Everything You Need to Know About Stress and its Therapy Yoga Treatment
- Stress is a response to a stressful situation in which one finds it difficult to cope up. The reaction can be physiological, emotional, or behavioural.
- Stress can be acute or chronic. The chronic stress that is of concern may result in hypertension, diabetes mellitus, heart disease, anxiety, depression, obesity, and menstrual irregularities.
- Anxiety disorders are the commonest mental disorders affecting humankind.
- There are many disorders under the purview of anxiety disorders like generalized anxiety disorders, social phobia, panic disorder, etc. fall under anxiety disorders.
- Socio-occupational dysfunctioning is an essential factor in the diagnosis of anxiety disorders.
- Causes of anxiety disorders can be genetic, environmental, psychological, and developmental. Stress, misuse of drugs, and medical conditions have also been documented as triggers for anxiety disorders.
- Approximately 3.6% of the world’s population is suffering from anxiety disorders. More females are affected by anxiety disorders than males.
- For dealing with anxiety disorder medication, Cognitive behavioural therapy, good eating habits, exercise, yoga, and avoidance of stimulants are some options.
Symptoms of Stress and Anxiety
Worry-Anxiety-Uneasiness and Irritability
Poor Concentration and Memory (Mind going Blank)
Tremors-difficulty in breathing-chest pains-palpitations and stiffness of the muscles
Our Approach To Stress Treatment with Yoga
Therapy Yoga for Stress Management
Yoga therapy for patients with stress and anxiety disorders has been in use for long. It is the only mental disorder for which yoga appears to be an established therapeutic approach. Apart from the other components of yoga, counselling also plays an essential role in this population. Our yoga team of expert researchers, consultants and therapists at Prakash Nethralaya and Panchakarma Kendra focuses on individualistic approaches in planning yoga therapy.
Yoga Practices Useful for Stress Management
Tadasana, Ardhakati Chakrasana
Vajrasana, Vakrasana, Shashankasana
Bhujangasana, Ardha Shalabhasana
Setubandhasana, Pawanmuktasana, Shavasana
Nadi Shuddhi Pranayama, Bhramari Pranayama, Yoga Nidra, Nada Anusandhana, Pranava Japa & Meditation
Note: Practices are to be followed under the supervision of a trained yoga therapist.
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Frquently Asked Questions on Stress Management
The relaxation response is well-studied and also provides mechanistic detail for yoga practices like yoga Nidra and meditation.
Yoga can be useful at all stages of the disease. However, it would be necessary to go for a psychiatrist consultation before initiating yoga practices in severe cases.
It is a common notion that stress and anxiety are normal and cannot be controlled. It is essential to understand that a life free of stress and anxiety is possible, and everyone deserves it.
Why To Choose Therapy Yoga?
Yoga aims to create balance at all levels of existence and hence not just aids improvement in the symptoms of a particular ailment but instead helps in overall development. Yogic therapy, if done under the supervision of an expert, is safe.
Builds Core Strength
Yoga therapy improves core strength & stability, increases muscle strength, improves flexibility and range of motion, increases blood flow, provides a relaxation effect, and reduces stress.