How to have happy holidays

hapy new yearWow! Christmas is over and New Year is just around the corner. Every one is enjoying holidays, hanging out with friends and family. Everyone seems to be and in a party mood. Even those who live an otherwise balanced life may indulge in excesses this time of the year. Symptoms of headaches, dizziness, muscle aches, irritability and malaise are often encountered amidst all the festivities. Some may even feel its good such combination of euphoria and feeling of not being in balance simultaneously happens only once a year!

Ayurveda believes too much toxins and imbalance in Vata doshas are responsible for feelings of restlessness and lack of harmony between body and mind and sprit.


Ayurveda also offers some simple and yet effective home remedies to overcome hang overs.

Water is the best natural therapy to fight hangover as it flushes out toxins from the body. Drink enough water especially if you are prone to getting muscle cramps.

Detox tea: make Ginger lemon Honey tea—Juice of 1 whole lemon, 2 inches of fresh grated ginger and 1 tea spoon of turmeric powder put in teapot and add 4 cups of hot water. Add 4 spoon of honey in 1 cup of cold water and add it to the teapot. Sip throughout morning. This will help to remove toxins from your body. Turmeric helps rebuilding liver cells.

Shirodhara:, continuous flow of cold herbal infusion over your forehead to relieve symptoms. It is especially effective for restlessness, anxiety and if you feel as if you are running on an empty tank. We recommend this especially for getting rid of toxins.

Potly: Application of herbal pack on forehead or certain parts of body (pre-determined marma poi3nts) restores balance and streamlines our energy flow.

Facial massage synchronised and rhythmic massage of marma points on face, head and neck works well for hang over. You can feel the headache melt away.

Chew fresh ginger if you are feeling nauseous and lightheaded.

Drink fresh orange juice or kiwi fruit juice if you are feeling dehydrated.

Banana almond honey shake: Honey restores lost blood sugar, almond provides protein content for energy and banana is rich in essential minerals like potassium. Highly effective Ayurvedic remedy for instant energy and getting rid of muscle cramps. Alcohol dehydrates and makes the body lose electrolytes through its diuretic effect. This balancing drink works wonders when we have been a bit too busy enjoying ourselves.