Emanating clarity and wisdom, Ayurvedic practitioner Siri is inspired by her heritage, motherhood and empowering others to experience the rich rewards of an Ayurvedic lifestyle.
Generous with sharing her knowledge, Siri reveals how a daily rhythm balances our being, lists some key health tips for women, and discusses why a Vata imbalance is behind so many health conditions.
We hope you enjoy this deeply informative chat as much as we did, and get inspired to incorporate some her tips today!
Thank you so much for taking the time to chat with us - we are massive fans of the meaningful work you are doing.
Firstly, with the current trends towards Ayurveda, can you tell us why Ayurveda is at the heart of your business?
I honestly believe that people are born with an understanding of their true reality, and overtime that reality gets clouded by experiences, relationships, environment and our diet/lifestyle.
In our current world of pandemics and political uproars, people are looking for that connection with their reality again and are on a journey to seek it.
Ayurveda is a 5000-year-old science that has the answers in how to connect the mind; body and soul so I believe people are now discovering the benefits of this beautiful science and discovering the connection to reality.
For me, this is why I have established a business focusing on Ayurveda, I know the benefits it provides and I feel uplifted when others experience these too.
What led you on the path to Ayurveda for fertility, pregnancy and postpartum?
When I had my first child, I was not aware of the care my body required so that I could be a caretaker for my little girl. I was one of those women who wanted to get up and start moving, unrestricted by the extra weight and just wanted to touch my toes again!
However little did I know that in order for me to start moving, my body needed rest. There is a saying in Ayurveda that the 42 days postpartum care is equivalent to the quality of life for the next 42 years.
I was blessed to be under my mums care who imparted her wisdom of the tradition to me, but it wasn’t until my second child that I truly understood the value of this rich beautiful tradition. With my second I stayed home for 42 days, nourished my gut with good food and herbs, grounded my mind with spiritual practise, focused on strengthening my muscles with healing massages and light yoga.
The difference between the two births – incredible! I felt so much more full of energy with my second than my first, healing was quicker, breastfeeding was easier and my connection with my bub so much more deeper.
It was from then on that I wanted to share this wisdom with my network who later became my most committed clients. It was just beautiful to see each one of them share positive feedback about their postpartum journey.