HOW TO HANDLE STRESS??
Understanding the effects of stress on heart is one thing and doing something about stress is another. Conventional psychologist have suggested a number of stopgap measures to reduce stress,but none of them gets at the root cause of circumstances.
Some of these ideas have been to change jobs, to find more leisure, to find someone to talk to about one’s trouble,to take up a hobby,to change one’s life style and so on. The more perceptive doctors counsel the making of deeper psychological changes : to be honest with oneself and other, to act with maturity and to make decisions firmly, to give up artificial crutches like alcohol and drugs and to increase one’s personal strength.
All of those goals may be good, yet the question remains how dese one get the inner strength even to make those changes? And how does one get the peace and clarity of mind to realize what step are really necessary and possible to effect those changes? And how does one get the flexibility to live even in what may be considered stressful circumstances since it is not always possible to change external condition without feeling distressed by them.
That is where the efficacy of RAJYOGA in treatment comes in. It’s not based on changing anything external, but rather one’s internal responses to external demands. Thus the treatment is useful to everyone in all circumstances. Moreover just a few days of practice is sufficient to achieve mental and physical relaxation which in turn is enough to allow one to focus perception and venation towords understanding and curing the personality factors which enter into stress production.
The understanding is increased further by application of the spiritual knowledge on which meditation is based.