According to Ayurveda, stress is a state where the mind is imbalanced. The mind is considered to be balanced when it is not agitated, and is firm and stable. When the mind is in a stable state, the individual has the maximum potential do the best.
Each season offers the human body an opportunity for stress relief and rejuvenation. Every season the nature, yields the foods according to the physical demands. It is best to eat the foods that are in season, to keep the body fit and the stress away.
Some Ayurveda stress relief tips-
o One of the best stress-prevention techniques is to eat three meals a day with no snacking between meals. Try to make lunch heavier and supper, a touch lighter and eaten as early as possible.
o Leaves of the basil plant are very good anti stress agent. Chew about 10 Basil leaves two times in a day, once in the morning and then later in the evening for stress relief.
o Stress reduction is also possible by following a good ayurvedic diet and with regular yoga and adequate rest.
o Daily massage with herbs infused oils and various stress relieving therapies like Abhyangam and Shirodhara can help in de stressing the body and mind.
o Hot water bath and oil massages are very beneficial treatments in providing relief from anxiety and stress as it relaxes the whole body.
o Ayurvedic herbs like brahmi and ashwagandha are also highly beneficial in the treatment of stress. These herbs can be taken as capsules or can be infused in boiling water to make tea. Ashwagandha is an herbal supplement that has gained worldwide popularity for its effectiveness in reducing stress.
o Regular yoga also helps in stress reduction.
o Meditation is also an effective way in reducing stress as it diverts the mind to some good thoughts.