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Supporting Your Ayurvedic Lifestyle

 

Ayurvedic Oils Help You Feel More Content

posted in Ayurvedic Lifestyle

Do you struggle to feel content? Do you find it difficult to balance all the competing demands you face every day? You are not alone! Feeling content and balanced is not simple or straightforward as we try to reconcile all the competing demands we face. We all could do with some help, and this starts when we acknowledge that contentment is a skill we can learn. We all learn skills when we are younger like how to drive or how to use a PC, yet we are not taught how to be content. We tend to believe that feeling content is a state of mind that arises and disappears, based on the state of our lives at any given time. So, if we enjoy our job or we are in a good relationship, we feel content. On the other hand, if we have financial worries or have health problems, we feel discontent. The dilemma with this belief is that it places contentment out of our control, like the weather or the stock market. Ayurveda takes a radically different perspective. Ayurvedic healers believe that you can feel content irrespective of what is happening in the rest of your life. Your contentment comes from your inner source, not from outer sources over which you have no control. So, you do not need to wait for that “perfect” moment when everything comes together and all areas of your life are in complete balance. Such moments are very rare and also mean that you are denying yourself those feelings of happiness and calm that are always available to you.

Let go of the need for perfection, and notice how your stress starts to dissolve.

You may also need some tools and support to help access your feelings of contentment. Yoga and meditation are invaluable, and there are a number of Ayurvedic oils that can help too. One of the most valuable is Brahmi Oil. Before you take a shower, try using this oil. You can warm it up by placing the bottle in a bowl of hot water, and you then rub the oil on your feet and temples. You can also apply it to other areas of your body, including your head and scalp. After a shower, you will feel a warm, calming feeling which the Brahmi oil has engendered. This type of Ayurvedic oil massage is called abhyanga and can really help to calm and relax you. Add this simple Ayurvedic massage to your daily routine and you may notice that you start to feel more balanced and content. You can even do this at night before going to bed to support sound sleep. Often, simple methods can have the most profound effects, and many Ayurvedic practitioners recommend Brahmi oil for this purpose.

 

 

This practice will help you to cultivate a new, more gentle outlook on life that will help you relieve stress and feel more calm. Above all, you will be taking control of your mood and feelings. Just imagine the power of knowing that you can feel content no matter what is happening to you in your personal life or career. Every day you exercise this new power and savor the feeling of contentment, you will naturally become happier and calmer.