Stress: Explained by Ayurveda
Stressful situations are, more often than not, something that is completely out of our control. Getting stuck in traffic jams, work deadlines, moving house, the sound of your alarm clock, rain on your wedding day, Christmas shopping, the list could go on and on! The reality of these situations is there isn’t a whole lot you can do about them.
However, what is totally within your control when it comes to these situations, is your reaction. Evolution has cleverly designed our bodies to react appropriately to stress. When we were being hunted by prey or faced with a life-threatening situation, our body would be flooded with adrenaline, our heart rate would increase and our breathing would quicken. All of these reactions were entirely appropriate for those physically demanding circumstances that occurred on a rare and sporadic basis. But what happens when you are sitting at your desk and you’ve sent an email to the wrong person? Or you’re faced with standing up and speaking in front of a group of people? Or just an endless stream of deadlines? We’ve all been there. In these moments, you probably felt your heart rate jump up, and your fingers tingle with adrenaline. This reaction was designed to be used in emergency situations, but with life evolving faster than our bodies, we are using our natural resources far too often, and faster than we can replenish them.
How does Ayurveda explain stress?
Stress in Ayurveda is all about the delicate balance between your three vital energies, also known as doshas; Vata, Pitta and Kapha. However, keeping this balance is all about fine tuning, kind of like trying to find the perfect signal on your radio. Examples of this would be staying warm, which helps your Vata dosha stay balanced, staying hydrated helps your Pitta dosha stay balanced and avoiding eating rice every day helps your Kapha dosha stay balanced.
However, unlike fine tuning your radio, balancing your doshas can be quite an enjoyable experience. As well as tackling your stressor head on, such as communicating and making lists, there are some natural remedies for stress that are a pleasure to incorporate into your daily routine.
Natural Remedies for Stress Relief
Instead of reaching for quick fixes such as a mug of strong coffee or a cigarette, Ayurveda can be a natural and healthy way to cope with life's daily stressors. With much of Ayurveda stress relief products designed to not only help minimize the symptoms of stress, but to actually prevent an anxious reaction you will find that you will be more serene and relaxed when you’re next faced with a stressful situation.
The beautiful thing about Ayurvedic products for stress relief and anxiety is that they are all natural remedies, designed to help find a calm balance, and maintain your serene mind state throughout your day. Here are a few of our favourites…
Our slow burning pure essential oil candle will bring a sense of pleasure and wellbeing to your day, crafted to promote a deep sense of calm when lit.
Our multi-layered Himalayan Healing Salt blend combines 84 of the 92 trace miners found in the body. When infused in bath water you will be submerging yourself in 13 exquisite therapeutic oils to bring about a sense of calm and clarity to your day.
Help calm your mind with our herbal Ayurvedic infusions. Coming in three refreshing, detoxifying and spirited herbal mixtures, you can support your doshas and help them to remain balanced during life’s daily stressors.
Experience the power of massage and physical touch with our Massage Body Oils. Choose the blend that will best fit your physical and emotional needs in that moment.
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