Saturday, December 12, 2009

Ayurvedic techniques for a good progeny

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According to Ayurveda, a holistic way of living, Vajikarana, one of its branch believes that good progeny is a result of the quality of the sperm and ovum. The following are the tips that it provides for a getting a healthy offspring.

** Panchakarma therapy is recommended prior to conceiving as it purifies the entire body and provides rejunevation and revitalization.

** Parents-to be is advised to take only sattvic diet for atleast 3 months prior to attempting to conceive. Women is advised to replace ghee with oil, take little barley with milk etc. and consume more protein. Men should have more milk, ghee and rice and nuts like almonds.

** Some specific yoga postures like padmasana, pelvic floor exercises are to be practiced along with the breathing exercises (pranayama). Also moola bandha, ashwini mudra and vajroli mudra are to be practiced.

** Couple should be pure, strong and robust. For men it is advised to take ashwagandha, Gokshura (Tribulis terrestris), Guduchi and Triphala..Female is advised to take shatavari.

** Rasayanas which are mainly made from herbs/medicinal plants like amalaki, haritiki, triphala, bhringaraja, punarnava, Kapikacchu provides vitality to the reproductive system on a whole are to be taken. Also one can have Chyavanprashavaleha, Brahmi Ghrita, and Agatsya Haritaki Avaleha.

** Take aphrodisiac like Shilajit, Mucuna Pruriens, Aswagandha before the copulation as this promotes the strength of the body and also increase the quality and quantity of the semen.

** Couples to regulate their natural body rhythms so that their mental and body make up is in tune with their hormonal cycle. For this one has to take diet according to ones body constitution and take time for self nurturing.

** Also smoking/alcohol/drugs to be avoided. Stressed work or situations to be avoided.
Take ample rest and sleep for atleast 7-8 hrs daily.

** Not to indulge in any sexual activity that might push you to a state of stress and also an overindulgence in sex is to be avoided.

** Recite scriptures and mantras to purify and create awareness on the purpose of union. Consult an astrologer to avoid any ill effects of the planetary movements.