The Natural Woman

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Beginning with an introduction to Ayurveda - a fascinating storehouse of beauty secrets taken from the traditional Indian wisdom - this book explains how you can tailor-make a beauty regime to suit you, from herbal body packs to yoga routines.

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Overview

Beginning with an introduction to Ayurveda - a fascinating storehouse of beauty secrets taken from the traditional Indian wisdom - this book explains how you can tailor-make a beauty regime to suit you, from herbal body packs to yoga routines.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780754811503
  • Publisher: Anness Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 6/15/2003
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 9.32 (w) x 12.02 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Healing Aromatherapy 8
What is aromatherapy? 10
The essential oils 12
Aromatherapy Techniques 24
Using inhalations and baths 26
Using compresses, gargles and drinks 28
Aromatherapy massage techniques 30
Preparing oils for application 32
The Teenage Years 34
Aromatherapy in adolescence 36
Everyday skincare 38
Caring for hair and nails 40
Beauty and Well-being 42
Looking after yourself 44
Daily skincare 46
Daily hand, foot and nail care 48
Daily bodycare 50
Coping with stress and emotions 52
Common health problems 54
The Reproductive Years 58
Coping with menstruation 60
Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) 62
Preparing for pregnancy 64
Using aromatherapy in pregnancy 66
Ante-natal bodycare 68
Relief treatments for labour 69
Post-natal bodycare 70
The Sunset Years 72
The menopause 74
Common symptoms of menopause 76
Emotions during menopause 78
Aging gracefully 80
Strengthening physical health 82
Strengthening mental health 84
Ayurvedic Beauty 88
A tradition of beauty 90
Living energies, healing powers 92
Dosha analysis 94
Your dosha and you 96
Vata movement and life force 98
Pitta fire and transformation 100
Kapha growth and protection 102
Cleansing the Body, Clearing the Mind 104
Healing hands 106
Painless detoxification 110
Bringing meditation into your life 112
The colour of energy 114
Natural Beauty Secrets 116
A home facial 118
First step: cleansing 120
The next steps: heat and oil 122
Deep-cleansing facepacks and masks 124
Toning and moisturizing 126
An Ayurvedic facelift 128
Bodycare 130
Shimmering tresses 132
Enriching oil treatments 134
Supple Sensuality 136
Natural grace through yoga 138
Find your fitness style 140
Move like a dancer 142
Beauty from within 144
Body shaping 146
Dynamic vitality 148
Timeless Beauty 150
The teenage transition 152
Adult life: staying on top 154
The middle years 156
Moving forward 158
The Food of Life 160
Eating well 162
The inner qualities of food 164
Diet and your dosha 166
Aging Naturally 168
The fight against aging 170
The harmful effects of free radicals 172
Anti-aging Diet 174
Revising your eating habits 176
How to eat a healthy diet 178
Anti-aging foods 180
Food intolerance 182
Dietary tips 184
Drinking fluids 186
Weight loss 188
Dietary supplements 190
Staying Fit Throughout Life 192
Taking up exercise 194
The benefits of exercise 196
Yoga and Pilates 198
Looking After the Body 200
The skeletal system 202
Maintaining skeletal health 204
The cardiovascular system 206
The digestive system 208
Looking after your eyesight 210
Smell, taste and hearing 212
Sexual health 214
Overcoming stress 216
Understanding depression 218
Thinking positively 220
The importance of sleep 222
Quality sleep 224
Taking Care of Your Appearance 226
Protecting the skin 228
Hand and foot care 230
Healthy hair 232
Menopause 234
The changing menstrual cycle 236
Symptoms of the menopause 238
More menopausal symptoms 240
Hormone replacement therapy 242
Natural alternatives to HRT 244
Health checks 246
Herbs for Health 248
Herbal beauty treatments 250
Glossary 252
Useful Addresses 253
Index 254
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