30 Sep Restoring & Maintaining Balance
Calming And Soothing The Nervous System Is Essential For Health
Autumn is upon us…lazy days at the beach, family outings and vacations and looser summer schedules are over. We’re now returning to our regular, more structured work and school schedules and we’ll soon be gearing up for the holidays. Because this can be stressful and anxiety producing, it’s an ideal time to focus on restoring and maintaining our personal, internal balance.
Too much stress aggravates Vata, which is the energy that governs the nervous system. The seat of Vata is in the large intestine where the neurotransmitters that regulate how our nervous system reacts to stress are produced and stored. When a body is under prolonged stress, messages declaring, “emergency, emergency” are sent out from these neurotransmitters to all the cells in our body.
Since calming and soothing our nervous system is essential for maintaining health and well-being, Ayurveda offers suggestions for practices that will send messages of peace and calm to the brain, soothe our nervous system and help restore balance in the body.
A Seasonal Diet & Balancing Herbs
A Good Night’s Sleep