The holiday season offers us a special opportunity to extend our personal thanks for to our customers, retailers, healthcare professionals and business associates. Our business is a source of pride to us and your association makes it going to work each a day a rewarding experience.
2015 has been a very gratifying year for our company. On behalf of everyone here at Padmashri Naturals, I wish you and your loved ones a joyful holiday season. We are very grateful to you for your continued business and support and we hope that the coming year will fill you with blessings of peace.
Holidays are an exciting time of the year. Meeting friends and families, entertaining and planning festive meals, shopping for gifts, revisiting memories of past and creating new ones could be stressful time of the year. Stress plays a role in the onset of every disease from the common cold to heart disease. Every individual has the ability to create the experience of stress but at the same time an ability to create the experience of peace of
Following Ayurvedic guidelines one can prevent feeling less frazzled and enjoy the season.
Start each day with a healing ritual of Abhayanga a full body warm Nourishing Vata oil to prepare for a hectic day and relaxing sleep at night. Make a list of positive, nurturing things you can do for yourself during holiday season (other than eating). An Ayurvedic facial massage with Baby Balance oil after your shower can melt away seasonal blues and leave you with a genuine holiday glow.
Keep your mealtimes regular. Avoid foods that frozen, deep fried, cold foods and drinks. Eat all six tastes at every meal. For greater emotional balance, your meals need to include a balanced combination of carbohydrates, protein and fat. If you only eat carbohydrates, your blood sugar will rise quickly but will leave you fatigued later. Avoid the sweets that contain preservatives, artificial flavors and colors which are toxins for the body and will turn into ama (digestive toxins) right away. They also lack nutrients and prana, and are heavy to digest.
Leaving out fats is also a common mistake. Healthy fats such as olive oil and ghee are essential for carrying the nutrients to your cells. According to Ayurveda, a menu of varied foods supply all the nutrients necessary for nourishing the seven dhatus or body tissues.
Ojas: One last inspiring point from the texts of Ayurveda on food: when you eat with full attention and love in your heart, then Ojas is the main outcome. Ojas in Sanskrit literally means “Vigor”, an outcome of good digestion, immunity, healthy and wholesome lifestyle.
4.Reduce stress with meditation, yoga and exercise
Daily meditation along with calming exercise such as yoga, can help banish worries all through the year. Moderate exercise helps to maintain healthy digestion. Physical activity relieves tension and stimulates the release of brain chemicals called endorphins that relieve stress and improve your mood.
Herbal support for Anxiety and Insomnia:
Ayurvedic recommendation for quality sleep is to go to bed before 10.00 pm for deeper, more restful sleep. If you find yourself lying awake with holiday gift lists running in your head, try Sewanti Stressnil herbal formula. Ayurvedic herbs Brahmi and Shankhapushpi are renowned for improving mental functioning and focus when you’re under pressure. Stressnil could assist in promoting deeper sleep and making falling asleep easier.
5.Remember to enjoy the season to be jolly
Holidays provide us an opportunity for the families to enjoy being together. Often the simplest activities could contribute to important family bonding and long term memories. Family time may not always end up “greeting card” happy. Quality time is simply the things we remember or cherish. One such activity that I do in our family is giving and receiving an Indian head massage or Champi.
Indian Head Massage or Champi has been practiced in India for thousands of years. It is a skill that has been handed down from generation to generation. The head massage prevents premature greying and balding, promotes relaxation and brings a feeling of wellbeing and calm.