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Fighting Depression Made Easy Due to Ayurveda

 

Many people still have no idea that depression is not a low mood. It is not a sad feeling or a rough time, that one can just ‘get over it’. Depression is a serious illness that impacts both physical and mental health. Though the exact reason is still unknown, it can deduced that prolonged periods of difficulties are likely the cause of depression.

Women are 70% more likely than men to experience depression, and young adults aged 18–25 are 60% more likely to have depression than people aged 50 or older. Hence, taking medications can cause more harm than good. Most of the times, they only subdue the effect of such feelings instead of treating it. Also, there are many harmful side effects associated with Allopathic medicines for clinical depression.

That is why Ayurvedic Village suggests looking out for solutions which are safe. We bring you few simple Ayurvedic remedies that have natural healing abilities.

  1. Ever heard of the saying, “The early bird gets the worm”? Well, if you are feeling down, it is best advisable to wake up at the crack of the dawn. The first rays of sunrise contain ultraviolet rays that are considered as mind stimulators and mood dilators.
  2. We cannot stress enough on Yoga therapy. No matter what, take time out of your time for yoga. Poses like Shavasana, Yoga Nidra and Pranayam especially the Anulom – Vilom and Bhramari Pranayam are going to work wonders on your mental health.
  3. For induce positivity in your life, opt for Vegan diet which is more Saatvik. Include more seasonal fruits, vegetables and sprouts in your diet.
  4. Aromatherapy acts beneficial too. You can add a few drops of lavender oil in your bath or burnt in your room. It aroma will acts as a deterrent to negative and sad thoughts in your mind.
  5. Ayurveda herb named Ashwagandha can help lift your mood. Or skilled Ayurvedic doctors can prescribe Saraswatarishta and Brahma Rasayana that are of great aid to fight against this disorder.
  6. And finally, the one advice that all depressed people might have tired of hearing, yet is still effective is keeping occupied mentally during the day in any creative activity that makes you feel happy and positive is mandatory.

If depression goes untreated, it can last for a long time and worsen other illnesses. Hence, getting a treatment is extremely crucial.

Managing Seasonal Allergies by keeping your Immunity System strong

  1. Digestive support.

Your digestive support plays an important role in the feeding all the tissues, cells, and organs in the body. Eating less processed foods & sugar and focusing on more whole foods is always preferred. But there are also other simple things that boost your digestive health such as making sure you’re cooking with spices which act as a fuel to your digestive system. Eating at regular times and not skipping meals keeps your digestive system well calibrated. And not taking in too much liquids, especially iced drinks, with meals prevents you from inadvertently putting out your digestive system.

2. Exercise. Doing exercise not only promotes your immunity system but also enhances digestion and strengthens your tissue metabolism. Do not do exercise beyond your capacity as it could result in weakening of your immune system.

3. Proper hydration. It plays an important role not only in the whole body but also in preventing the body’s membranes from getting dry. Excess dryness can trigger a response in the body to create more protective fluids such as sinus mucus to counter the dryness. Lack of hydration can create in building up of the toxins that can lead to diseases.

4. Stress support Stress plays a major part in depleting of the immune system. Breathing exercises are recommended to reduce stress in Ayurveda. Deep breathing is one of the best ways to lower stress in the body. This is because when you breathe deeply, it sends a message to your brain to calm down and relax. The brain then sends this message to your body.

5. Proper sleep Researches show that people do best when they get a 6-8 hours sleep a day.Not enough sleep can give negative affects to the immune system. Having a healthy bedtime routine can mean- turning off electronics at least sixty minutes before bed, doing some gentle body stretches and taking five minutes to do deep breathing.

6. Massage Massage not only makes you feel relaxed but also helps in feeling energized throughout the day. Its helps in clearing off the stagnant lymph and toxins of the body and builds overall immunity system.

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Corporate life and stress management

 

Managing any number of responsibilities, constantly travelling and juggling other facets of life are the key reasons causing stress in the corporate world. Men and women working in a corporate organization are suffering from health related matters as well such as, hypertension, heart conditions, high blood pressure, etc.

