DECEMBER 2020 SPOTLIGHT
It's natural to feel anxious, but where are the saber tooth tigers? Today, our modern day tiger is 9-to-5 Zoom fatigue and context switching due to our new normal.
If you've been curious about Ayurveda but not sure what it is, you're in luck. In Dec 2020, we had a conversation with Dr. Nisha Kumar, ND to learn how to manage anxiety through the lens of Ayurveda.
Inspired, we're sharing highlights from the experience.
A recent publication on Ayurveda and COVID-19, 2020, talks about psychoneuroimmunology, which explains how stress and emotional disorders can modulate the immune response to infection, and lists interventions recommended by Ayurvedic specialists and published by the Government of India.
This pandemic has led to rising rates of mental distress including symptoms of anxiety, which could put us at higher risk for developing respiratory infections. The research* shows effects of Ayurveda as an immune booster is compelling and we think it's worth exploring.
Ayurveda is an Indian system of medicine. This ancient practice is an intricate system that stems from the idea that everyone has their own unique constitution (Dosha), and describes ways to bring the body back into balance.
Anxiety is said to be caused by an imbalance of the Vatta Dosha, the elements of air and space. If this pique your curiosity, come join us for what will prove to be an enlightening experience.
#Relieve symptoms of anxiety
#Decrease stress response
#Address feelings of isolation
#Affordable & accessible self care
I started my career as an Engineer and eventually discovered my passion for making a difference with people through increasing awareness of how people's thoughts, behaviors and actions affect their health and life. Unable to resist the call, I retired from Engineering and began my career in alternative medicine.
Starting with Yoga and Ayurveda, I became a licensed and registered Naturopathic Doctor and has been practicing since 2013. As my practice continues to evolve I find myself discovering and re-discovering new realms of health and well-being. I have a holistic approach to wellbeing and the modalities that I'm most passionate about are Yoga and Ayurveda, Botanical Medicine, Acupuncture, Human Design, Theta Healing and Lifestyle Medicine.
I have been helping my clients guide and manage their energy, thoughts, beliefs and actions for greater clarity, health, peace and prosperity in all areas of life and I am honored to be able to do the work I do.
Products to try
Surround yourself with ingredients that help you relieve stress and anxiety symptoms.
Savannah Hope Studio
We love the artisanal quality that Andrea pours into her products. Small batches, reusable bottles and scents that calm and inspire. For this session, any edible oil will do - like Olive oil or Sesame oil.
Tulsi Ashwagandha Tea
Stress relieving and balancing, Tulsi (Holy Basil) and Ashwagandha tea is a go to when you need to boost your mood and increase resilience. Learn more about this adaptogenic herb.
We believe small lifestyle changes will help people progress in their health and wellness journey. Healthero is designing collaborative spaces to experiment with little shifts to help you discover what feels good to you.
Lemongrass Lounge is the first such space where we are bringing together anyone who has ever been curious about integrative healing modalities like sound meditation, with experts in the area, so that they can connect and have honest and open conversations about its potential benefits and be inspired to try something new.
Over time, we hope to create different interest-based spaces where people with a common purpose can interact and be nourished by positive energies.