The 2-Minute Solution for Your Stress (3:19)
The Vata type is known as restless stressors, someone who is constantly on the run, juggling many responsibilities at once, and experiencing high levels of anxiety on a regular basis, such as TV producers, ER doctors, nurses, and salespeople. Made of wind (air and space), which controls how you move and flow and govern your circulation, when Vatas are in balance, they are able to multitask effectively, rely on your creativity, and stay on the move at all times. Find out your Ayurvedic stress type here. Here’s how Vatas can combat stress:
Vatas should do yoga, particularly mountain pose, which is designed to create space in your spine and help you shed your stress. To do the pose, lace your hands together and keep them behind your back, open your chest and keep your shoulders back.
When a Vata type experiences stress, they feel pain in their neck, experience dry skin and hair, and most of all deal with digestive issues. Try sipping on hot or warm liquids, such as a cup of senna tea, since the heat will encourage digestion and help the flow inside your digestive tract. By adding lemon to your beverage, your body will experience increased alkalinity which can counteract the effects of excess stomach acid (gastritis, acid reflux, ulcers), and since senna is an all-natural laxative, these three factors will help reduce your constipation symptoms and allow you to have regular bowel movements.
Relieve Bloat With Tea
Drinking peppermint tea can reduce gas pain because it has an antispasmodic effect thanks to the high levels of menthol. You can also try making a tea with ginger since the gingerols and shogaols in this root prevent excess gas from forming. If you don’t like peppermint or ginger, you can also try chamomile tea with lemon because it is also antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory. Chamomile tea is also designed to reduce stress, so it will help you find peace on a physical and mental level.
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