Every person has a specific reaction to stressful situations. Biologically it defends a human being against the threat. It impacts heart beat, breathing, sweating but also dictates contractions of some muscles including those of the face. It prepares the body to act in a specific, pre-determined way every time. If we don’t manage it can hijack us. It happens to everyone. To react quickly in a situation in a way that we don’t really want, sometimes with anger, sometimes accepting something we don’t really want. We require a lot of energy to recognize and stop it; energy that is often missing at the end of the day or during longer stressful periods.
But do not despair! You have the power to learn how to diminish its destructive impact, working through the body. If we practice enough, this new way of centering our conditioned tendency can be available at any energy and stress level.