Pranava Kerala Ayurveda Clinic Specialist Stress Management Programme


According to ayurveda, stress on the body and mind is the primary reason for all problems – physical, mental, social, family, relationships, economical and spiritual problems in our life.

Without shanti (peace of mind), we can’t enjoy all the good things in life. It doesn’t matter how healthy our body may be, or how many assets, friends, family, pleasures, names, and fame we may possess. Do we appreciate and enjoy what we have? If not, what’s the point of trying to accumulate more? Sunidra programme of pranava kerala ayurveda clinic has one primary purpose: to help people appreciate and respect their body-mind and everything that we already have in this life, instead of stressing about what we don’t have.

Body and mind are not two different things – but they are reflections of each other. All physical health problems have their source in the mind. And all mental stress and psychological fears are reflected in our physical bodies. The ayurvedic approach to stress management is focused on relieving stress from the nervous system while improving the relaxation of the entire body.

In addition to ayurvedic therapies relieving the stress from the brain and nerves, proper diet, yoga, pranayamas, meditation, and lifestyle changes offer a holistic approach. The peaceful atmosphere and mother nature at our clinic not only nurture your body-mind but also reset your physical bio-rhythms and mental equilibrium. The stress management therapy offered at our clinic has a multi-approach to work on various aspects of the body-mind through gradual stages:

Stage 1: to relieve stress from different organs in the physical body at a deeper level.

Stage 2: to improve the cardio-respiratory system (blood circulation and lung capacity).

Stage 3: to improve the nervous system and nadis in the pranic body.

Stage 4: to improve the endocrine glands / hormonal balance, which are closely connected to emotional balance in the mind.

Please note that sunidra stress management therapy works well for people stressed out due to work and a hectic lifestyle. If you are suffering from anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, and other psychological issues, this therapy may be helpful but not sufficient.  Anxiety, depression, and other psychological disorders are much more deeply seated in the mind. You may need the help of professionals in psychiatry, psychotherapy, reiki, and other healers specialized in the subconscious mind.

Signs and symptoms:

  • Having sleep problems, such as difficulty falling or staying asleep.
  • Difficulty in breathing.
  • Panic attacks.
  • Blurred eyesight or sore eyes.
  • Muscle aches and headaches.
  • Chest pains and high blood pressure.
  • Indigestion or heartburn.

Causes and risk factors of stress

  • Personal: illness/injury/disability, abuse, bereavement, etc
  • Family and relationships: going through divorce/separation, difficult relationships, being a carer
  • Work: long-term unemployment, workplace abuse, conflicts, etc
  • Other: discrimination/ abuse, debt problems, etc

How does stress affect you?

On your body

On your mood

On your behaviour



Overeating or undereating

Muscle tension or pain


Angry outbursts

Chest pain

Lack of motivation or focus

Drug or alcohol misuse


Feeling overwhelmed

Tobacco use

Change in sex drive

Irritability or anger

Social withdrawal

Stomach upset

Sadness or depression

Exercising less often

Sleep problems



Objectives of this program:

  • To recognise stressors and factors that cause stress
  • To reduce stress
  • To improve sleep and associated problems
  • To improve physical and mental wellbeing
  • To improve cognitive abilities to better deal with stress stimulants
  • To improve behaviour and communication


  • Online consultation or face to face consultation
  • Specific herbal preparations to rejuvenate tissues
  • Individualized dietary & lifestyle guidelines
  • Panchakarma procedures according to the imbalances and constitution of the individual
  • Designing a specific lifestyle according to the imbalances and constitution of the individual
  • Guidelines regarding seasonal and daily routine
  • Customized exercise program
  • Stress release management through spiritual practices


Pranava kerala ayurveda sunidra programme is not advisable if you are pregnant or lactating, or suffer from the following conditions:

  • Alcohol or drug dependency.
  • Cardiovascular diseases.
  • Congestive cardiac failure.
  • Myocardial infarction.
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorders.

Some of the ayurvedic treatments we recommend for stress as a part of this program:

  • Swedana (loosening of toxins through herbal steam therapy).
  • Abhyanga (body rejuvenation through warm oil massage).
  • Pizhichil (muscular toning through oil bath).
  • Shirodhara (nervous destressing through a rhythmic flow of medicated oil on the forehead).
  • Shirovasthi (nervous rejuvenation through medicated oils that are retained on the head using an elongated cap).
  • Thalam (nervous relaxation through herbal decoctions applied to the crown of the head).
  • Thalapothichil (nourishment to nervous tissue by application of medicated paste on the head).
  • Njavarkizhi (stress relief through full-body massage with medicinal rice gruel contained in a pouch).
  • Elakizhi (therapeutic massaging with warm pouches containing herbs).

(please note the above list is a general set of treatments for this therapy. Based on your age, medical condition, and ayurvedic dosha imbalance, our doctors will decide which treatments and duration of each one are appropriate. Please read our treatments page for more details on the treatments.)