Stress has become one of the silent murders of the world today. There are many different types of stressors that people can suffer from; and this focus is on worsening people's welfare to the extent that they become victims of some physical and mental disorders. Emphasis may be on work, family relationships, financial problems, education, body appearance, physical condition of the body, etc. There are so many stressors that are difficult to discuss about them all under one heading.
A simple one can define stress as the situation when any part of the human body – either physical or mental – worsens beyond certain limits. It can affect people, such as: –
Feelings of isolation, resentment and depression
Blood cholesterol elevation and blood pressure that can cause fatal cardiovascular disease
Decreasing resistance to the body that makes it vulnerable to other diseases
Because there are different types of stress and different approaches to deal with them, let's study them.
(1) Emosional Stress
This is the stress of emotional communication problems including conflict, romantic rejection, separation, and even death. The extent of emotional stress depends on one person to another. It all depends on how emotionally balanced the person is.
Emotional stress usually affects the heart and brain. It can cause a change in the food and sleep patterns of the individual. Most emotionally unknown people interrogate the brain by constantly thinking about the matter.
From an ayurvedic perspective, emotional stress is placed in the category of Sadhaka pitta vitiation. This is a subcutaneous dose of pitta dosha that looks for cardiac function.
The following diet can be considered to reduce emotional stress: –
# Eat a diet to balance your mind again. Sweet and juicy foods are very useful.
# Every night before going to sleep, drink a cup of warm milk with a few soothing kernels and blossom in it.
# Use cool spices like cardamom, coriander and mint in your diet.
# Get a good head massage done with either coconut oil or sandalwood oil.
# Have bitter and astringent foods in your diet.
# Do not get up late at night.
(2) Mental Stress
Mental stress occurs when the person overexits or uses it incorrectly. This is also known as negative stress or distress. This is caused by violence, plan too much, thinking too much about something, destructive system or conspiracy, etc. This is a very dangerous type of stress because it would in the long run affect all brain sections and prevent it from working properly.
Vata dosha is responsible for mental stress. In particular, Prana Vata is responsible. This is the sub-dosha vata dosha that is responsible for the normal functioning of the brain.
The following dietary guidelines can help to get relief from mental stress: –
# Sweet, sour and salty foods must be where they help to balance the vata dosha.
# Milk and dairy products must have reasonable amounts in your daily diet.
# Preferably, you must eat all foods in a little ghee.
# Get a full workout, especially with a ksheerabala tail or dhanwantari tail.
# Get enough sleep a day, for about 8 hours.
(3) Physical Stress
Physical stress or stress occurs when the body is overloaded, for example with excessive exercise or excessive work.
The symptoms of such stress are pain in some parts of the body, memory and strength, ability to focus on things, ambiguity, etc.
This is by far the most important of three types of emphasis, as in this you can withstand all three doses. Shleshaka kapha can cause problems with the correct lubrication of the joints and vyaana vata may refer to normal circulation in the body as well as pitta vitiation. Since vata and kapha are larger doses, measures are taken to balance vats and to make kapha stronger.
The following diet can be honored to achieve this goal.
# Have apples once a day. These are great fighters.
# Other foods that are good for removing physical stress are coconuts, almonds, ghee, milk and almost all dairy products.
# Massage your own body with oil every day.
# The use of shirodhaara treatment is considered useful. This is done by lying flat on the ground, but a pot full of oil is hung just above. A hole can be made in the bottom of the pot so that oil from the hole drips right in the gap between two eyes.
Among the herbs generally prescribed for treating all three types of strain are arjuna, ashwagandha and brahmi. Their preparation is also very commonly recommended.