The types of people that are likely to fall into this category might be, CEO’s, CFO’s, COO’s, politicians, bankers, investors, brokers, realtors and YOU! Yes, you might not even realize that your job is taking a toll on your health. Therefore comes the big question, “How can one manage his corporate life and stress?” Like every other health trouble, stress too should be treated as a grave concern.

So, we bring you a few tips to help you be a pro at your work while not being hindered by stress.

  • A healthy lifestyle is the first step towards achieving any healthy goal. Also, exercise more often. Walking is the best way to relax your mind and improve circulation in the body.
  • If you wish to take it a notch higher perform a tough physical workout once a week. It will help to reduce stress and improve physical as well as mental health.
  • Be your jovial best. Try to have more fun at work. Smile more often and induce a sense of humour with your staff. It will create sustainable relationships that will go a long way.
  • Don’t fret about things you have no control over. Instead, change your attitude towards it.
  • Practice Abhyanga as this ancient practice of self massage with medicated oils have the ability to calm the nervous system and rejuvenates you.
  • Try a good cleansing practice to get rid of toxins in your body. A detox diet along with ayurvedic cleansing therapies like Sneha Vasti or Shirodhara works best for stress.
  • Another ayurvedic therapy that fights stress is Nasyam as it soothes the nasal passages by relieving the accumulated stress and enhances mental clarity.
  • Before going to bed, massage your feet every night. This practice grounds the energy, soothes the nervous system, reduces stress, quiets the mind, and promotes sound sleep.
  • Take a leave from your work every year for at least two weeks. Take a vacation to a place that will induce peace in your life, recharge your batteries and restore your mental health.

One such place for stress management is Ayurvedic Village. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city life, experience the sheer bliss of Ayurveda and rejuvenate your body like never before at Ayurvedic Village. For more details, visit – www.ayurvedicvillage.com

Avoiding anxiety through food

 

Did you know that women outnumber men in percentage of population who suffer from acute or chronic anxiety? Surprising, 33% of women have anxiety related disorders in comparison to 22% of men. Anxiety is the most common psychological problems in people. If not taken care of properly, it could set a pathway to many grave mental disorders in future life.

Though anxiety is not induced by food, but sometimes diet can play a vital role. People are eating foods that aggravate anxiety every day while avoid the ones that may fight the troubles. You are what you eat. And when you eat good, you instantly feel good.

Ayurvedic Village helps you to create an anti-anxiety diet by telling you which foods you must seriously avoid.

  1. Fried or junk food

Fried food or junk food items are extremely popular nowadays, but just because something tastes good doesn’t mean it is positive for your health too. Such foods are difficult to digest and even the nutritional content in them is extremely low. On the contrary, eating so much oily and fried food can contribute to heart diseases.

  1. Alcohol

Well, alcohol can be your best buddy to help you forget all your troubles or pump up some energy in your life. But nothing is more harmful than alcohol. The faster these beverages fill you up with energy, the longer you feel tired later. It dehydrates you, creates a hormonal and nutritional imbalance in your body. Finally, all these issues and trigger an anxiety attack in you.

  1. Coffee

Almost everyone today is addicted to coffee. It is not harmful if consumed in moderation, but excess of it can have adverse effects. When you drink too much coffee, it acts an anxiety stimulant. It increases your heart beats and enhances some sensations in the mind that can create a panic attack.

  1. Acid forming foods

Acid forming foods drop down the magnesium levels in the body. For the uninitiated, magnesium is a huge contributor in anxiety or anxiety related disorders. So it is highly recommended that you cut down on foods like wine, liver, pickles, eggs, sour cream, yoghurt and others.

  1. Dairy products

Dairy products are not bad for your health as such, but like everything, these too should be consumed in moderation. Eating excess dairy products can heighten your adrenaline levels, which finally contribute to anxiety. So no matter much tempting that ice cream looks, try and work on your will power. A scoop is enough!

