A Calm Brain

A Calm Brain

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A successful life doesna€™t mean you have to experience chronic stress. Now, Dr. Gayatri Devi shows in A Calm Brain how you can cultivate an optimal mental and physical state of focused peaceful awareness by tapping into your bodya€™s hard-wired natural relaxation system. Our ancestors used the fight-or-flight mechanism to protect themselves from predators. We use it to fend off daily crises. In a world filled with too many toys, too much technology, and too many choicesa€”how can we possibly keep up? Our bodies have been trained to react to the beeps and alarms of all our different technologies, be it the ever present cell phone, an angry text message, or a frantic voicemail. The result is chronic stress and a learned inability to relax. With a warm, lucid voice, Dr. Devi shares stories from her medical practice of ordinary peoplea€”suffering from migraines, neck pain, gastrointestinal upsets, and sleep deprivationa€” trying to work through lifea€™s difficulties. With practical advice she shows just how to promote a higher a€œvagal tone, a€ and delivers the best news yet: you dona€™t need more drugs. Here are the keys to more tranquil, productive, and enjoyable life. Dr. Devi explores a paradigm shift in our understanding of the braina€™s relaxation mechanisms. It is hard for our brains to talk our bodies into feeling calm, but our bodies have strong wiring that makes true enduring calm possible. The body does this through the vagus nerve, a powerful conduit that taps directly into our braina€™s built-in relaxation system. This revolutionary science can transform your work life and your home life.We evolved from a time when we knew between fifty and a hundred and fifty people in our lifetime to an urban culture in which ... Meeting this many people on a daily basis fosters a certain level of vigilance, a lack of trust, which puts your corebrain sentry on ... How do you address the core braina#39;s instinctive fear of trusting a stranger while listening to the logical litany of the ... with thousands of people over our lifetimes, but we never build relationships with the majority of those we meet.

Title:A Calm Brain
Author:Gayatri Devi
Publisher:Penguin - 2012-06-14


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