What is Ayurveda Mamma?
In short: Join the conversation to transform parenting into a sacred ritual. Weekly dispatches drenched with self-love and natural goodness for you and your family.
Treat yourself to a weekly holistic self-care practice for you and your young 🧡
A little longer: Tried and tested for at least 5000 years, Deborah Rose’s weekly inspirational dispatches draw upon Ayurveda’s intuitive approach to living a balanced life by working with selfcare, nutrition, herbs and bodywork that you can easily apply to yourself and your loved ones. Tune in here to find out why it’s useful to know your own and your children’s body type (‘Dosha’). Next, you can go here to read a little more about how you can support yourself and your young with personalised selfcare to get into a state of optimal balance so you can thrive without the distraction of discomfort - emotionally and physically.
Who is this for? For parents and expecting mammas as well as for those who are flirting with the idea of being a mother someday soon. If you have no such intentions but are on a menstrual cycle, be sure to sign up for the thread “Wombs and Moons” to receive ayurvedic rituals for hormonal balance once a month.
Important FYI: Āyurveda roots in the Vedic Tradition.
Giving thanks: I thank my teachers Dr Vasant Lad, Dr KP Khalsa, Dr Marc Halpen, Terra Rafaël and the women of the Sacred Window Collective who educated me in the Light of the Maharishi Tradition as taught by Ysha Oaks. I continue to deepen my insights in continued education with NAMA.
Ayurvedic Doula, noun
*Someone who supports others through transitions*
Although the job description of a doula can be fluid and apply to various supportive roles, from childbirth to supporting others through times of grief, the role of an ayurvedic doula within the context of this subscription is inspired by the ancient practices of Ayurveda, designed to mother the mother so she can fully focus on mothering her young.
As such, it is my sole purpose to help you look after you, and share all that I know about holistic self-care tools to nurture your young in the most sacred, grounded and tangible way in the process.
For more about me (Hi — I am Deborah Rose, the author of this page and the - Dutch - voice behind the podcast!), I’d love to welcome you here. Let’s get cosy.
Oh and just in case you ended up here because you were looking for action (a.k.a.: my virtual and IRL doula services), it’d be an honour to meet you here.
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I love to connect! To explore my offerings, you’re welcome here. To learn more about my philosophy behind the offerings and your Guide (me), I’d love to welcome you here. For any quick/informal questions feel free to reply to my weekly e-mails, or drop me a DM at @deborahroseschoutema.
For the Curious and Frequently Wandering (I see you 👁️)
I am not a parent (yet). Can I still apply your rituals?
Parenthood starts with (and thrives on) nurturing the self. That makes you your own parent too! Often times that also means we must heal the relationship with our (birth) Mother and Father. How we relate to them and their care influences how we care for ourselves, our dreams and, ultimately, our family.
This publication will send you weekly reminders to nurture your body and soul, along with seasonal appropriate inspiration that you can tweak to your unique constitution. If you don’t experience any blocks, this inspiration will serve your constant journey to optimal health, sensuality and bliss. If blocks do come up, these will guide you to the hidden spots within you that require healing. This applies to all humans - with or without a parenting role.
What does Ayurvedic Self Care look like?
The Ritual of Ayurveda helps you talk to your body. Its’ practical self-assessment tools - like reading your own tongue - help you understand what your body needs today whilst handing you the tools to respond to those needs!
Ayurveda works with the 5 senses and pairs these with the 5 elements to create the most experimental “be-in-your-beloved-body” response you could ever wish for:
👃🏽 Aroma Therapy works with the sense of smell (Earth Element)
👄 Herbs & Medicinal teas work with the sense of taste (Water Element)
🖼️ Visualised meditation, colours and crystals work with the sense of sight (Fire Element)
💆🏽♀️ Self-Massage and breathing work with the sense of touch (Air Element)
🎶 Mantra, Affirmation and Frequencies work with the sense of sound (Space Element)
3. Wombs & Moons (the club within this club)
Why do you link Womb Healing with the Moon?
In Ayurveda’s anatomy, each organ holds and processes its own emotions. The Womb is very powerful, as she is the seat of your subconsciousness. Roadblocks that stand between our reality & how we want to feel, live and love often stream from past trauma (as little as you may think this trauma is) and manifest in hormonal fluctuations and women’s health concerns. It’s why I put the Pelvic Organs (Water Element) at the centre of every woman’s self-care. Stubborn, old patterns need significant new ones to be replaced. The new ones need to be consistent and frequent enough. Working with the Moon is such a good entry point to make that happen. Especially because the Moon Cycle resembles the ideal Menstrual Cycle.
You will also notice the best timing to do the ritual with each ritual, big or small. The womb-centred approach should explain why some things are best to do in the Follicular Phase (led by the water element), whilst others are better in the Luteal Phase (led by the fire element) or during menstruation (led by the air element).