Time to Relax! Natural Herbs & Tips for Calming the Mind and Body to Restore Balance

Published on February 25, 2019

Do you ever feel stuck in a state of fight or flight? Can't stop your brain from moving at 100 mph? Losing sleep over a tough conversation with a loved one or worrying about finances? Anxiousness can come in surges or hang around all the time, making it tough to navigate daily life with serenity.

That anxious feeling is there for a reason it helps keep us alive. It helps us maintain clear personal boundaries, shows us when to listen to our gut and prevents us from taking dangerous risks. But when these restless feelings become unreasonable, unwarranted or uncontrollable and situations seem life-threatening, it may be referred to as generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting around 40 million adults. If you do not personally experience this kind of distress, you probably know family members, friends, or co-workers that do.

Even with this reality, it is possible to operate in our stressful, hectic modern lives with resilience and grace. If you're feeling bouts of stress and anxiousness, try the natural and herbal solutions listed below to help calm you down, restore daily balance and maintain well-being.*

Herbs & Natural Treatments to Help Restore Balance

Please keep in mind that these natural solutions may assist but they don't replace professional help. If you suffer from anxiousness that persists, consult with a doctor before embarking on any new wellness regimen.

Big Day Coming Up?

Passionflower can help cope with stress

Certain moments in life can feel more stressful than others. Anything from moving into a new home, preparing for a job interview, going to the dentist, traveling, or even attending a family gathering can cause circumstantial stress and anxiousness. At these times, embrace serenity with Calm A.S.A.P., an herbal supplement formulated to promote feelings of tranquility when you need it the most.* Made with Gaia-grown Passionflower and American Skullcap, this calming blend gives your nervous system soothing support during life's most stressful moments.*

Mindful Moment: When you're feeling stressed or anxious, pause and take three deep breaths. Extend your exhales to deeply release tension. Ask yourself, Is this situation actually life-threatening? Will I be okay? If you have time to incorporate more breathing and meditation exercises, try these, which have been shown to reduce tension in the body.  

Constantly Stressed?

If it feels like it's always one thing after the other (that day you spill your coffee all over your new shirt, then you get a flat tire on the way to work), try taking Adaptogenic herbs to soothe your nervous system.*

Holy Basil, also known as "Tulsi," is a revered Adaptogenic herb that supports a healthy response to stress. It has traditionally been used to maintain emotional well-being and support a positive mood.*

Optimizing adrenal health is essential to combating stress and living a more balanced life. The adrenal glands are vital to well-being, influencing the body's stress response, immune health, sleep patterns and mood.

The synergistic formula of Gaia Herbs best-selling Adrenal Health® Daily Support contains five Adaptogens, including Holy Basil, Ashwagandha, Rhodiola Rosea, Schisandra and Oats herbs that support the adrenals and balance the body during times of unease.*

Mindful Moment: To feel more organized and more in control, prep your meals in advance. This simple life hack can save you time, money and worry. 

Stuck in a Rut?

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There's a reason we still use the old proverb, When it rains, it pours. Sometimes it feels like the whole world is on your shoulders, and maintaining a healthy emotional state may be the last thing on your mind.

Emotional Balance™ is designed to support mental and emotional well-being with long-term use.* By combining herbs that have been traditionally used to help the body cope with daily stress, nourish the nervous system, calm the mind and support a balanced mood, this formula helps foster a better outlook on life.*

Mindful Moment: Phone a friend. Talking with someone can be the start to feeling better. If you're not in the mood to converse with anyone, try slowly adding some self-care practices into your daily life. 

Every Day is a New Day

Every day provides a new beginning. A new chance to embrace life, make a difference and see the world in a better light than the day before. Embrace each morning as a new page in your book of life. We hope that calm and peace find themselves at home with you today and every day.