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How Can Ayurveda Support Mental and Emotional Well-being?

Updated: Jul 8

In today's fast-paced world filled with constant stresses and pressures, finding moments of inner peace and mental balance needs to be a priority. The ancient system of Ayurveda, offers a unique approach to promoting mental well-being through using food as medicine, gentle herbs, and Ayurveda lifestyle practices. Explore 8 Ayurveda tools to relieve stress and re-establish resilience.

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How Can Ayurveda Support Mental and Emotional Well-being?

Ayurvedic Practices for Mental Well-being

  • In Ayurveda, food is not just fuel for the body but also a source of nourishment for the mind. Food IS medicine.

  • Practicing mindfulness while eating, such as chewing slowly and savoring each bite, can enhance digestion and promote a sense of calm. Bring an awareness to eating, avoid wolfing it down, Even in public setting, from within yourself, you can remain connected to the experience of eating and transform it into a meditation. You may find you're satiated in new ways.

  • Establishing a daily routine aligned with natural rhythms is crucial for maintaining balance in the doshas.

  • Waking up early, practicing yoga, breathwork (pranayama) or meditation, and going to bed at a consistent time can support mental clarity and emotional stability.

  • Ayurveda harnesses the power of herbs to restore balance in the body and mind. Adaptogenic herbs like Ashwagandha, Brahmi, and Tulsi are known for their ability to reduce stress, improve focus, and promote relaxation. Which herb is correct for you depends on your doshic picture.

  • Ayurvedic self-massage (Abhyanga) with warm oils is a deeply nourishing practice in Ayurveda that helps calm the nervous system, improve circulation, supports the lymphatic system, and releases stored tension. It is a luxurious way to nurture both the body and mind.

  • Yog-asana (poses) and Pranayama (breathwork) are integral components of Ayurveda that promote mental clarity, emotional balance, and physical strength.

  • Combining mindful movement with diaphragmatic breathing can create a profound sense of well-being, decreases stress, and delivers you to the present moment.

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Embracing Nature's Wisdom for Inner Peace

Ayurveda invites us to reconnect with nature's rhythms and embrace its wisdom for achieving inner peace. By cultivating awareness of our unique constitution and adopting practices that support balance in the doshas, we can nurture our mental well-being and experience a profound sense of harmony.

In a world filled with constant noise and distractions, Ayurveda provides a compass for living, guiding us back to our true nature and offering a path to inner peace. Let us embark on this transformative journey together and discover the transformative power of Ayurveda for mental well-being.

Saumya Ayurveda: A Compass for Living

Remember, true well-being encompasses not only the absence of illness, but also a state of vibrant health in body, mind, and spirit. Embrace Ayurveda's timeless wisdom and unlock the secrets to mental well-being that have been respected for thousands of years.

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Read Saumya clients' experience about How Ayurveda Support Mental and Emotional Well-being.

" I recommend Veena to anyone looking to improve their health through the wisdom of Ayurveda. Veena is an extraordinary listener and extremely detail oriented in her approach. The health plan she came up with for me was unique to me, clear, and easy to follow with multiple options and angles towards bettering myself. I highly recommend her to everyone."

--S.P. Jayaraj St Paul, Minnesota 


“Working with Veena literally changed my life. I went from feeling all kinds of terrible symptoms from perimenopause to practically none within 2 months! I was desperate to get help. I am so grateful a dear friend who had worked with Veena for years, introduced me to her. I live in Saudi Arabia and Veena was so quick to respond to all my questions and concerns.”


I feel now I have my own personal health advocate with incredible knowledge. I diligently follow all her protocols and I haven't looked back. Everything looks and feels so much better and the herbs, routines, and self-care Veena taught me, will stay with me for a very long time. I can't recommend Veena enough!!!!”

--Samantha Jackson, Saudi Arabia


“I have been working with Veena on issues including high blood pressure and dry eyes for six months. I have enjoyed significant improvement in both areas (my blood pressure is now in normal range). Along the way Veena has provided education, insights, and practical approaches to lifestyle and diet that will be sustainable in the years to come. I can't recommend working with her enough.”

--Quinton Skinner, Minneapolis, Minnesota


“Veena is a treasure of wisdom, support, and encouragement. I have made such progress since working with Veena. Her advice is transformational. In every single conversation and email I learned such valuable information and gained tools that are helping me be my best and healthiest self. I am so grateful I discovered Veena and took the leap to work with her.”

--Jenny Hubbard, New Jersey

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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. Free 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


"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.

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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