Interestingly, despite all the types of stressful situations a person can be in (standing on your head, running away from a lion, or finishing those reports by 5 o’clock) the nervous system has just one stress response. The specific thoughts you have may differ, but the brain regions involved, and the physiological response will be the same. The physiological stress response means an increases in heart rate, breathing rate, muscle tension and elevation of cortisol and other stress hormones.
The stress response is all about creating energy and liquidating assets to provide for short-term survival. Which is very useful for a short term reaction ( zebras don’t get ulcers) However, if the stress response is chronically triggered, the physiological responses that are helpful in the short-term become harmful.
· Yogic practices (postures, breathing & meditation) to reduce stress and attain a peaceful state of mind