The Health benefits of Gratitude


Thank you, more than a word, a feeling highly beneficial to our health. It is, as some philosophers point out, the only proper response to life. Give thanks, today and always. Not only by tradition, but as a true retribution to all things, good and bad that happen to us.

It is important to say Thank you for our health because when we focus on giving thanks, stress and pain diminish or disappear.

Why is important to say Thank You for our Health?

Because our body and our mind respond to positive emotions. Because when we focus on thanking and appreciating, our heart rate changes and harmonizes, and when that happens, a feeling of peace and tranquility invades us, and our health improves.

Look at the following image:

In this chart, the heart pattern is large and regular, the degree of coherence or synchronization between breathing and heart rate is 100%. The average heart rate is 60. A good predictor of cardiovascular health, and this is possible by training in breathing and recreating positive emotions.

Did you know that your heart emits electromagnetic fields that change according to your emotions into your health?

That means not only gratitude, but also compassion, love, among other positive emotions create physiological benefits in your body. This positive emotions help our brains to be more creative and to solve problems in an innovative way, besides of making better decisions.

What negative emotions and stress can create in our health and nervous system?

That according to Psicocardiology, a branch that studies the interactions between the psychology and the heart, the personalities who suffer depression and are hostile, have a greater risk of suffering attacks to the heart.

Therefore, I would like to invite you to perform the following exercises good for your health:

  1. Thank, not only because as I always say, it is decent people to thank, but because it is good for your health.
  2. Forgive, as the Dalai Lama says, if not for love, at least for selfishness, for your own well-being.
  3. Breathe, because with each inhalation your body and your mind receive the oxygenation they need and when you exhale, you get rid of all that you do not need anymore.
  4. Love, He loves intensely.

5. And as one dear teacher and recognized authority in the field of Bio and Neurofeedback said, Lynda Thompson: Always follow your hearth.

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