MANAGING STRESS AND ANXIETY WITH AYURVEDA
Stress and Anxiety is a common word in today’s life!
Present-day hectic schedules, deadlines, demands and pressures, irrespective of ages has resulted in undue stress and strain. The difficulty arises when this stress becomes persistent and starts interfering with our daily life. This then becomes an anxiety disorder, a state of excessive uneasiness, worry, or fear of the unknown.
Whether our stress is triggered from work, academics, routine, or relationships, at some point in our lives, we are faced with the uncomfortable symptoms of stress. These symptoms may manifest in several ways including inability to focus properly, trouble sleeping, worry, fatigue, increased anger, stress headaches and a variety of other stress-related concerns.
Ayurvedic Understanding of Stress
According to Ayurveda stress affects the Agni or the internal metabolic fire which in turn affects digestion and metabolism, upsetting the Ojas or body’s entire defence mechanism. The condition is caused due to vitiated vata dosha which weakens the nervous system and triggers the mental imbalance.