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Ayurveda Tips to Improve Your Concentration.

Updated: Jul 7

Distracted? Difficulty remembering? Hard to concentrate? Increase focus. Enhance immunity. Set yourself up for success and smoothness with these three Ayurveda tips.

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Ayurveda Tips to Improve Your Concentration.


Being consistent with our daily Ayurveda routines, we benefit and everyone around us benefits. Taking a few moments, sets the tone for how we move through our day, every day. Here are three easy to integrate tips that take a few minutes, and pay off all day (and night).


3 Tips for a Successful, Balanced Year


Why We Need Ayurveda Especially During Seasonal Transitions

Modern society often leaves us feeling disconnected from the rhythms of nature, but we’re still impacted by our physical and energetic environments. The changes from summer Pitta season to fall Vata season is pronounced and often dramatic. The whiplash weather we often experience can be particularly stressful for our respiratory and immune systems, and for our minds.


  • Changing Environments: Searing (and smokey) heat meets cooler, windier days combined with an increase in pollen and other airborne irritants, these seasonal changes can aggravate our allergies, lungs, and sinuses.


  • Change of Pace: We tend to expand outward in the warmer weather, and as autumn arrives, we start to move inward and back to our “regular” routines with the return of school and work. As late fall and early winter approach, we move less in the darkest days of the cooler and cold seasons, and may find ourselves feeling sluggish, heavy, and less healthy and resilient.


  • Change in Diet: What foods balance us one time of the year, cleansing and balancing, these same foods can clog our systems with mucus and toxins (ama) during different seasons and especially during seasonal transitions.


Whether you're going back to school, are a caregiver with someone returning to school, or you're headed back to your post-summer work schedule, these three tips are for you!


 

Saumya Ayurveda has help me to become reborn. With Veena's help, I have become more than ADHD. My entire body responds better to stress and relaxation.


Being a molecular scientist, it was difficult to grasp the simplistic complexity of Ayurveda, but the changes I experienced with Veena allowed me, not only a general understanding of health, but sparked a lifelong journey to use my knowledge to advance the acceptance of Ayurveda as a needed modality of health. This is a feat, considering I had difficulty focusing and digestive issues only four short years ago.


Veena’s evaluation and treatment is so individualized that it was easy to adjust my life which spawned health. Veena is a skilled healer with a solution to fit all.”

--Jessica B. Naturopath, Molecular Scientist, Medical School Resident, New York City

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Ayurveda for Kids, Teens, Young Adults


Ayur means life, and Veda means knowledge or science, Ayurveda is the knowledge of life itself. Kids are our kids whether their 4, 14, or 21 and introducing the foundations of Ayurveda at any age provides them a skillset and a framework for a lifetime.


How Can Ayurveda Routines Help Your Child?


Call it Ayurveda routines, rituals, or rhythms, it puts our minds at ease. Ayurveda routines provide comfort, a sense of safety, security, confidence, and independence that children of any age benefit greatly from.


What is it about flowing with a rhythm that helps us all out? Routines provide stability, predictability, and that is grounding, soothing, and stabilizing. (Vata dosha) Those qualities fortify us against stress, changes, and illnesses. When we're grounded, we're more balanced and when we feel balanced, we're optimally positioned to deal with what comes our way.



Step One: Create a framework of your family schedule. If you want more details, add it. Design the daily routine to include time slots, which creates a structure that you and your child can be guided by. For younger children, include them in creating the daily routine. Paper and markers are always cool and fun. Chalkboards and dry erase boards are also an option and lend themselves easy updating.


Step Two: Whatever the age, placing the chart front and center so it can be easily accessed as a guide to follow throughout the day is key. When my son was younger, the daily and weekly routine posters were on the fridge. For personal routines in the morning and evening, I posted a self-care chart with fun graphics on the bathroom mirror.

Here’s an example of a simple daily routine:

  • Wake up on time

  • Get ready for school. It can be helpful for younger children to pick out their clothes the night before as part of their evening routine.

  • Break-fast

  • Go to school

  • After school (enjoy the outdoors, art time, chores)

  • Family evening meal (a perfect time for the whole family to disconnect from devices and check in and be present to each other.)

  • Relaxation time (think of dinner time onwards as downshifting into neutral)

  • Bath time

  • Consistent bedtime (read our evening routines article and adjust it for your child’s age and your family.)

  • Relaxation time (think of dinner time onwards as downshifting into neutral)

  • Bath time

  • Guided Relaxations

  • Consistent bedtime (read our evening routines article and adjust it for your child’s age and your family.)

Modify the schedule to fit the ages of your child/ren, but the basics of an Ayurveda daily routine fits for all of us.


Kids are more stressed out than ever before and more are experiencing chronic stress. Check out Mayo Clinic's article on signs and strategies for stressed out kids.


According to the American Psychological Association, "There's a disconnect between what children say they're worrying about and what their parents think is stressing them, a gap that could have long-term implications for children's mental and physical health, according to APA's latest Stress in America research."


