Ayurveda is a holistic approach to health and wellness that originated in India thousands of years ago. It aims to maintain balance in the body, mind, and spirit by focusing on lifestyle, diet, and the use of natural remedies.

Some Key Practices That Can Help to Manage Stress

Mindful Breathing

Controlled breathing is a powerful tool to calm the mind and reduce stress. The technique of “Ujjayi” breathing is commonly used in Ayurveda to soothe the nervous system and reduce anxiety.

Herbs and Spices

Certain herbs and spices, such as Ashwagandha, Brahmi, Shankhapushpi, and Licorice, are commonly used in Ayurveda for their stress-reducing properties. They can be consumed in the form of teas, powders, or supplements.

Balanced Diet

According to Ayurveda, an imbalanced diet can lead to physical and mental imbalances. Eating a balanced diet that includes plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and healthy fats can help maintain overall well-being and reduce stress.

Yoga and Meditation

The practice of yoga and meditation is a cornerstone of Ayurveda. It helps to improve physical and mental well-being, reduce stress, and increase self-awareness.

Sleep Hygiene

Getting adequate sleep is essential for reducing stress and maintaining overall health. Ayurveda recommends going to bed before 10 pm and rising early in the morning to establish a healthy sleep routine.


Ayurveda offers a holistic approach to managing stress that focuses on lifestyle changes, natural remedies, and mindfulness practices. Incorporating these techniques into your daily routine can help you achieve a healthier, more balanced life.

– Written by Dr. Manju Prasad M K, B.A.M.S., M.D. (Ayurveda), for AyuRythm