In this blog we explain how to reduce anxiety naturally, reaching for Mother Nature’s offering to soothe a busy mind. Have you ever wondered how to truly feel ‘grounded’ focused in a state of serenity? Well now, thanks to our game-changing guide, you can work towards reducing inevitable anxiety – the holistic, natural way… Self- Massage The Ayurvedic ritual of Abhyanga (self-massage) has been practiced for thousands of years. It has been practiced as a healing modality and really helps to reduce anxiety naturally. Moreover, it is most beneficial for balancing the Vata dosha. This ritual provides a sense of grounding. It also comforts the musculature of the body through warming the fascia and relaxing the mind. To follow the ritual of Abhyanga: Start by rolling an Urban Veda Body Oil bottle (we recommend Radiance for anxiety) back and forth between the palms to warm the oil. Dispense 5-6 pumps and inhale the aroma Begin by massaging the feet. Then work your way up towards the heart centre, adding more oil as needed. Massage the oil in long sweeping motions along the limbs. Then massage the joints, torso and chest in circular motions. Leave for 20 minutes to let the oil settle. Tapping An alternative treatment for physical pain and emotional distress is EFT Tapping. Basically, it is a gentle practice of lightly ‘tapping’ certain areas of the face and body with the first two fingers. A great way to end your evening ritual, we recommend you ‘tap’ the eyebrow bone, temples, chin, under the eye and along the collar bones after applying one of our 100% natural Facial Oils for a sound night’s sleep. Aromatherapy to reduce anxiety naturally People use the power of scent as a method of calming the nervous system. So, is there any wonder we’ve let it inspire our product formulations? Every single one of our skincare and body care products carries a specific aroma, targeting a certain mood balancing quality: Settling the mind – the earthy scent of Frankincense, found in our Radiance Range, is respite for the mind and grounding for the soul. Relieving stress – the woody aroma of Sandalwood, key ingredient in our Soothing Range, provides a holiday for the senses, transporting the mind to an Indian spa. Revitalising the senses – floral notes of rose botanicals, found within our Reviving Range, bring a fresh, spring like quality to the mind, which in turn boosts youthfulness and vitality of spirit. Uplifting spirits – citrus undertones and fresh leafy aromas, abundant within our Purifying Range, elevate the mood and detoxify the mind of negativity.