A relaxed, healthy and happy menopause with Holistic AyurvedaA relaxed, healthy and happy menopause with Holistic Ayurveda

The menopause:

millstone or milestone?

While the menopause and perimenopause bring about many physical and emotional changes, Holistic Ayurveda can help to negotiate these natural biological processes and maintain a sense of ease. For a relaxed, happy and healthy experience, women should ideally start preparing for the change of life when they reach 40. In Ayurvedic philosophy, the menopause coincides with a special stage in life: one of insight, wisdom, deep reflection and contemplation.

Ease into menopause with Holistic Ayurveda

Menopause varies from individual to individual. The wide range of possible symptoms means that every woman experiences these hormonal changes differently. Unfortunately, few find it an enjoyable experience: some suffer sleep disturbances, others are plagued by hot flushes, and many succumb to depressive moods. Then there are those who pile on the pounds … the symptoms are as multifaceted and complex as women themselves. Furthermore, society places extra pressure on women to conform to the unrealistic idea of eternal youth, and since menopause means the end of fertility, it also equates in some people’s minds to the end of women’s femininity and sexuality. Menopause is not entirely dissimilar to puberty in that there are extreme changes in hormonal balance that affect our fundamental equilibrium. This can result in crisis, but it can also harbour opportunities.

Rather than pointlessly waging battle against the menopause, the tenets of Holistic Ayurveda offer a gateway to a new and rather wonderful phase of life.

The menopause: millstone or milestone? The menopause: millstone or milestone?
Ayurveda for the Change of Life – maintaining holistic health during menopause

40 is the ideal age to start preparing for menopause. As hormonal balance and metabolism start to change, this is when the transformation begins. And this is also when stabilising and balancing the Doshas becomes particularly important.

The Ayurvedic approach is holistic, meaning that each person is perceived in their entirety: physical, emotional, mental and energetic. This integrative system is designed to eliminate disease and imbalances while creating holistic equilibrium: the best way of preventing disease. Holistic Ayurveda focuses on the needs and challenges of the western lifestyle, offering tailor-made concepts.

Lasting health and fulfilment require the vital energies to be balanced on the physical, emotional and spiritual levels. Holistic preparation for menopause therefore involves therapeutic, methodological and nutritional concepts that affect us on every level: from diet, herbal and mineral supplements, treatments and relaxation, to meditation, exercise and mental mobilisation.

With Holistic Ayurveda you can make a smooth transition from physical to spiritual fertility – a very exciting phase of life when your own needs come first. Discover means and strategies to offset imbalances and disharmonies.

Physical and emotional purification allows you to view the future with clarity, enabling you to shape it in line with your wishes and desires. The menopause should be an opportunity to reshape your life, welcoming new challenges with zest and joy.

Ayurveda for the Change of Life is recommended for

Menopausal and perimenopausal problems.

Hot flushes.

Mood swings.

Insomnia or sleep disorders.

Hormonal fluctuations.

Issues with altered sense of femininity.

Depression and depressive moods associated with menopause.

Menopausal sex drive

Living with change – the start of a new era

We can make use of the menopause, and the years preceding it, to eliminate imbalances and bring body, mind and spirit into equilibrium. This is an ideal opportunity to develop new resources and mobilise energy to embark on a new, fulfilled and healthy phase of life.

Objectives of the Ayurveda for the Change of Life programme:
  • Restore physical and emotional balance.

  • Discover peace within, become centred – and put your needs first.

  • Find meaning in your life, set objectives and grasp the opportunities that come your way.

  • Initiate exercise and nutrition strategies for health and holistic wellbeing.

  • Cleanse mind and body to boost the immune system and strengthen emotional resilience.

  • Create a new outlook for the menopause and beyond.

  • Soothe or avoid unpleasant symptoms with herbs and treatments.

Living with change – the start of a new era

We can make use of the menopause, and the years preceding it, to eliminate imbalances and bring body, mind and spirit into equilibrium. This is an ideal opportunity to develop new resources and mobilise energy to embark on a new, fulfilled and healthy phase of life.

Objectives of the Ayurveda for the Change of Life programme:
  • Restore physical and emotional balance.

  • Discover peace within, become centred – and put your needs first.

  • Find meaning in your life, set objectives and grasp the opportunities that come your way.

  • Initiate exercise and nutrition strategies for health and holistic wellbeing.

  • Cleanse mind and body to boost the immune system and strengthen emotional resilience.

  • Create a new outlook for the menopause and beyond.

  • Soothe or avoid unpleasant symptoms with herbs and treatments.