4 Signs you need a Panchakarma Therapy

 

In our day-to-day lives, we are so busy with our work that we tend to ignore tiny signs that tell us about the imbalance in our body. According to Ayurveda, perfect wellbeing lies in maintaining the balance between the three doshas. It starts with our digestive system which builds strong Agni which tackles any health issues at its birth.

However, if our body is accumulating ama, we need to undergo Panchakarma therapy to regain our natural state. As per Ayurveda, it is a cleanse that removes toxins from the body thus giving you an ultimate healing experience that strengthens the immune system and restores the well being and balance through detoxification.

So, let us check out the reasons that scream that you are in need of a panchakarma cleanse.

  1. Fatigue

Since we all have so busy schedules, that fatigue seems to be a normal response that our body gives. However, don’t shrug it off too casually. Fatigue could point towards weak agni. If you are constantly or rapidly tired, it means that either your body isn’t receiving proper nutrition or the digestion process has some flaws. Hence, it is advisable for you to take time off for Panchakarma. The treatment gives your body a break for rejuvenation.

  1. Stress

If your body is disturbed, it causes fatigue, and if your mind is disturbed, it is a grave sign of stress. One is interdependent on the other. Practices like Abhyangam in Panchakarma therapy has a soothing power and offers an instant sense of calm. It not only cleanses out the toxins from the body, but also helps to get rid of negative thoughts from the mind. Combining it with meditation can give you excellent results.

  1. Skin troubles

Though skin is the largest organ of the body, it is one of the most easily ignored ones too. Stress, diet and pollution leaves you with acne and rashes. Treating them externally doesn’t take into account the root of the problems. While Ayurveda believes in getting rid of the source of your health worries. Panchakarma will balance the pitta dosha in your body and a proper detox diet will maintain the condition of the skin.

  1. Constipation

Did you know most of the people have no idea when they are constipated? According to Ayurveda, you should eliminate your bodily waste at least once a day, ideally first thing in the morning. However, this can vary with each person. Constipation symbolizes imbalance in vata. A panchakarma cleanse brings back the balance among all three doshas, and agni to its normal state.

A right Ayurvedic practitioner and consultation will help you on your journey to finding the state of health and balance. So, look nowhere else! Visit Ayurvedic Village.

Stay Focused

 

Has it ever happened to you that you thought you had enough time to complete your tasks in hand; but after some time you noticed you missed the deadline because you were too busy wasting time on some random things? Well, it happens. Even to the best of us. If you are confident that you have many hours to finish that report, there are twice as many distractions that take you away from getting it done.

If you find yourself in similar situations, here are a few suggestions you can try to gain back your focus.

Tune out

If you think soothing music or TV running in the background will calm the atmosphere, then you are wrong. One song later turns into a complete playlist or a new episode of your favourite TV show proves to be a bigger distraction than you imagine.

De-clutter

It is rightly said that a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind. Clean up the desk so that the space is orderly, comfortable and well-lit. An organized space has a soothing effect on your mind.

Avoid multitasking

Often jumping on too many tasks at once makes you lose focus even at a single thing, thus decreasing your productivity at all. So if you find juggling more than one thing at a time, stop and focus on one task till it is finished.

No electronic gadgets

Well, one of the major reasons why people find it difficult to lose focus is the technology. That harmless scrolling through phones could turn into hours of unnecessary chats or texts. So, every now and then, turn off your phone to help focus on your work.

Prioritize

Maintain a to-do list of things that you need to do at workplace. And whenever you feel overwhelmed with work pressure, go through and prioritize which of them is extremely important and which task can be completed tomorrow, thus releasing a little weight off your shoulders.

Limit internet surfing

You visit Google for some research work you needed, and next thing you know is you are surfing through internet memes and sharing it on social media. Well, if that is the case, best course of action for you is that don’t click on any random links. Just get your work done on the internet and then switch it off when not needed.

Exercise

Sweat it out in the gym or run a few miles every day. Any form of exercise which suits you will help you release all the mental and physical stress. Preferable do it in the morning, so you can start your day with a refreshed state of mind.

