Focus: the intersection of science, time, yoga & nature
Focus is an experience of convergence, our attention trained on a single point of interest, the center of energetic expenditure. Focus is a necessity of scientific endeavors, an objective of yoga, a gift of nature, & discipline of time. But how often do we really feel focused? Too often we experience a lack of clarity, the antithesis of focus, & the more stressed we are over long spans of time, the harder it is to focus.
Science has delved into the ways that the body & mind react to stress, and what we can do to relieve stress and regain calm focus. We all instinctively know that we feel more tense and hyper-alert when our environment is seemingly unsafe. The sounds of sirens, the smell of trash, a sense of being unprotected can create a state of anxiety that causes the sympathetic nervous system to react with fight or flight - stress hormones are released, increased heart & breath rate, muscle tension, and hyper-alertness. If the danger is real & present, this reaction can drive us to preserve our life and seek...read on