‘Many women face the prospect of menopause with anxiety: “Will I still be a woman who is desirable and sexually active? Or will I become invisible, a nobody?” The teachings of Ayurveda tell us that menopause is a precious period in life which marks the transition to the most significant phase of our personal development. This is when the veil that separates the self and spirit becomes almost diaphanous. Menopause represents so much more than hormonal change, and means finally having time for yourself, to explore who you are and to acknowledge your needs – even before those of others if necessary. It is a period for setting and achieving new objectives: time for you!’

Christina Mauracher, Holistic Ayurveda expert

European Ayurveda Resort Mandira Hotel in Bad Waltersdorf Steiermark Österreich

‘Many women face the prospect of menopause with anxiety: “Will I still be a woman who is desirable and sexually active? Or will I become invisible, a nobody?” The teachings of Ayurveda tell us that menopause is a precious period in life which marks the transition to the most significant phase of our personal development. This is when the veil that separates the self and spirit becomes almost diaphanous. Menopause represents so much more than hormonal change, and means finally having time for yourself, to explore who you are and to acknowledge your needs – even before those of others if necessary. It is a period for setting and achieving new objectives: time for you!’

Christina Mauracher, Holistic Ayurveda expert

The happy menopause
BEWEGUNG und REGENERATION
KONSULTATION und BEHANDLUNG
Healing Spirit
YOGA und MEDITATION
KONSULTATION und BEHANDLUNG
The happy menopause
KONSULTATION und BEHANDLUNG
KONSULTATION und BEHANDLUNG
YOGA und MEDITATION
Healing Spirit
BEWEGUNG und REGENERATION

Holistic Ayurveda, regeneration, healing thermal waters and active holidays

At the Ayurveda Resort Mandira in the delightful region of Styria

Does the idea of Ayurveda, adapted to suit the western world and without the stress of long-distance travel, appeal? ‘Everyday life in Europe is not like everyday life in India,’ explains Christina Mauracher, Holistic Ayurveda expert and managing director of the Ayurveda Resort Mandira in Bad Waltersdorf. ‘Our diets and readily available, natural foods are just as dissimilar. As Holistic Ayurveda has evolved, we have gathered a huge amount of experience in the effectiveness of Ayurvedic treatments and nutrition within a European setting. We have developed new methods, recipes and treatments in combination with other naturopathic and conventional medical disciplines that are tailored to suit the needs, constitutions and lifestyle diseases of western society.’

In Bad Waltersdorf we combine Ayurvedic therapies and nutrition with a special exercise programme, alongside alternative medical therapies and the beneficial effects of thermal water. Together with the Medical University of Graz, the effectiveness of Ayurveda is scientifically examined and continuously developed on the basis of this knowledge.

As in the Indian original, Holistic Ayurveda teaches that there are three vital energies: Vata, Pitta and Kapha, which need to be balanced – this all depends on the constitutional type and health of each individual guest. When these energies are in balance, we activate the self-healing powers of our body and draw energy from them to regain inner balance. The path to finding this balance in Holistic Ayurveda is found in our six columns: Consultation and Treatment, Medical Care, Ayurvedic Nutrition, Yoga and Meditation, Healing Spirit and Exercise and Regeneration. Our location in the heart of the East Styrian Thermenland, the thermal springs region, is perfect for you to revive and find your centre.
The right diet can restore the balance of the vital energies. So, in Holistic Ayurveda, nutrition is based on regional products as well as the basic principles of Ayurveda. We offer guests a choice between the Joie de Vivre full board, a healthy and luscious take on Styrian cuisine, or Mandira Ahara Ayurvedic cuisine, which is available in four nutritional levels to suit your specific Ayurveda or cleaning programme: Mandira Ayurveda, delicious Ayurvedic nutrition for health and fulfilment; Rasa & Yana, Ayurvedic replenishment and rejuvenation; Ayur-Detox for detoxifying and purifying; and Panchakarma, for holistic detoxification. MORE INFO
At the Ayurveda Resort Mandira we place importance on regenerating the musculoskeletal system. New, forward-thinking approaches in preventive therapy and sports regeneration combined with European Ayurveda allow us to break new ground in this respect: Our range of exercise and regeneration programmes are led by proven experts. In addition, we offer special themed retreats with international experts throughout the year. OVERVIEW OF OUR WEEKLY ACTIVITY PROGRAMME
  • Yoga, meditation, Pranayama and mindfulness classes with our Yoga and meditation experts.
  • Exercise and relaxation with Smovey Aquafit, fascia training, Nordic walking, cycling and much more.
  • Nordic walking poles, Smovey rings, bicycles (trekking bikes, city bikes and e-bikes), helmets and maps are available for hire.
  • Guided sauna infusions.