The Four Fertility Factors of Ayurveda - Dr. Jaya Daptardar
Dr. Jaya Daptardar, BAMS, MHA, RAD, Connecticut, USA - is an internationally renowned Ayurveda expert, writer, entrepreneur, healthcare executive, speaker, licensed Esthetician, and leader. She is an Ayurvedic doctor and has a Master's in healthcare administration & Management in the USA. She is an author of four books, passionate about beauty care in Ayurveda. She is a recipient of the DHARMA award from the Association of Ayurvedic professionals of North America for her work in Ayurveda and wellness. She has been practicing and teaching Ayurveda in the USA for 25 years. Besides her work in Ayurveda and the wellness world, she also serves multiple boards and works with non-profit organizations. Received a lifetime achievement award in the healthcare service field by doctor’s association in Connecticut, USA
Topic: The Four Fertility Factors of Ayurveda
Abstract: Ayurveda creates a natural harmony by connecting a person’s inner world (the mind, body, and spirit) with the outer world (the seasons, environment, and larger macrocosm). Ayurveda does this by preventing and reversing disease, improving quality of life, and increasing longevity for the individual’s unique constitution, and it has been doing so for thousands of years. It is absolutely possible to tip the balance toward health, even in a shifting environment. Furthermore, the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda brings us back to the very simple biological ideas behind how life is created. There are Four Fertility Factors to consider for natural fertility and reproductive health: seed, season, field, and water. Seeds are the ovum and sperm that join together and get implanted in the uterus. Seeds are also the intentions a woman has for supporting another life on the planet. They are given a chance only when the conditions are right for them to grow The season is synonymous with timing: time of life, time of year, monthly cycle, and day. There are optimal times for each woman to have a child. The field includes the uterus and other reproductive organs, which contribute to the creation and gestation of a fetus and the nurturing of a child, as well as the larger environment around the mother, child, and family. The field is a welcoming home for a new baby. Water is what flows through the field to nourish the tissues of both mother and child, delivering messages via hormones and lubricating the body for the immense physical changes taking place during the menstrual cycle, gestation, and birth. The water element is a nurturer, a carrier, and a mixer. It maintains the stability of the temperature inside the body so that metabolic processes can take place within their optimum range.