What Ayurveda teaches us about managing Stress and Strain

What Ayurveda teaches us about managing Stress and Strain

Only if we have peace of mind, can we enjoy all the good things in life. Accumulation of material things, relations, name, and fame cannot essentially provide us with mental peace.

Body and mind are two different entities, but actually, they are the reflections of each other. The source of all physical problems is in the mind.

Stress is a major health concern now-a-days. It is the body's reaction to a certain situation - emotional or physically challenging, accompanied by the release of certain chemicals like adrenaline.

Symptoms

Stress differs from individual to individual. So its symptoms and causes also vary. Following are the common symptoms:

Pounding of heart

Perspiration

Flushed and reddened face

A small amount of stress is beneficial, in the sense that it increases productivity and gives a boost to your accomplishments.

Causes

Highly competitive atmosphere

Excessive needs

Lack of time

Financial crisis

Excessive commitment

Trauma

Sedentary lifestyle

Irregularities in lifestyle

Insufficient rest

Chronic pain

What are Stress and Strain according to Ayurveda?

As per Ayurveda, the root of all problems-physical, mental, social, family, relationships, economic, and spiritual is stress on the body and mind.

Ayurveda states that stress is a state of mental/ emotional/physical strain and is called Manasa dosha. It is caused due to the imbalance of doshas. The Vata dosha is aggravated by improper diet, lack of exercise and improper routine. Excessive Vata affects the Mano vaha srota. The ability to reason decreases, which makes you less determined and results in low mental strength. The balance between the three doshas is responsible for the variation in the levels of strain.

On account of stress, the energy resources of the body get drained and your body is constantly pushed to a condition of strain.

Chronic stress and strain leads to the reduction of immunity and resistance power. It affects the normal physical and mental functioning of the body. Certain body mechanisms can break down. This gives rise to psychosomatic disorders such as:

Hypertension

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Ischemic Heart Disease

Diabetes mellitus

Migraine

Bronchial Asthma

Arthritis

Anxiety

Depression

Insomnia

Since every aspect of one's life gets disrupted due to stress and strain, it is very important to restore, regain, and retain the balance.

Treatment of Stress and Strain in Ayurveda

Ayurveda is one of the efficient ways to deal with stress and strain. It is difficult to get rid of stress, but it can be managed with the help of Ayurveda's clear and cohesive regimes.

Ayurveda focuses on relieving the stress from the nervous system, while bringing about the relaxation of the entire body.

Ayurvedic therapies help in eliminating stress from the brain and nerves. A holistic approach is adopted by incorporating medicinal herbs, proper diet, Yoga, Pranayama, meditation, and lifestyle changes. Diet should be such that it is easily absorbed and digested.

Ayurvedic management of stress has a multifarious approach working on various aspects of body and mind.

Relieving stress from different organs in the body at a deeper level

Improving blood circulation and lung capacity

Improving nervous system and nadis in the Pranic body

Improving the hormonal balance connected to emotional balance in the mind

Effective Therapies

Depending on age, medical history, and Ayurvedic dosha imbalance, the type of treatment and its duration is decided.

Abhyangam

It is the mother of all massages and a great relaxation therapy. Warm dosha-specific medicated herbal oil is massaged all over the whole body. It improves blood circulation and the body gets rejuvenated. Vital pressure points are stimulated. The resulting nervous stimulation reduces stress.

Pizhichil

Medicated oil baths give both physical and mental relaxation.

Njavarakizhi

A Warm pouch containing njavara rice cooked in milk decoction(ksheera kashayam) is used to massage the body which helps in reducing stress.

Sirodhara

In this perfect therapy for a restless mind, a continuous stream of medicated oil or dedicated buttermilk or herbal decoction is poured on the forehead. It improves blood circulation to the brain, gives a soothing effect to the Central Nervous System, which helps reduce stress, and calms the mind, improving comprehension and memory.

Thalam

Herbal decoctions are applied to the crown of the head. It relaxes the nervous system.

Sirovasthi

In Shirovasti, medicated oils are retained on the head using an elongated cap. This therapy is quite effective in relieving stress and induces nervous rejuvenation.

Elakizhi

Warm pouches containing herbs are used for therapeutic massaging.

Thalapothichil

Medicated paste is applied on the head, which nourishes the nervous tissue.

Vasthi

Is the procedure in which the medicine is administered through the anal route, with the help of Vasti yantra, to pacify the vitiated vata. It includes Anuvasana vasti and Asthapaan Vasti. By regulating vatha, correcting the strees too.

Nasyam

Is the procedure in which medicated oil or swarasam is administered through nostrils. It pacifiy Vatha and Kapha , by giving good sleep and mental relaxation.

Kayasekam

It is a procedure in which warm decoction is poured all over the body as continuous stream, for a specific time. This treatment reduce the neurological problem and give you rejuvenation.

Podikizhi

Is a procedure in which four bundles (kizhis), filled with kizhi powder, are pounded over the body with moderate pressure, for a specific period of time. Correct the Kpaha Vatha and balance the manasika doshas.

Treatment at Au Revoir

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At Au Revoir, provides best Ayurvedic treatment for stress relief in kerala. We provide different types of therapies for stress reduction. Head oleation therapies like Sironabhyangam, Sirodhara, Takradhara, Sirovasthi etc. and nourishment given to the brain provides relief from stress. The complete body gets relaxed and rejuvenated. The package starts from 7 nights onwards.

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