The mind and body have an intimate bond – the way you think or feel can have a profound impact on your physical health. Your body has specific ways of responding to different emotions, often referred to as a somatic response. Turning our spotlight on stress, when upset or anxious, your body reacts congruently, telling you that something isn’t quite right. Call it evolutionary advantage; a physical manifestation waving a red flag when something inside you goes haywire. On the downside, when left uncheck, this opens us up to a number of health risks, with some more detrimental than others. Negative emotions cause negative effects in our bodies and in the same vein, good feelings and positive emotions have positive and therapeutic effects, with the potential to heal us and make us healthier and happier inside out.
Diving deeper into the topic, here, we expound on a few points to further explore the mind-body connection and it’s relation to our health.