15 Primary Responses

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Emotions are behavioral, physiological and subjective reactions, activated by information from the external and / or internal world of the individual. These reactions can be rejection, if we experience these stimuli as dangerous or attractive, if we experience them as attractive or pleasant. We could say that they are a system of signals that encourage us to make changes to take action. Our expert in Ayurveda will help you better understand those primitive or primary responses that our body has based on our emotions.

The fight or flight response, is a response totally instinctive, rooted in the most primitive part of our brain

And its fundamental function is

is related because with our instinct of survival, is to protect the body

Protecting survival

Formerly, let's say that this answer was very useful, towards our ancestors when in a short time, they had to decide let's say they were faced with a beast, with a bear, they had to decide in a very short time, whether to face that beast or to run away, and run for their lives

When we are

when this response is activated, let's say that a series of changes occur within us, because in a very short time, we have which is to answer to keep, just to keep us alive and if we put that in a situation like this, in which, our life is threatened, because the response of our organism is accordingly

What happens, it increases the heart rate, increases the blood pressure arterial, let's say the blood flows to the muscles, they concentrate in the muscles, because we need that quick answer of the body

It is an answer that probably today, still in some occasions is still useful to us but, which is often activated in situations that do not really endanger us

our life, but simply when we do not see our needs satisfied, when we expect something from a person and we don't get it or a situation, because with certain frequency this response is activated and what happens, is the stress-related response, and this response that clouds us the sense a little bit, because no, it does not intermediate the reasoning but it's totally instinctive and once we are, that this response has been triggered, it is very difficult cut it, impossible because it's already like that all the chemicals that are released take on a life of their own in our organism

It is a response that is detrimental to our immune system, because it is a great stress for the organism

And when is activated frequently, let's say it alters our feeding patterns

that's why, when we are or have been an altercation with someone an argument or some situation that has put us under stress, so our

functions, such as digestion, are diminished

because the blood let's say that is at that moment being used by our organism to digest food, because it goes to the muscles, that's why we need a quick response

Our organism at that moment, interprets that the functions, such as digestion, are not necessary for survival because of that, functions like digestion are depressed, and sometimes when we suffer a lot of stress during the day, and we don't give ourselves the opportunity sometimes to release it, to get enough exercise, to get enough rest

enough

When it's time to go to bed, because it's hard for us to fall asleep very well, a lot of people have disturbed sleep patterns as well

because of the accumulation of stress, which in the end is the activation of this fight or flight response

There is another one

another answer, which is the reactive response

The reactive response is the version emotional version of the fight or flight response, and at that time, then our emotions are in the ego field, in the realm of the known, we tend to react to perpetuate some patterns in our life and we tend to react therefore, with anger, with anger, with distrust, with fear

They are situations, situations, which endanger our life, how we react emotionally

Fear, is a reaction very common in these cases, but if we get, in that moment, connect with our breath, creating a space, move a little bit of

from that totally instinctive response and there really are other responses, other responses, that we can develop with the practice of meditation, that help us to move from the known, from these totally instinctive responses, to responses which are based on an expanding consciousness

In a more present moment awareness, a broader understanding of reality, and which allow ,well, that too, to expand our body, expand our emotions, and contribute to our health, which is, in short, the fundamental objective of Ayurveda; maintaining longevity throughout life, and be well, in full health, with vitality and feel vibrant

A practical way to help us fight stress, the answer of fight or flight, these answers totally instinctive, is helping us ourselves to connect with the breathing

Bringing attention to our inner self, probably, move the mind's attention from that situation that, is making us tense, or those thoughts that we're having that we're are usually thoughts that tend to to contract our body and to feel contracted

Just by moving the attention to the body and bring the attention to the breath, feel the tension in the body, now we can experiment a relaxation, create this necessary space to make a better decision in the face of the challenge that imposes on us that moment, that situation or that person

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