Stress has become a part of our lives and nobody is left untouched from it whether it is an adult or a child. Nowadays, even children are stressed because of various reasons. Twenty years back who would have thought that even a child can be stressed. Stress does not only result from the happenings of the outer world but also what happens inside our body and mind. Stress makes the immune system weak making the body more susceptible to various diseases.
Ayurveda means ‘knowledge of life’. It is India’s traditional system of medicine that goes back more than 5,000 years. Ayurveda provides treatments to people through lifestyle interventions and natural therapies. You must have observed that all ayurvedic medicines are made up of natural materials as it keeps you close to nature.
There are three doshas in Ayurveda: Vata, Pitta and Kapha or the biological energies. According to Ayurveda, these doshas are the three fundamental principles working in outer nature, which are responsible for individual human nature and regulate your physiological processes. If your dosha is not in balance, it is likely you will get unwell, feel stressed or anxious easily. Kerala Ayurveda Courses helps to overcome doshas effectively.
Here are some Ayurvedic tips to reduce stress and rebalance your dosha:
- Proper diet: Ayurveda gives importance to ahara, proper diet in order to promote health and wellness. According to Ayurveda, there are six tastes you should include in your diet everyday: salty, sweet, sour, pungent, astringent and bitter. You require different foods to have a healthy body and mind according to the nature of your dosha. You should choose food intelligently and reduce your ‘cheat diets’.
Eating foods containing too much sugar and oil can contribute to an unhealthy body making you vulnerable to diseases which in turn can lead to a stressful mind. Include more vegetables, fruits and dal in your diet to have a healthy body and mind.
As they say it correctly, “You are what you eat!”
- Yoga: Yoga is not only about breathing in and breathing out – it’s a way of life. We are living a busy life and structured life which often leads to stress. Everyone is looking for ways to reduce their stress or be stress-free. Yoga improves the quality of life. It teaches you to manage the outer by managing the inner self. Yoga has many benefits such as stress relief, improvement in strength, flexibility and increased immunity. It also reduces the risk of depression, anxiety and heart disease. It improves mental, physical and psychological well-being.
- Get close to nature: Make some time to rejuvenate and get close to nature. Take a walk in the park or on a beach or go for trekking and camping. By getting close to nature, you will get to know about yourself which will rebalance your dosha and reduce stress in your lives.
- Meditation: Learn to train your mind through meditation to stop the mind chatter. It relaxes your nerves and promotes overall positive well-being. Meditation lowers high blood pressure, improves immune system, increases energy level and concentration. It decreases stress and anxiety, improves emotional stability and increases mindfulness.
- Ayurvedic treatment: You can also go for Ayurvedic treatments and no other place can better than India as it is the birthplace of Ayurveda. Ayurvedic treatment in India promotes holistic health and well-being which comprises exercise, mindfulness and dietary regulations. Panchkarma treatment in Kerala is considered one of the leading therapies in Ayurveda.
Panchakarma therapies cleanse our body toxins. It includes five therapies for purifying the body from toxins and infections. A treatment of medicated oils and herbal remedies improves the health of an individual while reducing stress and balancing their doshas.
“Because we cannot scrub our inner body we need to learn a few skills to help cleanse our tissues, organs, and mind. This is the art of Ayurveda.” ― Sebastian Polehea