The following is not something I pursued, but the result was the same as if I did.
I’m speaking about EUPHORIA, or the HIGH you can get from various types of exercise.
There’s runner’s high. Walker’s high. And swimmer’s high – which I found goes waaaaay beyond the other two.
[As an aside: In my short foray into swimming at the collegiate level, after the morning practice I would go back to my apartment and stare at the wall until the afternoon practice. It made me wonder why so many swimmer’s feel the need for dope when they ought to be getting more than enough, naturally, without it. Thank goodness I abandoned swimming and went back to wrestling after a few weeks because I would have flunked out of all my classes through non-attendance.]
There is also the high you get from practicing martial arts as well as the postures from them. The seemingly simple act of holding a martial posture for significant periods of time, can astound you in terms of what happens to you physically as well as neurologically.
Your brain and nervous system light up. You can feel heat being generated in your hands and feet. You may even feel warmth in your lower belly. These are indicators that your circulation is dramatically increasing, even though you’re “just standing there.”
Can you generate a euphoric state of being from standing or sitting still? YES!
Even so, euphoria is not the goal of the training, at least for me. But I do take note of the fact that I experience it automatically, without thinking, every time I get involved. This feeling is there for me whenever I want it. All I have to do is organize my physical structure in a specific way… and there it is.
A few minutes ago I stood in a posture while silently counting to 300. Before I got to 100, the bottoms of my feet were cooking. In my whirld, when your feet are hot, it means you are generating a healing effect throughout your entire body.
When I moved out of this posture, I noted how much better I felt physically and mentally.
I didn’t have to go for a 40-minute run, walk or swim (that’s usually how long it takes for me to experience a high) to feel the euphoria. All I had to do was “be still and listen”for a few minutes.
Anyway… if you want some of what I’m rapping about here, and if perhaps more importantly, you’ve been feeling blah and you definitely don’t want to feel that way anymore, then I suggest you investigate further by going to PowerPostures.com
P.S. The response to my small, highly-personalized seminar in Tampa Bay, Florida, from December 8-10, has been awesome. If you’re interested in attending a LIVE training with me that covers much of what I mentioned in this email (and a whole lot more), then send me an email by clicking here.