Day 5 - When You Smile You Shine
“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” The ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle said these words more than 2,000 years ago, and they still ring true today.
Happiness is a broad term that describes the experience of positive emotions, such as joy, contentment and satisfaction. Emerging research shows that being happier doesn’t just make you feel better — it actually brings a host of potential health benefits.
A 2011 study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that older people who reported being the least happy died at nearly twice the rate in the next five years as people who reported being the most happy.
Scientists already know that negative emotions can cause a cascade of biological reactions that harm the body. Chronic stress increases inflammation, and inflammation has been linked to a host of health problems. So it's not a stretch to think that happiness, too, may lead to changes in the body's systems that influence certain diseases.
How Natural Walking makes us smile and how smiling helps our Natural Walking Practice
Our mood is strongly affected by our posture:
Look around and pay attention next time you walk down a busy street, you will see that those with bad posture head down back bent will most likely be frowning and those with their head too high up in the air is oozing the aura of arrogance. Our body posture is directly connected to our mood and happiness. Natural Walking re-aligns your body, corrects your posture and automatically lifts your mood to smile more often!
Smiling during Natural Walking Practice
Smiling during your practice helps you to be more relaxed, and as you are more relaxed, you are letting go all the holding and stress to your body allowing your body to function more naturally.