The World Health Organization has called stress “The health epidemic of the 21st century.”
Researchers studying the annual cost of stress for American businesses estimated that figure to be $300 Billion per year. It causes insomnia, increased absences, low energy days, workplace drama and many other things that are bad for both health and productivity.
You may or may not own or run a business, but you probably know what stress does to you. Luckily, you don’t have to be a victim to stress. There are many ways to beat it. Here are some of our more powerful tips for combating stress naturally.
Do Vedic chants help you remain relaxed and centered? Write down your favorite mantras. Chant them or listen to audio recordings. Other stress-busting activities include yoga stretches, deep breathing exercises, self-massage, music for brainwave entrainment, prayer, listening to birds and watching the sunset.
Think of the last time you were in an elevator. Did you have anything to do for those 20 seconds? Probably not. If you have a favorite chant or breathing exercise, do it during those 20 seconds. Think about other moments you can use to de-stress yourself and do some of the items in your list.
20 seconds here and a minute there will add up to huge results if you keep doing this. Most of the de-stressing will happen subconsciously. After a while, you’ll be amazed at how easy it is to relax and slip into a meditative state.
According to research, the healthiest amount of sleep is within the range of 6-8 hours per night. If you go far over or under that range, there might be some health consequences. The magic number, according to a number of studies, happens to be 7 hours. Also make sure you get the proper amount of REM sleep time and deep sleep time.
Exercise releases endorphins, your body’s natural opiates. Endorphins make it easier to sleep and they relieve stress.
If you’re not the spiritual type, there’s no need for the
If you’re lucky enough to have a whole room to dedicate to this one purpose, do it. Otherwise, a corner of a room is OK. You can add statues and other objects of spiritual significance, flowers, a candle, a sage smudge bowl and whatever is personally meaningful. For the altar, all you need is a table or shelf with some of these objects.
Many people use altars for spiritual practice because it enhances the practice, and spiritual practice reduces stress. statues. Add things that are grounding and that contribute to peace.
Alternatively, you can turn a portion of your backyard into a sacred space. Flower gardens are great for this. Outdoor sacred spaces are great for moon/star gazing, meditating on the sounds of birds and crickets and general relaxation.
Tulsi is a powerful “adaptogen”. Adaptogens have an amazing knack for adapting to physical, emotional and environmental stress and help to normalize and balance the body and mind. Adaptogens reduce the intensity and negative impact of physical, emotional and environmental stressors.
Tulsi helps to support healthy cortisol levels by mitigating stress. “The stress hormone”, cortisol works to control the influence of many physical and emotional changes that occur in the body in response to stress. Cortisol plays an important role in the body, releasing a boost of energy and strength in times of “flight or fight”. Regular use of Tulsi helps to balance the body on the mental and physical level and support its response to everyday stressors.
Tulsi is the main ingredient in Nambu’s Love and Grace Formula. It’s PHONEME INFUSED™ with sacred sound technology to give access to a higher dimension of Love and Compassion and release an abundance mindset and renewed hope.
Turmeric has recently become popular as a powerful anti-inflammatory food that also protects the brain from cognitive decline. It also helps you combat stress.
Turmeric enhances serotonin and noradrenalin and increases dopamine production. These are all mood elevating chemicals. A study in 2006 also determined that regular intake of curcumin, Turmeric’s main active ingredient, lowers cortisol levels. Cortisol correlates with stress levels.
If you ever end up having to endure sleep deprivation, Turmeric reduces its symptoms. You’ll be able to function much better on very little sleep and prevent any damage sleep deprivation may cause.
Nambu’s Hi-Health Formula contains Turmeric and black pepper extract. The latter increases the amount of curcumin your body absorbs ten-fold.