People in America get just too much information moment-to-moment. The result? Short circuits that lead to high stress. Do we have a solution? Ayurveda's remarkable ancient secrets have worked for 1000's of years. It's guaranteed!

 

Four years ago, a desperate young man walked inside the door of our Mumbai Ayushakti Ayurved Clinic. Unkempt with dark, furtive eyes, Ashish was not even 20 years old but was so anxious that he could hardly sit still while I saw his pulse. Weak digestion had created so much Aama (toxicity) that it compromised his nervous system, his mind and his emotions. Over the years, he'd been to dozens of psychologists who prescribed one anti-depressant after another for his chronic anxiety, depression, agoraphobia (fear of leaving the house) and complete lack of self-confidence. Nothing helped; nothing was working. What did we do?

 
Immediately, we started Ashish on a program of Ayushakti herbal supplements, marma (subtle energy point) treatments, dietary changes and mantras. He followed them religiously! Today he's a changed man, runs a small 24-person business, is married and has a good life. From chronic stress, Ashish now lives in chronic happiness!

 
Everyday we read more news about stress. At least 65 million Americans – a third of all adults over 18 – suffer from stress and hypertension. Imagine! This number is up from 50 million just 10 years ago.

 
At Ayushakti, my wife and I have used Ayurveda's unimaginable answers to bring tranquility to over 500,000 stressful people on four continents. We believe everyone has the right to be stress-free. The timeless secrets of the art and science of Ayurveda can beat stress in so many different ways. With this ancient technology, you can manage stress now and enjoy your life again completely.

 
Like one well-known artist in Manhattan who saw me in the fall of 2001. He was experiencing big stress, had no energy and was physically and mentally depressed. Sleeping a lot, he had continuing bronchitis and arthritic pain that was so bad it would wake him up at night. Though his artwork was selling well, his state of mind and health had hit rock bottom.

 
"I'd written a list of my diverse complaints," Robert Kushner later said, "to tell the doctor. He gently took my wrist to feel the pulse, gazed into my eyes and I felt the beginning of a healing process. Without hearing anything from my long list, he went through my complete collection of complaints and jotted down the correct herbal supplements to take."

 
"So, I began the cleansing diet and the supplements. The diet, at first difficult to follow, became an interesting challenge of cooking delicious food and enjoying eating it. Within a few weeks, I felt the persistent depression and stress begin to lift. Sleep resumed its normal patterns. I began waking up each day ready for new adventures. The cough vanished, and my past arthritic pain was reduced to almost nothing. Consider me one very happy and satisfied client!"

 
As you read this article, are you thinking, "Oh, I don't have that kind of problem. I'm not one of those millions of people who are stressed out every day!" Are you sure? Do you ever feel uneasiness or feel impending doom – though there's no real reason? Never a little worried, confused or inattentive?

 
Stress and anxiety happen when there's an imbalance in the body. Weak digestion leads to Aam, toxins that accumulate in the large intestine. This toxic mucus moves into the circulatory, respiratory or mental channels. Long-term anxiety results in chronic exhaustion, lack of focus and scores of physical complications. Do you suffer from headaches, indigestion, heartburn, rashes, skin dryness, shortness of breath to asthma, sinusitis or heart palpitation. Do you ever get tired suddenly for no reason?

 
When the body is under constant stress, it creates larger amounts of stress chemicals – particularly Cortisol – that weaken our immune system and invite things like premature aging of brain cells and the body. To stay young mentally, physically and emotionally – Ayurveda can help!

 
One simple home remedy – applying ghee, clarified butter, on your temples at night or taking one tablespoon of ghee in the morning on an empty stomach with warm water or herbal tea can work wonders! Or soak 20 raisins for 3 hours in water, crush and drink the juice. Both will help to calm flared emotions. Another is to take one teaspoon of Brahmi (Gotucola) powder twice a day – to gradually reduce the production of stress chemicals in the body, especially Cortisol.

 
Do some Hatha Yoga each day – shavasana – lying on the floor with legs spread apart and arms outstretched while you totally relax every muscle and breathe deeply for fifteen minutes. Meditate regularly on a mantra, any primordial sound, a black spot or a candle for at least 10 minutes a day. This practice will improve concentration and keep you centered no matter what's happening in your busy life!

 
We have many powerful Marma points to reduce stress. Do this particular one daily, pressing this subtle energy point with great focus and it can change your life! Marma reduces blocks and symptoms instantly and nourishes tissues. To manage mental and emotional focus and awareness, press the mental and physical stability point pictured below 6 times with your index finger, six times in a day.

 




We have countless potent Ayushakti Ayurveda herbal supplement formulas that can undo imbalance in the body, energy channels and tissues. They are 'natural tranquilizers' that restore power to the mind and emotions. They bring the body back to its original state of focus, energy, vibrant health and well-being.

 
A big part in getting rid of stress is in what you eat. Some foods actually increase stress and others take it away. When the Vata (air) element is reduced and Aam, the Rasa Dhatu and Ojas (nectar that nourishes the immune system) increase. For stress, avoiding stimulants helps a lot!

 
One Florida woman took anti-depressants for years trying to rid herself of Fibromyalgia-like symptoms. After only one month on these herbs and eating the right foods, she had fewer days of that flu-ish, fatigued feeling and her energy was rushing back in. Taking these herbs faithfully, she now feels like a brand new person.

 
Get exercise! Very important! At least 15 minutes each day! This naturally increases your body's cellular activities and strengthens your immune system. It's one of the best relaxation therapies.

 
Stress doesn't have to be a way of life for you or your loved ones. Join the thousands of people who have waved goodbye to anxiety and welcomed in happiness and joy, the birthright of us all!

 
Pankaj Naram will be touring the USA in May-June 2006. For more information about his schedule, to attend a workshop to learn more about Ayurveda or make a private appointment, please visit:
ayushakti-usa.com