- Let me introduce myself, My name is Chaitanya Swarup
Das, I'm new in this forum, I am also a beginer in Jyotish
Ved , but I have a valuable Experience in Ayur Vedic Med.
and is my intention to share with all of you my realization in this
I have read the thread called ' A bad Year' and important
topic arise here 'Stress'
So I decided to post something
As we all know time pressure is one of the major reasons
for stress in modern life, according to Dr. John Garrison at the
Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA. All that mental pressure of
making too many decisions, staying up late, and rushing
around aggravates Prana Vata, which is the aspect of Vata
that governs mental functions. This is my own personal
"Once Prana Vata is out of balance, that imbalance spills
over into other subdoshas of Vata, such as Samana Vata,
(concerned with digestion) and Apana Vata (concerned with
elimination)," says Vaidya Mishra. "This can cause
digestive and eliminative problems such as constipation."
The digestive problems . "People start to accumulate ama, the
waste-product of incomplete digestion," says Vaidya Mishra.
"Then they feel even more stress because the ojas level
gets disturbed and the coordination between mind, body,
senses and the Self is disrupted."
The result? Stress sky-rockets and immunity plummets. For
this situation, Vaidya Mishra and many other Contemporary
Rishis and Pandit will recommends a Vata-pacifying
diet, daily routine, and lifestyle. To pacify Vata, it
helps to eat warm, cooked foods, to avoid overeating or
skipping meals, and to eat regularly. Eating more of the
sweet, sour and salty tastes -- and eating less of the
astringent, bitter and pungent tastes also helps. And
remember that "sweet" means rice, wheat, and milk, and not
so much the concentrated, heavy sweets associated with
festivities and other celebrations. One thing to remember is
to consider your personal circunstances, who you are , age,
Ocupation, habitat, Time of the Year, time of the day, Season,
Clinic History, Digesting capacity ,State of Agnis, habits,
Varna, Ashram , and so on.
ANOTHER GOOD THING TO DO
Going to bed early can go a long way toward soothing Vata,
as can rising by 6:00 a.m or before ( Brahma Muhurta time)
and getting light but regular exercise (a brisk walk is ideal).
Practicing the Chanting of the Maha
Mantra Hare Krishna , ( my personal choice ) , Focus your 5 senses
in the transcendental
Doing Asanas, Tai Chi or Transcendental Meditation program
regularly. And not to forget to listen your own body , a good point
to start is NEVER repress 'the non-suppressible physio
logical demands' , and using the common sense is a good way to
combat stress in any season.
There are many Ayur Vedic Products in the market, that can
help or can harm you, it depends of your expertice and your Good
Karma in meeting an HONEST Practitioner
Watch the money oriented !!! and use Herbal products
that help soothe Vata dosha Rasayanas for example.
The Idea is to directly target Prana Vata and bring balance to all
functions. Vata Tea is a delicious and soothing drink for
the winter holidays, and you can serve it to your whole
family to help everyone stay calm and settled.
In General follow the advise of your local Vedic practitioner
contains all six tastes but higher concentrations of the
specific tastes that soothe Vata dosha.
It happens that overemphasize to correct one DOSHA
brings another unbalances.!
Finally, treating yourself to a self-massage using the
Moisturizing Herbal Massage Oil such as Maha Narayana
if you can cope with the smell good if not , use sesame oil
with some Essential oil , then take a warmth bath
is a great way to soothe your whole mind and body
and balance Vata dosha.
Soothing Emotional Stress
Emotional trauma , due to painful
memories or family conflict, usually results in an
imbalance in Sadhaka Pitta, the aspect of Pitta dosha
concerned with the emotions and the heart. Once Sadhaka
Pitta is disturbed, it reflects on Pachaka Pitta (which
governs digestion) and Ranjaka Pitta (which governs heat in
the blood). "Emotional trauma can stimulate a person to eat
more," explains Vaidya Mishra. "That is why depressed
people tend to overeat, which overloads their digestion,
and results in weight gain and skin breakouts after the
holidays ( some times )."
Even though people eat more sweets and junk food to relieve
emotional stress, they actually create more digestive
impurities (ama), intensifying depression. "In this
situation, the person creates more reactive ama, more
Pitta-charged ama, which agitates their emotions even
more," explains Vaidya Mishra. "The heart and mind no
longer communicate in a friendly way, and then the person
becomes even more depressed."
And the last
All the above advices are proven facts, but in the end
the will of The Supreme Lord is the last word.
I wish to have more time to attend every body's personal problems ,
but I have limitations and needs too.,
in any case if you really need an advise ,
I'll share my experience and do my best
Chaitanya S. Das P.I.A.V.M.
pd: Apologies for the extention of this text