Anxiety is caused basically to aggravation of vata dosha in the
nervous system. To heal anxiety, there are several effective Ayurveda
to balance vata; and heal fear and improve insomnia associated
Learn ways to relax and control your worry by focusing
on relaxing the entire body:
· Relaxing bath
Pacify your anxiety with a bath using ginger and baking soda.
1/3 cup ginger
1/3 cup baking soda
Add to a tubful of water and soak for 10 –
15 minutes and relax.
· Ayurvedic oil massage
A full body massage using the following ingredients will help
Vatas: sesame oil
Pittas: sunflower or coconut oil
Kaphas: corn oil
Use about 7 ounces of warmed oil, not hot, and rub
liberally over the body from head to toe.
Have this massage before the morning shower or,
if you have insomnia or high anxiety, you can do it before sleeping.
You can also benefit from a mini-massage using the appropriate
oil. Rub some on the scalp and bottom of the feet, massaging for
a few minutes.
Find a quiet and comfortable place to sit, paying attention on
the top of your head while doing the So-hium meditation.
· Relaxation pose
Lie on your back with arms by your sides in the yoga position,
savasana also called the ‘Corpse’ or relaxation pose.
· Calming pressure
This is an exercise you can do anytime and anywhere to help calm
the agitation of prana, which causes anxiety.
Rest your fingers in the middle of the palm by making
a fist with your left hand. Find the point where the centre fingertip
meets the heart of the palm.Press this point firmly with your
right thumb for a minute.
Soothing drinks can also help control anxiety:
· Almond milk
Eliminate anxiety with almond milk.
A cup of milk
10 raw almonds
Soak 10 raw almonds in water for a night and peel
off skin before blending with milk. Best to use a blender. Whilst
blending, add pinches of nutmeg, saffron and ginger.
· Calming tea
This herbal tea is soothing and helps pacify and reduces anxiety.
1 part tagar or valerian
1 part musta
Steep ½ teaspoon of these herbs in a cup of hot water.
Leave foe about 5 – 10 minutes and drink.
Drink this tea no more than twice a day.
· Orange juice
This natural fruity drink is best for anxiety with a fast heart
A cup of orange juice
1 teaspoon of honey
pinch of nutmeg powder
Add honey and nutmeg to orange juice, stir well