Fear; the power of this emotion can override the best intentions and create a feeling of entanglement of every organ in the body. Stress echoes this sentiment and can accumulate into chronic serious health concerns.
Equanimity may equate the antidote to the poison of toxic metabolites. This form of serenity involves a deeper sense of acceptance, invoking a physiological response that taps into the vagus nerve and the CNS.
By choosing equanimity, emotional intensity can be channelled into precision thinking and decisive actions. The ability to be wholly present and connected to the current situation gives a leading edge.
What is Equanimity?
To act and think equanimously comes from the ability to lift judgement and labelling an event, a feeling, a thought, or whatever else, as either good or bad. It requires an immersive experiencing of the situation and a direct connection to self and others.
Your beautiful human body has the ability to build neurotransmitters, as a response to electrical synaptic communication, with the capacity to activate or silence reactions. Your participation in the process is a deeply profound experience. The ability to harness your energy, to exercise discipline in the advent of a perceived stimuli depends on the practice of choosing to be present, aware of your feelings, able to compute past experiences and make acute decisions that support peace and wellbeing. The next step is the act itself, choosing to behave or speak in a matter that respects all concerned and in anchored with truth; this often requires courage.
These principles equate the neurotransmitters already circulating in your system. Courage, as mentioned above, is a mix of noradrenaline, adrenaline, dopamine, oxytocin and serotonin. The physiological supporters of courage is well known; B2 for example, helps in the deamination (metabolism or breakdown) of dopamine, lowering the oxidative stress dopamine exerts on the body.
Methylation, the ability to transfer methyl groups, simply means how well your body can adjust and adapt with epigenetics. This is reliant upon your dietary choices and habits, supplementation, lifestyle, environment and your genetics.
Lifestyle Naturopathy meets you where you are at. Supplementation and lifestyle serve as the heart of each naturopathic protocol. Testing, from neurotransmitters and their metabolites, hormones and their metabolites, provides a window into understanding your current and unique situation. Workshops offered to heal psycho-neuro physiology such as Exon*erate Your Inner Child (exons are the active coding segment of DNA) have benefited many clients in understanding and dealing with emotionally linked symptoms.
The energy released in worry, fretting and panicking can easily find a new channel that allows for positive relaxation and productivity. The gift of our perceived negative emotions comes with the ability to discern the feelings, sort them out and make choices to improve our lives.
Staying present with your feelings, releasing judgment and ensuring your nutritional status via testing with accredited labs can exert a sustainable power of equal and greater measure than any drug.
Take the guesswork out of the equation with the guided support of Lifestyle Naturopathy. Maximize your potential for joy and athletic prowess for life.