Is stress playing a larger role in your life than you would have liked? Most of us in today’s time would unflinchingly answer YES, knowing the horrors of those migraines and popping headache medicine every now and then. May it be a problem at work, fight with a family member or even just anxiety before an exam, the negative effects of stress can compromise on our mental, physical and emotional well-being. Let us understand why it is important to stress bust, and how an Ayurvedic stress relief can be beneficial.
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It is crucial to find good stress-busting techniques because increased stress levels not only lead to increased blood pressure but also lead to a weaker immune system and fertility problems. To add to this, the fluctuating levels of hormones such as cortisol interfere with the female menstrual cycle and can cause high levels of blood sugar and cholesterol. The most immediate effect, however, is the severe, recurring headaches that are in conjunction with stress.
Looking at Ayurvedic stress reliefs, it can be said that the kind of stress one experiences, and therefore busting it is related to the particular dosha type you are.
What is Dosha?
In Ayurvedic medicine, dosha refers to a bio-energy centre which constitutes of three fundamental elements: vata, pitta and kapha. Good health is achieved by balancing all three doshas, as their energies circulate in the body governing physical, mental and emotional characteristics.
- Vata – Typically have a thin body type, and can be very tall. They are usually prone to cold extremities and have dry hair and skin.
- Pitta – Typically have toned, athletic bodies and are known to be outspoken, goal-oriented and smart. They usually have warm bodies and can sleep soundly.
- Kapha – Typically calm, composed and affectionate. They usually have thick hair, radiant skin and an unbelievable stamina.
How to relieve stress?
.. For your particular dosha
For those people that are dominant in the vata dosha, stress is usually caused by having too many things to do and keep track off at any given point in time. To bust stress, it is imperative to tackle only a few things, thereby working on each calmly and efficiently.
For those people that are dominant in the pitta dosha, however, stress is usually caused by focusing too much on one project resulting in a lack of self-care. To bust stress, it is imperative to be balanced, with greater attention to your well being.
For those people that are dominant in the kapha dosha, stress is usually not a factor that causes misery. It is easy for them to withdraw from the situation and ‘wait out the storm’ before going back to work.
.. By creating a schedule for the day
Creating a schedule will ensure an efficient completion of your tasks, as you will not be running around frantically, trying to figure out what to do next. It is easier to plan your time, thereby finishing everything that was necessary and important, leading to a stress-free day.
.. By meditating
Meditating for a few minutes every day can restore calm and peace in the body. It elicits the opposite response of the ‘fight or flight’ response, as it is able to decrease our heart rate, blood pressure and adrenaline. Meditation should be done in a quiet place free of any distractions, preferably in a sitting position.
.. By listening to music
Listening to soft, serene music can also calm the body. It has a soothing effect which can help relax the body and relieve stress.
.. Having rooms filled with therapeutic aromas
Natural aromas such as flowers, sandalwood or even incense sticks and aroma oil can be placed in an around your house to give a sense of comfort and relaxation.
.. The Ayurvedic stress relief
Migraines and headaches are a recurring symptom of stress, which can also often lead to nausea and sensitivity to light and sound. Dr Vaidya’s have come up with an incredible Ayurvedic Medicine, Shardardaghna, which reduces the recurrence of these migraines. This treatment of headaches through Ayurveda is sure to be a blessing in disguise, busting stress while easing the pain and reducing discomfort.
Author: Aashna Shah, Guest Writer on Dr. Vaidya’s