Young Professionals and Stress – What’s the Solution?

Tuesday, December 28, 2021


Generally speaking, the young professionals, whether they are in jobs or managing their own business or industry, are experiencing lots of stress day in and day out in varying degrees across the globe. Undoubtedly, the competition is huge and cut–throat.


Consequently, they often get tired and indisposed too rather more frequently, which badly affect their self-confidence, general health/well-being and productivity at their work place. It also impacts their family life adversely.

In fact, medical experts have been noticing an abnormal increase, particularly during the most challenging times of Covid19 pandemic, in the number of young professionals falling prey to psychosomatic ailments which involve both body and mind. In the majority of cases, it is the fallout of perpetual tension, anxiety and stress. Ultimately, the person starts suffering from medical disorders such as headache, migraine, ulcer, hypertension, diabetes etc.

This is not a happy situation for any individual and his or her family. The question is how to cope up with this situation on an on-going basis without visiting a doctor and without taking medicine on every such occasion?

The simple and very effective solution is practicing ‘Yoga’ sincerely and regularly. 
In an address given at Gandhi memorial College, Bhopal, on 28th February, 1979, Swami Satyananda Saraswati, the founder of world famous 'Bihar School of Yoga' said, "…Today, the thinking people, who have eyes to see and who are able to understand the secrets of yoga with an open mind, have come to the conclusion that the science of yoga has a definite, clear and indisputable solution for the difficulties of man. The science of yoga covers a great range of human problems. It not only solves the problems of spiritual life, but it can also help to ease the problems of our day to day illnesses. The science of Yogasanas, Pranayama, Mudras and Bandhas, including Hatha Yoga - the science of physiological balance and physical purification- has brought to us the knowledge that diseases can be relieved by the practice of yoga."

To say in plain words, through regular practice of yoga, preferably in the early morning hours in a relatively open space, we gradually learn to look inside, explore our latent potential, achieve higher levels of mindfulness in our every action and thereby gain control over our body and mind.

In reality, besides achieving a better physical fitness level, we do improve our power of concentration and the capacity to remain calm and quiet even in moments of distress and indisposition. As a result, we become far more capable of handling and managing any hardship we normally confront in the journey of our life and become more productive and satisfied most of the time.

So, the simple prescription is to spare a minimum 30-40 minutes out of 1440 minutes in a day to practice yoga every morning to manage your stress significantly and hence keep yourself healthier and happier now and always.

Finally before signing off, let us enjoy the motivating lines of Swami Vivekananda: "All power is within you. You can do anything and everything. Believe in that."


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