Emotional Fitness

Summary

Relaxation is a skill and we can do exercises to develop that skill and enjoy huge benefits across every aspect of our lives.

Lead In Today I am going to go into relaxation in more depth and will describe a major feature of our nervous system which we can harness when we try different types of relaxation exercises. Intro In

Lead In What is posture? Today I am going to describe how muscle, tendon and bone work together to create your posture. We will also examine the concepts of resting and dynamic posture. Intro When you

The way you use your body affects your behaviour, including the way you think. Bodywork can improve your body posture and enhance your life experience.

How we hold our upper body is our body grip. People with better body grip tend to be more functional and emotionally fit.

Our facial expressions help us show our feelings and improve communication, both of which contribute to emotional fitness.

Emotions have physical manifestations and they are governed by physical laws. Every action has an opposite reaction. What goes up must come down.

Emotions are rational. Their underlying causes are explainable. Emotions are the sum total of all the rhythms going on in the body.

Emotional energy is sometimes stored in the body, which can cause problems, unless processed and released.

Pent up emotional energy can be released by processing it in some way and channelling it into a useful pursuit.

Emotions can be divided into coherent and incoherent. Coherent emotions tend to have more distinct features and contribute positively to experience.

Happiness is something that we all seek. The emotion is associated with dopamine and endorphins.

When a person is sad their body is telling them to relax and let go of tensions in the mind and body. Sadness is letting go.

Humans are a naturally aggressive species. Emotionally fit people are those who have learned to channel their anger.

Love is a complex emotion which helps bring people together. This ranges from the lust of a wedded couple to the belongingness of a Church congregation.

Emotional fitness can be compared with physical fitness in many ways, including the ability to learn fitness in areas we are not currently fit in.

Humans in societies exercise emotions by watching or participating in cultural events.

Our day to day life includes a constant balancing act between different emotions that spring up in response to events around us.

Emotional fitness involves understanding relaxation, body grip, stored emotion, processing, channelling and the four coherent emotions.
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