One can't get rid of stress, but one can manage it better. To reduce the stress and lead a better quality of life, Ayurveda provides clear, cohesive regimes.
The term stress is difficult to define. Because it differs from individual to individual and its symptoms and reasons also differ greatly. Though not a great physical threat, it can, if left untreated, cause severe health problems. Studies show that 70 to 90 percent of adults visit primary care physicians for stress-related problems.
Ayurveda theory articulates that stress is a state of mental/emotional/physical strain, which is said to be a Manasa Dosha (Mental Disorder). Many of us feel we are under more stress than our parents were 30 years ago. The goal and priority of the contemporary human mind is to possess materialistic status, thus resulting in losing the virtue and value of life. Hence ultimately we all succumb to this so-called stress, created by a highly competitive atmosphere, sedentary lifestyle and urbanised living with excessive needs, lack of time, financial crisis and excessive commitments. The high levels of stress or chronic stress crumbles our immune system, which is the root cause of psychosomatic disorders such as:
- Gastrointestinal Disorders
- Ischemic Heart Disease
- Diabetic Mellitus
- Bronchial Asthma
- Anxiety, depression, insomnia etc.
One can't get rid of stress, but one can manage it better. To reduce the stress and lead a better quality of life, Ayurveda provides clear, cohesive regimes such as Shirodhara and Abhyanga’ for stress management and ‘panchakarma’ for a stress-related disease. Shirodhara is a continuous stream of medicated warm oil/dedicated buttermilk /herbal decoctions poured on the forehead. It enhances blood circulation to the brain, gives a soothing effect to the central nervous system, which helps alleviate stress and calm the mind, improving comprehension and memory. It is the perfect therapy for the restless mind. Abhayanga is whole body massage, which is known as the mother of all massages. It is one of the important relaxing therapies in Ayurveda. Panchakarma is a group of cleansing and rejuvenating therapies. They play a vital role in Ayurveda medicine. It is applicable to all cases covering a wide range of preventative, curative and chronic conditions.