Chronic stress has become an epidemic that effects most of us. The way we manage stress can lead to a wide range of illnesses that may impact on gut function, immune, endocrine, neurological and mental imbalance.
In this 90 minute evening program you will learn powerful ayurvedic, nutritional and yogic tools to effectively manage stress and promote optimal health in mind and body.
Wednesday 18th of March 6:00 to 7:30pm
- Anatomy of Stress and the gut-brain connection
- Ayurvedic daily practices
- Nootropics (substance that promote optimal cognitive performance and memory) and restoratives
- The art of breath – Breathing techniques that harmonise brain chemistry and hormones.
- Sleep - Optimising parasympathetic nervous activity to promote sound sleep
WHEN: Wednesday 18th of March 2020
TIME: 6 -7:30pm
LOCATION: Yukti Botanicals, 59 Rene St, Noosaville
PRESENTER: Wayne CelebanSpace is limited! Click link below to reserve your seat.
Most of us are in some way affected by levels of stress that often contribute to reduced health and vitality. Stress can be described as the body’s reaction to any change that requires an adjustment or response. This reaction can be mental, emotional or physical.
From a clinical perspective stress is described as a situation that causes discomfort and distress that can lead to mental or physical problems. These stressors may originate from environmental factors, existing illnesses or medical procedures.
The causes of stress are virtually endless ranging from dysfunctional thought patterns, debt and relationship dynamics to the painfully slow driver you always find yourself behind when you’re running late for work. All too commonly we are finding ourselves stressed as a result of having too much to do with too little time.
Since primitive times our stress response has allowed us to act quickly in dangerous or threatening situations by enhancing our physical and mental ability. It’s our body’s natural way of rising to a challenge or difficult situation that requires focus, stamina, strength or heightened awareness.
This response occurs when our nervous system initiates the production of the hormones adrenalin, norepinephrine and cortisol. These hormones increase breathing, heart rate, blood pressure and metabolism. Blood vessels open wider to increase blood flow to large muscle groups, and the liver releases stored glucose to increase the body’s energy resulting in heightened performance.
HOW STRESS MAY DIFFER FROM PERSON TO PERSON
In Ayurveda we have a concept known as “kavaigunya” which means “defective or compromised” tissue. This allows us to understand why stress may affect different people in different ways. As a result of genetics and exposure to environmental factors we are susceptible to developing various physiological weaknesses due to compromised tissue. If for example there is family history of cardiovascular disease combined with long-term stress one may develop a heart related disease due to an inherent defective cardiovascular system.
Stress may be experienced in many ways such as irritable bowel, colds, coughs, anxiety, depression, fatigue, insomnia, irritability, high blood pressure, eczema and chronic infections.