Hello, I’m Manjula Paul, owner of Utrecht Ayurveda, and I’m pleased to welcome you to our “Better Health Through Ayurveda” video series. Over 52 episodes, we explore a wide range of topics related to Ayurveda and holistic well-being.
Today marks the beginning of a three-part series on “Burnout.” In this first part, we’ll define burnout, recognizing its common symptoms. The second video will discuss herbal remedies and physical therapies, while the third will focus on combatting burnout in daily life, including the importance of diet and exercise.
In my many years of private practice, I’ve encountered numerous cases of burnout-related symptoms. Let’s start by defining burnout: it’s a state of chronic stress resulting in physical and emotional exhaustion, detachment, and feelings of inadequacy.
Our bodies have two nervous systems: sympathetic (fight or flight) and parasympathetic (rest and digest). Burnout often occurs when we spend too much time in the sympathetic mode, draining our energy. Recognizing these signs early is crucial.
Burnout can affect anyone, but awareness in the Netherlands has made it easier to address. It’s a gradual process, so symptoms like chronic fatigue, insomnia, and anxiety may creep up slowly.
Understanding burnout’s impact on our bodies and emotions is vital. In the next video, we’ll explore an Ayurvedic approach to managing burnout, individualized regimens, and effective herbal and physical therapies.
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