2021, Vol. 6 Issue 1, Part A
Role of spirituality in managing stress
AUTHOR(S): Trishala M and Dr. Amreen Fatima
Stress is irrevocably an integral part of an individual’s life. It serves a very useful purpose by motivating a person or by responding to threat. But if the individual fails to handle or feels overwhelmed due to the pressure they face, then it can seriously affect their day-to-day activities, job, health and family life too. Management of stress can hence make one’s life easeful. There are many techniques or ways which can be used to manage this stress and help a person to lead a stress-free life. Spirituality or spiritual practices is one such technique which can be used to lower stress levels. Spirituality is a way which is used to reduce the negative effects in one’s life which can be either a death of a close person or severe illness, traumatic event etc. It is a form to have deeper understanding about oneself and includes other attributes like peace, love, bliss and purity. In this research paper an attempt is made to identify the role of spirituality in reducing stress. There are certain spiritual techniques which is being discussed in this paper for lowering stress and also how these techniques assist in reducing stress. The meaning of spirituality, in this research paper is not limited to prayer, mediation, religion but it also includes meditation, connecting with nature, relaxation techniques etc. There is a growing number of researches like Reutter Kirby (2012), Nandeesh et al. (2016), Delgado (2007) who have studied spirituality in managing stress and have concluded that spirituality is an integral component not only in effective management of stress but also it contributes to the overall wellbeing of an individual. The present paper makes an attempt to understand the role of spirituality in managing stress.
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How to cite this article:
Trishala M, Dr. Amreen Fatima. Role of spirituality in managing stress. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2021;6(1):25-28.