We all know that emotions are experienced in both the mind and the body, and that most emotions activate some kind of physical response. For example, anxiety can cause a sense of pain or tightness in the chest for some people, while for others, anxiety can trigger an upset stomach or tension in the neck or shoulders.
For those of us who experience powerful emotions -- and those associated physical responses -- our lives can often feel “ruled by our moods.”
Therefore, making a conscious effort to control negative emotions and thoughts can reap great benefits, including the power to transform all types of relationships and an increased capacity to attain personal and professional goals.
Here are six ways to take control of your emotions -- and your life -- using lifestyle modification techniques, nutrition, and PHONEME-INFUSED™ herbs.
Gut Health & Probiotics
Emotional health and gut flora are closely associated. The use of probiotics has been shown to reduced unnecessary anxiety and emotions.
According to Harvard Health, “changes in intestinal bacteria may play a role in neuropsychiatric conditions such as anxiety or depression. The intestine has its own separate nervous system and generates many of the same neurotransmitters (including acetylcholine and serotonin) that the brain generates. These neurotransmitters are very important in promoting gut motility, and too much or too little of them may result in constipation or diarrhea. Similarly, we believe that the brain and the gut can talk to each other. Therefore, it is possible that anxiety and depression may trigger abdominal pain or other GI symptoms. It is also possible that gastrointestinal conditions such as chronic abdominal pain or constipation might also result in anxiety or depression.”
Research reveals great benefits for the immune system and reduced frequency of illnesses through the use of probiotics. Further results reveal greater connectivity between parts of the brain associated with emotional and cognitive processing. To boost your probiotic intake, consider Kefir, a delicious drink which comes in a form of milk or water, and it is loaded with probiotics through culturing.
You are less likely to experience mood swings when you stay “grounded” in your body. Make a conscious, daily effort to connect with your physical body through the practice of yoga, tai chi or qi gong, or simply by getting out in nature and connecting with the earth. Grounding reduces emotional anxiety and negative thoughts, thereby helping to regulate your mind.
Meditation is becoming increasingly popular -- and for good reason. Even a few minutes per day can be extremely beneficial to your physical, mental and emotional health. If you don’t have a meditation practice, experience this wonderful audio created by Nambu Herbs founder, Dr. Pillai. The “Ah” Meditation uses a quantum sound frequency that specifically moves the creative energies found in the sex center, located around the area of the sex organs, up into the center located between the two eyes and eyebrows (area of pineal gland). By moving this energy, you shift its expression from creating new life into creating other desires, such as a home, job or relationship.
Try this technique to calm your emotions: Breathe through the nose, and imagine your abdomen as a balloon. And then, fill the balloon as it expands in all directions. Your emotions and breath are connected. Negative thoughts will also affect your breathing. The respiratory system has a way of suppressing negative emotions so you don’t have to feel them. For you to make your breath fuller and very deep, allow your chest fully expand after your abdomen breathes in.
This is an anti-aging herb which is also known as Giloy. This herb is very effective in boosting the body’s immune system and it’s ability to enhance moods. Our GUDUCHI is PHONEME-INFUSED™ with sound specific sound vibrations that cleanse and clear the throat chakra, empowering us with the ability to speak our truth with calm and clarity.
Tulsi is a remarkable adaptogenic herb that minimizes stress and anxiety. Our LOVE & GRACE Tulsi nourishes the Heart Chakra to increase love and compassion and reduces the stress hormone cortisol. This herb which is also known as Holy Basil oxygenates all your organs and improves moods.