Want to Reduce your Stress? – Start on Meditation

Want to Reduce your Stress? – Start on Meditation

Is stress affecting you and crippling your normal life, are you experiencing tension in your shoulders, neck or waist area, frequent headaches, dizziness, insomnia, overeating, low energy, feeling touchy with people around you, low levels of immunity, all this could be signs of chronic stress. 

You have tried counselling, walking, running, gym, music, aromatherapy, eating chocolates, supplements, or even medication and still, you seem to be affected by stress. Is this you?

It’s time you took up Yoga and Meditation practices, modern research endorses it.

Let’s explore what stress is and what it does to you.

Put simply, stress is the way your body responds to a sudden danger or challenge. 

When your brain receives information from the nervous system about a stress-causing event(threat or danger), Adrenaline is released from the adrenal gland. This can get you ready for a Fight or Flee situation as your ancestors did when they saw a Sabre Tooth tiger in the bushes.

As Adrenaline flows through your system, the heart pounds faster, breathing is rapid, blood rushes around the body, muscles tense up and beads of sweat appear. This combination of reactions to stress is also known as the “fight-or-flight” response because it evolved as a survival mechanism, enabling people and other mammals to react quickly to life-threatening situations.

Stress for a short while is good for you, (say 30 minutes or less), it boosts your performance like a turbocharger would do for a car engine. But if we allow stress to linger on in our minds then it can damage us.

In the modern world, we do not have Sabre Tooth tigers or Mammoths chasing us around but we have traffic jams, work pressure, financial issues, relationship issues, family difficulties, pandemics all of which create the same type of responses that our ancestors felt when they were threatened. Letting all these life issues stress us out will lead to a prolonged or constant state of stress and this is called Chronic Stress.

Chronic stress can kill you if you do not kill it.!!

Over the years, researchers have obtained a better understanding of the long-term effects of Chronic Stress on our physical and mental wellbeing.

Research has shown that chronic or prolonged stress contributes to high blood pressure, formation of artery-clogging deposits, memory loss, and also can contribute to anxiety, depression, addiction, obesity, insomnia, and a host of other issues.

Now let’s see how Yoga for Stress helps. Research over the last 30 years has established that activities involving the mind and body help reduce the effects of stress and even overcome stress. Yoga practices engage both the body and the mind.

Meditation practices when done with proper guidance can create relaxation of the nervous system and lead to better mental health. While there are hundreds of meditation practices it is important to know what meditation is, how to start on your meditation journey and what to avoid.

 You have a choice to stay in a state of stress or beat it and achieve serenity in your life.

Join our online workshop titled:

BANISH YOUR STRESS AND GAIN PEACE THROUGH MEDITATION

Explore meditation, and connect with your inner self

(4 sessions, each for 90minutes, starts from 3.30 pm to 5.00 pm on Saturday, February 19th, 2022, for every Saturday till Saturday, March 12th, 2022)

For more details and registration go to;  https://sanatanayoga.com.au/workshops/

Look forward to seeing you at the workshop.

Your truly

Narendra Nathan

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