Five ways Ayurveda can help you manage anxiety
Take a Relaxing Bath
A warm bath can always soothe your muscles and relax your mind. To take an anxiety reduction bath, pour one-third cup of ginger and one-third cup of baking soda in a warm tub of water. Soak in for 10 -15 minutes.
Soak 10 almonds in water overnight. In the morning, peel off the skin and blend them with a cup of warm milk, a pinch of ginger, pinch of nutmeg and saffron. Enjoy the milk sip by sip.
Eat a Calming Diet
As per Ayurveda, To pacify your Vata dosha, which is responsible for anxiety, choose warm, moist, less oily foods. You can have soups, hot cereals, dairy products, bread, and pasta.
Avoid caffeine, alcohol, sugar, chocolate, and nicotine as they can be overstimulating.
Certain fragrances have a calming effect on the vata dosha. You can try basil, orange, clove and lavender oil in your diffuser or take a hot bath by mixing a few drops in water and relax.
Alternate Nose Breathing
Alternate nose breathing, also called pranayama soothes the nervous system, relieves anxiety and calms and balances energy on both physical and subtle levels. If you haven’t tried it yet, try it now.
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