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Meditation of the Week: Choices

Fight or Flight - this is one of the primal choices we make.

Through the adrenal glands on top of the kidneys are the source of the stress hormones, the release and regulation of this is controlled by the brain and the autonomic nervous system.

The hypothalamus and the autonomic nervous system send signals to the adrenals, which in turn releases its hormones into the bloodstream. This is why you can coordinate a whole body response to a situation, instead of reacting piecemeal.

So when you want to run away, not only are your legs pumping, but your heart goes into overdrive and your lungs are at full capacity.

Our body is an amazing instrument and the hormones from the brain play the orchestra.

This week think of the last time you had a systemic body response - maybe you moved away from something in disgust, or you responded to something with passion. Did your nostrils flare? Did your pupils dilate or constrict? Did your heart beat race or slow down?

Try and notice how this happens.

Inspired by the Chariot card of the Major Arcana of the Tarot deck.

Comment below or post on Instagram/Twitter @Siddbits #neurotarot about what inspired control in your life this week

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