Is Stress Your Silent Killer?

 

Stress is known to be the #1 proxy killer disease today. Stress is a normal physical response to events that make you feel threatened or upset your balance in some way. When you sense danger—whether it’s real or imagined—the body’s defenses kick into high gear in a rapid, automatic process known as the “fight-or-flight-or-freeze” reaction, or the stress response. The stress response is the body’s way of protecting you. The stress response also helps you rise to meet challenges.

But beyond a certain point, stress stops being helpful and starts causing major damage to your health, your mood, your productivity, your relationships, and your quality of life.

What Causes Stress?
Psychological factors like worries, frustration or work pressures are often linked to stress. However, other factors like a sedentary lifestyle, consumption of alcohol & junk food, smoking, exposure to harmful radiations ( mobile/laptop ) and pollution can also cause stress.

Impact of stress on various organs of the body:

Brain: Headache, Anxiety, Irritability & Anger, Lack of Energy, Sleeping disorder, Lack of Concentration, Memory loss.
Skin: Acne
Joints: Lower bone density, Joint pain.
Heart: Increased BP, High cholesterol, Increases incidences of Heart attack.
Liver: Inflammation, Cirrhosis.
Pancreas: Diabetes
Intestine: Irritable bowel syndrome, Diarrhoea, Constipation.
Stomach: Nausea, Stomach Cramps, Weight fluctuation Indigestion, Gas.
Reproductive System: Reduced Sex drive, Lower sperm count, Increased pain during periods.
Muscle: Muscle Tension & pain.

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Kizhi – Herbed Pouch Therapy for Pain and Stress

 

A Kizhi Therapy is beneficial to relieve stress and soreness in the body, while the toxins are eliminated from the body. Healing herbs are densely packed in a soft muslin cloth which is then dipped into warm healing oil for application over the body. The heat opens the skin’s pores, allowing the release of toxins in the body and the absorption of beneficial healing herbs through the skin. This is followed by a relieving massage to treat aches and pains.

Benefits of Kizhi Therapy:

  • Improves vitality
  • Tones up the skin
  • Improves complexion
  • Reduces stress

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Common Manifestations of Stress!

 

Digestive system: It’s common to have a stomachache or diarrhea during stress. This happens because stress hormones slow the release of stomach acid and the emptying of the stomach. The same hormones also stimulate the colon, which speeds the passage of its contents. Chronic stress can also lead to continuously high levels of cortisol. This hormone can increase appetite and cause weight gain.

Immune system: Chronic stress tends to dampen the immune system, making one more susceptible to colds and other infections.

Nervous system: If fight-or-flight response never shuts off, stress hormones produce persistent feelings of anxiety, helplessness and impending doom. Oversensitivity to stress has been linked with severe depression, possibly because depressed people have a harder time adapting to the negative effects of cortisol. The byproducts of cortisol act as sedatives, which contribute to the overall feeling of depression.

Cardiovascular system: High levels of cortisol can also raise your heart rate and increase your blood pressure and blood lipid (cholesterol and triglyceride) levels. These are risk factors for both heart attacks and strokes.

Other systems: Stress worsens many skin conditions — such as psoriasis, eczema, hives and acne — and can be a trigger for asthma attacks.

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Types of Stress!

 

Stress can also be defined as short-term (acute) or long-term (chronic).

Acute Stress: Acute stress is the reaction to an immediate threat, commonly known as the fight or flight response. The threat can be any situation that is experienced, even subconsciously or falsely, as a danger. Common acute stressors include: noise, crowding, isolation, hunger, danger, infection, and imagining a threat or remembering a dangerous event. Under most circumstances, once the acute threat has passed, the response becomes inactivated and levels of stress hormones return to normal, a condition called the relaxation response.

Chronic Stress: Frequently, however, modern life poses on-going stressful situations that are not short-lived and the urge to act (to fight or to flee) must be suppressed. Stress, then, becomes chronic. Common chronic stressors include: on-going highly pressured work, long-term relationship problems, loneliness, and persistent financial worries.

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