De-Stress With Ayurveda
When was the last time you felt stressed out? Last month? Last week? Last night? Or was it a moment ago? Or is it right now? Here’s what you can do to de-stress in a natural way with Ayurveda.
Stress has become an inescapable part of our world these days. We work longer hours than ever, we’re constantly connected to email or social media, financial uncertainty is everywhere and the world is, well, a little messy.
Stress is your body’s way of responding to any kind of demand or threat. 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” reaction or the “stress response”.
This feeling is not something you must take lightly, as there are a number of health problems caused by it, namely:
- Depression and anxiety
- Minor Aches/Pains
- Sleep problems
- Autoimmune diseases
- Digestive problems
- Skin conditions, such as eczema
- Heart disease
- Weight problems
- Reproductive issues
- Thinking and memory problems
You can’t completely eliminate stress from your life, but you can control how much it affects you.
Relaxation techniques such as yoga, meditation, and deep breathing activate the body’s relaxation response, a state of restfulness that is the polar opposite of the stress response.
When practiced regularly, these activities can reduce your everyday stress levels and boost feelings of joy and serenity. They also increase your ability to stay calm and collected under pressure.
An interesting fact to add here is: The Food you eat can improve or worsen your mood and affect your ability to cope with life’s stressors. Eating a diet full of processed and convenience food, refined carbohydrates, and sugary snacks can worsen symptoms of stress. While eating a diet rich in fresh fruit and vegetables, high-quality protein, and omega-3 fatty acids, can help you better cope with life’s ups and downs.
Apart from these, consumption of Kapiva’s Ashwagandha + Destress Capsules, will help you in calming your mind & strengthening your nervous system. Complete with the benefits of Ashwagandha (benefits your body & brain) and Brahmi (a natural brain booster), this one’s a keeper.
Kapiva’s Brahmi + Memory Capsules, is helpful in offering you a sharpened memory and better control over your nerve disorders.
Next and oh-so-important is Sleep!
Restful sleep is an essential key to staying healthy and strong. When you’re well-rested, you can approach stressful situations more calmly, yet sleep is so often neglected or under-emphasized. The key is making sure you’re not only getting enough sleep but that the quality of sleep you’re getting is restful and restorative.
Next up and most often everyone’s all-time favorite is Massage.
Massage isn’t just a luxurious treat to pamper yourself. There are many other reasons to get a massage on regular basis, including the big one – stress. Since stress can translate in different ways for different people, from aches and pains to muscle tension, to both physical and emotional exhaustion, massages can actually help your body and mind de-stress, providing relief to the soul. Because massages activate your body’s parasympathetic nervous system, it counteracts your body’s negative response to stress, relaxing muscle tension and allowing your heart rate, blood pressure, and circulation to return to normal.
Grab a bottle of Kapiva’s No Stress Oil, apply gently on the aches & pains, or just rub into your shoulders as that is one of the major points where your body tends to hold stress. This oil combats muscle spasms, reduces swelling, rejuvenates the body & relieves stress & fatigue.
Finally, and most importantly,
Share your feelings.
You don’t have to feel alone in your plan to minimize the stress in your life. You’ll feel better about your feelings and less isolated if you’re able to openly and candidly speak about your stress to a friend or family member.
Just having someone who will listen to your problems will help minimize your level of stress.