Need an energy boost?
Author: Maharishi Ayurveda Date Posted:5 September 2016
We want to control what we can control. Yet with our genetics, nature has the last say. What we do have control over is our inner experience and the environment we create around us.
When a seed has been sown into the soil, the garden environment will determine how it will grow. Doing all we can to nourish the seed, to help it blossom into a beautiful flower, helps us to be at peace.
So this week we look at ways you can create and maintain high energy to keep your mind and body well-nourished with regular pit-stops.
Great Energy Tip 1
Dr Robert Holden author of Success Intelligence states
“Central to the strategy of winning a Formula 1 race is the pit stop. No driver, no matter how fast he or she drives, can win a race without taking a pit stop. In the pit stop the drivers get refreshment, receive instructions, have engine repairs, fill the gas tank, and set off on fresh tyres. A Formula 1 race is all about speed & strategy and it is in the timing and management of the pit stop that the race is often won. In life, a pit stop can take many forms.
A coaching session can be a pit stop. Meditation can be a pit stop. Prayer can be a pit stop. A Sabbath can be a pit stop. So too can a lunch break, an inspiring book, a game of golf, a regular yoga class and time with friends.
Stopping can help us remember our vision, connect more deeply to our wisdom, and make us more open and available to inspiration. Stopping can save us so much time, so many mistakes, and so many heartaches."
Great Energy Tip 2
There are two popular Ayurvedic herbals: Indian winter cherry (Ashwaghanda) and Indian Asparagus (Shatavari) that really help to amp up our energy. They are used traditionally to support mental and physical stamina by helping to nourish the brain, immune system and digestion so you get the most from the food you eat. Your food is said to become more wholesome when you take 1-2 tablets of Energy Plus 15-30 minutes prior morning and evening meals.
Great Energy Tip 3
Sleep well. Don't you feel so much better when you have had a good night's sleep?
Sleep is one of the four must haves of life, along with food, water and air. A study of almost 7,000 Alameda County residents in the USA over a nine-year period found that people who routinely slept six or fewer hours a night had a 70 percent higher risk of dying than people of a similar age who slept seven or eight hours a night. Historically, sleep was thought to be a passive state. However, we now know that sleep is an active regenerative process, and our brains are active during sleep. Sleep also gives rest to the parts of the brain that control emotions and social interactions and helps us maintain optimal emotional and social functioning while we are awake.
Or if you go to sleep easily but wake and have difficulty going back to sleep, then the Deep Rest herbal is excellent for helping you settle once again. Take 1-2 prior bed and 1-2 again should you wake in the night.
If stress is an issue for you then also consider looking into Transcendental Meditation. It's excellent for helping to switch off the stress response that often hides behind a racing mind.
TM New Zealand
Wishing you the bliss of balance and the fun that comes with having great energy.