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Love that takes the hunger away: Why?

When you lose your head over someone, you also lose your hunger, and it’s not a legend. Here is why:

The stomach is stuck, the sweating increases, the heartbeat accelerates and the hands are cold.

What happens to our body when we're falling in love?

When we fall in love our brain increases the production of neurotransmitters that flood the body and trigger physiological reactions and among them, there is also a lower appetite.

This is caused by phenylethylamine (PEA), a substance that fills us with enthusiasm but closes the stomach.

In the initial phase, stress hormones take over causing different reactions such as hot flashes, sweating hands and blushing face.

During the falling in love, the energy overwhelms us and here comes the "butterflies in the stomach". This reaction is provoked by our nervous system reacting in the face of severe stress or a state of tension.

Our brain releases adrenaline and activates to allow us to react to what is perceived as a threat. Blood is sent to the legs and arms to make them ready for flight or combat, causing that feeling of emptiness in the stomach.

Over time, these butterflies fly away and it is absolutely normal.

The need for tranquility and stability of a relationship brings our organism begins to release endorphins.

How do we stop these butterflies?

Learning to manage our stress and anxiety.

Pranayama (diaphragmatic breathing) can help us manage our emotions, helping us find a state of calm and awareness.

How to practice it:

Start by inhaling deeply from the nostrils, noticing the air reaching the lungs and listening to the movement of the diaphragm moving downwards, contracting.

During exhalation, the rib cage compresses and the diaphragm releases and rises.

Repeat this pranayama for 5 breaths and then calm your breathing.

Be careful not to force your breathing because you may feel dizzy. If you feel these symptoms stop and start slowly.


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