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  • Writer's pictureMaya Jowett

Is your body responding to stress?

Updated: Jun 22, 2020

The world is full of daily pressures from all sides. Stress is happening to everyone. It would be difficult to name a friend or person who doesn't suffer from stress.

A simple definition of stress is it is the body's reaction to any change that requires a response.Tight shoulders, headaches, sweating, shortness of breath. All examples of the bodies reaction to a new event, situation or piece of information.

Stress is how our body reacts to an external event based on our conditioning of the past. Our view of something that happens to us, interpreted by our mind, and presented in the body. Our own individual history has taught us there is possible danger or discomfort. The old, fight or flight evolutionary response strikes again.

We live in a busy world, with layers of stress upon layers of stress. Our body finds itself in this fight or flight mode, finding it difficult to reset. Our heart pounds, our head hurts and we can't think. Sometimes, our body needs a hand to hit that reset switch.

Kinesiology is a tool to help the body tell us what is out of "balance" from the stress.We are so used to having stress that our conscious mind, the one that we hear and does the thinking doesn't recognize the discomfort anymore. Stress has become the new norm, it is "just how I am".

Kinesiology listens to the body and provides a gentle way to switch the brain from it's survival mode back to a calmer, rational state. This calms the nervous system, clears the mind and has a profound physiological impact on the body.

I hear people saying all the time, "I didn't know I was stressed until I wasn't!".

Stress is not something that happens to us, it happens deep within us, and it is our bodies that have the greatest knowledge of how to fix it.

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