The Mind Channel

As we are nearing the end of VATA season, you may be experiencing bouts of airiness, including lack of focus, feeling spacey or maybe like your attention to anything or everything is not really in focus at all.

In Ayurveda, the Channel of the Mind is called Mano Vaha Srotas.  It’s related to the sensory and emotional mind as well as the autonomic nervous system which houses the sympathetic nervous system {Fight or Flight} and the parasympathetic nervous system {nervous system at rest}.  Over reaction of the sympathetic nervous system creates a whole host of issues in the body including the flooding of cortisol which is great if you’re running from a bear.   It’s not so great if your body perceives a threat from too many emails, voice mails and texts!   Too much cortisol over a too long can affect memory by killing cells in the hippocampus!  That’s not a good thing.image

When Mano Vaha Srotas is out of balance your best chance of finding balance is through diet and lifestyle  (ahara and vihara) that supports the body and balances the body systems (srotas).  Restoration with pranayama and meditation on a regular basis will also make a great impact on restoring the body (more to come on that later).

I love the“>Tranquil Mind tablets  from Banyan Botanicals (be sure and add the promo code AFF217 for a discount through February 28th) which also helps the mind channel with the day to day stresses we experience with our busy lives.  You don’t have to experience a bear charging at you to make your life feel hectic, sometimes just waking in the morning with your list of to-do’s can do that!  Check it out and let me know what you think.

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