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Proven Ayurveda Tips to manage your stress

Proven Ayurveda Tips to manage your stress

Stress is actually a normal part of life. At times, it serves a useful purpose. Stress can motivate you to get that promotion at work, or run the last mile of a marathon. But if you don’t get a handle on your stress and it becomes long-term, it can seriously interfere with your job, family life, and health. 

The fact that stress plays an important role in the aetiology of several diseases is well recognized in Ayurveda, where, stress is known as sahasa. Caraka advises to avoid sahasa(stress) as it adversely affects the body. Different types of stressors physical, psychological and environmental as they vitiate dosas are implicated in the etiology of several diseases. Sahasa as it causes ojahksaya– (loss of immunity), increase the susceptibility of the body to various infectious diseases. Therefore, sahasa(stress) should be avoided as far as possible and body should be well protected by talking adequate care of the three sub pillars of life-diet, sleep and celibacy.

Causes of Stress-

We all react differently to stressful situations. What is stressful to one person may not be stressful to another. Almost anything can cause stress. For some people, just thinking about something or several small things can cause stress.

  1. Issues about Job and The Workplace

  2. Financial Problems

  3. lack of time or money

  4. Personal Relationships, marriage , Divorce

  5. Illness, family problems

  6. Children

  7. Daily Hassles / Being Too Busy

Changes to the body

Stress slows normal bodily functions, such as the digestive and immune systems. All resources can then be concentrated on rapid breathing, blood flow, alertness, and muscle use.

The body changes in the following ways during stress:

  1. blood pressure and pulse rate rise

  2. breathing is faster

  3. the digestive system slows down

  4. immune activity decreases

  5. the muscles become tense

  6. a heightened state of alertness prevents sleep