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Here's A List Of Ayurvedic Tools For Adults In Order To Tackle Stress
Stress, or a way of living a shortened life, has engulfed us with its toxic tresses, leaving us with temporary happiness, a variety of diseases, and a zero work-life balance. Now to think with another perspective, in order to get rid of stress, we often take measures by spending a fortune to get treatments, expensive medicines and what not. Modern science has forgotten to heed the path of curing the ailments with the help of nature, or in other words, Ayurveda.
Mother Nature's superpower, Ayurveda has been undermined by the big-shot pharmaceutical companies just for the sake to earn profits. This, in turn, has also led to underestimating the miracles of Ayurveda on a large scale. Little do they know, that Ayurveda also helps in not burning a hole in your pockets. Sometimes even with no money at all, the panacea is always within your reach. One just needs to be a little more aware about it.
So, here we are, keeping you aware of a few tools which will help you prepare a stress survival kit by heeding the path of Ayurveda. Thank us later.
1. Calm down.
First things first. You need to slow down. This fast-paced work might get you a promotion, you need to look after your health too. Spend some time with nature and reestablish your roots with the natural surrounding. This is why it is tremendously recommendable to spend time with nature because it leads to an internal sense of safety and ease which in turn helps in activating the parasympathetic nervous system—the body’s counterpoint to stress.
2. Make time for what you love.
In addition to spending time with nature, you should also make some time to do the things you love. If you love playing guitar to calm down, do it! Also, spending some leisure time with friends and family is one of the most recommendable stress buster of all time. These days coloring-the-book therapies are also proven to be effective. In other words, make some time to do things that serve as a soul-food.
3. Prioritize your sleep over everything.
Remember in our childhood when we used to refrain from sleeping, but now in the present, we realize that sleeping is actually a luxury asset. Researchers claim that people who sleep 7-8 hours daily perform better than those who sleep less than 7 hours. Sleeping is actually the best form of meditation. It actually gives a sense of a sorted life. For the mind and body needs rest to function effectively, do yourself a favor and schedule a minimum of 7 hours for the land of Nod.
4. Pranayama, the miraculous healer.
According to Ayurveda, pranayama is a subtle yet a miraculous way to bust the stress. It is an effective yogic practice of working with the breathing in ways that activate our energy and immunity system in specific ways. When our adrenal glands are overloaded and our hormones out of whack, following the pranayama practices can be transformative, especially when practiced for ten to fifteen minutes daily. Pranayama practices like Nadi Shodhana and Bhramari. The former is also called Alternate Nose Breathing and the latter is called Humming Bee Breathing.
Yoga, the oldest and the most preferred form of relaxation of all time. Yoga helps in activating the prana, subsides the tension, and helps in rejuvenating the blood flow in tissues which in turn helps in refreshing the mental as well as the physical strength of your body. According to Ayurveda, yoga also helps to balance the doshas which need the most attention in your body. Never in the history of mankind, yoga had any side effects on any individual. People all over the world still prefer this old-school method to lead a happy lifestyle.
According to Ayurveda and researchers, for those who practice regular meditation are generally calmer and leading an organized life, than those who don't. Meditation is a practice where one focuses the mind on a particular object, thought or activity to achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm state. It is followed by breathing heavily and evenly, for a period of minimum 10 minutes. Scheduling meditation in your schedule and performing it regularly will give your body and mind to be grateful to you.
7. Oil Massage
Oil massage, or in Ayurvedic terms, abhyanga is the process of self-massaging with oil. Abhyanga helps in easing the tension in the muscles which in turn helps in calming the nervous system. It also rejuvenates the tissues and helps in improving the blood flow circulation throughout the body. So, put on your old socks and, if you choose to oil your scalp, cover your pillow with a towel, in order to avoid staining your sheets with oil.
8. Employ herbal allies to your arsenal.
Herbal allies like ashwagandha, Brahmi/Gotu Kola and many more helps in maintaining the equilibrium in the nervous system. Here is the detailed description of a few:
Also available as tablets and liquid extract, this magical herb is celebrated for its capacity to bring equilibrium to undernourished and overtaxed nervous system. This herb ensures the quality functioning of the body and sound sleep at night.
2. Brahmi/Gotu Kola
Also available as a liquid extract, this incredible herb ensures balance in the unstable nervous system and mind. It is sattvic in nature.
Hope this article serves you well in eliminating stress in no time. Feel free to share your alternatives with us.