Sleep and Stress

    • Sleep and Stress
    • June 08, 2018
    Bringing Balance to Exhausted Adrenals

    A 19-year-old female (Vata Pitta Prakriti) comes to you wanting help getting back to balance. She has late nights either studying or spending time with her friends and has a poor diet (candy and bagged chips are incredibly convenient). But she became concerned about her health when she started to have fatigue, difficulty concentrating, difficulty falling asleep, and noted that she’s been fighting a cold almost monthly this year. She also has had frequent vaginal yeast infections. You note bags under her eyes and more wrinkles than you’d expect for a nineteen-year old. What one herb would be most beneficial? 

    1. Triphala
    2. Trikatu
    3. Neem
    4. Ashwagandha
    • Sleep and Stress
    • October 19, 2015
    Bringing Balance to a Kapha Breath for More Restful Sleep

    A 49 year old female (kapha-pitta prakriti) comes to you wanting help because she continues to feel really sleepy during the daytime, despite some changes in her nightly routine (she turns the T.V. off, she tries to meditate, she puts oil on her head and feet). As an astute practitioner, you find that her partner complains of her very heavy snoring, and she wakes up occasionally feeling like she is gasping for a breath. She is large, particularly around the abdomen, and has a history of high blood pressure. What is the best herb and pranayama combination for this client?

    1. Punarnava and Anuloma Viloma
    2. Trikatu and Kapalabhati
    3. Kutki and Nadi Shodhana
    4. Ashwagandha and Brahmari
    • Sleep and Stress
    • October 19, 2015
    Imbalanced Breathing During Sleep

    Since breathing is an involuntary process (meaning we breathe without consciously making a choice to breathe), we take this intricate process for granted. Have you considered everything that needs to go correctly in order to take a breath? Have you thought about how this may impact your or your clients’ and customers’ sleep?

    • Sleep and Stress
    • July 23, 2015
    The Impact of Stress on the Adrenal Glands

    Being stressed has become a glorified status in our society—the more stressed we can claim to be, the more productive and accomplished we are. And so it is no surprise that we find more and more clients coming into our practices and stores seeking and begging for answers to their complaints of fatigue, sleep disturbances, body aches, amongst a number of other complaints that all point towards a depletion of their adrenal glands.

    • Sleep and Stress
    • September 20, 2013
    Sweet Dreams with Ayurveda
    • Sleep and Stress
    • September 20, 2013
    Ayurveda: The Art of Stress Management