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1 Dr.M.SHOBITHA, H.O.D PHYSIOLOGY, HIMSR, JAMIA HAMDARD

2 What is stress? Physiological events during stress. Symptoms during stress Self help for treating stress. Meditation- Definition Techniques of meditation Effects of meditation Anecdotes- Sufism.

3 Anything that poses a challenge or a threat to our well-being is stress. Some stress helps us to fulfill our regular work. However, when the stress undermines both our mental and physical health it is detrimental.

4 Blood pressure rises Breathing becomes more rapid Digestive system slows down Heart rate rises Immune system goes down Muscles become tense We do not sleep (heightened state of alertness)

5 A tendency to sweat Back pain Chest pain Cramps or muscle spasms Fainting spells Headache.

6 Muscular aches Nail biting Nervous twitches Pins and needles Sleeping difficulties Stomach upset

7 Anger Anxiety Burnout Depression Feeling of insecurity

8 Effect on your behaviour Eating too much Eating too little Food cravings Sudden angry outbursts Drug abuse Alcohol abuse

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11 Exercise - exercise has been proven to have a beneficial effect on a person's mental and physical state. For many people exercise is an extremely effective stress buster. Division of labor - try to delegate your responsibilities at work, or share them. If you make yourself indispensable the likelihood of your feeling highly stressed is significantly greater. Assertiveness - Don't say yes to everything. If you can't do something well, or if something is not your responsibility, try to seek ways of not agreeing to do them. Alcohol and drugs - alcohol and drugs will not help you manage your stress better. Either stop consuming them completely, or cut down.

12 Nutrition - eat plenty of fruit and vegetables. Make sure you have a healthy and balanced diet. Time - make sure you set aside some time each day just for yourself. Use that time to organize your life, relax, and pursue your own interests. Breathing - there are some effective breathing techniques which will slow down your system and help you relax. Talk - talk to you family, friends, work colleagues and your boss. Express your thoughts and worries. Seek professional help - if the stress is affecting the way you function; go and see your doctor. Heightened stress for prolonged periods can be bad for your physical and mental health. Relaxation techniques - meditation, massage, or yoga have been known to greatly help people with stress.

13 Meditation is rest, absolute rest, a full stop to all activity physical, mental, emotional. The term meditation refers to a broad variety of practices that includes techniques designed to promote relaxation, build internal energy and develop compassion,love, patience, generosity and forgiveness.

14 Mindfulness, also called Vipassana, comes from the Buddhist tradition. It s all about being present, and accepting whatever thoughts come up, while practicing detachment from each thought. Transcendental Meditation is a simplified practice that emerges from Vedanta. In TM, one sits with his back straight (ideally in the Lotus or half-lotus posture), and use a mantra, a sacred word that is repeated.

15 Loving kindness or goodwill meditation : The meditator cultivating benevolence towards themselves, then one's loved ones, friends, teachers, strangers, enemies, and finally towards all beings. Dynamic meditation is a form of meditation in which physical actions are involved followed by breath and body sensation, open field awareness, imagery (visualisation).

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17 they turn, whirl.... they will tell you to dance, and go on in a mad whirl, and remain a witness -- as if a wheel is moving, and the axis is there and on the axis, the wheel is moving...the axis remains constantly in one position, centered, and the wheel moves on it. Whirl like a wheel, and remember your witness inside as a center. Suddenly you will feel you are the center and the body is just a wheel

18 They turn, whirl.... they will tell you to dance, and go on in a mad whirl, and remain a witness -- as if a wheel is moving, and the axis is there and on the axis, the wheel is moving... The axis remains constantly in one position, centered, and the wheel moves on it. Whirl like a wheel, and remember your witness inside as a center. Suddenly one feels one is the center and the body is just a wheel

19 It lowers oxygen consumption. It decreases respiratory rate. It increases blood flow and slows the heart rate. Reduction of free radicals, less tissue damage Drop in cholesterol levels, lowers risk of cardiovascular disease. Improved flow of air to the lungs resulting in easier breathing. Decreases the aging process.

20 Reduces anxiety attacks and lowers the levels of blood lactate. Decreases muscle tension Reduces Pre-menstrual Syndrome symptoms. Enhances the immune system.

21 Builds self-confidence. Increases serotonin level, influences mood and behaviour. Resolve phobias & fears Increase creativity

22 Increased brain wave coherence Increased emotional stability. Improved relationships Mind ages at slower rate

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24 Increase in the capacity for intimate contact with loved ones Less aggressiveness. Helps in quitting smoking, alcohol addiction. Grows a stable, more balanced personality.

25 Provides peace of mind, happiness. Helps you discover your purpose. Increased compassion. Brings body, mind, spirit in harmony. Increased acceptance of oneself

26 Helps living in the present moment. Increases the synchronicity in your life

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28 People are not at ease within themselves, hence war has to exist, otherwise people will go mad. Each decade a great war is needed to unburden humanity of its neurosis------!!

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31 If even one percent of humanity becomes meditative, wars will disappear. And there is no other way

32 Rabia Sufi mystic s story.

33 Seeking bliss in outside world because ur senses open outside where have u lost it? You have lost it inside. It has always been within.

34 In East Sat-Chit- Anand. Sat - Truth Awareness of our eternal reality. Chit - Tremendous Consciousness. All is light, nothing is dark, Pure awareness. Anand Ultimate core is bliss.

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