In this same article, “The key in managing stress effectively for both physical and mental well-being is having effective coping strategies, a combination of relaxation strategies along with exercise, combined with good sleep habits and good eating habits..." These are the foundations Ayurveda has been teaching for 5,000 years as daily routine (dinacharya).


Note on relaxation time: Space for quiet and grounding teaches children the value and necessity of learning how to slow themselves down. We live in a world that is on the go, under pressure, and often that is the root cause of many dosha imbalances. What a gift to learn that it's ok and healthy to let go every day.


“Kids whose time is overly organized don’t have time to be kids, and their family doesn’t have time to be a family..." Cleveland Clinic.

"Kids need down time, everyone needs downtime. The number one health concern my clients have is: chronic fatigue/stress/exhaustion/burnout/lack of energy. As one client put it recently, "I feel like I’m dragging a corpse around for years and years.


When caregivers are frazzled due to packed schedules, the kids might be too. We sign up our kids for activities with the best of intentions, but while these opportunities provide benefits, they can also take a serious toll.


I encourage every client, "It's ok to do less and it's important to BE more."

- Veena, Saumya Ayurveda


Everyone is different and require different levels of activity, finding the balance is key. Build space for being in your daily routine, it just might be the most important part of the day.

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1. Flow With Your Ayurveda Daily Rhythm | Routine


The saying goes, "Tomorrow started yesterday." How we begin and end our days matters. Our morning routine sets the tone for how we move through and experience today and our evening routine, sets up the start of our next day.


Pick a couple of items for your morning and evening routine, keep it simple and it will be sustainable. Choose what provides you the greatest benefit and include our 11 minute guided practices as anchors of your morning and evening routines.



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2. Bolster Your Immune System Proactively


What are the Best Ayurvedic Immunity Boosters?

According to Ayurveda, one of the best ways to maintain balance during seasonal changes is to practice ritucharya – modifying our routines to complement our environments.


No single Ayurvedic immunity booster will work for everyone, but herbal remedies, Nasya oil, and Ayurvedic cleanses are a good place to start.


Herbal Remedies for Immune & Respiratory Support
  • Chaywanprash: A revered Ayurvedic supplement, Chaywanprash is made from a highly-concentrated blend of nutrient rich herbs, spices, minerals, and vitamin C. It can be consumed daily to strengthen the immune system and balance the doshas.

  • Pippali: An ancient herbal remedy, Pippali has been used for centuries to reduce respiratory inflammation and irritation and remove phlegm deposits from the airways.

  • Turmeric: Curcumin, a compound found in turmeric, helps flush toxins and decreases inflammation in the lungs and air passages. Turmeric may also make the body more resilient to infection.

  • Ginger: Another potent anti-inflammatory herb, ginger strengthens agni - the digestive fire - which is often needed after holiday eating, a long winter, and as the spring winds (Vata) arrive which may blow out the fire.

  • Astragalus: This flowering plant has been used for centuries to stimulate the immune system and make the body more resilient to physical, environmental, and emotional stressors .

  • Ashwagandha: Ashwagandha has anti-inflammatory properties that can help strengthen immunity post-illness. It is also believed to improve brain function and reduce anxiety, depression, mental fog, and supports healthy adrenal function.

  • Tulsi: Tulsi is gentle and effective for helping our immune systems defend against cold, flu, viruses, and allergies. It also helps to clear the lungs. According to the National Institute of Health, “Tulsi is known to augment immunity that may help fight viral…”


Which Ayurvedic herbal remedy is correct for you depends on your constitution, current conditions, location, stage of life, and the season.


As with all herbs, the tenet of Ayurveda is that what works well for one person may be incorrect, imbalancing for another. To know what herbs are correct for you, schedule a consultation with an experienced Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner. (Herbs listed here are for information purposes only.)


"Ayurveda is gentle and effective because it is not a one size fits all approach. It is a compassionate look at the unique you-body, mind, and spirit, and gaining a clear picture of what is going on for you, then with clarity and specificity, providing you the most supportive and gentle herbal remedies. It's not 'everyone take ashwagandha', 'it' is about you and only you, and what is optimally supportive of your balance." - Veena, Saumya Ayurveda



Herbs aren’t the only Ayurvedic immunity boosters you can eat! Visit the Saumya Ayurveda blog to learn more about immunity boosting Ayurvedic foods. Check out our online recipe box and seasonal tips too.

Brahmi Ayurveda herb

3. Take Brain Supporting Herbs


When we’re flowing with our daily Ayurveda routine, eating correctly and well for us, we can still experience stress and feel it. By adding targeted plant nutrition (herbs), fortunately we have gentle herbal support.


Brahmi herb enhances the brain, it’s neuro-protective, and it’s anti-aging. Brahmi is known as the elixir of life. It supports brain and nervous system health, and cognitive functioning providing improved memory, and concentration.


