Emotional wellbeing is the precious key to lead a happy and healthy life

In today's digital era, the lifestyle we follow, the social environment we live in, the personal and professional interactions of our lives all collide and affect our minds in ways more than one. We live in a country where it is okay to discuss the diseases like cancer, swine flu and dengue in public but conditions like stress, anxiety, and depression are hush-hush conversations. According to a study by the World Health Organization, India falls on the list of the most depressed countries in the world.

Most people we know experience stress and anxiety from time to time. Stress is the feeling of pressure or any demand directed on the brain or the physical body. This can be caused by any daily event that makes you nervous or frustrated. Stress is not considered bad always. Every person experiences different amount of stress and deals with it differently in the way he knows the best. When this gets frequent, unmanageable and reaches the threshold, it's time you get it treated.

Anxiety is the feeling of worry, fear or uneasiness. Often, it can be a reaction to stress or can be caused because of not being able to identify the significant reason for the cause of stress. They can both be physical and psychological.

Depression is a condition where the person experiences extreme sadness, loneliness and more often than not, the person with depression does not know what is causing him the depression. Nobody actually knows what causes depression, although there can we a variety of reasons for a person to get depression. Being depressed can affect a person's wellbeing, mind, body, thoughts, feelings, behavior, etc. It can also be a symptom of a physical disease or a side effect of some drugs or medical treatments. Life events such as neglect, mental abuse, physical or sexual abuse that are not taken care of in childhood can also cause depression. Urvi wellness centre brings in all the ancient therapies of Ayurveda to manage both mental and physical health.

Causes of stress, anxiety, and Depression

Stress Life changes
Financial problems
Being too busy
Negative self-talk
Anxiety Stress at work or school
Stress in personal relationships
Side of medication
Illicit DRUGS
Mental illness
Symptoms of mental illness like heart attack, heat stroke, etc.
Depression Death or loss
Mental or physical abuse
Personal conflicts
Major life changing events
Serious illness
Substance abuse

The best Ayurvedic food to deal with Stress, anxiety, and depression in daily life is by replacing junk food with Sattic food i.e. Fresh fruits and vegetables according to one's dosha.

  • For Vata, Eat warm and sweet food
  • For Pitta, Have sweet, cold, and bitter foods
  • For Kapha, Consume food that light, dry and hot

In Ayurveda terms, the stress or depression is named as Avsad which cause the three Doshas such as Vata, Pitta, and Kapha to lose balance. If these imbalances are not treated at the right time, this may result in negative thinking. When a person worries too much about the things and events that do not happen like anticipated, one may get depressed, thus resulting in depression or mental stress.