How Speed Gets Trapped in the Body

One of my friends made a bumper sticker that read: Dare to Go Slow. In this era of speed people are likely to feel urgency and “rush hour” goes on all day long. This is unfortunate for it is only by slowing down that healing can occur. When I slow down I feel that I can heal my body and heal my relationships. Slowing down enables me to pay attention. When I slow down my breath and slow down my mind I enter into a vast open realm, just outside the pressurized speed trap of the daily grind.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In the accelerated pace of today’s world, the body’s physiological rhythms are amped up. Overwhelmed by speed, circulatory flow gets interrupted. Electrochemical signals, neurological firing, and the movement of fluids get thrown out of kilter. The timing involved in sleep, digestion, respiration, and hormonal balance gets thrown out of synch, compromising the body’s capacity to self-correct or self-regulate. When caught in pressurized speed traps of stress and overwork, the body’s homeostasis is disturbed.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Excerpt from Tias’s new book – The Practice is the Path: Lessons and Reflections on the Transformative Power of Yoga⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Order your copy via the link here – https://bit.ly/2Nx1jWt⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

MORE ARTICLES

At Great Odds

At Great Odds

What is your tolerance for the dumbfounding and the unpredictable? I hope it is not too low, for the world today is full of wind storms, fluctuating markets, hackers and trolls. Someone recently said that on the time line of maturation, humanity is still in its adolescence.With brains not fully developed, people are erratic and do things without thinking at all.

read more
Don’t Hold Your Breath

Don’t Hold Your Breath

You don’t have to do yoga to know that you should not “hold your breath”. Yet in order to make it through a topsy turvy time it is common for people to do just this. When we say “holding your breath” we do not simply mean not inhaling. Of course, people rarely “hold their breath” for without breath there is no life and by way of a long held breath, you might end up passed out on the carpet! It is more common for people to constrict their blood vessels, clench their nerves or tighten their sphincters in order to get by.

read more