Stress Management – The Ayurvedic Way


Stress Management – The Ayurvedic Way

Stress has become a major health concern with the advent of a fast-paced life in a competitive environment with a sedentary lifestyle. According to a study by United Nations’ International Labour Organization, 41% of highly mobile employees experience some degree of stress and 42% of people who work from multiple locations suffer from stress-related insomnia. This adverse effect is considered to compromise both physical and psychological health.

The Ayurvedic wisdom equals mental wellbeing with physical wellness for holistic health. And according to Ayurveda, stress affects the Agni or digestive fire and impairs the metabolic system which vitiates doshas and affects the dhatus. The impact further attacks the ojas or body’s immunity to cause diseases. It is also considered that Vata, the predominant of the doshas reacts strongest to stress and gets the other doshas vitiated and weakens health.

Symptoms of excessive stress

  • Lack of concentration
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • High blood pressure
  • Increased heart beats
  • Nausea
  • Breathing problems

Ayurveda for stress management
Ayurveda offers a multi-thronged approach to address the effects of stress on both the mind and body. It advises effective wholesome therapies like Panchakarma in consultation with Nadi Pariksha to remove the vitiated doshas from the body and alleviate stress. The benefits of Yoga and Meditation are also recommended to ensure holistic wellness when managing stress and anxiety.

Panchakarma – The primary purification and detoxification technique in Ayurveda is highly recommended for managing stress. The five therapies Vamana, Virechana, Vasti, Nasya and Raktamokshana aim to flush out the accumulated toxins in both the body and mind while also restoring balance and rejuvenating health. Other therapies focused on managing stress conditions include Shirodhara, Shirolepa, Shiro Vasti, Marma, Abhyanga, etc.

Yoga, Pranayama and Meditiation – Ayurveda integrates the benefits of Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation to provide deep relaxation to the mind and body, maintain emotional balance and to address the root causes of stress and anxiety. Yoga asanas like Shavasana, Paschimottanasana, Dhanurasana. Setubandhasana etc. are recommended to release tension. Lying down in Yoga Nidra is considered to give the mind and body deep relaxation. Pranayama and breathing exercises like Kapal Bhati Pranayama, Bhastrika Pranayama, Bhramari Pranayama and Nadi Shodhana will help release stress and de-clutter the mind. Meditation will help attain a stress-free mind, promotes mental and emotional balance and encourages positive thinking.

Sri Sri Tattva  Panchakarma offers anti stress wellness program through classical ayurveda combined with restorative therapies. For more details on the treatments available, please write to us at info@ssapd.org or Whatsapp us at +91 9620211000.