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The Power of Ayurvedic Practices for Mental Well-being

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"An estimated 31.1% of U.S. adults experience any anxiety disorder at some time in their lives" according the National Institute of Health. "Over 40 million adults in the U.S. (19.1%) have an anxiety disorder" according to NAMI. What can the 5,000 year-old science of Ayurveda offer?

Explore three easy to implement steps to increased calm, focus, and energy.

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The Power of Ayurvedic Practices for Mental Well-being

Around the world, people are more anxious and experiencing burn out at high rates. Let's turn to ancient Ayurveda's wisdom for these modern problems.

Feeling stressed lately? You’re not alone. Our whole society is operating from a state of agitated intensity. Work demands too much of us. Life is getting more expensive, but salaries are stagnant. We feel overworked, underpaid, and unappreciated.

Yikes. It’s no wonder 89% of people who left their jobs last year said they felt burnt out and unsupported. The Great Resignation (the extreme spike in employee turnover in 2021) has opened up an important dialogue about work/life balance, mental health, and what we deserve from our employers.

According to a recent poll, over 50% of US workers are “quiet quitting,” meaning they simply aren’t going above and beyond for their employer. And an astonishing 40% of US employees are thinking about leaving their job in the next three to six months.

It’s clear, our work culture isn’t working. We’re burnt out, tired, and ready to reclaim our calm. From an Ayurvedic standpoint, this means restoring balance in our minds, bodies, nervous systems, emotions, and our entire lives.


"I saw my doctor who advised me to double my dose of Zoloft. Somehow, that didn’t sit well with me, so I found Veena at Saumya Ayurveda.

Implementing her Ayurveda plan and working with my physician, after only two months, I was off Zoloft completely and sleeping well, feeling good and loving myself.

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Saumya Ayurveda has changed my life. It’s amazing how easy it is to integrate Veena’s suggestions into my daily life. It’s as though my body is saying to me, “Finally! Thank you for treating me better! This is what I’ve been wanting all along!” The improvements in my digestion and sleep were felt not after a month, or a week, but I experienced immediate relief. Saumya Ayurveda should not, must not, be a secret! Thank you.

Nicole G.

I’ve been working with Veena since 2010. She has helped my overall health improve in many ways. She also works with my emotional health ayurvedically.

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My anxiety has lessened from her herbs and I’m almost completely free of it! The emotional ups and downs were gone within four months of starting Veena’s herbal treatment. I highly recommend seeing Veena if you are looking for better physical and emotional health.


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"The mudra, mantra...WOW. This is so cool! I have regained hope. Something wonderful is taking place. You and your knowledge come to me after a lifetime of searching and prayer. I am forever grateful. Oh, golly way, way improved. Stress fell off like an old hairy coat, I’m just not anxious. Depression is way decreased. There just nothing there. I was haunted by anxiety whole life, and it’s just gone.”

--Mark Hughes, Minnesota

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“Veena is highly intelligent, kind, and easy to talk to—our first conversation felt like I had known her for years. She remedied several gastro-intestinal issues coupled with anxiety. Highly recommend!

-Jade Gagnon Minneapolis, Minnesota

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“I found Saumya Ayurveda at a time when I truly needed an ally and an unbiased outside perspective on some health imbalances in my life. After years of reaching out to various conventional medicine practitioners and relying on my own limited knowledge, I felt tired, lost and overwhelmed.

The first few minutes of my initial consultation with Veena were a breath of fresh air. I felt a huge sense of affirmation. I felt like my head was finally above water. She helped me gain a holistic look at where I am while devising a wellness plan that was simple and do-able.

Transportation limitations and bouts of crippling anxiety have historically prevented me from seeking help, so I really take advantage of Veena’s virtual consultations.

I’m very grateful for Veena's presence on my journey and look forward to having her at my side for many years to come.” – Lindsey Madhavi Ruder, Texas

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During a period of high stress, I was waking with a racing heart and the herbal and lifestyle recommendations reversed it. I recommend Veena-she will stick by your side and be there when you need her. She is responsive, comprehensive and effective.

Bryan Stenlund, Licensed Psychologist

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Saumya Ayurveda's 3 steps for transforming your daily life with image of a woman meditating by a lake

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

Saumya Ayurveda's Two Minute Meditation for Ayurveda and Healing the Mind.

"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

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Discover the Saumya Ayurveda Way

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.

Explore our personalized services and book your FREE discovery call today. Psst! Our clients say it best – so read and watch our client's stories

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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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