Chest pain stress related symptoms and ways to relax
Fear is a common cause of chest pain stress attacks. Fear by itself can lead to stressful situations and over a period of time it builds up and creates more complications.
Learn here how chest pain stress is related to love, fear and pain. The heart chakra is the centre where fear is felt, experienced and where it dwells. It is also the region of the energy of love and called the Anahata chakra in Sanskrit. This energy centre is the seat of both the extreme feelings of fear and love. The Anahata Chakra corresponds to the heart region in the physical body. A build up of the emotion called fear will gradually lead to a heaviness in the chest region. There is nothing to worry about if you learn the various ways to overcome fear which include breathing techniques, Yoga and Meditation.
When you suffer a chest pain, what is your first reaction? For many people, the first reaction is, "It could be a heart attack". You might see your doctor, only to find that everything is ok and you are perfectly normal. Fear and anxiety along with heart diseases is the most common cause of chest pains.
Stress occurs when the demand placed on you is higher than your ability to cope with the situation. Here below is another helpful tool to deal with chest pain stress attacks !
An excellent breathing technique to get rid of fear
Stretch both hands forward. Breathe in deeply with lots of force. At the same time pretend you are pulling something towards your heart with both hands. Hands are fully opened to start with. As you bring your hands to the heart region close your hands. Then very quickly stretch your hands slightly to the side. This time open out your hands. This is like quickly drawing something towards you, and then releasing equally fast to the sides. Repeat 5 times. This is an excellent and powerful technique to get rid of any forms of fear, and get rid of chest pain stress symptoms.
Rishi Nitya Pragya Says 'Observe, Filter, Surrender'
Since most pains you experience in the thoracic region, could probably be caused by stress and fear, it is possible to get rid of it through breathing exercises. Rishi Nitya Pragya a very popular senior teacher of the Art of Living Foundation has a favorite suggestion for everyone ! He says "obvserve your thoughts, filter or observe them, and let go with a long exhale". The act of consiously exhaling stressful or fearful situations help to gradually get rid of the problem. You would want to breathe in slowly and breathe out slowly with awareness. Observe the centre of the chest where you feel the heaviness, and just take in a long breathe and breathe out with awareness. Observe tensions, fears and the heaviness being released. Keep repeating it if you need to, and observe the difference.
Chest pain stress - Fast pace of life
Nowadays, life is almost always full of tension and strain due to the fast pace of life. It is not like the old days where mail would take days or weeks. Nowadays we have instant emails to reply to. This kind of life can definitely lead to stress. Chest pain stress as the names suggests is due to stress and these sysmptoms can be equally experienced by both men and women.
What really happens is that when one is in a stressful situation, the body tends to release a hormone commonly known as adrenaline. Adrenaline will normally lead to faster breathing, increase in the heart rate, increase in one’s alertness and muscle contraction.
Chest Pain Stress - Thoracic Region
The result of these sudden changes in the physical body could lead to a heaviness in the thoracic region. While pains caused by stress and those caused by heart attack are similar, no biomedical diagnostics can be done for those suffering stress. Fear or anxiety on the other hand can thus cause thoracic pains. This needs to be avoided, not only because of the cumulative effect which can lead to other disorders, but also because they can lead to more mental tensions.
What you probably need to know is that most people who suffer from anxiety disorders experience chest pains. This could be either acute or mild. Thus it is a common symptom of anxiety disorders. This is nothing more than contraction of muscles in the walls of the chest. If you experience this chest pain you might usually become more anxious. Thus it piles up. You may also experience difficulty in breathing.
Chest pain stress
Pain as a result of fear and anxiety may not be a serious problem and will at most times be considered nothing more than harmless. BUT when it accumulates over a period of time it leads to high blood pressure and heart deseases. So practicing the above techniques and some Yoga and Meditationa and Breathing techniques will definitely help. They might not appear to cure instantly, but slowly and surely you will see the results. Yoga and Meditation are excellent tools to deal with stress. The practice of the above above mentioned breathing technique, to get rid of fear is excellent as well. Make it part of your daily routine and avoid chest pain stress symptoms.
It is important to note that, annually, more than 300,000 Americans die for lack of medical assistance when having a heart attack. Some people also simply ignore the pain. So do not make assumptions. See a doctor to clarify whether any pains may be due to heart complications or otherwise.
Laugh off your stress !
Here is a joke for you : An Amsterdam antiques dealer went walking one day in the streets, far from his shop. He came across a scrawny, unkempt black cat, and his first instinct was to kick it aside. Then he looked again, and he noticed that it was drinking milk from a very old and valuable saucer.
Seeing a great opportunity before his eyes, the dealer showed a kindly face. Inside the adjacent building he saw a man who appeared to be the cat's owner. "I see you have a nice cat there", he said. "I'd love to give this cat a wonderful new home. Please may I buy it from you for twenty euros?". "Oh yes", said the cat's owner, "you may have her", casually pocketing the crisp blue note which he had been offered. "I'm glad to find a kind new owner for my dear little cat."
"Oh, and by the way, you won't mind throwing in that dirty old saucer? My dear little cat would love to keep her saucer I'm sure...", said the antiques dealer.
"I'm sure you will give this cat a happy home", said the former owner. "But, I'm sorry, I can't part with this saucer - it's my lucky saucer. It's so lucky that I've managed to sell sixty-eight cats this past week!"
Credit: Rev. Alastair MacDonald, Chaplain of Christ Church, Amsterdam