Mental Health: Let's Talk About How Ayurveda Can Save Your Mental Health
Mental Health: Let's Talk About How Ayurveda Can Save Your Mental Health
Discover Your Inner Peace with Ayurvedic Treatments
Everyone is gushing about Mental Health, and we all come together to pretend we care about our mental health for a few hours before returning to our stressful and anxiety-inducing lives. Most people are feeling a loss of control as their lives change. Global political anxiety has created a feeling of generalized anxiety. Our health always triggers the uncertainty we feel in our core.
COVID-19 has brought to light a powerful and pre-existing pandemic that roars up to the surface and impacts our core existence: our mental health. Our mental health is our emotional and psychological well-being concerning ourselves, other people, and our environment.
But let's face it, mental health is important. And it's not just about feeling sad or anxious from time to time. Mental health is a state of well-being where you are able to cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively, and contribute to your community. And if you're not feeling mentally well, it can affect every aspect of your life, from your relationships to your job.
Many types of mental health problems exist, from depression and anxiety to bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. And while prescription medication and therapy can be helpful, they often come with long-term side effects. There are other ways to support your mental health with the help of Ayurveda.
Mental Health Description as per Ayurveda:
Ayurveda says optimal or perfect health is "a balance between body, mind, spirit, and social well-being." The twin concepts of balance and connectedness echo throughout Ayurvedic texts thought, and practice.
Choices about diet, exercise, profession, and relationships can create physical, emotional, or spiritual imbalances. This imbalance causes a lack of harmony and makes us more susceptible to disease. Ayurvedic adherents believe that a dosha imbalance produces symptoms related to that dosha and is different from symptoms of another dosha imbalance. Many factors can cause imbalance, including a poor diet, too much or too little physical or mental exertion, chemicals, or germs.
Improper diet and lifestyle aggravate and vitiate the Vata Dosha. It gets lodged in the Manovaha Strotas (medial temporal lobe or limbic system). The Vata having the volatile quality affects the mind and makes it unstable and due to which there is difficulty in concentrating and disturbs mental health.
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Discover Your Inner YOU and Get Freedom from Suffering
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Before the COVID-19 Pandemic began, every 40 seconds, it was reported that someone committed suicide. In the aftermath of the pandemic, suicide hotlines have been used at a rate 300 percent higher. It is impossible to ignore the fact that mental health is central to everything. What if we focused our attention on our root mind? What if there was a way to eliminate ultimate suffering?
Consciousness lies at the core of our being. This is where our mind is born - images and feelings, sensations, and thoughts all come from this place that cannot be perceived.
We must be able to experience our true selves, and our innate awareness, in order to free ourselves from mind pollution, overwhelming worries, and uncertainties. As we begin to cultivate the path of self-awareness, our potential is limitless. In that sense, mental health is vital to our everyday lives. It is important for our social and physical well-being, career and life goals, and financial and community relationships.
When one has a fertile, clear mind, healthy emotions like joy, empathy, and love are triggered. These feelings are connected with the flow of consciousness. When we are disconnected from our true selves, we experience anxiety, anger, and guilt. We also feel humiliation, shame, and depression.
How Ayurveda Can Save Our Mental Health?
Enter Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of medicine that has been around for thousands of years. Ayurveda takes a holistic approach to health, treating the mind, body, and spirit as interconnected.
One of the most well-known Ayurvedic treatments for mental health is panchakarma, a detoxification process that involves massages, steam baths, and herbal remedies. It's like a spa day but for your mind.
But Ayurveda isn't just about physical treatments. It also emphasizes the importance of a healthy diet and lifestyle, including regular exercise, meditation, and yoga. And while it may sound like a lot of work, it's worth it to feel like your best self.
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How does Ayushakti’s “Depritox” program work to relieve stress, tension, anxiety, and depression from the root?
Ayushakti focuses on calming excess Vata (air) in the brain and also nourishing the brain and nervous system. For this, the most crucial step is, to strengthen the Digestive fire (AGNI) in your body to transform the digested food into various tissues and build the immune system. Adequately nourished bodily channels increase positive feelings like zeal, contentment, enthusiasm, faith, courage, and the necessary strength to handle shock, terror, and grief.
Ayushakti’s Depritox program is a combination of a specific diet, proven home remedies, effective herbal remedies, authentic detox (Panchkarma) therapies, and Marma (Ayurvedic pressure points).
Ayurvedic Mental Detox Therapies – Panchkarma
Ayurveda, the traditional Indian system of medicine, offers a holistic approach to mental health that includes various therapies and practices aimed at balancing the mind, body, and spirit. Panchakarma is an Ayurvedic detoxification and rejuvenation treatment that includes various therapeutic techniques, including Shirodhara and Hridaydhara, which can be beneficial for mental health.
Shirodhara involves pouring a continuous stream of warm oil onto the forehead to calm the mind, reduce anxiety, and relieve stress. It is believed to balance the Vata dosha, which is responsible for movement and communication in the body and is associated with mental and emotional disorders.
Hridaydhara, or Heart dhara, is a form of Shirodhara that focuses on the heart chakra and involves pouring warm oil over the chest. It is believed to balance emotions, calm the mind, and promote feelings of love and compassion.
Other Ayurvedic therapies that may be beneficial for mental health include Abhyanga (oil massage), Swedana (herbal steam therapy), Nasya (nasal administration of herbal oils), and Shirobasti (medicated oil treatment for the head).
If you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health disorder, it's important to consult with an Ayurvedic professional to determine the appropriate treatment plan for your individual needs. Click here to check out our Panchkarma Detoxification Plan
So this World Mental Health Awareness month, instead of just posting a hashtag on social media, why take concrete steps towards supporting your mental health? Book an appointment with Ayushakti Ayurved and start your journey towards balance and well-being.
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Blog Author: Dr. Mayuri Surve
Expert Review By: Dr. Smita Pankaj Naram
Co-Founder, Ayushakti Ayurved Pvt. Ltd.