Radiance, defined as being in harmony with our unique expression, is our true nature according to the science of yoga and Ayurveda. To lack in radiance, whether it is manifested as fatigue, irritability, lack of creativity, being stuck in habitual patterns that deplete our energy or constant inflammation, is a sign that we are out of harmony with our nature.
One of the main causes of disharmony is stress. Bruce Lipton explains in Biology of Belief that when the stress response occurs the following three natural reactions manifest:
Blood Flows to Extremities: During dangerous situations it is more important to our survival to have enough energy to either run away or defend ourselves than it is to digest our meal. Blood flow favours our extremities providing the energy needed to survive.
Immune System Weakens:During the stress response the immune system, which protects us from internal invaders, shuts down to support the adrenal system. The adrenal system protects us from external invade...