Stress Management With Ayurveda
Ayurveda and yoga is a powerful combination to combat stress and lead a peaceful life.
You’ll be able to identify with most situations like these almost every day in your life. Life in the 21st century is fast, and the challenge for each one of us is to keep up with it. With globalization and the rapid advancement of technology, life has become incredibly complex and pushes forth at an accelerated pace. It has infused within our daily routines, a mad rush which in turn induces reactions such as anxiety attacks, panic attacks, and other stress-related symptoms. Thus, stress and anxiety have become an inevitable component of modern human life.
According to Ayurveda, physical and mental stress is one of the prime reasons for a host of health, social, economic, family, and relationship problems.
But before going into all of that, let’s first understand what stress is.
What Is Stress?
In scientific terms, stress is basically anything that constitutes a threat – real or apparent – to a living being. It’s basically the body’s built-in biological response to a threat, either real or imagined, near or far, in the form of a chemical or hormonal rush throughout the body, that triggers a fight-flight-freeze reaction.
Stress is not necessarily a bad thing. Our natural stress reactions help us avoid accidents, get work done, etc. Stress is good as long as it’s temporary. When the stress symptoms are severe, prolonged, or frequent, then it’s a cause for worry. However, when it causes panic or anxiety attacks, or it leads to depression or sickness, then it’s a cause for worry.