Sep 19, 2018
Fertility is a strong reflection of the health and resilience of our bodies. In today’s population, especially in millenials, we are seeing an increase in infertility. With a modern environment that constantly provides a plethora of stimuli and stressors, it is easy to lose the space that our body requires to reproduce. Vrinda Devani, OBGYN, explains how infertility is often a sign of an underlying health imbalance in individuals.
When our ojus, the element that creates homeostasis and immunity in the body, is imperfect, so is our fertility.
Cate and Vrinda discuss how the critical health issues and infertility of millennials can be interpreted from an Eastern perspective. Poor breathing and stagnation, especially in the lower body and hips, is prevalent in modern society. Although this lack of natural space in the body can drive infertility, a Western perspective ignores this connection. By doing simple things such as getting into nature, singing, a changing out diet and even our makeup products, we can strongly enhance our fertility without unnatural interventions such as progesterone.
There are many avenues to explore to address fertility issues, and Cate encourages us to explore and optimize the practices that work for us.
Dr.Vrinda Devani, M.D., is
a board-certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Vrinda Devani with
a passion for women's health and empowering women towards vibrant
health and living. As a physician, she utilizes a blend of
complementary and allopathic medicine in an effort to empower women
to obtain a higher level of health and vitality. Vrinda is also the
research director for Banyan Botanicals, an influential Ayurvedic
company that disseminates valuable information and products. She
has studied Ayurveda extensively under Dr. Vasant Lad in addition
to studying Ayurvedic medicine in Nepal with Dr. Sarita Shrestha.
Vrinda possesses a passion for yoga and is a certified AyurYoga
teacher. With a family that also practices Ayurveda, and a loving
husband of ten years, she has a great support system. Vrinda
emphasizes how Ayurveda has allowed her to “see how the body is in
constant interaction with its environment, other souls, and, most
importantly, the mind and spirit.”