The term "stress"
was coined by Hans Seyle, and defines as
non specific response of the body and mind
to any demand, and adaptation to challenge.
This physiological and psychological response
is called general adaptation syndrome.
There have been various
models that explain the role of stress in
the development of an illness.
Due to the constant hassles of daily living
and work in the form of ongoing interpersonal
difficulties, persistent threat to security,
financial deprivation, and other life events
(Eustress, distress) have acted as triggering
effect on the illness. This has precipitated
the illness at an early age, a concept known
as "brought forward time"
Stress strains the coping
mechanism resulting in sequences of internal
changes, which are outwardly expressed as
illness. The "crisis theory" as
proposed by Lindermann and Sating states
that stress produces disequilibrium (crisis)
resulting in either adaptative changes or
maladaptive changes (emotional and physical
The cybernetic model
by Kagan and Levi suggests that there is
a two-way interaction between psychosocial
stress and psychobiological program which
determines the physiological and psychological
reaction leading to precursor of disease.
Yoga has been found to be efficacious in
resolving this stress by enhancing the internal
power, rather than banking on the chemical
It delays the expression of illness. It
must be emphasized here that yoga is not
a substitute to pharmacological intervention
in acute cases, rather has an augmenting
and supplementing therapeutic effect with
pharmacotherapy in illness.
What prevents you from
achieving at a higher level?
Lack of confidence in
Anxiety, panic or a phobia?
Feelings of fear, greed,
anger, depression, sadness, guilt, frustration,
jealousy, hurt, resentment, stress or other?
others towards agreements?
Concept of what you are
Slumps in performance?
- Your value system?
- How to achieve success at the highest level?
How will this program help you?
A study on meditation in the workplace showed that meditation:
» Increased effectiveness in the work place.
» Reduced anxiety, work stress, insomnia and tiredness.
» Reduced cigarette smoking and alcohol intake.
» Increased job satisfaction.
- It reorganizes your energy and vital force.
- Heightens resistance to common diseases (viral infections).
- Pranayam and meditation is known to boost your immune
- Gain control of your emotions and mind.
- Regularity and punctuality.
- Better understanding in family and social life.
- Increases memory.
- Enhances Virtues like straight forwardness, generosity,
honesty and productivity.
Managing negative emotions/feelings means
an individual can achieve success at a higher level and
an organization can perform closer to peak efficiency.
The bottom line is increased job satisfaction and bigger
- Awakening our original consciousness.
- Experiencing great peace and supreme knowledge.
- Strengthen and recondition your entire body.
Meditation has been known to be effective
in reversing heart disease, dealing with negative emotions,
reducing stress, lowering blood pressure, diminishing
anxiety, stopping smoking, weight loss, eating disorders,
addictions, boosting the immune system, and improving
Regain youthful flexibility in spine and
Asanas (physical postures) have shown
to improve the flexibility of the spine and help in the
mobility of the joints.
- Redistribute weight.