Phobias are states of uncontrollable fear that we experience when confronted with specific factors that are for us a kind of trigger. This word comes from the English word trigger , which has the basic meaning of “trigger”.
In psychology, it is used figuratively in the sense of “the root cause, the provoking factor.” This means that when we encounter certain beings, objects or environmental factors, we experience great anxiety and fear for our safety and security.
When it seems that conventional medicine doesn’t seem to work, traditional medicines from Ancient India come to the rescue.
The essence of aerophobia
Like any phobia, aerophobia is irrational fear. The name comes from the Greek language, in which “phobos” means “fear”. Provoking factor of aerophobia are heights.
Am I sick if I suffer from aerophobia?
The short answer is – definitely not. However, this condition certainly worsens your quality of life more or less and bothers you mentally and emotionally.
Doctors recommend that as soon as we notice that we are subject to a certain pathological fear , we should try to overcome it. But what is special?
When does the fear of heights grow into aerophobia?
At first it is very important to clarify that aerophobia is not equal to fear of heights. Practically all people have it. This is coded in our country so that we can survive the dangers.
Almost all of us feel anxious when we have to climb stairs or a wall , or walk on a narrow beam or even a real rope bridge that crosses a precipice. This usually happens when we have to perform physical movements related to the coordination of the body.
Don’t worry – if you’re just afraid of heights, but haven’t had panic or uncontrollable fear about it before, it’s very unlikely you’ll suddenly acquire a phobia.
People who suffer from such a condition, usually at their first encounter with the “trigger”, they are horrified.
There are many people who are afraid to travel by plane, especially if they are not yet very familiar with the experience. In people with aerophobia, however, these worries are far greater and usually begin at the very thought of flying with an aircraft.
In addition, the symptoms of phobia are much more serious. The stress of a phobia attack can be so great that we can’t even get on board the plane. It is possible the attack may be accompanied by severe pain in the head or abdomen, seizures and other physiological disorders.
What are phobias according to Ayurveda?
In their first works, the ancient Indian philosophers and physicians considered the key role of the Sadhaka pita energy – the emotions of the heart. They are extremely important for maintaining the good mental health of every single person.
The surest Ayurveda approach to health in all its aspects is balance. To achieve this, we must know our nature well and be aware of what we need.
Testing our Ayurveda constitution can help us with this – in simple terms, this is our energy profile. It is he who determines many of the conditions that affect us physically, spiritually and mentally.
It is certainly good to know what your individual profile is , as this will bring you many additional benefits.
How can Indian medicine help us?
Indian traditional medicines have been developed on the basis of natural sources and non-invasive therapies. First of all, however, we must emphasize that there is no magic cure for this disease. In order to overcome it, we have to make very serious efforts and a lot of perseverance.
The good news is that the treatment will not have side effects, on the contrary – we can expect only pleasant things, because the methods of Ayurveda are natural and very carefully balanced.
Natural therapy against aerophobia
The herb ashwagandha is widely used in Ayurveda due to its powerful healing properties. It suppresses the acute symptoms of aerophobia and also relieves the anxiety that arises from it.
Yoga and meditation
Physical activity and regular exercise are an important part of Ayurveda treatment. The most effective and fast action against aerophobia is the modern air yoga. For this practice we will need special equipment – a yoga hammock.
It is quite similar to an ordinary hammock, it is possible to have more devices, but it is also possible to be just a canvas, hung from the ceiling with ropes.
Unlike the tourist hammock, however, this one must be reinforced and we must be sure that it will not break or detach when performing the poses . Nowadays, to make a similar installation at home comes out around a hundred levs.
The good news is that many gyms and clubs now have yoga hammocks that you can use at practices there.
Although not traditional (developed at the dawn of the 21st century), this school has gained great popularity in recent years. This is for a number of reasons. To some people, for example, it sounds a bit unbelievable, but the asanas in it are actually even easier to perform than in classical hata yoga.
In practice, with the hammock you will feel relaxed and at the same time safe, as if you have extra support. In addition, it is ideal for people who have not yet practiced yoga and do not know where to start.
You will certainly be a little scared at first. You should keep in mind that in the first practices you may even feel sick. Do not panic. On the other hand, the therapeutic effect of this style begins to give results quite quickly.
If you do not have access to a yoga hammock, or you just want to try something more classic, you can emphasize the so-called inverse yoga poses , in which our head is in an inverted position and is below the level of the heart. Such are, for example, the bridge (setu bandha sarvangasana), fish (matyasana) and others.
Because coping with phobias is inherently related to self-control , our own work on the subject is fundamental to our treatment. Your guru can only guide you, but much of the effort will have to be yours personally. This is especially true of meditation.
When we meditate, we come into deep contact with our inner being. Moreover, by relaxing in a trance, we allow our subconscious to do its work by internalizing the feeling of relaxation. The more often we indulge in contemplation, the easier it will be to overcome not only aerophobia but also a number of other psychological barriers.
Shirodara is a massage in which the Ayurveda healer pours a pleasant warm herbal oil on our forehead and head in a thin stream. It is also very effective against phobias, anxiety, psychosis.
In general, it is advisable to learn to do massages yourself and to apply the therapy at home with the help of special oils and herbs, which we can already find in Bulgaria.
As it has already become clear, none of the methods of Ayurveda is a miraculous medicine to get rid of any phobia from today to tomorrow. But if we show diligence and follow the advice of experts, we can achieve truly amazing results.
The Ayurveda clinics in the capital and in Bansko offer specially developed programs for improving the condition of people with symptoms of various phobias and others.
When can we expect the treatment to work?
Ayurveda therapy in principle requires a little more time to be effective. It is very important that once we have achieved what we want, we continue to maintain a healthy rhythm of life.