Acute and Chronic Stress Triggers Fight-Flight
When we are stressed or threatened, our flow of energy is increased to prepare for fight or flight. If neither of these is possible or chosen, we override the impulse even though the body has been energized.
Repetition of situations that we cannot overcome results in living with an energetic contradiction of activation and inhibition. An influx of energy at stressful times is a defense that allows us to survive and function in the short term. It is not meant to be a permanent condition. I
Trauma Results in Constricted Expression and Inability to Act
If trauma or stress is repeated over time with no safe place to release and discharge the energy, it becomes frozen. This condition of frozen intensity is known as tonic immobility or the freeze response. A portion of the energy gets locked in the trauma and the full, free expression of our whole selves is inhibited. This can happen with either overwhelming trauma or through low-level but chronic, repetitive stress.
Unfreezing Energy for Health and Well Being
We are living in a time that may include both the aforementioned scenarios. Without realizing it there can be a silent steady erosion of our mental, emotional and physical well being.
Attending to our energy on a daily basis can help us not only function better day to day, it can help us avoid the repercussions of a trauma response later.
This guided meditation helps to put you in touch with your energy as well as to create a smooth energizing flow that balances things out.