Brahmi also supports meditation and clear skin.


diagram of the human cerebellum

According to the National Institute of Health, Brahmi is a "Nootropics, also known as “smart drugs” are a diverse group of medicinal substances whose action improves human thinking, learning, and memory,"


The “doctrine of signatures” is a widely cited theory that purportedly explains how humans discovered the medicinal uses of some plants." according to the American Botanical Society.


Is not surprising in that the Brahmi leaf looks like our cerebellum communicating that this herb has an affinity for the brain. In addition to improving cognition, Brahmi is sattvic (pure, gentle, harmonious) enhancing meditation as well as cognitive function.


As with all herbs, the tenet of Ayurveda is that what works well for one person may be incorrect for another. Herbs are listed for informational purposes only. To know what herbs are correct for you, book a consultation.


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How can we all have a good school year and thrive? How to have good work life school balance? Following our Ayurveda Back to School Thrive Guide, you'll benefit from and thrive with Ayurveda as you return to school and work.



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Saumya Ayurveda's 3 Step for Boosting Immunity and Increasing Focus and Calm

There is a saying, "The mind is more in the body, than the body is in the mind." The Saumya 3 step Meditation Process shifts us from fight-flight-freeze mode, to rest-restore-relax mode. Give it a try for forty days and observe the changes. The more grounded and relaxed we are, the smoother life flows.


"The breath is the connection between the mind and body, so by training the breath, we become calm, focused, and grounded, we slow down the aging process by decreasing stress. These practices are so simple and easy to have as part of our daily life. We actually feel and look younger."

- Veena, Saumya Ayurveda



1. Learn Diaphragmatic Breathing and Change Your Life. When we re-learn to breath diaphragmatically, we move from the flight-fight-freeze mode, to rest, restore, relaxation mode from where we want and need to live.


2. Daily Guided Practices: 11 minutes in the morning and in the evening, as anchors of your daily Ayurveda routine.


"Choose a couple of practices from the routines that provide you with the greatest support. Perform them while applying our two minute meditation technique and your mundane tasks, just transformed into a mellifluous meditation. This is meditation applied to daily life." - Veena, Saumya Ayurveda


Ayurveda Tips to Improve Your Concentration. Begin the school year with confidence.

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“Veena was able to help me regain my energy in just a few months and I’m feeling like my “young” self again! I love the food plan she designed for me, and all the supporting practices (am/pm routines, breathing techniques, herbs, and spice mixes) are so enjoyable to incorporate into my day. I highly recommend Saumya Ayurveda if you want to feel better and have more vitality.”

-Molly Rossini, Minnesota

 

“Feeling unbalanced, fearful, gut in constant upheaval? Any one of those in this time of uncertainty and you need to have a consultation with Veena. Regardless of your current or chronic health issues, Veena is an amazing healer with solutions for your dis-ease. With over 5,000 years of Ayurveda tools in her healing toolbox, Veena can lead you from blah to vibrant!


She is knowledgeable, intuitive, compassionate, and highly skilled—and she does it all with a marvelous sense of humor. Book a consultation now and return to wellness and wellbeing.”

-L.P. USA

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Discover the Saumya Ayurveda


We all want to be heard, understood, and cared for as whole beings, not a set of isolated symptoms. True health is more than the absence of disease, which is why Western medicine so often leaves us feeling hopeless and unseen.


Deep down, you already know what you’re searching for: a new framework for living – one that brings your entire being back into balance. With Saumya Ayurveda, you’ll receive individualized guidance to create the physically, mentally, and spiritually vibrant life you crave.


Saumya Ayurveda provides concierge, top-notch, award-winning Ayurveda care. We strive to keep it simple, so you can focus on you! Opt for virtual consultations and we'll come to you.


Our practice model is client focused, we’re not in the retail herb business. We’ll guide you where to order herbs directly online. Our top-shelf Ayurveda oils and herbalized ghees are the best in the land and we’ll ship your care package right to your doorstep.


Our effective multi-appointment consultation packages provide you with experienced Ayurveda care, enthusiastic guidance, and inspiring support.


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Veena at Saumya Ayurveda

Veena is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and meditation teacher, and monk.


She is President Emeritus and teaching faculty of the Meditation Center.


Veena fell in love with the traditional medicine used in her family’s home, learning herbal remedies at her grandmother's knee.


These childhood experiences were the seeds of a lifelong passion. For over 30 years, Veena has dedicated her life to the world’s oldest healing system: Ayurveda.


She draws on this ancient wisdom to help others find their compass to a healthy life – and support those left wanting by Western medicine.

An experienced Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, Veena’s deep, intuitive knowledge of Ayurveda empowers her clients to reclaim their fullest, most vibrant lives –mentally, physically, and spiritually. Veena individualizes treatment plans to each person, rather than offering a one-size-fits-all approach, so it fits your life and becomes woven in your lifestyle, naturally.





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