How do you measure and diagnose yourself as having stress? Western world normally diagnosed stress as a result of a particular lifestyle, overwork, emotional trauma and upset, depressed and so on. In Ayurveda, stress is a disease that has been caused by an aggravating to one’s constitution which stimulates our sense organ too much which can be represented by negative emotions such as anger, fear which can aggravate stress on our body and mind.
Besides these stimulated factors, toxin in food, air pollution and contaminated water and other environmental factors also causes stress to our body.
Do you consider frustration and anger a stress? You would feel the ‘heat’ in your body getting to your head when decisions or actions are not in syn with your thoughts. How would handle these type of stress then? Once you feel that your heart beat and pulse rate has increased tremendously, you should leave the matter that is hanging on to you for a period of time and let your mind rest. Then you should be able to reorganise your thoughts to a positive manner to handle it smoothly.
Stress causes an imbalance to any of the three doshas (vata, pitta and kapha). To minimise the impact of stress in our life, we need to recognise and to relieve symptoms caused by stress if they develop.
In today’s modern society, the word ‘STRESS’ has often being used to describe a person’s situation at work, at home and within the society that caused them to have a major negative feeling and an imbalanced negative thoughts. How do we address this situation? Recognising and not accepting the stress level that is building up in each one self is a major cause of leading to a disease when we aged. Most often it would take a person to be strike with some health issues such as for example a bad digestive disorders, chronic migraines, high blood pressure and requires hospitalisation and treatment to only realise and wake up to make some discipline changes to their diet, lifestyles and habits. I am sure this statement stated here is nothing new to most readers. Most of them would prefer to be living in denial and hope that nothing will happen to them.
In Ayurveda , we can relief our stress level by many methods namely distress therapy of calming your mind, change of diet to suit your body constitution, cleansing and rejuvenation therapies , meditation practise under a proper guidance of an Ayurvedic practitioner and this lead to an awareness internally to manage and to let go our anxiety and inner self frustration.