How can Ayurveda make your Work from Home more effective?

How can Ayurveda make your Work from Home more effective?

The pandemic has changed our daily routine at home. Be it education, wellness, work, or any other realm of life, every sphere of our existence has undergone ardent transformation. Needless to say, there would be effects on our health and lifestyle, maybe ones that we can’t really perceive with our physical senses. This is where Ayurveda steps in. 

Apart from being an ancient Indian medicinal system that very practically diagnoses ailments, Ayurveda is a holistic medicinal regime, that guarantees overall good health- both mental and physical. 

Let’ dive in to see how Ayurveda can help us beat the Corona blues, as we all work out of home.

There are 4 main entities that go into our basic well-being:

    • Fluids
    • Exercise
    • Food
    • Sleep

Let us categorically inspect each one of them in relation to Ayurveda.

Fluids: Chuck your regular tea and switch to Ayurvedic Tea

Replace your regular caffeine doses with healthy Ayurvedic substitutes. These can greatly reduce your stress, increase immunity and benefit overall health. The best thing about Ayurvedic Tea is you can make it at home! Most ingredients of Ayurvedic Tea are usually used ingredients at home for daily cooking. A very simple example is Ginger Tulsi Honey Tea. This involves just boiling a piece of Ginger in water with Tulsi leaves, and then adding some honey to it, and sipping it in bliss! Could it get any easier than this? Herbs like Brahmi, Ashwagandha, Jatamansi, Sankhpuhspi, Sarpgandha are also great for reducing stress.

Exercise: Yoga to the rescue

Gone are the days, when Yoga used to be a fad, or something that only the nouveau riche practice. Today it has become a necessity for overall wellness. Fixing 30 minutes, strictly, every morning for Yoga, can alter your health leaps and bounds. All you have to do is, pick a calm spot in your home, like your balcony, or near an open window, and practice Padmasana. Cross your legs at the knee and place the feet on the opposite thigh. Place the wrists on the knees, close your eyes, with absolute focus, nothing else occupying your mind!

As the day comes to an end, pick a calm spot and practice Shavashana- which is very simple. Just lie down on your back and close your eyes. Breathe gently and focus on the parts of your body starting from the tip of your head to your toe, and back up again.

The easiest of all is, just holding your legs up against a wall- which will improve your blood circulation, as all the blood gushes to the heart, improving overall health again!

Food: You are what you eat

Ayurveda classifies all edibles into 3 categories- V?ta, Pita, Kapha.

V?ta is the air element that controls mobility and activity in the body.

Pita is the fire element which drives digestion and metabolism.

Kapha is the water element that is responsible for structure and lubrication.

Out of these three, excess V?ta could cause stress, and hence it is important to balance it during these turbulent times. It may also lead to sleeplessness, pains and aches. And at a time when you have to spend most of your time indoors, you need to keep stress and anxiety at a minimum.

Choosing Vat?- pacifying diets is a thumb-rule to handle stress. The key is to pick moist, juicy, warm, sweet and sour food items over pungent, bitter or astringent food items. Avoid deep fried, dry or very spicy items.

Sleep: When Sleep is Sound, Health and Happiness is abound

Sleeping on time and having the adequate 8 hours of peaceful undisturbed sleep is extremely crucial in these times. Often, because of working out of home, sleep is taken for granted. It’s pretty easy to lose track of time when you are working alone at home. Taking frequent rest breaks in between work is essential and crucial. Rub your palms together and place them over your eyes to rejuvenate them. Stretch and touch your toes. Do waist twists and a few gentle squats in between work. Walk away from your work station and gaze at nature for two-three minutes to realign your eye muscles that have been stressfully focusing on your laptop. Drinking a glass of lukewarm milk, with a teaspoon of turmeric powder and a teaspoon of honey, in it, before going to bed, can work wonders for your sleep.

Thus, by incorporating these tiny ayurvedic tricks into your work from home life, it can indeed help you deal and manage work and family stress better, leading to overall rejuvenated well-being!

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