ABOUT STRESS MANAGEMENT
“Stress can be Work related, Mental, Physical, Emotional, Nutritional and can or due to Long-term Illness”
Stress management is a wide spectrum of techniques and psychotherapies aimed at controlling a person’s level of stress, especially chronic stress, usually for the purpose of and for the motive of improving everyday functioning.
According to Ayurveda, the 5000 years old Vedic Science, our inability to deal with stress is due toan imbalance in, or lack of coordination of three main Mental functions—Dhi (Learning), Dhriti (Retention) & Smriti (Long term Memory) along-with lack of Ojas energy in the body.
Impact of Stress on the Body
Under Stress, the Muscles get Tensed, Breath becomes Faster, Heart Rate increases and the body gets into a Fight & Flight response. When Adrenal Gland (Stress Hormones) stay at Higher Levels for a Long Time, the Bones become weak, Immune system messes up and make resulting in loss of Muscles. Stomach gets Upset because the body stops digesting food during fear-flight response which leads to Heartburn and Acid Reflux that may cause ulcers, Continuous Headache, Sleep disturbance. In Women, it Leads to Irregular Monthly cycles, missed or painful and worse PMS; In Males, Erectile Dysfunction and affect sperm count.
Breathing &Heart Problem—Breath may become heavier and faster, can lead to High Blood Pressure, Stroke, Heart-attack. When under stress, Liver releases Glucose into Blood to fuel fight-flight response, which can lead to diabetes (if a person is obese). It also leads to Weight Gain, as the body does not respond to Diet and Exercise.