STRESS AND YOGA
26 Jul 2019 HYN Himalayan Yoga Academy
Stress and Yoga: Abstract
The term ‘Yoga’ in Sanskrit means the union of existence. Yoga is getting popularity now all over the world and becoming a part of life as a precious thing. According to Yoga Philosophy, all existence is itself yoga, all life is yoga, all nature is yoga, all creation is yoga, and all galaxies are yoga. The connection of five elements (Panchamahabhootas) is yoga of nature, the connection of soul, intellect, mind and body is yoga of human life. The trilateral integration of universe, nature and human life is yoga of existence. If there is any disconnection amongst them, everything around will be disturbed.
Yoga is the ethic of life under the biological clock of the universe. It is considered as a way of a complete transformation of our nature which harmonizes the precious life and also appeals to have peace, love and non-violence, happiness, bliss in human life. This is not a science just some decades before somebody discovered. It is ancient human science based on ancient wisdom for ethical and spiritual life.
Practically yoga is the science of soul which drives our mind and body. The absolute purity of soul keeps the life more balance and sound and also releases happiness, positive and calmness in mind. If thoughts are positive, we are purified and then can be free from stress and all the sufferings. So right way of yoga understanding and regular yoga practice is the total way of getting rid of stress, tension, anxiety, depression, restlessness, frustration and loss of concentration which usually cause the psychosomatic problems that is mind related diseases or stress diseases.
What is stress?
According to Yoga science, stress is the imbalance at physical and mental levels. Stress is the autonomic responses of the body to any physical and mental demand placed on human life. Imbalance is misery that causes the conflicts and disorders in life.
- Moderate: It can improve our performance and efficiency and also drive into positive way.
- Too little: it can result in boredom and tension.
- Too much: It can cause an unproductive anxiety level and whole body disorders.
Effects of Stress:
- Physical effects
-wieght gain / loss
-Unhealthy skin and wrinkles
-unexpected hair loss
2. Emotional effects:Stress and Managment
– Tension and anxiety
-Leading to bad expression
-coping strategies i.e Drugs, Alcohols
-Difficulty in making decisions
-sexual and romantic indiscretions
-feeling worthless, inadequate and insecure
Symptoms of Stress:
1. Moderate levels:
Tension headache; indigestion; loss of concentration; tight jaw; Muscles tension; Sweaty limbs; Restlessness, Cold limbs; loss/increase appetite; Sleep disturbance; Irregular Bowl
- Severe levels:
-chest pain; hypertension; allergies; phobias; anxiety/depression; fatigue/ tiredness; confusion/ memory less; chronic constipation; sexual disorders; Infertility; dermatitis; menstrual distress
to be continued…..