06 Dec Effects of Positive and Negative Emotions on the Body
Ever wondered why your breathing becomes faster and your hands start shaking when you get really angry? Ever wondered how peace and meditation are actually good for you?
Take a look at how your body reacts to positive and negative emotions.
The red and yellow patches represent areas of activity and heat while the blue patches represent slowing down of activity.
Are you familiar with the saying, “A feeling of warmth ran through my body.” That is because when you feel positive emotions, your body’s activities are stimulated and the body becomes warm. However, extreme emotion like hate can cause the body to heat up even to the point of breaking a sweat. This is because the body thinks there is a threat and goes into the ‘fight or flight’ mode.
On the other hand, negative feelings like depression can cause a major slowdown in the body’s activities which can lead to reduced immunity, weakness and even weight gain.
Hence most medical practitioners today say that the cause for most diseases like hypertension, angina, diabetes and even obesity originally stem in the mind.
So never give in to extreme emotions and try and harness the positive emotions. This will lead to a more healthy, content and long life.