Make Stress Your Friend
Had a breakup? Failed an exam? Lost a closed one? Got unemployed?
If yes, Then It is very likely that you are dealing with “Uncontrolled Stress”. From children to elderlies, from students to working class, it has reached everyone. It’s all psychological but the intensity is sometimes so high that it affects our actions and physical health as well. It can also lead to several health problems like Insomnia, headache, heart disease, Depression, Obesity; in fact, stress is the root cause of 80-85% of our health problems these days.
Stress is like fire and taming it will benefit you, it is needed in your muscles to do movements, it also works as a motivator to achieve the best outcomes, and this is called “Eustress (Controlled stress)”. The problem occurs when it gets out of control, it will harm everything in its path.
This problem has been around for quite some time, it’s been a topic of research for the medical and pharmaceutical industries but the solution was already there 5000 years ago. It’s simple, If Medication isn’t helping, try replacing the “C” with a “T”.
Meditation, an integral part of Yogic practices, may provide the solace you were looking for. It helps by calming your mind, relaxing the tension in your body, and helping you connect with your inner self. It may not change the situation but it will change your perspective towards that situations and bring clarity to handle it. It makes you understand the things that are important and the things that are not, so that you can clear your mind of the negatives and focus on attracting the positives. Ujjai pranayama, makara chanting, ohm chanting, anulom-vilom, kapalbhati are some of the techniques used in Yoga for destressing yourself.
Life is like grapes, if you stop eating them because of the sour ones, you won’t ever get to taste the sweet ones and yoga is like salt, it makes the sour ones easier to eat.
Detailed article on “Yoga asanas for distressing yourself” coming soon
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