Fight-or-flight-response: Your physical and emotional body responds to perceived threats by preparing to run or fight. For example, your digestive system shuts down to funnel blood to your muscles, the stress hormone cortisol turns fatty acids into energy, and the senses become hyper vigilant toward threat stimuli. Great evolutionary response. However, once there no longer is a threat, many continue to experience these physiological and behavioral symptoms. It can show itself in form of social withdrawal (flight), argumentative behavior (fight) or can go as far as PTSD and other disorders. Yoga attempts to counter this response. Through even breathing, we can calm down our parasympathetic nervous system and stay present, instead of fleeing or fighting things that don’t really need to e feared. This is why #yoga is an effective tool in stress and anger management. Namaste.
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