Eoin Finn is back! In our first episode (see link below) we barely scratched the surface of Eoin’s knowledge. In this episode, I really wanted to dive deep into nervous system regulation and the science behind it. Eoin was able to full circle explain the nervous system (NS) and touched on lots of topics.
If you’re not familiar with Eoin Finn, he is the founder of Blissology and is an expert in yoga and mindfulness!
So often our NS is overtaxed and we can be disconnected from body awareness. We wear Apple watches to check our blood pressure and heart rate all the while our body intuitively knows it’s dysregulation. So how can we calm our NS for our individual needs and know what is best in the moment for a stress response?
Hormones, such as cortisol, have a major effect on our physiology. Our tissues are innately made to respond to stress and it’s within our nature to experience stress in our life, however, if our body is dealing with acute stress day after day this can greatly impact our overall health. Mediation, physical exercise, and coming back into a place of peace helps downregulate the sympathetic NS.
As a small business owner, I have a lot on my plate and when I first opened my business, not going to lie, I was very stressed! But overtime I have learned what’s an immediate need, and what can wait, which reduces the work overload stress. I’ve also created healthy habits like meditation, attending my favorite workout, or walking my sweet pup when I need to disengage and slow down. It’s very intentional and I have to remind myself often to take a break but speaking with experts like Eoin have helped me acquire the knowledge to stay connected with mind/body awareness.
Are you someone who knows what brings you into peace or are you still looking for tools? Eoin provides great advice on how to come back into peace that is beyond just meditation or yoga. Sometimes we have to push through and sometimes we must pull back.
So often we ignore the alarm bells that say ‘slow down’ & ‘step back’ and Eoin’s approach is to release the association with time and notice how you are breathing. Create a long, slow, deep breath. Body cue’s and breath are foundational and have an enormous effect on moving back into the parasympathetic NS.
The science behind the nervous system is fascinating! Human biology is incredible and Eoin dove into the science about why we move into rest & digest vs fight & flight. Our bodies are immensely resourceful so don’t skip this part of the episode!
Eoin’s approach to integrating healthy stress into our bodies and creating sustainable relaxation is refreshing. There are a lot of buzzwords right now around nervous system regulation and Eoin explains why some of the information we are hearing is not entirely correct.
Eoin is all about ‘Hammock Enlightenment’ and I’m onboard with that methodology. To learn more take a listen to the episode and let me know what resonates!