Faster Habituation to a Stressful Stimulus

The regular practice of Vedic Meditation develops the ability to recover more rapidly from stressful stimulus

Faster Habituation to a Stressful StimulusStress is your body’s physical and psychological response to anything you perceive as overwhelming.

I think we all find that from time to time life’s demands, pleasant or unpleasant, can be overwhelming.

However, it’s the combination of these ‘life demands’ and other factors that can trigger the ‘stress’ response.

For example, if you are tired, or unwell, preoccupied with another project or event and then something else comes along. Bang!

Or for whatever reason simply don’t have the resources to cope. Fortunately, in these circumstances, our bodies are designed to feel stress and react to it.

Stressful Stimulus

In each person’s life, there are uncertainties that can cause stress. The change of a job may necessitate many other changes in the life of a person or family members. Trying to sell a home and buy another in the new location may be stressful. Logic and informed predictions have a place, but often stress piles up because there are so many “unknowns” in such situations.

You may feel stress when faced with uncertainty or feel helpless because you cannot control the situation. And it can be discomforting when you do not know what is going to happen next. Fear of the unknown is one of the most common forms of stress.

The regular practice of Vedic Meditation develops the ability to recover more rapidly from a stressful stimulus, and a reversal of symptomatology associated with severe and chronic stress.

In conclusion; when we feel overwhelmed, it is often because we are under too much stress. And when we are under stress our bodies are functioning in survival mode (fight, flight or freeze).

When our immune system is lowered, we become more reactive rather than responsive. We tend to be more guarded, more defensive, and most importantly – our quality of life, our satisfaction is lowered and therefore we can experience a lack of fulfilment in most areas of our life.

The regular practice of Vedic Meditation removes stress, anxiety and tension, therefore you respond to the stresses in a more positive way. When your body is no longer storing as much stress and tension you start responding to life in new ways – more relaxed, resilient and carefree.

Related Research findings:

Effects of Chronic Stress on the Brain
Chronic stress creates excessive levels of cortisol in the brain, impairing the function, short term and contextual memory …

Effects of Stress on the Immune System
Chronic stress affects the immune system by increasing sympathetic activity and decreasing cellular immunity …

Effects of Chronic Stress on the Cardiovascular and Metabolic System
Chronic stress can create significant damage to the cardiovascular system by increasing the risk of coronary artery disease …

Normal and Abnormal Responses to Stress
When stressed, your body creates extra energy to protect itself. If not used, this extra energy creates an imbalance within your system.

The Biochemical Response to Stress
Chronic acute stress leads to an out of balance biochemistry with elevated cortisol and suppressed serotonin, consequently, stress plays a major causative role in both physical and mental health …

When we are under stress our bodies are functioning in survival mode (fight, flight or freeze)

Learn to meditate, learn how to cope with stressOur immune system weakens, we tend to be more reactive (rather than responsive), more guarded, defensive (crying over spilt milk). And most importantly – our quality of life, our life satisfaction is lowered.

Vedic Meditation is one of the most powerful techniques available for reducing stress and anxiety. As a result, you no longer store as much stress and tension in your body. This allows you to start responding to life with a positive attitude – relaxed, resilient and care-free. It is also one of the easiest to learn and simplest to practice.

If you are in Auckland (NZ) call me on 09 419 5380.  Or email to find our how Vedic Meditation could help you achieve better health.

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