JAMMU, Dec 29: Jammu & Kashmir State Judicial Academy today organised a special programme for the Trainee Munsiffs (Civil Judges, Junior Division) on the subject “Holistic Health: Science of Stress and its Management through Yoga”.
Dr. T. R. Raina, Former Prof. & Head Blood Bank, Government Medical College Hospital Jammu was the resource person. Proceedings were conducted by Rajeev Gupta, Director, J&K State Judicial Academy.
In his introductory remarks, Director, State Judicial Academy highlighted the need to have this kind of awareness programmes. He said that in an age of a highly competitive world, man is exposed to all kinds of stress factors that can affect his mental and physical health. Stress is a complex process affecting every system of life, including work performance, social life and the relationship with family members.
Dr. T.R. Raina through Power-Point presentation gave detailed account parameters of good health and role of stress in disturbing these parameters. He highlighted that health does not only mean absence of any disease or ailment but it includes balance of physical and mental state of one’s body.
He enumerated the external and internal factors that cause stress and the changes that take place in the body on high and constant level of stress. He also told about the lifestyle changes that contribute to stress.
He informed the participants that Yoga is rapidly emerging in the Western and the developed world as a discipline for integrating the mind and body into a harmony, and that when adopted as a way of life Yoga can improve physical, mental, intellectual and spiritual health.
Dr. Raina said that judges perform the functions of adjudication which involves the long sittings and constant thinking process. It causes physical and mental fatigue, leading to enhanced stress levels. It is important for them to manage the stress levels by effective yogic techniques. Stress management results into enhanced job performance and quality dispensation.
Various yogic techniques were demonstrated by Dr. Raina, specifically suitable for the judges to manage job related stress and to reduce the physical and mental disorders caused by stress.
The function concluded with the vote of thanks proposed by Rajeev Gupta, Director, J&K State Judicial Academy.