Ayurveda for stress and anxiety
Our emotional well-being is deeply connected to the balance of our physical state, our hormones and even the weather and seasons.
Ayurvedic expert, Shrankhla Holecek shares how the use of Ayurvedic principles can work to balance emotions.
The first step toward managing depression is to recognise the issue. These Ayurvedic tools are easy to integrate into your daily life and can help to promote positive well-being.
Create routine: Create a sense of routine by setting an alarm and making the most of the morning. Try to eat meals at the same time each day and make sure your space is clean, tidy and serene.
Get rest: Sleep is vital in mental recovery and hormone regulation. Try to go to bed, without any electronics, before 10pm. Essential oils are also suggested to enhance the relaxation process and encourage sleep.
Do yoga: Regular walks and yoga practice can be very effective in managing feelings of anxiety and stress. This form of low-impact, non-competitive exercise can have a stabilising effect on the mind.
Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water and limit your caffeine and alcohol intake. For a relaxing bedtime treat, have a glass of warm milk and ginger. This will nourish the mind and soothe the body.
Natural remedies: Withania Somnifera and Bacopa Monnieri are commonly used in ayurveda to manage mood and relax the mind, while turmeric taken with food or added to warm milk can help manage feelings of anxiety and ease symptoms of depression.
Essential oils: Rose, ylang ylang and cedarwood are healing oils used to target feelings of sadness, lethargy and other symptoms of depression.
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