing modalities. She qualified in Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Massage Therapy from the “International Therapy Examination Council” and studied Clinical Aromatherapy and Herbology. She completed the Ayurveda and Gurukula Program at “Ayurvedic Institute” in Albuquerque, New Mexico and in India. Sonia is a professional member of the “National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy” the “American Herbalist Guild” the “National Ayurvedic Medical Association” and the “Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America”. Sonia maintains a private Phytotherapy practice in Albuquerque where clients and students are educated in the use of plant medicine. She teaches her passion for integrative medicine worldwide and at the University of Mexico where students have experience in Herbalism, Ayurveda, Aromatherapy, Lymph Drainage Therapy and Food as Medicine. View Guest page

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Yogacharya Harish Mohan



Yogacharya (yoga teacher) Harish Mohan is a traditional yoga therapist working at the JIVA Institute in Faridabad, Haryana, India. He has practiced yoga for over 30 years, it has been an integral part of his life since childhood. Yoga is a continuous learning process of self-awakening and realization for him, a path which began with his guru Padamshri Bharat Bhushan. As a yoga teacher, he organizes camps for children, young people and aging adults, and does workshops on stress management. He has been honored by the “Public School Welfare Society” and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the “Resident Welfare Society” for his services to social welfare and education. He recently published a book "Prerak Kathayen” a series of inspirational stories related to yoga, published in Hindi by www.jiva.com which has had excellent reviews. He writes articles for newspapers and for "Paramayu" an Ayurveda based Magazine. His aim is for everyone to stay healthy by practicing traditional yoga. View Guest page

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Terra Rafael



In her career as a midwife Terra Rafael attended hundreds of home deliveries between 1981 and 2001, was a teacher of over one hundred and fifty midwifery students and apprenticed many in her practice. In 2001 she retired and certified as an ayurvedic practitioner through Alandi Ayurveda Gurukula, and became a certified practitioner of “Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy.” She founded holistic health practices “WiseWomanhood” in 2001 in Lafayette Colorado and “Roots of Wellness Ayurveda” in Boulder, Colorado. She currently serves on the Colorado Ayurvedic Medicine Association board and teaches at “Sacred Window for Maternal Child Health”. She has written for several related publications and “Ayurveda for the Childbearing Years” is her latest book. Terra has two grown up and married children and two grown stepsons living in California. She and her husband Victor live in Lafayette, Colorado with her stepson who is in middle school. Her hobbies include photography and poetry. View Guest page

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Dr. Raghavan Ramankutty



Dr. Raghavan Ramankutty is an Ayurvedic physician and a graduate of modern medicine having completed the course Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from India. He began his education in ayurveda at nine years and studied medicine nationally and internationally for over 14 years. He was trained in the unique Dathathreya heritage’s pulse diagnosis and ayurveda pharmacology tradition. He has practiced ayurveda over 46 years in India, Germany, UK, UAE and Sweden. He owns an Ayurveda therapy center in India, and is building the world’s first ayurvedic emergency care hospital. He has successfully managed critical and chronic disease in all branches of ayurveda. and now specialized in chronic neuromuscular diseases. He has recently opened a clinic in Monte Negro. Dr.Raghavan is a member of the Medical Council of India (MCI), Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (GAPIO), European Ayureda Medical Association (EURAMA), USA National Ayurveda Medical Association (NAMA) and British Association of Accredited Ayurvedic Practitioners (BAAAP). View Guest page

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Dr. CV Ravindranath



Dr. CV Ravindranath Ph.D. in management and in philosophy was born in Sri Lanka and began his career in hotel management. He is presently CMD of Krishna Jewels, Krishna Beach Resort, Kairali Books and Managing Trustee of Shivoham Temple of Consciousness in Kannur, Kerala, South India. Since 2001 he has been writing and publishing, poetry, prose and short stories. He received The International Poet of Merit award from ISP (USA) His works are taught at leading universities word-wide. His best works are Premanjali (poetry) The Secret of Secrets (prose) and Neelachela (short stories). His research works are Transcendence of Consciousness to Highest Realms of Truth through Yoga and Meditation for Universal Harmony (2006) at Madurai Kamaraj University, The Importance of Spiritual Intelligence in Business Management (2014) at The Open International University, The Prospects of Meditative Techniques in Transforming Socio–Personal Domains of Fundamentalism (2013) at Kannur University. View Guest page

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Melanie Sachs



Melanie Sachs trained as an occupational therapist in the UK and pursued her interest in nutrition in the USA until she graduated from the Ayurvedic Institute in 1988. She and her husband Robert became directors of Diamond Way Ayurveda, a company which provides Ayurvedic Health and beauty consultations to spas and educational institutions worldwide. “Diamond Way” means “our path to the highest joy is through helping others” Over the last twenty years they have focused on the integration of Tibetan and Indian Ayurvedic Wellness techniques to bring deep benefits of sacred healing to students, clients and the beauty industry word wide. Through her writing and teachings, Melanie demonstrates that we can discover personal happiness and lasting radiance by following ayurvedic diet and lifestyle principles and natural skin care to achieve inner and outer beauty. They have co-authored authored Ayurvedic Beauty Care and Ayurvedic Spa, educational DVD’s and written numerous magazines articles. View Guest page

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