Yoga for Stress

Yoga for Stress

In this article series, on yoga for stress, we will talk about the scientific evidence-based yoga therapy as promoted by Vedamrita.

Physiology of Stress



This image represents the bodily reaction that any stressor will generate in the body and as a response, Adrenaline and cortisol will be released as per the response to the stressor.

Guruji Shubham Barwala Ji and Guruji Neeraj Ji has spent several years learning and promoting yoga to needy person. Out of their compassion for human suffering, a yogic initiative named Vedamrita was created to help people suffering from physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual pain to find happiness and achieve the state of bliss at present moment in this human life.


The concept of Aadhi is intrinsically linked with the yogic definition of stress. According to several yogis and yogic texts, aadhi is the seed of all diseases which later becomes a vyadhai. In the modern hyper tensed world everyone is running towards something and wants everything in hurry. This feeling of constant rush is a major cause of stress because it aggravates the nervous system and directly affects the breathing pattern of people and thereby reduces the longevity of human life by causing several diseases.

This image shows how aadhi later becomes vyadhi.


Yogic Solution to Stress

According to Bhagwad Gita Equanimity, Stability, Balance, Harmony, Equipoise is yoga i.e. Samatvam Yoga Ucchyate.

According to Sage Vashistha, yoga is the skill to calm down the mind i.e. Manah Prasanna up ayah yoga.

And according to Great Sage Maharishi Patanjali yoga is the cessation of mental modifications i.e. Yoga is to gain mastery over modifications of Mind.

According to Guruji Shubham Barwala Ji, Recognition of Mental Modification the moment they arise in consciousness is yoga.

According to Guruji Neeraj Ji Yoga defines Stress as Imbalance.

Concept of Panchkosha


Panchkosha is the foundation of any Yoga Therapy. A detailed explanation of Panchkosha is given in this article.

What is Yoga

According to Bhagwad Gita Equanimity, Stability, Balance, Harmony, Equipoise is yoga i.e. Samatvam Yoga Ucchyate.

According to Sage Vashistha, yoga is the skill to calm down the mind i.e. Manah Prasanna up ayah yoga.

And according to Great Sage Maharishi Patanjali yoga is the cessation of mental modifications i.e. Yoga is to gain mastery over modifications of Mind.

According to Guruji Shubham Barwala Ji, yoga is the recognition of Mental Modifications the moment they arise in our consciousness.

According to Guruji Neeraj Medharthi, Ji Yoga is the state of perfect balance.

Panch Kosha Based Yoga Therapy or Yoga for Stress

 Yogic Diet – Yoga for Stress

  • Take Cow milk
  • Fruits, veggies, dals
  • Eat on time. Chew food properly.
  • Sattvic home-cooked meals.
  • Increase the intake of seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables. Include high-fiber foods such as vegetables, cooked peas and beans (legumes), whole-grain foods, cereals, rice, and fresh fruit in your diet. Choose foods that are low in saturated fat and cholesterol.
  • Keep the body well hydrated.
  • Avoid processed and refined foods. Try to avoid nerve stimulants such as tea, coffee, alcohol, dark chocolate.

Asanas – 8 Yoga Poses for Stress

  • Hero pose.
  • Tree pose.
  • Triangle pose.
  • Standing Forward Bend.
  • Fish pose.
  • Extended Puppy pose.
  • Child’s pose.
  • Head-to-Knee Forward Bend

Kriyas – Yoga for Stress

  • Jala neti
  • Sutra neti
  • Vamana dhauti
  • LSP

Pranayama – Yoga for Stress

  • Nadishuddhi
  • Bhramari
  • Sheetli Shitkari
  • Sectional breathing
  • Ujjayi

Manomaya Kosha – Yoga for Stress

  • Yoga Nidra
  • Bhajan
  • Chanting
  • Emotional Counseling
  • Prayer
  • Mind Sound Resonance Technique (M.S.R.T.)

Vijnanamaya Kosha – Yoga for Stress

  • Counseling about the disease, triggering factors, diet.

Anandamaya Kosha – Yoga for Stress

  • Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Spend time with family and loved ones.

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