Heal Your Stress
Stress. We all have it and most of us at times wish it would, or could, well, just go away! Yet stress doesn’t have to get the best of us. The body’s response to stress can actually help us rise to challenges and perform at our peak. The problem comes when we get stuck in a stress response even after the immediate challenge is over. Chronic stress is something we can, and must, learn to manage to prevent premature aging and chronic problems with mood, energy, immunity, and overall health.
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How Are You Handling Stress?
Interestingly, while stress is universal, how we deal with it is very individual. Each of us perceives and responds to stress in our own way. For example, worldwide travel may be exciting and freeing to one person, but too exhausting to another. Public speaking can empower one person and terrify another. One college student may thrive on late nights while her best friend is thrown completely off balance, leaving her unfocused and overly emotionally sensitive.
What’s Your Stress Type?
Fortunately, Ayurveda helps us make sense of our seemingly random differences, describing three “stress types” or ways we respond to stress, along with specific preventive and reparative measures for each type. How do you handle stress? Do you worry too much and get anxious under stress? Or do you get angry and aggressive, or depressed and lacking motivation?
Find Out Your Stress Type Now
According to Ayurveda, our stress type depends upon the balance of our three doshas, our three “body guides” that govern our mind-body system.* Our doshas underlie our genetics and influence our temperament. Discover your stress type with the quiz below and get a heads up on the stress-busting approaches that can work best for you.
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*For more about Ayurvedic mind-body types and your doshas,
or read Dr. Lonsdorf’s book,
The Ageless Woman, How to Navigate the Transition Naturally for a Long Life of Vibrant Health and Radiant Beauty >