All of us deal with issues that distress our state of mind. Physical, emotional, mental stress that might be acute or chronic may be because of an overload of work, bill or finance or health disorders. Whatever may be thereason;stress has really bad effects on our health, reduces our work efficiency and spoils the quality time with our precious. Let us take an Ayurvedic approach to deal with stress and improve our lifestyle.
- Start your day in a healthy way
One must always start his day with Yoga. A daily practice of Pranayam and Suryanamaskar early in the morning improves your blood circulation, defines posture and flushes out the accumulated toxins in the tissues. Yoga asanas touch every organ of your body and ensure proper functioning. A stress-free mind lives in a stress-free body; Yoga, the sister science of Ayurveda, certifies this.
- Beverages that alleviate stress
A Vata herbal tea is a great option to rejuvenate you. Add ginger, cinnamon, cardamom and carom seeds to boiling water and let the solution sit for 5 min before straining. The tea is full of anti-oxidants that clear out the stress molecules generated in your body. You may also consume mint tea, herbal Tulsi tea or Raja’s cup. These are potent stress-busters and keep you in a high-spirit all through the day.
- Use aroma oils
Aroma oils are a plethora of anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. Apply these to your body as a lotion afterbath or use it in oil diffusers to refresh your working area. The amazing smell of the oils helps to reduce cortisol hormone and lactic acid in your body and relieves you from distress. Essential oils elevate your mood and keep you great in performance, all through the day.
- A deep sleep
Sleep is the most essential thing to do. A good sleep repairs the body and eases your mood. Anxiety or depression, any kind of stress hampers our sleep cycle. Passionflower is a sedative herb that induces a deep peaceful sleep, enhances GABA levels, calms your nerves; hence an anti-stress product. A cup of passion tea in evening assures to remove signs of tension.
- Opt for a Panchakarma Therapy
Panchakarma therapy helps to get rid of toxins, opens up blockages, revitalizes tissues and lessens stress. The therapy balances the Five Actions that form the base of our body. The healing technique uses medicated oils that eliminates all kind of signs and symptoms of stress and uproots the problem completely. Take a break and let the therapy wash all your problems!
On an average, 86 percent of the world’s population undergoes stress and related problems. Choose Ayurveda as your way of dealing with the issue and escape the statistics.
By: Dr Sushma Tiwary at Ayushmaanbhavah.com