Stress and its Management Through Naturopathy & Yoga

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Stress and its Management Through Naturopathy & Yoga

Everyone in today life is aware of the word ‘Stress. Stress is actually our reaction for a demanding situation in life.
Cause of stress: Increases Society Norms- In the attempt to reach the expected standards of study. The man does not care for his own worries, anxiety or difficulties. In the name of diplomacy & social decorum there is a constant effort to suppress emotions.

Level of Stress:

Physical Stress – like accidents, burns, major surgeries, major infections etc. which make demands on the entire physiology.

Physiological Stress – Which can occur independently or as reaction to physical stress ex.- fear, anxiety, tension, worry, joules, anger, excitement, emotional conflicts etc.

Physiology of stress (what happen in the body during stress)

  • Stored sugar & fats pour in to the blood-stream to provide fuel for quick energy.
  • The Brain rate shoots up providing more oxygen.
  • RBCs flood the flood-stream, carrying more oxygen to the muscles of the limbs& brain.
  • The Heart rate speeds up & blood pressure Sores, ensuring sufficient blood supply to the needed areas.
  • Blood cloating mechanisms are activated to protect against injury.
  • Muscles tense in perspiration for strenuous action.
  • Digestion ceases, so that blood may be diverted to the muscles & brain.
  • Perspiration & Saliva increases.
  • Bowel & bladder Muscles loosen.
  • The Pupil dilate, allowing more light to enter all senses are heightened.

Conditions due to Stress

  • Tension headaches
  • Migraine headache
  • Step onset innovation
  • Diarrhea
  • Diabetes
  • Peptic ulcer
  • High blood pressure
  • Sexual problems
  • Constipation
  • Heart palpitation
  • Loss of appetite
  • Colitis
  • Over eating
  • Allergy problem
  • Dermatitis
  • Body ache
  • Fatigue
  • Period of depression
  • Irritability
  • Autoimmune disorders.

Symptoms of stress:

  • Working late or more obsessively than usual.
  • Difficulty in making decisions, simply or important (that a person would normally made easily. making the safe choice, not the best ones)
  • Exercise, Day dreaming or fantasying, always wishing he or she was elsewhere Sexual or romantic indiscretions.
  • Sudden increase in drinking or smoking habits.
  • Vague, disconnected speech or writing.
  • Extreme working or extreme casualness & unconcern are in the face of real problem.
  • Constant repetition of the same subject at meetings ever it is not important.
  • Inappropriate anger, hostility or outbursts of temper.
  • Excessive or irrational mistake of associates.
  • Constant harping on personal failure or shortcomings.
  • Constant reference to death or suicide.

Treatment of Stress:

For overcoming stress some short term and some long term methods are there


  • Deep breathing-exhaling should be longer.
  • Alternate nostril breathing (quickly calms the mind)
  • Right nostril breathing- 5 min to removes moodiness, depression, low energy.
  • Ujjai pranayama for concentration
  • Listening to music(must be opposite of mood e.g. listen to light songs when angry)
  • Go for walk-unknown place is better Play with children
  • Be with nature
  • Engage yourself in work


  • Pursue hobbies
  • Give 1 hr daily to yourself
  • Learn new things
  • Make new friends
  • Discover new places
  • Do daily stuff in a  creative way
  • Adopt any spiritual teachings
  • Meditation>


A female Patient 48 year. suffering with constant headache, insomnia and constipation since 2 years.
Cold hip bath, Hot foot bath, Massage, Spinal spray, Acupuncture.
YOGA: (Tadasana, Tiryak Tadasana, Kati Chakrasana, Nadi sodhan Pranayam and om chanting)
After 10 day of treatment she has shown remarkable changes – sleep hour Increase, headache relieved and bowel become clear.

Article & treated case by:
Medical Officer,
Nature Cure & Yoga Centre, kolkata

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