lemoncandy1021 asked: Hi, Himanshu.I'm with depression, chronic fatigue and sluggish brain for years, modern meds doesn't work well for me. I've tried 10 liver cleanses without significant result, and I seem to be more tired to try basic yoga, i always fall asleep in the first 5-minutes of meditation. i came across your blog and all this info amazes me! i'm eager to try the Prithvi Mudra, but i'm a Vata girl with a Katha dominant body. is there other Mudras for me? should i try the raisin drinks first? Thank you!
I am listing some measures that will help you. The predominance of vata in your body signifies dryness and wandering mind. You probably want to accomplish several things in a go. This leads to irritated nervous system and chronic fatigue. Relaxation is very important for you. Instead of watching television, checking mails or reading newspaper, spend time listening to soothing music. You will find a good playlist of Spa and Meditation music on Youtube. Close your eyes and relax in shavasana (corpse pose) while music is playing in the backdrop. Breathe deeply and drop everything from your mind and be aware of the sounds being played.
Talking about diet, I would recommend sweet foods like breads made of wheat grain. You can take freshly cooked soup of boiled vegetables. Eat fruits that are rich in iron. This includes apple, banana and pomegranate. You can also try the raisin soak that I posted on this blog. Avoid anything which is dry, spicy and pungent. This means trimming preservative laden snacks, biscuits, sauces and ketchups.
Massage is very important for you. A regular 10-20 minute, gentle self-massage with warm sesame oil will bring positive change in your life. You need to do mild stretching and warm-up exercises. Sarvangasana and Matsyasana are the minimum you need to do. Don’t go overboard with exercise and asanas.
Finally, Start taking 5 pellets of Natrum Muriaticum 6X (Nat Mur 6X), a homeopathic biochemical remedy, thrice during the day. Nat Mur 6X is a potentiated Common Salt that is present in human tissue. Nat Mur will balance your vata and kapha and will relieve you of depression. You must also consume a supplement with B-Complex Vitamins and Folic Acid. Have a teaspoon of Ashwagandha powder with hot milk. I am not sure if it is available in your country. You can check it at stores selling Ayurvedic medications.
Wish you good health and blissful life.