What sport to appease his emotions ?

A shot of blues ? Do volleyball or dance the zumba ! A surge of anger ? Try the”aikido or shot in the’arc ! To each state of soul is a physical activity that will help you to’tame smoothly.

Agnes Rogelet
– Updated on February 15, 2019 at 13:30


Be moved and move. The two verbs, from the latin movere, ” to stir “, remind us that”an emotion is a movement. Anger makes us want to strike with the fist, fear the breath away, the sadness triggers the tears, the bitterness is cogitate…… Any agitation of the soul, changes the heart rate, breathing, body temperature, hormonal secretions, blood pressure, muscle activity, and brain, just like the sport. Why, when we are overwhelmed by a certain negativism, the’physical exercise can we rebalance.


Ilios Kotsou is the co-author of positive Psychology, the happiness in all of its states (Jouvence Editions, 2011). His site : emergences.org

“An emotion is quite fleeting. However, when it settles down permanently, it no longer plays its role of’alarm, becomes a mood, and then a temperament “, explains the coach, and trainer Ilios Kotsou Many of our behaviors, that we either make a decision or speak with strangers, are then governed by the sadness, the anger, the fear and the bitterness, states’the soul that”it is important to channel. The”interest of the sport is first physiological. Physical activity burns cortisol, the stress hormone, thus avoiding that it does not consume us. It produces endorphins, hormones of well-being we need to not let our negative reactions to direct our lives. It is also a carrier of values conducive to adopting a better state of mind. “Move the energy of emotion by the body helps to let s’ express not seek necessarily to control it. Then, we can’observe from another angle and give it meaning “, ensures the coach and master in arts martial Karim Ngosso. Move in a spirit of mindfulness, ” mindfulness “. By developing a degree of acuity gesture, we open up another channel of expression to transform our emotional life. Identify the”dominant emotion which hue of our temperament, and take advantage of the summer to try the”physical activity is the most suitable : that which pushes us into our limits to make us grow. N”not forget to be attentive to the pleasure that this motion provides us with : good mood, ease physical, self-esteem, creativity, sociability…. A thousand and one rays of the sun.

The sadness

Cultivate the enthusiasm !

The false good idea. To make the salsa with strangers. Force himself not to be sad, is essential to find the taste of joy, but it is better to be coached or accompanied by relatives to not feel too much lag in a fun atmosphere, at the risk of tiring quickly.

What you need to. Of the action and of the contact, because sadness tends to lead to the”stagnation and self-absorption. It is not a question of “shake”, but rather, force” to “enter the dance” and be carried away by the infectious smile of its partners. An activity that allows us to”accept the imperfection, and the division of responsibilities will prove to be beneficial for those who have a tendency to take refuge in the sadness and to depreciate.

What sports ? Enjoy the sun and the beach to improvise parts of beach volleyball as a family. Passing the buck leaves little respite (breaks, travel) and creates a bond within the team – in principle, this can be played two against two. You can also try to jump rope with her children to hang out. The physical activities in music, such as zumba ( a zumba.com) or the gym Swedish ( gymsuedoise.com), are also invigorating and fun. Why not register to two. For the followers of the jogging – in the long term, this sport is more effective than an antidepressant -, l ‘ summer is the opportunity to engage in full nature with friends who run at the same pace as themselves.

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