Improve your Mental Health with Ayurveda

Ayurveda believes that the most common reason for ill health is indigestion, whether it is the indigestion of food in the gut or indigestion of thoughts in the mind. Both of these conditions create toxins in the system, and toxins are simply the remnants from indigestion. So, when these toxins accumulate in our body, they start moving through our circulatory channels and get deposited in parts of the body, which can cause disease in that specific area.

Ayurvedic Theory about Mental Health:  

According to Ayurveda, a healthy mind leads to a healthy gut, and the opposite is also true. So, in order to have a healthy physical body, we need to have a healthy mind first. Ayurveda believes that our mind and body are very much connected to each other and so are their diseases. To improve mental health, we must be very careful about what we are putting in our gut and mind.

Characteristics of an Unhealthy Mind:

The main characteristics of an unhealthy mind are:

  • Insomnia
  • Restless sleep
  • Over thinking
  • Sadness
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Frustration
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Inability to digest thoughts
  • Reduced ability to relax mentally and/or physically

These unhealthy conditions of the mind can lead to an unhealthy gut, characterised by:

  • Indigestion
  • Low immunity
  • Lack of energy
  • Poor metabolism

Ayurvedic Tips for a Healthy Mind:

Below are few tips to improve mental health naturally.

  • Avoid multi-tasking and instead focus on one activity at a time.
  • Start your day with meditation and breathing exercises.
  • Spend some time with yourself.
  • Drink enough water.
  • Eat at proper times.
  • Practice viparita karani yoga pose at night.
  •  Massage your head with a suitable oil at least once a week.

“Try to find solutions to your problems, rather than worrying and living with it.”

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