One of the greatest things I learned of my body and was about our central nervous system. We have a parasympathetic nervous system and a sympathetic nervous system. Most of all of us are in full sympathetic nervous system in our cortisol state of fight or flight. We have two systems and balance a key word in anything. Men are more capable with their body to be in this competitive, adrenal state of the sympathetic nervous system. It suits their bodies.
Woman on the other hand are less able to sustain health just using this sympathetic nervous system. With our body, hormones and organs, we are designed to be riding more in the other, the parasympathetic nervous system of "tend and befriend." It is our more relaxed state, when our body renews, we move slower in more creativity and connectivity. It is the pleasure system, oxytocin is the hormone that is exuded and makes woman healthy, luscious and youthful. This creates health in our body. Doesn't matter what our mind wants or what the world demands from us, our body is designed magnificently in a certain way.
To me this is vital health, anti-aging and well being news for woman. It explains why most woman have problems in their wombs, breasts and hearts and thyroid. These are the feminine organs that are suffering from us running in the cortisol of the sympathetic nervous system! Next it becomes how to we work this while living in this world so run by this fast production energy? That is where education and retraining come into bring us health and beauty.
We can still be productive, creative and get things done when we are in the parasympathetic nervous system. Fight or flight is not a healthy mindset or is it condusive to good decision making. When we are in eager anticipation, feeling safe and calm, bubbly enthusiasm not excitement, we are in parasympathetic oxytocin. When we flow at a slower pace, we still get things done, it is our state that matters and how we move. Excitement good or bad is adrenal stress. So we just have to watch how we are moving to bring in that health. Our state key to flow, our body is designed for smooth. graceful ways. When we are stressed, our body produces more acid. More acid creates dis-ease as well as creates fat to pull out the acidity. This can create weight gain. We are designed to be less aggressive. Movement is more effortless yet powerful in different way.
It is about the exhale, the release that brings us to that calm oxytocin state. Shallow breathing signals the sympathetic nervous system as does chest breathing. It is about the belly with woman, the cranial nerve #10 is in our belly, this signals the vegas nerve up to our hypothalamus that we are in safety and can be in parasympathetic. We can ride in this state, it is our innate health state and our body wants it. We just need to feel that feeling in our body, create it throughout the day and stop all the adrenal panic that we ride in. It takes a minute to retrain but once we feel and understand the importance, our body will support us to be in this more relaxed, feminine state and create it for us after a bit. It is how our body is designed to move in the world. It is the calm and collected state. You know how you feel in that. We need to make this our base state for greater health.
Inspired, more grateful, slower moving, feeling safe in the body, eager but not anxious, these are the emotions of oxytocin. It is not a thinking, but a visceral state that supports health so our energy flows how it should, not as a mans. The beauty is that when we stop this power drink of cortisol and shift to the healing nectar syrup of oxytocin, we create a magnetic field that is positive and extends nourishment to the world. Anchored in this state, we have powerful influential energy that we are not using. It activates higher states of self in others. It is that "mother" energy so to speak that comforts, supports and uplifts. It is called Shakti in the yoga schools of the East. A well of energy we don't use here and awaiting us to tap into. It is powerful for us and for those around us.
I can not share enough about this. It shifts so much of your experience as a woman, your health, your world approach, your energy, your beauty, your overall joy. The body expresses best as a woman in a relaxed state. It is science and so we might as well get on board for it is law. It takes time to de-adrenalize but the smooth rhythm of our body is worth it. It is a practice and it takes conscious knowing and feeling of this parasympathetic nervous system. As I said, once you get this flow, this more graceful ease of movement, your body naturally glides in it and supports this energetic experience in the world.
The power and energy you feel from this state is so delicious. We get so much done as woman and always have yet in the panic, anxious state we are unfulfilled. Our body is worn too. In this gliding, flowing pace, we enjoy getting just as much done without all the anxiety and illness. It is really science, understanding the dynamic of our body and how it works. In the West, we were not taught the basics about the feminine way or the body of a woman. Once you learn, experience and understand the dynamic, it becomes a greater experience with alot more joy. Life is still filled, moving and has its stress but you get why you need to approach it in a different way. It becomes natural, we are filled with energy to move in this new way and we are not getting ill from misuse of our body.
Woman do a ton and have the capacity to do it all. We just need to do it in our feminine way, slower, more in ease, the right attitude. Moving fast doesn't always get more done. For woman, it creates a more haphazard approach and wrecks havoc on our body. In oxytocin, we ride in grace and ease having more energy to do more in a uniquely feminine way. Yes it is a blessing to have learned, transformed and educate on this most beautiful art of being a woman!
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