Navratri: 9 days of worshipping the divine feminine.
Navratri means “9 nights” and is a period during which the Divine Feminine is said to be readily accessible to this world and is willing to grace our home if we invite her. Traditionally, the Navratri period falls 4 times in the Hindu year.
The most popular Navratri is Sharad Navratri which is held in the Sharad/ autumn season falling in September/ October, post monsoon season. This 9 day festival ends in Vijayadasami or Dusshera.
The Divine Feminine is revered in religions across the world. She is seen as the source of creativity, and in Hindu philosophy, metaphysical reality is considered a manifestation of the divine Feminine. Creation is considered the divine play of the Goddess and she is considered the fount of beauty, compassion, self realisation, love and protection.
In Hindu religion, the Mother Goddess is considered the fount of expressive energy, the womb of the entire world and the Supreme One which gives form to thought. This creative force is represented as a rush of heat and energy which manifests in everything we see around us.
It is therefore no wonder that the divine heat of the Goddess is adorned with the cool red Japa flower, or the Hibiscus flower. The Japa flower is used to reduce and balance the Pitta energy of the Goddess.
It was just few days back, i was walking down the street for an evening routine and some nearby neighbourhood aunt just stopped me and asked " you workout so much and hence no change in your sizeup situation, " stop eating"! "
People really dont know or maybe dont want to understand what exactly it feels to be a PCOD PERSON ON EARTH, it takes away all your brains to put the damn fucking insulin meter on track to control every pound of weight added to your current weigh with each bite of food we eat. PCOS, IS AN ENDOCRINE DISORDER AND MAJORLY 1 IN 3 GIRLS ARE FACING THIS PROBLEM THESE DAYS, apart from weight gain it creates extreme anxiety and depression since the hormones get imbalnced and fetch irritation in a being, separated from the thought of self love and confidence and everything that makes things happy!
Sharing this piece of news that next time you see a healthy girl in your acquaintance, stop judging how her thighs look, or how much facial hair she has got on her chin, or just telling her how better she looked previously and worthless low,
Because you never know the girl you just called " fat" hasn't seen rice /wheatflour since months, cant eat her favourite food, cant stop working out each day, haven't slept for nights Because of extreme anxiety.
Much love. ( This post isn't any " please grant sympathy" post. This is real, this is life that we girls are struggling and society is not allowing us to live).
Let it come, ease the disease, we will fight.
Bring the change, Be the change.
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First of all, having acne doesn’t mean you’re not beautiful! Just like with everything, we are shown perfection in the media and strive to meet the standard. But, our skin doesn’t have to be flawless for us to feel confident!
. Acne can also be a sign of the wrong diet, hormonal disorder and inflammation in your body. Therefore, I also understand why it’s sometimes necessary to get rid of it!
Here are some tips:
1. Choose anti inflammatory foods. Foods such as berries, avocado, broccoli, green tea and peppers!
2. Cut dairy! Not everyone needs to eliminate dairy to get rid of acne but sometimes it helps! Try it for 30 days and see if your skin improves.
3. Choose slow carbs over fast carbs, aka choose low GI carbs like quinoa, bulgur, chickpeas, lentils, rolled oats and all vegetables!!! ✨
4. Increase zinc! Make sure you’re eating zinc rich foods such as pumpkin kin seeds, almonds, sesame seeds, dark chocolate and mushrooms!
If you have any tips for acne, drop them below to share with others!
Day 1 of intuitive eating.
What does that mean? ➡ I'm done tracking my calories and macros.
I've been doing it consistently for 2 years (& 22 days if you want me to be precise) & by now, I've realized that it is not something I want to do forever (emphasis on I) therefore I'm going to go for a more 'listen to my body' approach
Let's see how it goes.
Picture is absolutely unrelated & is about my lifelong relationship status (clicked two years ago) 😂
Back to some more inspiration.. Was busy working with many more clients like this...😊😊 Made time to post this transformation😀😁 This is Pooja a housewife living in Rajasthan. She started at a 101 kgs and on the last day of the programme weighed 85.5 kgs!! 15.5 Kg
Pooja was ecstatic, she dropped the weight despite having PCOD, she felt lighter, her knees stopped hurting and she felt like a new person. Pooja has kept the weight off over the last 6 months and has now started on the 7 week programme once again😊
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) or Polycystic Ovary Disease (PCOD) is a problem in which a woman's hormones are uncertain. The causes of PCOD are still unknown. It is thought to arise from a combination of genetic and environmental factors that causes a cyst inside a woman's ovaries causing an imbalance of hormones. Early diagnosis and treatment can help control the symptoms. Disturbed menstrual cycles, acne, obesity, facial hair, hair loss are a few symptoms of PCOD.
The only practical way of treatment for PCOD is maintaining a proper diet and regular exercise and avoiding excessive stress, drugs, and alcohol consumption.
Spread the awareness, help a woman in need!
One Sweet Potato + Walnuts & Flaxseed = A PCOS Friendly Breakfast!🌸
To all #cysters don’t be afraid to eat complex carbs if you have PCOS! 🍠.
If you just ensure you add protein and healthy fats with your complex carbs you will create stable blood sugar levels and happy hormones all round! ❤️.
One of my favourite PCOS friendly breakfasts when combining these three food groups together is 👇.
Organic Steamed Sweet Potato with Toasted Walnuts & Flaxseed (Gluten Free and Dairy Free). . .
• One organic sweet potato.
• A handful of organic walnuts. .
• 1 tsp of Flaxseed.
• A pinch of Himalayan pink salt. .
• Peel sweet potato and cut into chunks.
• Steam sweet potato for about 7 minutes (until they are soft and a folk can go through them easy).
• Add a pinch of Himalayan pink salt and mash the sweet potato in a bowl.
• Toast walnuts for 5/10 minutes until brown. .
• Add walnuts on top of the sweet potato.
• Sprinkle Flaxseed on top.