Renew & Restore Detox Kit
- Clear away brain fog
- Ignite your digestive fire
- Rev up your energy
Burnout is pervasive in the Unites States. You know the feeling. Maybe you’ve had to put out so many fires or had so many emotional experiences that you almost feel numb. It can be hard to focus. You don’t know what to do next.
And it’s at that moment that you can always turn to your Ayurvedic practices.
Vata is the king of all doshas. When you experience extreme stress, most often, Vata will go out of balance, whatever your dominant dosha may be. The reason is because Vata is comprised of space (akasha) and air (vayu). Think of all the things you do when you’re stressed; you run around like a crazy person, your mind races, and you text or check your email non-stop. There is constant movement. The idea to rebalance is to stop the erratic movement and to channel it more effectively.
Try the following to rebalance your Vata:
Stress responses in a Pitta typically arise as anger, criticism, and obsessive behavior. A Pitta person wants everything to be just right and according to his or her will. However, reality is, you can’t control everything and everyone, so it’s important to relax. The drive of the fire element is what will get a Pitta type into trouble when situations overwhelm him or her. The idea of a Pitta stress-release practice is to reduce the fire to a gentle flicker.
In other words, cool off. There are many ways to do this, including:
As a Kapha person, you process stress very differently from a Vata or Pitta type. You take on your stress internally. And while it takes you a long time to actually feel the accumulation of stress, when it hits you withdraw. Your water and earth elements combined make you inert, keep your feelings inside, and make you sad and even depressed. You won’t want to get up and do anything.
Your prescription is going to look quite different than your Vata and Pitta counterparts. You will need to get going and do something. For example, you can try the following:
Dealing with stress the Ayurvedic way for all dosha types includes a well-rounded and complete approach to healing, which is also spiritual in nature. Ayurvedic philosophy embraces the concept that coming back to balance must be addressed at many levels: physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual.
The greatest and best way you can do this is to broaden your perspective when stressed. Realize there is a bigger picture out there. Anything and everything you’re dealing with is a part of something bigger. Nothing exists in isolation. When you allow yourself to take a step back and see the situation for what it really is versus what it feels like at the moment, your perception of stress will be diminished. Remind yourself that you are not alone. You are a part of a bigger whole. The part that you play in the dynamic of the whole universe is important and worthy. And the obstacles you face are challenges you must overcome in order to fulfill your destiny.
Therefore, when you become stressed beyond what you think you can handle, ask yourself, “How does this experience enter into the grander scheme of things?” And then through service and being a part of something bigger than yourself, you will find the stress drifting away.