Stress has become a major health concern with the advent of a fast-paced life in a competitive environment with a sedentary lifestyle. According to a study by United Nations’ International Labour Organization, 41% of highly mobile employees experience some degree of stress and 42% of people who work from multiple locations suffer from stress-related insomnia. This adverse effect is considered to compromise both physical and psychological health.
The Ayurvedic wisdom equals mental wellbeing with physical wellness for holistic health. And according to Ayurveda, stress affects the Agni or digestive fire and impairs the metabolic system which vitiates doshas and affects the dhatus. The impact further attacks the ojas or body’s immunity to cause diseases. It is also considered that Vata, the predominant of the doshas reacts strongest to stress and gets the other doshas vitiated and weakens health.