Biorhythms are a surprisingly interesting and mysterious thing. Today Goodshapetips tells how to make friends with the rhythm of your own body.
Nowadays, human life is subject to a frantic pace, and very often in the endless pursuit of our dreams, we forget about our own biorhythms. But by listening to the natural rhythms of the body, you can organize your schedule in such a way that the ability to be at the right time in the right place, and at the same time be in great shape, will become an absolute reality.
What are biorhythms?
Biorhythms are the cyclicity of processes in a living organism, which depends on external factors – natural and social.
Man is closely connected with natural cycles and is always sensitive to solar activity, the change of seasons, the tides. In other words, several main biorhythms can be distinguished: daily, monthly, seasonal and annual. And they are able to easily adapt depending on changes in external rhythms: the change of day and night, time zones, light levels.
For example, traveling by plane in the direction from east to west, we will feel much better than flying from west to east. At the same time, the body will need three to four days to adapt, on average, a day for each time zone. A sufficient acclimatization in the new conditions may take a week and a half. And all this will depend not on the hands on the clock, but on the Sun above your head.
It is very important to understand that ignoring your own biorhythms can cause significant harm to health and even age prematurely.
To prevent this from happening, you need to get to know the rhythms of your body better.
Daily biorhythms are the most noticeable in human life, they include sleep and wakefulness. Scientists have long discovered the concepts of “REM” and “slow” sleep – everyone knows that it is during the first period that a person dreams, but it is equally important that memory is restored in parallel and brain tone is corrected. A “slow” sleep provides rest and restoration of the energy forces of the body. Each of these periods lasts about 90 minutes.
But here’s the most interesting thing: one and a half hour periods of activity and relative rest exist in the daytime, during the wakefulness period. Moreover, the most active period in a person falls on 16-18 hours, and we are the most passive from 2 to 5 in the morning. That is why most car accidents occur during these hours, because the driver’s reaction is significantly reduced.
In addition, during the day, the sensitivity of our body to external influences changes dramatically, because all systems and organs work in accordance with biological rhythms.
In particular, if you get hurt or cut yourself in the morning, from 9 to 15 hours, then the injuries will heal one and a half times faster than if you get injured in the evening or at night.
Everyone knows that humanity is divided into “owls” and “larks”, and this division is directly related to daily rhythms. The activity of the “larks” begins with the sunrise, but the “owls” at this time are practically incapacitated. Considering that the working day for everyone starts at about the same time, we can advise you to plan the most important things in accordance with periods of your own activity. Since the features of biorhythms are laid down at the genetic level, it is impossible to change them, the “owl” will yawn at a meeting scheduled for 8 in the morning, and the “lark” will be exhausted, lingering at work in case of an irregular work schedule. And willpower has absolutely nothing to do with it.
We are accustomed to be sure that the seasons act in approximately the same way on all people. And this is true, otherwise so many poems, music, and artistic canvases would not have been dedicated to the exciting arrival of spring, the bliss and languor of summer, the peace and contemplation of autumn, and the silence and mystery of winter.
And from the point of view of medicine, there is a completely logical justification for seasonal biorhythms. For example, in the spring, metabolic processes intensify, while in the autumn-winter period, on the contrary, they slow down.
Blood pressure is usually higher in winter, and some diseases are even considered seasonal.
Favorable and critical biorhythms
From the moment of birth, the human body is subject to three main types of biological rhythms that control, like a clock, all our vital activity:
- Physical rhythm – the cycle is 23 days;
- Emotional rhythm – a cycle of 28 days;
- Intellectual rhythm – a cycle of 33 days.
Schematically, these cycles are depicted as wavy lines periodically crossing the horizontal axis, which indicates the zero value. The date of birth of a person is taken as a reference point, it is marked on the horizontal axis. Then each of the three undulating lines goes up, reaches its highest point and begins to decline. Crossing the zero axis, the line moves down, freezes at a certain stage and starts moving up again. Given the duration of the cycles, every 23, 28 and 33 days a wavy line corresponding to a certain rhythm crosses the zero line.
Each person has an individual scheme of three biorhythms. The time interval when the biorhythm wave is above the zero axis is considered favorable, when the wave is under the axis – critical.
All three biorhythms are closely interconnected with each other, as well as with many other factors: age, health status, emotional stress, stress.
Let’s see what each of the three biorhythms represents:
physical rhythm very clearly felt by people involved in physical labor or sports. On the rise, any load does not require large amounts of energy, but on the decline, you have to make every effort to achieve your goal. Therefore, it is necessary to correctly distribute the mode of work and training, and during the critical period, more time should be devoted to rest and recuperation.
Emotional Rhythm is responsible for the creative abilities of a person, for intuition, for the perception of the surrounding reality. This rhythm is most significant for people of creative professions associated with communication and contacts. During periods of recovery, a person becomes an optimist, easily makes decisions and feels great. In the opposite phase, the same personality is extremely pessimistic and inactive.
Intelligent Rhythm responsible for the ability to think logically, perform complex mental work, teach or learn on your own. In accordance with the same principles of rise and fall, you can very well plan the time for refresher courses, various trainings and educational seminars. It is only necessary to remember that the critical period of this biorhythm significantly inhibits intellectual activity.
How to get in tune with your own biorhythms?
Setting your “internal clock” is easy. You just need to know what to do:
- Lead a measured lifestyle: wake up, eat, play sports, go to bed, if possible, at the same time.
- Avoid overwork, lack of sleep and bad habits.
- Get enough light – both solar and electric.
- Familiarize yourself with the methods of autogenic training.
In addition, to restore your biorhythms, it is very good to use natural medicinal plants, preparing extracts and infusions of lemongrass, leuzea, rosea rhodiola, sweet lippia and honey stevia.