We have long known that the heart is associated with all kinds of feelings. You may have a broken heart , feel something with all your heart, or to thank someone from the bottom of your heart. You may feel very depressed, have someone trampling your feelings, and yet sends Valentine present.
Curiously in Chinese medicine, the heart is the home of his Shen, covering mind, the memory, conscience and spirit. And while these are all activities that are attributed to his brain in Western medicine, we tend to know intuitively that their heart is an organ of feeling and spirituality.
In Chinese medicine, each of the organs associated with an emotion, and it is not surprising, Joy is the emotion of his heart. But that joy can be a double-edged weapon, because too much joy can become mania.
Also, because your heart is the home of consciousness, that has any connection with the majority of emotional disorders, as Anxiety and insomnia. When you are out of touch with reality to the point of mental illness, his heart is always involved. Physical pathology associated with heart palpitations include (feeling of skipped heartbeats), insomnia, vivid dreams, chest pain, gum problems, and in some cases the feeling of being hot.
Then, Since the Chinese point of view how to nurture your heart? Here are some simple things you can do:
-Connect. A simple way to feed your heart is through the connection. This means connecting with your sense of purpose through daily activities and self-examination, connect with others through social interactions, and connection with the divine through prayer and meditation, all of which nourishes your heart.
-Eat to fuel your heart. He mirrors their attitudes about food and watch your life. Think about it; ¿You spend your time avoiding foods “bad” and counting fat grams, or you're preparing meals with love, come (mostly) healthy foods that taste good, and he meets with his loved ones to share a meal? It's hard to be happy when you are concerned about the nutritional content of every morsel that enters the mouth, so it is good to put a little love in what you eat.
-Be thankful. Although being thankful It sounds like something good, research has documented the positive impact of gratitude. Among the benefits the mental alertness are increased, better physical health, a greater sense of well-being, and increased optimism. Also, the sense of gratitude can lessen feelings of envy, materialism and egocentrism. So, while their blessings are counted, Gratitude makes you a (And better) happier person, it's actually good for you!
Go outdoors. Spending time outside is a way to connect with the amazing and wonderful natural world around you. In fact, researchers in Japan have found that spending time in natural environments can bring a range of benefits, including decreasing stress hormones, low blood pressure, and improved immunity. Walking through the forest is beautiful, calm, and … eh, natural. It puts you closer to the divine and nourishes your heart.
Cultivate and enjoy. Your heart is all about joy. Find the things in life you enjoy doing; those people, places and things that make you truly happy, and then spend time with them or do. When you're happy, your heart thrives Chinese.
Source: The Epoch Times