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Stress is a normal physical response of the body to events that make you feel threatened or upset your balance in some way. The stress response is the body's way of protecting you. When working properly, it helps you stay focused, energetic, and alert. But beyond a certain point, stress stops being helpful and starts causing major damage to your health, your mood, your productivity, your relationships, and adversely affects the overall quality of life.
High demand levels load the person with extra effort and work. Many techniques are available to cope with the stresses life brings. Ayurveda and yoga techniques have known to play important role in effective stress management.
Meditation techniques have also been used by Western theories of counselling and psychotherapy as an effective tool for stress management. Relaxation training works toward achieving mental and muscle relaxation to reduce daily stresses. Self hypnosis along with music therapy prove potential stress busters.