Drive away recession blues with Ayurveda & Yoga -1

Today, money has become an important part of our lives and with mounting expenses on loan repayments,education food and entertainment, recession has led to more stress in our already stressful lives. In these times of recession and uncertainty, what better way to relieve stress than a soothing sauna and massage.
Ayurveda is largely about prevention rather than cure, but it is commonly used to treat stress-related disorders such as anxiety and depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, stomach ulcers, eczema and psoriasis. Ayurvedic Panchakarma procedures like Abhyang , Massage and Shirodhara has been traditionally used for relief from fatigue, mental exhaustion, anxiety, insomnia, some mental disorders, headache, excessive thinking, nervousness, and many other conditions commonly affecting persons in today’s active lifestyle.

Stress Symptoms :
If you exerience any of the following stress symptoms, you may be suffering from stress disorder, or 'burnout'

  • Low energy, easily fatigued
  • Poor memory and concentration
  • Poor sleep quality, not waking up refreshed
  • Anxious, restless, difficult to relax
  • Low motiviation, bored or depressed
  • Increased conflicts and aggression.

Stress Signs :
1. Continuing psychological and emotional problems
2. Teeth grinding
3. Digestive problems
4. Gastritis or ulcers
5. Headaches
6. High blood pressure, strokes
7. Diabetes
8. Heart disease
9. immune disorders
10. Exhaustion, chronic fatigue

Application of Yoga and Ayurveda in Stress Management

The word "Yoga" is derived from the root Yuj which means to join or bind together. By the way Yoga also means to concentrate. Fundamentally, Yoga is a means of uniting or a technique of self -discipline: to unite the body to the mind and together merge with the Self (soul). For thousands of years, Yoga has been practiced by spiritual seekers as a means of self-development through mind-body purification, Yoga is a preventive as well as curative system of the body, mind, and spirit.

Ayurveda, on the other hand, means knowledge of life or knowledge of longevity. It is an all-inclusive routine of traditional health care and stresses upon the relationship among body, mind, and spirit. Ayurveda aim at restoring one’s innate harmony.

Yoga is spiritual side of Ayurveda, and Ayurveda is the healing tradition of from which it emerged.

Yoga and Ayurveda work along the same principles as Stress Management, taking into account the physical and psychological. Negative aspects of stress develop as a result of the imbalance between demand and our body-mind ability to cope with it. Emotional stress has such detrimental effects on our metabolism, it can lead to psychosomatic disorders. Further, it is now accepted by medical science that physical stress in different forms often sets-off a string of psychological disturbances like anxiety, depression or even panic attacks.

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