When you attune to your Ultradian Rhythms you learn how to go with the flow of energy your body produces over the course of every day. This will enable you to work smarter, without needing to work harder. This will be the last podcast for a while for Seishindo. We may come back in the future if there is enough interest.
- In our last two podcasts we talked about how to fall asleep easily and how to wake up and get out of bed feeling ready for the day ahead. Both of these topics- sleeping and waking, deal with recurring rhythms that take place on a daily basis, and these daily rhythms are known as Circadian Rhythms. Recurrent cycles that are repeated once every 24 hours.
- One other cycle is known as Infradian Rhythms. Infradian rhythms are recurrent cycles that have time periods that are longer than a day. For instance, the phases of the moon, a woman’s menstrual cycle, seasonal changes and breeding patterns.
- A third important rhythm that governs our life is Ultradian Rhythms. Ultradian rhythms are recurrent periods of time repeated more than once a day, regardless of whether we are asleep or awake. For instance, bowel activity, release of hormones, and cycling back and forth between mainly using either our right or left brain hemisphere to direct how and what we think.
- Often we tend to not pay attention to our Ultradian Rhythms, and when we do so, stress and ineffective activity is sure to follow.
- Each and every one of us, as well as the Universe we live in is involved in a life that is rhythmic and cyclical and tuning into these rhythms will increase the quality of your life.
- Every hour and a half or so we each need to take a rest break and give our system the chance to rest. When we don’t follow our Ultradian cycles and rest, we get tired and lose our mental focus, tend to make mistakes, get irritable, have accidents, and feel stressed. Taking a break allows your MindBody to recover, rest, reenergize, and revivify itself.
- Better weight management can also be attained by paying attention to to your system, because eating in synch with your ultradian rhythms will change the way you eat, and how much you eat. Stay away from eating when you are feeling stressed and or tired. When you follow your Ultradian Rhythms you will have less feelings of cravings.
- When you follow your rhythms, you will be less irritable, and better able to listen to others. You will be feeling more “in synch” with yourself which will lead you to be more in synch with others.
- When a person’s rhythms are paid attention to and medication is taken at the right time of day, people need less medication to get the same or better results than in more usual situations.
- During the course of an 8 hour workday most people will experience 4 or 5 peak periods when they are at their best in regard to making decisions, planning and staying on task in general. If you want to work smarter rather than harder, and actually get more done, then you need to take breaks every 90-120 minutes, depending on your system.
- And of course, you might likely want to know more about your colleagues and their rhythms. If you are a morning person and your colleague is an afternoon person, then you might want to create a generative compromise.
- And in regard to meetings- If you have any control over the meetings you attend, try and not have any meetings that last longer than 90 minutes. Meetings that last longer tend to lose steam and wind up with less clear cut well thought out decisions.
- You might be surprised to learn that the way you think has a good deal to do with which one of your nostrils is the most open at any given time. Your left nostril is mainly responsible for supplying oxygen to the right hemisphere of your brain. Your right nostril is mainly responsible for supplying oxygen to the left hemisphere of your brain. Your nostrils cycle back and forth over the course of every day, in what is known as a Nasal Cycle, and these cycles can be between 2.5 to 4 hours per cycle, which will more or less be in line with your ultradian rhythms.