Managing Exam Stress With Ayurveda
ParentEdge|January - February 2021
Stress and anxiety could hinder the thinking capability of students, especially in the times of pandemic when there is so much uncertainty around. For teenagers, appearing for exams is not just about the exam preparation but also about taking all the necessary precaution to safeguard their health. Read on.
Dr. Partap Chauhan

Exams in the ‘new normal’

Students all across India have already begun appearing for their various pre-board and internal school exams. Soon the final exams will be conducted, in settings very different from earlier years. However, both parents and children need to stay calm and deal with the situation in a balanced way. The government has already issued standard operating procedures, prioritising the health of students but immunity is the key to resist and fight infection. With the help of a few simple Ayurvedic practices, teenagers can keep their mind calm, stay healthy and prepare themselves to appear for their exams during the pandemic.

Parents’ approach to performance – Ayurveda’s inputs

Students tend to concentrate more when they are with people who appreciate and understand the efforts they are putting in. We have to remember that all children do their best. Their hard work may not always result in proportionately high marks. Marks are not everything. In fact, in India, marks are not an accurate indicator of the child’s knowledge or ability.

Each individual has a unique set of skills, likes and dislikes which in Ayurveda is known as prakriti (body constitution). Parents must be aware of their teen’s prakriti in order to understand and support well. Comparing one child to another is never right. If one child is good in academics, another will be good at music, dance, sports or being helpful and kind.

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