Some Ayurvedic Tips To Get Rid Of Insomnia ,Anxiety and Stress
Many people have a problem with insomnia. Some have it since they can remember, but most people get insomnia later in life of or after a stressful period in their life. Insomnia has deep roots and if it is not addressed, no superficial tools will help much.
In Ayurveda, insomnia is considered as a Vata condition. Vata is the wind, motion, change, instability, cold, dry, light. In order to reverse insomnia, it is necessary to apply the opposite: quiet, stability, soundness, heat.
The nervous system is disrupted, and five types of air don’t not flow properly, which causes insomnia. With too much stress, anxiety and over-thinking, everything moves up to the head, gets stuck there and you’re staring at the ceiling all night. Sounds familiar?
Try the following things and make them a habit, if you want to correct your relationship with sleep:
1. No caffeine, sugar and other stimulants
Be kind to your sensitive nervous system and avoid these substances. If you really like coffee or similar stimulants, take them in the morning and certainly not after 15:00
2. Have a cup of milk
Exactly, just as your grandmother prepared it for you before you went to sleep. Boil a cup of organic domestic milk (or as an alternative take almond milk) with a ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg.
3. Lavender essential oil
Sprinkle a few drops of pure essential oil on the pillow or rub it on your temples before bedtime.
4. Apply oil on your feet
Yes, you read right. Rub a little cold pressed organic sesame oil on your feet before you get tucked in (make sure you put some cotton socks on to avoid oiling your bedding).
At least an hour before going to bed, turn off the computer, TV, and bright lights. Bring your nerve system in the mood for sleep. Light a candle. Relax.
You knew this was coming, right? The truth is, meditation is a medication to calm the mind and release all the conscious and subconscious garbage that we carry around.
7. Chamomile tea
Simple. Easy. Drink a cup of chamomile tea instead of reaching for chocolate or some stimulative tea.
What is it? Abyanga is an Ayurvedic oil massage. If you apply it every day, it will change your life. Heat some sesame oil (as you would heat up a baby bottle) and massage it on the body, from the extremities to the heart. Allow it to soak into the skin for 10-20 minutes before going under a warm shower or bath. Ladies, avoid this practice during your menstrual cycle.
No need to run half a marathon every day, but be active, activate your muscles and strengthen your heart rate. Climb stairs and walk to the store. Do yoga.
But how to breathe? The deep, abdominal breaths are great, but the king of pranayama is nadi shodhana or breathing alternately through one nostril at a time. Choose one of these two practices and do it every night.
Do not underestimate these simple practices. At the same time, find the depth of distress in your life – at work, in relationships, unresolved feelings or trauma. A good night’s sleep is essential to health and the ability to experience joy and peace in your life.
After all, who doesn’t want a good night’s sleep?
Sources: The Web