Emotional fitness involves understanding:
- body grip
- facial motility
- physical, rational, biorhythms
- stored emotion
- the four coherent emotions.
In this series of presentations we have taken a journey on how you can alter the way you experience emotions and thereby transform yourself.
It all begins by improving your ability to relax by using breathing techniques. Being able to relax is the ultimate self-regulation. When you have mastered this skill, you should be able to lie, sit or stand in any situation and bring your body to a state of calm.
Body grip and facial motility
Once you have mastered the skill of relaxation, then you have a relatively blank canvas upon which you can start reworking the way your body holds together. The two areas we focus on are the upper torso (body grip) and the face, where, as we have explained, are the most intense matrixes of muscle tendon and bone, and where many of our functionalities are carved out in semi-permanent rigour. Changing body grip and facial motility is a slow process that requires dedication and practice.
Physical, rational rhythms
Emotions are physical events with rational explanations that occur in regular rhythms, whereby negative and positive affect follow each other in ever moving waves of emotional events. Emotions do not stand still and they also tend to balance out between negative and positive and follow the physical laws of the universe. Understanding this helps you to find the opportunities in your emotional rhythms for making the changes that you want to make.
Stored emotion, processing, channelling
Emotions can be stored in the body and remain there for some time. This may result in hindered development and reduced enjoyment of life, until a process can be found that enables that energy to be released and channeled into making personal changes and improvements. The nature of the process and channelling various from person to person and it is a matter for you to find out what works for you.
The four coherent emotions
Some emotions are more healthy than others, and these are ones that should be focused on: happiness, sadness, love and anger. Both sadness and anger are healthy emotions and should not be repressed; they are an important part of the emotional biorhythm. They are also the emotions most suitable for channelling. We all express emotions differently but there are a lot of physiological features of the emotions that we all share and can learn from each other.