For some reason people seem to believe that they thrive on a fast paced, high stress environment.
Admittedly, not everyone feels this way, but when I look around me at the people I know (and at the people I don’t) rushing through their lives, hurrying from place to place, overbooking and over scheduling—-yes, this applies to yoga instructors as well who have a tendency to teach as many classes a week as is humanly possible, even though that action itself wears us down—-I can’t help but wonder why.
So, the question arises: Can stress actually kill us?
The folks at ASAP Science have addressed this specific issue and have discovered some interesting results.
But here’s the good news is: love and companionship can be the cure for all that ails us.
Three cheers for Oxytocin!