Here’s How Ayurveda Explains Stress, And How To Control It
Given the frenetic pace of our lives, it won’t take a peek in a crystal ball or a particularly omniscient psychic to let you know that you are under more stress than is recommended for your age – and that the condition isn’t going to change anytime soon. The go-getter spirit of the current generation means that we believe in pushing ourselves to be the best at whatever we do, from climbing up the ladder in the professional sphere to serving as excellent multitaskers and striving to make time for everyone in your personal life. The end result being that you go through the motions, but find your reserves being easily depleted and your output slowly dwindling. So the next time things get a bit overwhelming, don’t just pop a headache tablet or over-the-counter stress medication – at least not without getting to the root cause of the trouble first.
How Ayurveda explains stress
Dr. Arun (#askdrarun), co-founder of Pure Cure + Co., relates the catalyst of all stress back to the three main pillars of Ayurveda. “The real reason behind stress in everyday life can be related back to Vata Dosha, Pitta Dosha and Kapha Dosha, and the interrelation between them. The process of eliminating stress, and its related problems, can be compared to tuning a radio; striking the right balance between all three elements is crucial. Vata governs all movement in the body; for instance, if you grant your body some respite from cold weather by staying warm, this dosha flows harmoniously. Similarly, Pitta governs all biological activity in the body and Kapha supervises the structure in the body. When all three doshas are taken care of, the balance between them flows unhampered and you will find yourself truly able to conquer stress,” he explains.
Natural solutions for everyday stress
For starters, take some time out and reflect on the origin of stress – is it from external pressures at work or is the cause something internal, like lack of sleep and pessimistic thought patterns? Once you identify the catalyst, take constructive measures towards simplifying the trigger in question. Open your life to all things natural, from your meal choices to de-cluttering your workdesk and surrounding yourself with desk plants for a calming effect.
In keeping with the all-natural memo, Pure Cure + Co.’s Relax provides a holistic Ayurvedic treatment for stress and anxiety with powerful detoxifying agents that counteract the effects of stress on the body and help restore emotional balance. “If you’ve been suffering from frequent and unexplainable bouts of moodiness and irritability, opt for a mental detox with by taking one tablet of Relax twice daily after meals, routine pranayams and cutting out all forms of tobacco and alcohol from your diet. The results come in the form of a relaxed and more focused you,” adds Dr. Arun.