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What are you thinking about today?


Imagine you are taking a lazy Sunday walk through the park with your small child and out of nowhere a large dog starts running towards you both barking and looking very aggressive. Suddenly from feeling totally relaxed your body tenses up and you move into “fight or flight” mode as you need to react to this threat from the outside. Within three seconds your body is flooded with adrenalin and cortisol as a response to that threat. This stress response is needed and was particularly necessary thousands of years ago when our ancestors went out hunting and had to fight off predators.

These days our worst predator is our thoughts. Imagine, after this threat in the park, you go home, you share your story with you partner – as you do, your heart starts racing again, you start perspiring, feeling anxious – your thoughts are causing a repeat stress response to an event that is in your thoughts. If you continue retelling this story or any similar story of your past, you get stuck in this past emotion – these can be childhood traumas, unresolved issues from your past. All this has a detrimental effect on your physical health.

Our thoughts and emotions influence our health and the world we see around us. A belief is a pattern of thought – it is a thought that repeats itself – “I’m not pretty enough. I’m not clever enough. I never succeed.” It could also be to do with the country you live in, the neighbourhood you are part of. “Why are our leaders so incompetent? Why does my neighbour always leave his trash on the sidewalk? Why aren’t the buses running on time?” With time this belief can make you feel that the world is not safe and even higher levels of adrenalin and cortisol start being produced. Add emotion and with time you become passionate about your beliefs and an even higher increase of stress hormones is produced. Constant high levels of cortisol cause reduced muscle mass, reduced bone density and a degradation of digestion.  

Learn more about living in the now, in the present moment, and your health will improve. Join my meditation classes! We will be starting a new group course in March. Write or message me to find out more. Imagine you are taking a lazy Sunday walk through the park with your small child and out of nowhere a large dog starts running towards you both barking and looking very aggressive. Suddenly from feeling totally relaxed your body tenses up and you move into “fight or flight” mode as you need to react to this threat from the outside. Within three seconds your body is flooded with adrenalin and cortisol as a response to that threat. This stress response is needed and was particularly necessary thousands of years ago when our ancestors went out hunting and had to fight off predators.

These days our worst predator is our thoughts. Imagine, after this threat in the park, you go home, you share your story with you partner – as you do, your heart starts racing again, you start perspiring, feeling anxious – your thoughts are causing a repeat stress response to an event that is in your thoughts. If you continue retelling this story or any similar story of your past, you get stuck in this past emotion – these can be childhood traumas, unresolved issues from your past. All this has a detrimental effect on your physical health.

Our thoughts and emotions influence our health and the world we see around us. A belief is a pattern of thought – it is a thought that repeats itself – “I’m not pretty enough. I’m not clever enough. I never succeed.” It could also be to do with the country you live in, the neighbourhood you are part of. “Why are our leaders so incompetent? Why does my neighbour always leave his trash on the sidewalk? Why aren’t the buses running on time?” With time this belief can make you feel that the world is not safe and even higher levels of adrenalin and cortisol start being produced. Add emotion and with time you become passionate about your beliefs and an even higher increase of stress hormones is produced. Constant high levels of cortisol cause reduced muscle mass, reduced bone density and a degradation of digestion.  

Learn more about living in the now, in the present moment, and your health will improve. Join my meditation classes! We will be starting a new group course in March. Write or message me to find out more. https://www.anuvindanti.com/meditation




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