Ayurvedic Practices to Boost EnergyWhy do we as a society often feel fatigued and lifeless? We struggle to get anything done and we are stressed way beyond what our ancestors were used too. Well Maharishi Ayurveda explained this epidemic of extreme fatigue as a result of overuse, misuse or a lack thereof. We are either doing too much, the wrong things or not enough of what we should be doing.
We have imbalances as a result and there are actually three doshas associated with the three types of fatigue. Vata dosha (Mental), Pitta dosha (Emotional) and Kapha dosha (Physical). It’s also important to know that impurities from improperly digested foods (Processed) are a large cause of all three fatigue types. Seeking out a Maharishi Ayurveda practitioner can provide a more detailed analysis into healing fatigue but practice these every day and you’ll improve significantly.Here are the most essential Ayurvedic practices for the energy boost you need…Practice Better Sleeping habits!Sufficient sleep can make or break your mood, energy levels and overall motivation.Do these things before bedtime to experience uninterrupted, recovery-supporting sleep.Turn off any bright lights (Electronics)Meditate/pray or whatever gets your mind into a peaceful state.
Get active in the day time so that you are ready for rest when night comes!Studies have shown that electronic devices contribute to anxiety and prevent proper sleeping habits. Put down the devices before sleep!Prioritizing Mindful Eating HabitsMany of us tend to neglect the importance of what and how we replenish our bodies. This is most likely due to our fast paced/convenient/money-focused society.If we cannot take the time to eat mindfully then we cannot expect our bodies to respond in a way that provides vital energy and health.Ayurvedic practice utilizes special (Whole and natural) diets to combat each type of fatigue:Vata-pacifying dietPitta-pacifying dietKapha-pacifying dietBased on what kind of fatigue you are experiencing, you can choose a diet plan that’s suitable for you. Following a diet rich in these foods is crucial to proper recovery.
Stay HydratedA lack of hydration is a contributing factor to low energy. Our bodies contain anywhere from 55-60% water (If you were unaware) so you can see how we need enough to even function. We eliminate waste and regulate the functioning of our bodies with adequate water intake.So don’t neglect water as a way to boost energy!Practice Meditation There’s an imbalance of Vata dosha when it comes to mental fatigue. Mental fatigue will drain you very quickly but you need to take time to re-center yourself in order to combat these stresses.Relax your mind!MeditateEnjoy the outdoorsPractice yogaSurround yourself with positivityUtilize essential oilsUse Ayurvedic approved teasWhen you are happy with yourself and not worried about too many things, you’ll see how your body thanks you with extra energy!Get More Active (Combat Physical Fatigue)A known cause of a lack of energy is a lack of movement.
A Kapha imbalance creates conflict between physical exhaustion and recovery. Ayurvedic remedies for this imbalance are:An exercise program (Not too strenuous) to keep trim.A frequent (Possibly daily) Ayurvedic massage (Known as abhyanga)Elimination of caffeinePriority to get more restA good full-spectrum antioxidantThrough these methods of treatment you can restore your physical fatigue and get your energy back by being active and also recuperating through proper supplementation and rest.
Why Not Live with More Energy?Ayurvedic practices for improved energy requires the body to work together in all areas. Lifestyle changes (Exercise and enjoyment in life) in combination with Ayurvedic recommended herbals and teas will aid drastically in recovery from all forms of fatigue.You’ll start to feel better physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually by getting your body into a balanced state.You’re body wants you to sleep well, eat well, be hydrated and manage stress properly.
In turn, it’ll function the way it was intended too. Practice good habits for a healthy life!