Mental symptoms of Anxiety In an earlier post, I had listed physiological symptoms of Anxiety. Those symptoms have to be accompanied by mental symptoms to be considered anxiety disorder. Persistent worry about the future is the most noticeable mental symptom. Regular practice of Yoga asanas, Pranayama and Meditation will help alleviate mild symptoms. Practice of
Category: Stress management and Wellness
Commentary: Very often we see people around us who cant seem to relax , who are so involved in the care of others that they often forget to put themselves first. I have seen this more often in women who are groomed from childhood to “take care of others”. In the process they suppress their
Every organization, no matter its size, faces challenges in people management. HR Executives are often bewildered by imperceptible causes of poor performance which might be a result of any or a combination of the following factors – Lower productivity and/or absenteeism Frequent interpersonal conflict between peers and team members Slow or uninspiring decisions Creative drought,
I recently attended a course on Metta (Loving Kindness ) meditation by Jillian Pransky. It was a style of meditation that I was not very familiar and comfortable with. However the restorative and the meditative practices I learnt just opened my mind. I then listened to the podcast of her interview on the “One you
The controlled breathing in Yoga helps to balance the Autonomic Nervous System. It activates the parasympathetic nervous system through the vagus nerve. An active and well nourished Vagus nerve reduces inflammation caused by stress in various parts of the body and prevents the occurrence of mental and physical ailments. This blog contains a simple explanation of how this happens.
In my last post I had explained how stress is created and experienced in the body. Since we understand the physiology and the psychology of stress and the mental disorders it causes, we can exert some control on how much we allow it to influence our behavior. Consistent practice of breathing techniques help to shift
Knowing how the body reacts to stressful situations is half the battle won. We are currently going through very difficult times and are all feeling the stress one way or the other. Of course there is the threat to life itself -our own and that of our dear one from this deadly enemy COVID 19.
In my earlier blog on Techniques for relaxation, I had described two techniques that one can use to stall anxious thoughts. Regular practice of these techniques will ensure a calmer frame of mind and more rational reactions to difficult situations. In Dialectical Behavior therapy made popular by its proponent Dr. Marcia Linehan, we understand that
While stressful situations cannot be avoided, one can learn to manage stress better. Practice of techniques advocated by the disciplines of Yoga and Psychology will help you approach stress with calm. Read about some techniques here
Organizations today are hotbeds for stress creation. Constant deadlines, unbridled competition and the dissipation of empathy in the cut throat professional environment are driving people to the ER with various ailments both physical (headaches, acidity or even frequent colds) and mental (anxiety and depression). The good news is that stress can be managed if the