It probably isn’t the first time that you hear that exercise can reduce stress, right?
Peter Trick, a neuroscientist, wanted to find an anatomical connection in the body that could explain this phenomenon. He, indeed, found a very clear connection between certain parts of the brain that are responsible for physical activity and parts of the brain and parts of the emotional system that manage stress.
We know that the adrenal glands, situated above the kidneys, are responsible for the production of adrenalin when one of three situations arises:
– To fight;
– To flee;
– To freeze.
We used to believe that parts of the brain responsible for managing abstract thoughts were responsible for managing stress. We know now that it’s a little bit more complicated than that.
Trick has demonstrated that the motor cortex, which controls movement, has a direct effect on the adrenal glands. The area of the brain managing our abdominal muscles has a specific effect on that reality.
So then, if yoga and Pilates can help you in managing stress, imagine to what extent this could be more so the case if you are aligned. This is where posturology comes into play.
We always win when we calibrate posture.