Postpartum: a Unique Opportunity for Rejuvenation with Ayurveda

In our modern world, there is great focus on staying healthy during pregnancy and various supplements, proper diet, exercise etc. are recommended. This is wonderful and certainly important for the wellbeing of Mom and child. But what about the postpartum period? It is common for Moms to go back to work few weeks after the delivery, wanting to get back to their active life as soon as possible, and not respecting the need for rejuvenation after childbirth.

From an Ayurvedic perspective, the first 42 days after delivery are vital. This postpartum period is a unique window which calls for special care.

new Mom is as delicate as her baby physically, mentally and emotionally for six weeks postpartum. In case of a C-section or complications, this period is longer.

When Mom knows how to take care of herself and has a team to support her during this sacred time, she experiences great benefits such as:

  • Faster recovery and rejuvenation from fatigue of pregnancy and delivery
  • An uplifted and positive state of mind
  • Improved digestion (minimal constipation or gas)
  • Proper elimination (no constipation)
  • Stronger milk supply and immunity
  • Deeper bonding with baby and easier relationship with husband

Ayurveda, the traditional medicine of India, understands the changes that Moms undergo during childbirth and what is required for proper recovery and rejuvenation.

 

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Heidi Nordlund is the founder of Namaskar Healing™, LLC and has been practicing medicine for more than a decade. Heidi is a certified Ayurvedic Doctor, Yoga Therapist, Tibetan Cranial Practitioner, Postpartum Specialist and Spiritual Healer who is available for private consultations and healing sessions in person or via phone.

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Heidi is a Professional Member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) recognized at the Ayurvedic Doctor level of membership.

Heidi is one of the most well trained Ayurvedic Practitioners in the USA. She has completed more than 4000 hours of Ayurvedic training and has more than 8000 hours of clinical practice. Most Ayurvedic health counselors and practitioners have 600-1500 hours of training.

In 2010, Heidi graduated as certified Ayurveda Vaidya from Alandi Ayurveda Gurukula, Boulder, CO. Her thirst for deepening her knowledge lead her to continue her advanced studies at Alandi, and in 2012, she received her Bhishakgwara certificate.

Heidi has also graduated as Ayurvedic practitioner, Pancha Karma Therapist, Yoga Therapist and Ayurvedic Postpartum Specialist from the Rocky Mountain Institute for Yoga and Ayurveda, Boulder, CO, and has completed several intensives at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, NM.

Heidi's Ayurvedic teachers include Alakananda Ma, Dr. Bharat Vaidya, Vasant Lad, Dr. Sarita Shrestha, Dr. Sarasvati Buhrman, and Ysha Martha Oakes.

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As a certified Yoga Teacher through Nepal's Sapta Yoga International (1998), and certified Yoga Therapist through the Rocky Mountain Institute for Yoga & Ayurveda (2006) and International Association of Yoga Therapists (2017), Heidi conducts private sessions, Yoga classes and workshops in Colorado, Arizona and Denmark.

Her teachings are enriched by formal academic training through Naropa University; her Bachelor of Arts Degree (2005) reflects her focus on Contemplative Psychology, Health and Healing, Sanskrit, and Hindu philosophies, practices and traditions.

Heidi continues to deepen and advance her spiritual connection through personal dedication to devotional practices as a Kriya Yoga initiate in the lineage of Paramahamsa Hariharananda and Paramahamsa Prajnanananda.

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Heidi was born and raised in Denmark; she moved to the United States in 2002 to engage with enduring dedication in an ongoing deepening learning and application of spiritual healing disciplines. This led to her founding of Namaskar Healing in 2007.