Ditch Fatigue with Ayurveda
Many people struggle with chronic fatigue. Ayurveda can provide some helpful tips for how to deal with it better.
Do you feel depressed, tired or just bad? If so, you're in good company. The majority of people today suffer from stress, fatigue and feelings of lethargy. A stressed body and mind are the main factors for fatigue. Unfortunately, in today's hectic world feeling worn-out is normal.
Most people have lost touch with their inner calm, a state of low tension and high energy that creates optimism, stamina and self-confidence and is necessary to enjoy happiness, love and success.
Ayurveda has some helpful tips that can help restore your inner balance and counteract stress-related fatigue.
(Note: If you are feeling chronically tired, get a medical check-up as soon as possible. Chronic fatigue can also be a sign of disease. Illness should be ruled out before you use our tips)
What causes fatigue?
According to Ayurveda, fatigue is caused by too much or too little use of the mind, emotions and body. For example, a simple task that you can do easily can cause fatigue if you have to repeat the task to often.
Fatigue can also be caused by moral dilemmas. For example, when we often find ourselves in situations where we feel compelled to lie. This stress can cause us to feel fatigued.
You can also "misuse" the body if, for example, you are doing activities that you know are physically too much for you. Getting too little exercise can also make us feel fatigued.
Emotionally, it can be exhausting to be a sensitive person surrounded by aggressive people.
Firstly, we need to determine why we feel tired. After checking in with your doctor, you should ask yourself whether your fatigue is caused by physical, emotional or mental factors.
Once you determine what factors are causing your fatigue, you can work to eliminate them.
The doshas and tiredness
There is a connection between the three doshas and fatigue. Mental fatigue is associated with an imbalance in the Vata dosha, emotional fatigue is associated with problems with the Pitta dosha, and physical fatigue is associated with a Kapha dosha that is out of balance.
Too much built-up ama through badly digested food can make you feel tired. To avoid this you should avoid fast food, chemically treated foods (like pesticides) as well as preserved or processed foods.
Let's take a closer look at the different types of fatigue:
In order to bring the Vata dosha into balance, soothing activities such as gardening or regular relaxed walks are important. It's also a good idea to start a meditation routine. Meditation helps you to leave everyday stress behind. Aromatherapy with soothing oils can also help.
An indication of this type of tiredness is when you react to a lot of small things with irritation. To deal with emotional stress, one has to deliberately take time off each day to rest and relax. Meditation and a diet that calms Pitta helps as well. More routine in everyday life can also have a wonderful effect on stress. A focus on healthy, fresh foods and a conscious, slow lifestyle can help you balance out your stress.
A Kapha imbalance is best handled with a more conscious awareness of one's body. Lose excess weight, get moving and exercise regularly to make up for a lethargic and sedentary lifestyle. Easy to digest foods help drain Ama. In addition, a diet that calms Kapha helps.
Two important points
Many people who struggle with fatigue no longer have a natural sleep rhythm. In these cases, it is best to give up caffeinated food and drinks and consciously establish a natural rest and activity cycle. A daily going-to-bed routine can also help.
It's also important to plan downtime. Every day you should plan your rest periods as well as other appointments and actually add them to the calendar. Our nervous system is not designed to deal with the pressure, speed and tension of modern life around the clock. Your need sufficient rest periods to recover.
Note: The sole purpose of this article is to provide information about Ayurvedic tradition. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you have serious, acute or chronic health problems, please consult a doctor who can fully understand your needs and respond effectively. Ask your doctor before taking any herbs or using essential oils if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
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