The boredom lifestyle and excessive laziness give birth to the most common condition known as stress. Stress imbalances the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of an individual. According to Ayurveda Vata is the predominant dosha as compare to Pitta and Kapha. The excessive stress raises various types of diseases like depression, hyperacidity, hypertension, diabetes, heart diseases, liver cirrhosis, etc.
When you have obstacles in your journey it gives rise to stress. Sometimes we are not able to achieve the goal that we want in our life which creates stress in life. Excessive workloads of office, house, tensions of married life, education of children, and many more causes stress in our whole life. It creates negativity in our nature. So, for reducing stress we need some Ayurveda tools that keep our mind and soul calm.
कामक्रोधलोभमोहमानाअहंकाररेईष्र्यापारुष्यपैशुन्यानृतालस्यायशस्यानी हित्वा। (सु। सू ३ /६)
This shloka state that can, krodh, lobh, Mao, ahankar, irshya, parush, etc are responsible for stress according to Ayurveda.
There are different signs that our body shows when we are in stress like the pain in any part of the body, constipation, loss of appetite, dryness in the skin, bloating, increased dark circles, body stiffness, increased urine frequency, tremor, itchiness in the eyes, etc. Due to stress people sometimes commit suicide.
समदोषा समाग्निश्च समधातुमलक्रिया प्रसन्नात्मेन्द्रियामन स्वस्थ इति अभिधीयेत। (सु। सू १५ /१०)
This shloka states that when all doshas, agnis, dhatu, and mala are in a balanced state. It is responsible for a healthy and stress free body.
According to Ayurveda a healthy body, calm mind, and soul keep you away from stress. A disease-free body, when your all thing is in balance you are automatically away from the stress. When your doshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) are in balance, all body tissues work properly, appetite is good, all urges like urine, feces are in proper function, mind, body, and soul is full of bliss then you will surely be a stress-free person.
Here we are discussing few tools that will reduce your stress instantly
1. Change Your Daily Routine
- Wake up early in the morning.
- Drink 2 to 3 glass of water.
- Wash your eyes and face.
- After that empty your bladder and bowel.
- Brush your teeth and clean your tongue.
- Massage your body with Ayurvedic oil.
- Start doing yoga, surya namaskar, pranayama, and meditation.
- Take a bath or shower.
- Pray to god.
- Have your breakfast, lunch, and dinner on time.
- Always include seasonal, raw fruits, and vegetables in your diet.
Healthy life-style will surely keep you away from stressful situations.
It is the best exercise for keeping you away from stress. Research has shown that the stress hormones like cortisol and lactic acid are reduced with the regular practicing of meditation. It provides you inner and outer strength. Meditation increases your memory, learning skills, and power. Serotonin hormone that relaxes our body and reduces stress increases with practicing meditation.
A panchkarma procedure that is the best and common way to reduce stress. Herbal oil is dripped over your forehead and on your scalp. The scalp massage with this oil reduces your fatigue, anxiety, and stress.
According to Ayurveda when we do acupressure on marma points it keeps the body fit and fine. From an acupressure, specialist try to do acupressure on the that will reduce the stress levels.
Sleep is the best way to rejuvenate yourself. So, try to reduce your stress levels by sleeping for eight hours. It will keep your mind fresh.
Some important tips to reduce your stress levels are
- Always keep a positive attitude.
- Exercise regularly, do asana, meditation, and pranayama.
- Eat a healthy and well-balanced diet.
- Keep yourself away from anger, negative thoughts, bad emotions, etc.
- Avoid drinking alcohol, and smoking, it reduces stress.
- Always try to do things that keep you happy.
- Hobbies are the best way to reduce stress, so try to involve yourself in your best hobbies.
Effective Herbal Remedies to Reduce Your Stress
Ayurveda has herbs that magically reduces your stress. Planet Ayurveda an Ayurvedic clinic offers products that work on the stress in a good manner. These products are Stress support capsules, Ashwagandha capsules, Brahmi capsules, and Medhya churna. The products contain numerous herbs that deal with the stress and other conditions related to it.
Now let’s discuss in detail the products with its ingredients
1. Ashwagandha Capsules
The standardized extract of herb Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is used for capsule formation. Usage of these capsules reduces stress, anxiety, and nervous problems. These capsules keep your body and mind healthy.
Recommended Dosage: One to two capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.
2. Brahmi Capsules
These capsules are formed from the standardized extract of herb (Bacopa monnieri). Brahmi capsules deal with all types of neurological disorders. The daily usage of these capsules reduces stress and other symptoms related to it like negative thoughts, anxiety, fatigue, lack of memory, etc.
Recommended Dosage: Take one capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.
3. Stress Support Capsules
As the name suggests these capsules easily deal with your stress. The herbs like Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), and Tagar (Valeriana wallichi) are used for the preparation of the capsules. These all herbs in combination deal with the signs and symptoms related to stress.
Recommended Dosage: Take two capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.
4. Medhya Churna:
This powerful herbal churna reduces your stress naturally. Various herbs are used for its preparation. The herbs that are used are Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Ajmoda (Carum roxburghianum), Krishna jeerak (Carum carvi), Shwet jeerak (Cuminum cyminum), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Pippali (Piper longum), Patha (Cissampelos pareira) etc that works on your nervous system and reduce the stress levels. Daily usage of this churna provides effective and good results in an individual.
Recommended Dosage: Take one pinch or one gram of the powder twice daily with water.