I can not write enough on this topic and the health benefits of it!! It is the one thing missing from our "American" life with all this production. It is the dangerous killer that allows stress to so over rule us and create so much illness in the body. The body can not heal with out sleep and relax. It must get time in the parasympathetic nervous system of rejuvenate and regenerate.
All nature has it's rest and we as humans think we are immune to it? Crazy! Not only that, if you want more joy, happiness and pleasure, you must create it. It doesn't just drop in! Leisure fun, play and chill must be scheduled in. What is funnier is that we work and work so we can have more yet you need time to enjoy the more you have! The cycle is confining and on the health front, it creates so many illnesses, cancer, death and depression. We must allow our body to rejuvenate and renew its cells, clean itself, doing the back up processes that run us clean.
People barely take a week vacation and our weekends are filled with chores and work. It is important to feel like things are done but the production mindset is what is killing us. Pleasure comes from being in relaxation. We can not get into the parasympathetic without being in a slower pace, slower heart rate, with the calm feeling of just chill. Infact, most don't even know that feeling in their body or they need a beer or glass of wine to do that. That is fine but we need more than a moment on the weekend. We need this feeling through out our day to support and reset us.
Life is more beautiful, happy, clear and joyful when we are in parasympathetic. It is like a high of champagne bubbles to our body down to every cell. It is the oozing feeling of nirvana, of ahhhhh, life is good, just clear bliss. We need to experience this more than once a week! This joyous feeling should be about us every day, several times a day. It is the greatest health elixir. It soothes us tremendously on all levels. Life feels, smells, looks and is more beautiful. Even when strife comes upon us, we are clear and alert to manage with less issue. It is what we all seek and why we all work so hard.
It can only come through creating pleasure. Simple things can create this pleasure. Savoring good food, a sunset, the scent in the air, many deep breaths can get us in parasympathetic. Knowing this, learning how this feels energetically, vibrationally in your body is so important. Then we can create it as many times as we want and through all kinds of pleasures. Playing, giggling, jostling, joking, all do it as well. Creating this lighter attitude for health, for the elixir and anti aging tonic that it is goes along way to bring a happy life. It is not about the outside conditions. Yes, you can use these things to inspire the relaxation, the parasympathetic too. But realizing why this lighter attitude, this practice to feel this nervous system kick in daily is a key health tip. In fact, it could heal all your ails! It is the system of our body that must be operating for healing to occur.
So really ground into this tip. This is the practice that I teach most about for it is the one element we miss. When we do this, we feel better and do better at work, in crisis, in emergencies, in daily challenges. It is why we take anti anxiety drugs, drink alcohol, get healing facials and massages, acupuncture. All the healing arts or creative arts put us into this nervous system. They open our being to feel free, our spirit to relax and express and provide us with many chemicals that soothe the emotions, calm the mind and allow the body to do its renewal and healing work.
Make this a practice, a seed your sow this spring. If this was all you did, learned of your oxytocin state and daily created it, so much in your life would change! Your world would be more colorful, more filled with contentment and satisfaction. Bliss, nirvana, heaven on earth, all the feelings we strive for would be present daily. As your body gets back to this state more often, it will naturally produce it for you. The body deva operates best when this system, the other half, yes, half of our nervous system is actually being used as it should! As is natural and healthful. We have lost sight of our body being and the pleasure sensations of our body. We live in our mind and are absent our very body which is the only tool that can feel pleasure, joy, bliss and relaxation.
Pleasure and play are elixirs par excellent!
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