“So, the next time when someone asks you where you live, tell them, you live in your body.”
This insightful thought describes how intrinsic and wonderful the human body is.
The body constantly grows, adapts to changing weather, places, viruses, and emotional situations. Studies have shown that mood changes and psychological variations impact one’s physical health. For example, under stress, our nervous system is on edge from the fight-or-flight adrenaline and cortisol responses. This affects our blood pressure, heart rate, digestion, and glucose levels.
A study in the American Journal of hypertension showed that teenagers who meditated for 15 minutes twice a day for four months were able to lower their blood pressure a few points. This shows that our body is capable of curing itself too with the right understanding, spiritual healing and physical exercises.
If we pay keen attention, our body speaks to us and directs us towards its needs. It has its own Artificial Intelligence that has been built over generations.
From the moment I found out that I have a new life in my body – the entire journey from nurturing to birth filled me with emotions, experiences, and transformations.
The most intriguing part is the evolution of the body. As the baby experiences life through the many firsts, a mother’s body redesigns itself to the new needs. For instance, as the baby grows, the composition of the mother’s milk also changes to fulfil the nourishment.
No science or technology is as advanced as the body. While all of our focus is on creating the best futuristic technology, let us parallelly keep developing the best technology we are already in control of – the Human Body.
Follow the regime of exercising, meditating, eating right, making simple choices that matter. We all know it, we all have read it, let us also diligently apply it.
~ Soumya Aggarwal