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Tips for Stress Management

Stress management involves controlling and reducing the tension that occurs in stressful situations by making emotional and physical changes. 

The degree of stress and the desire to make the changes will determine how much improvement takes place. 

Practicing Transcendental Meditation is an effective way to manage stress.

Walnuts, almonds, coconut, and sweet juicy, seasonal fruit such as pears, apples (cooked if possible), milk, lassi, Ghee, and fresh cheeses such as panir or ricotta are natural stress-busters.

Practice pranayam-breathing exercises to help balance the mind, body and emotions.

Mental Stress:

Manage mental activity try not to overuse or misuse the mind.

Favor Vata-balancing foods, such as sweet, sour, and salty tastes and warm, unctuous and heavy foods.

Favor warm milk, Ghee and other light dairy products.

Diffusing a relaxing aroma oil can help calm you before bed.

Perform a full-body warm oil massage everyday.

Physical Stress:

Follow a Vata-Kapha pacifying diet.

Perform the full-body warm oil self-massage everyday.

Exercise regularly in moderation. (TIMExplore.com)

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