Overcoming Over-stimulation of The Nervous System Part 1
Wow, what a powerful presentation from Baba Ramdev.
If you haven’t I hope you go back and start implementing into your daily life these powerful practices the Baba demonstrated and discussed, in the previous post.
In the post before Baba’s presentation we talked about the root cause of Blood Pressure disorders and how neglect and abuse of the nervous system due to ignorance plays a huge roll in throwing our system out of balance and thus, sustained fluctuation in our Blood Pressure health and stability.
Imagine you are driving down the road and you’ve got your kids, all 3 of them, a nagging wife or husband, and the in-laws all trying to direct you on the road all at once, while you drive thousands of miles from one end of the country to the other. Now imagine this is non-stop, even when you break to go to the bathroom or eat. Now imagine you’re the only one that can drive. But that’s not all, you’re in-laws insist you must play a type of music constantly that you hate.
Well my friend you’ve just met an over-stimulated nervous system. That is the state of the average American’s nervous system. Can you see that? Your nervous system is charged with the task of steering yours and my ship we call the human body. It takes a beating and keeps on ticking and delivering. How ever when it is overstimulated it’s performance will wane and misfire and cause it to mistake indicators that it would normally address appropriately.
So what can we do to help our over taxed, stressed out overstimulated nervous system?
Here are a few things you may want to consider in brings some degree of normalcy back to your system and calm your over-stimulated nervous system.
First step is to understand how it works again. Remember back in school in science class, human physiology?
Allow me to refresh your memory. The human nervous system consist of many parts that must function in tandem to work efficiently in your body. It is charged with handling all the major communication and monitors that indicate our state of health.
Here are the parts as follows:
The Central Nervous System (CNS), consisting of
- spinal cord
Peripheral Nervous System, This is a network of nerve fibers that connect all
parts of the body with the central nervous system. The Peripheral Nervous System is further subdivided into two branches, the;
- Somatic Nervous system
- Autonomic Nervous System.
The Autonomic System, which is thought to be automatic in it’s operations, is further divided into two parts that work opposite but complementary to one another.
All these peripheral nerves reside outside the Central Nervous System. The Somatic Nervous System controls musculoskeletal movement, and conducts sensory (your five senses, remember) messages from the body to the CNS.
The Autonomic Nervous System has two branches, the Sympathetic and the Parasympathetic, which regulate the involuntary processes of the body, the viscera, and sense organs, glands and blood vessels. In evolutionary terms it is older than the CNS and its anatomical circuitry is broadly dispersed, creating a general response, quite unlike the highly specific pathways and response of the CNS. This generalized, widely distributed structure enables it to mediate overall changes in body system; it is part of the limbic system which has also been known as the mammalian or emotional brain.
Now that we’ve had this refresher on what it is and how it works the next step is recognized the signs of and symptoms of what prevents it from doing what it was designed to do and thus causing it to become over-stimulated.
Here are 3 major conditions that clearly indicate the nervous system is in trouble.
- panic attacks
Here are a few Milder signs that the nervous system is in trouble
- Hypertension and Hypotension
- urine and saliva acidity
- Insomnia and Sleep habits(notice the sleep “habit” this is under our control)
It is well understood and documented now that chronic sympathetic activation (the part of your Autonomic nervous system), which can have many causes, undermines good health.
Let me close for now and allow you to fully absorb the profound nature of this post in understanding the root cause of your blood pressure condition.
In our next post we will talk a little about the relationship between the two parts of the autonomic nervous system, the Sympathetic and Parasympathetic and how understanding this relationship can help us select the most appropriate intervention to address our blood pressure conditions.
Stay Tuned your awareness is rising…