People can experience different kinds of emotions, everything from happiness to sadness and from joyfulness to depression. These emotions can create different feeling within the body.
During experiencing the various emotions, our body releases different kinds of chemicals. Each chemical creates a different environment within our body. We will show you an example, if you are happy and satisfied, your body releases serotonin, dopamine or oxytocin.
On the other hand, if your body releases cortisol while you are under stress, you will fell how your body changes into survival mode.
Thoughts can have a great effect on your body. Have you ever thought about what happens if we have pessimist thoughts? Or how we feel when our mind has positive thoughts?
What happens when we are not experiencing negative nor positive thoughts? Let us explain how thoughts can affect your body.
Positive vs. Negative
You may ask yourself, is there contrast between these two concepts? Of course there is, but most of the time we will find ourselves judging what is to be considered as positive and what is consider as negative.
Our most powerful tool is the brain, so if we set our mind on something, we will definitely reach the desired goal. You have definitely noticed this, for example when some one drives a car and gets cut off,he loses their lid, becomes angry and gets immediately stressed.
But when someone drives, gets cut off and he acts like nothing bad happened, he moves on and has a smile on his face. This will definitely make you think.
Do we make our own perspective of what is positive or negative? Or we just define things as positive or negative?
Cut the Perceptions As Much As Possible
If you think about it, there are no positive or negative things that are happening other than what we define as such. With this we have the power to change the perception of the situation, and we can control what we are feeling while something is happening.
This can make us chose how our body is going to be affected. If we just accept the experience for what it is, we are going to be able to move into a state of awareness and use everything as a learning ground.
This may not be easy as it looks, but if we want to change the health of the body, we also have to change our negative thoughts.
“If someone wishes for good health, one must first ask oneself if he is ready to do away with the reasons for his illness. Only then is it possible to help him.” – Hippocrates
Mind Body Connection
We all have a powerful connection between our mind and body, and even though it cannot be seen, the effects that our mind has on the body are significant. If we are in a positive state of mind, we are going to be able to deal with every challenge, and we will create a healthy lifestyle for ourselves.
However, if we have a negative state of mind, we are going to self-destruct our thoughts, and will not be able to deal with all of the issues that we have, which will result in unhealthy lifestyle. Why is this thing happening?
Our cellular memory can store the essential energy that is provided by our emotions and experiences. Have you ever experienced something that left an emotional mark or pain in a certain area of your body?
As it is still happening to you? That area still holds your energy that was released by the remaining experience. I have found a very interesting chart where you can see some of the possible areas that different emotions might affect your healthy body.