Anxiety is an emotion characterized by an unpleasant state of inner turmoil, often accompanied by nervous behavior such as pacing back and forth, somatic complaints, and rumination. It is the subjectively unpleasant feelings of dread over anticipated events, such as the feeling of imminent death. Anxiety is not the same as fear, which is a response to a real or perceived immediate threat, whereas anxiety is the expectation of future threat. Anxiety is a feeling of uneasiness and worry, usually generalized and unfocused as an overreaction to a situation that is only subjectively seen as menacing. It is often accompanied by muscular tension, restlessness, fatigue and problems in concentration. Anxiety can be appropriate, but when experienced regularly the individual may suffer from an anxiety disorder


  • Neurological, as headache, paresthesias, vertigo, or presyncope.
  • Digestive, as abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, indigestion, dry mouth, or bolus.
  • Respiratory, as shortness of breath or sighing breathing.
  • Cardiac, as palpitations, tachycardia, or chest pain.
  • Muscular, as fatigue, tremors, or tetany.
  • Cutaneous, as perspiration, or itchy skin.
  • Uro-genital, as frequent urination, urinary urgency, dyspareunia, or impotence.



Various therapies in Panchakarma are very beneficial to mental and emotional functioning of the body. We in Bhagwati Ayurveda & Panchkarma Centre do our best efforts in designing the therapy schedule for each patient specificly with holistic treatment approach. Some of the useful treatments are Shirodhara with herbal decoction or oil, Sarvangabhyanga (Body massage) and basti ( herbailised enema). These purification therapies when done by trained therapist work to systematically remove toxins from the cellular level of the body. This detoxification process results in improved mood and mental clarity together with other physical benefits. Whole body and mind is relaxed resulting in alleviation of anxiety.

Meditation and Asanas

During meditation metabolic rate drops and body achieves the profound level of rest to both body and mind. This all results in release of stress and fatigue in a effortless manner. Similarly, Pranayama including anulom and vilom helps to control over body and mind. Regular practice of Yogasana is proved very beneficial to remove extra & unecessary thoughts inside the mind. Some of the important Asanas are :
  • Subhasana (Easy Pose)
  • Marjaryasana (Cat Pose)
  • Uttana Shishosana
  • Paschimottanasana
  • Janu Sirsasana
  • Balasana
  • Savasana
These asanas are not only an effective stress relievers, but also a way to ease symptoms of anxiety. These offer great help by transferring focus and attention to body and breath thus relieving physical and mental tension.

Herbal Preparations

Constant stress and anxiety may trigger many other ailments such as allergies, asthma, high cholestrol and hyper-tension. It may lead to an imbalance of Vata, Pitta and Kapha in body. Natural herbs have the inherent power which help to eradicate the diseases in a natural and healthier way. Some well known herbs for stress and anxiety removal are:
  • Brahmi – It decrease the level of cortisol which is the stress hormone and further enhances the concentration power by revitalizing the brain cells leaving a soothing effect on nervous system.
  • Jatamansi – It is an anti-stress and anti-fatigue herb. Mainlyits roots are used as individual herb or in combination with others. This herb keeps our mind and body free of toxins and clokcages and further provides a sense of stability, allowing the brain to function properly.
  • Ashwagandha – It acts as an adaptogen that helps the body to adapt itself against stressful situations. It boosts energy, stamina and endurance power. It helps in releiving insomnia and hypertension by balancing the energies in body.
  • Vacha – Vacha is know to increase and improve memory power. It is having calmative properties which relaxes an anxious mind and helps in good sleep.