Public Enemy Number 1: Stress – A Connection to Space Weather’s Daily Impacts

Our biological bodies are responding to stress in many different ways and it can be a trigger in sudden death through heart attacks and strokes, or even in diseases like cancer. Stress factors are individual, however, there are some biological stressors all humans have in common.

People generally refer to it as sensitivity to changes in the weather, and most of us have experienced it or know someone who has, be it family or friends. Of those who claim to feel changes in weather or seasons, the most common examples are spring fever and winter depression.

So what? Why is this happening and what is causing it?

It is important to pay attention to the fact that we live in an environment where everything is in constant change, even though we are not aware of many of these changes taking place.

The geomagnetic field is creating a underlying a set of frequencies that are also steering the 24 hour day and night rhythm, via the Pineal Gland which is located in the middle of a vertebrate’s brain. Studies have shown that, periods with geomagnetic disturbances, add an additional stress factor to our environment and to our state of health, well being.

Hans Selye, was a Hungarian who pioneered endocrinologist and introduced his work about the General Adaptation Syndrome in 1936 with a model that shows in three phases what the alleged effects of stress have on the body.
The paper ‘On the Nature of People’s Reaction to Space Weather and Meteorological Weather Changes’ from Khabarova and Dimitrova (2009) make a connection to space weather and Selyes work. The research team summarized:  

“He showed that the human organism’s response to any permanent stressors is always the same (this means nonspecific reaction of the organism). From this point of view, there is no difference which factor affects the people – sharp meteo-weather changes or space weather changes, the medical devices register the same picture for any detectable health status characteristic.”

So any permenant stress will invoke the same response in the body; the body does not categorize sensational changes. Furthermore, in Khabarova and Dimitrova work:

“In spite of relatively not too high linear correlation between long time series of weather (or space weather) parameters and human health characteristics, the sharp changes of weather and space weather definitely stimulate a sharp response of the human organism. We have proved that these changes are identical for human reaction to any “weather” type. There is no difference for an organism - which stressor affects it. Its response is typical demonstration of the General Adaptation Syndrome by Hanz Selye.”

In Selyes General Adaption Syndrom Model, he shows three stages of stress: Reaction, Resistance, and Exhaustion. The stage of Exhaustion is most dangerous because the body becomes susceptible to any diseases.

Khabarova and Dimitrova were determining an increase in the number of cardiac and infectious diseases, traffic and industrial accidents, heart attacks and sudden cardiac deaths, cellular changes, etc. during short-period variations of space weather and geomagnetic field. In their paper, Khabarova and Dimitrova  also observed bio-effects during quiet space weather periods without geomagnetic disturbances, which leads to the conclusion that it's not the intensity of an event that matters, but that it can just be the fact that there is a “small” change or “low” variation in activity which disrupts the established pattern, Earth's resonance frequency.

Why is this more important than ever?

Earths environment is in a constant state of change and at the moment we are going through a period in which the magnetic poles are moving a tad rapidly and the Earth’s magnetic field is weakening. As a result, less strength of the magnetic field means less shields around the planet and so any and all space weather events have a bigger impact on the Earth.

NASA's Article ‘Earth's Inconstant Magnetic Field’ points this out:

“Earth's magnetic field is changing in other ways, too: Compass needles in Africa, for instance, are drifting about 1 degree per decade. And globally the magnetic field has weakened 10% since the 19th century.”

So, knowing all of that, what can be done in times of change?

In times of stress, calming down is essential so there are different techniques to help the body handling stressors. Even short, deep-breathing and meditation exercises will change conciousness if done on a regular basis.

Just 10 minutes of breathing exercises will lead to calmer reactions in stressful situations and this effort will snowball over time, which can lead to a healthier lifestyle and prolonged life span.

Here is an excellent PDF on a few Kundalini Meditation Techniques proven to alleviate stress, addiction:

Pull Quote:

"In modern culture, the imbalance is pandemic. If we are not addicted to smoking, eating, drinking, or drugs, then we are addicted subconsciously to acceptance, advancement, rejection, emotional love, etc. All these lead us to insecure and neurotic behavior patterns. The imbalance in this pineal area upsets the radiance of the pineal gland itself. It is this pulsating radiance that regulates the pituitary gland. Since the pituitary regulates the rest of the glandular system, the entire body and mind go out of balance. This meditation corrects the problem (Yogi Bhajan cited in Khalsa, 1988).

Meditation to balance the Jupiter and Saturn energies: A technique useful for treating depression,
focusing the mind, and eliminating self-destructive behavior Description of technique. Sit with a straight spine. The hands are facing forward with the ends of the Jupiter (index) and Saturn (middle) fingers pointing straight up near the sides of the body at the level of the eye. Close the ring
and little fingers down to the palm using the thumbs. The Jupiter finger and the Saturn finger are spread open in a “V” shape (or closed). The eyes are closed. For 8 minutes open and close the Jupiter and Saturn fingers approximately once per second or two."



07/23/2013 5:35am

very helpfull reminder, thank you

01/02/2014 1:24pm

"And globally the magnetic field has weakened 10% since the 19th century.”ooops, this should be 15% now, right?


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