Deal with job stress the Ayurvedic way

The job is not necessarily the root cause of undue stress. Rather, the way in which one handles stress and carries on with life by maintaining an inner balance is what matters ultimately. Whether or not one is subjected to stress, depends on the way an individual reacts to a particular event in life.

Individuals who follow certain aspects such as timely meals, eating a diet based on their doshas, regular intake of herbal tonics, investing a few minutes for meditation each day and probably undergoes a Shiro Dhara atleast once a month, appear so much more clam, sharp and clearer in their views. They begin to think positively and their reaction towards work situation changes for the better.  Ayurveda recommends the following de-stress therapies for job stress.

Shiro Dhara : An Ayurvedic treatment, wherein the person is made to lie on his back on a massage table and warm medicated herbal oil is poured in a stream on the forehead, targeting the area in between the eyebrows.  The reason behind doing so, is that, the area in between the eyebrows is the point where all the nerves in the body meet. Hence, when oil gets in contact with this area, it soothes the nervous system with the same effect that one receives through a good body massaged. Even the immune system of the person gets relaxed through Shiro dhara.

Herbal Brain Tonics: Ayurveda recommends tonics containing herbs such as Brahmi, Ashwagandha and Shankapushpi. For individuals suffering from acute emotional and mental stress, the herbs are poured in the form of medicated oil through the nostrils, as this puts the herbs immediately into the bloodstream, as it is in close vicinity to the brain.

Meditation: Stress, disposition and digestion are all healed by meditation. Quite meditation is very clearing and calming.  Certain other forms of meditation include nature walks, or sitting by the water or in the woods, as they all give the same calming effect to mind. Anything that helps one relax is meditation. In other words, individuals who do not spend time in nourishing their spiritual connection are bound to feel pressurized with their jobs.

Others: Color therapies, Music Therapy, Aromatherapy and Yoga are other therapies that help in bringing about a balance of mental, physical, nervous and immune systems. Even essential oils could be used at office to bring a calming effect to the mind through the sense of smell.

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