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Emotions

Our emotions play a vital role in our well being. Every emotion has a different qualitative effect on the body. Positive emotions, such as happiness, optimism, love and humour are known to invigorate the body. Negative emotions such as anxiety, frustration, resentment and anger can cause serious health problems.
Tibb associates each emotion with a qualitative effect. Listed below are emotions with their respective qualities:

  • Anger: Hot and Dry;
  • Worry: Hot and Moist;
  • Depression: Moist and Hot;
  • Fear: Cold and Moist;
  • Grief: Cold and Dry;
  • Excitement: Dry and Hot.

Temperaments with qualities similar to that of the above mentioned emotions are more prone to experience those emotions.
For instance, a Melancholic temperament (Cold and Dry) will be more prone to experience grief.
However, all temperaments can experience all of the emotions listed above.

Some other exercises that are suitable for all temperamental types:

Emotional Control
Taking control of your emotions is a very positive growing experience. Our advice is to take positive steps towards emotional well-being and we have included some tips and techniques to help you along. For those with a bilious temperament make sure you are never hungry, thirsty, tired, too hot or angry for too long. This would, once again, increase heat within the body, thus having a negative effect on your Temperament and emotions can be observed and don’t necessarily have to be obeyed or followed.
Techniques and exercises to restore emotional balance often include meditation and visualization. Breathing is an important component in restoring emotional states and is always included as part of the meditation process.
The most appropriate breathing exercise when meditating is the Tibb slow and deep breathing exercise as it has a calming effect.

Exercise 1: The Tibb Heart Meditation

  • Sit in a relaxed state in a calm environment, with your eyes closed;
  • Concentrate on the heart and breathe deeply;
  • Hold breath for a while, and breathe out slowly in the same manner;
  • Continue this exercise every day and night before going to bed, for 10 – 15 minutes..

Exercise 2: The Tibb Pineal Body Meditation

  • Sit in a relaxed state in a calm environment, with your eyes closed;
  • Concentrate on the area between the eyebrows, and breathe deeply;
  • Hold breath for a while, and breathe out slowly in the same manner;
  • Continue this exercise for 10 – 15 minutes.

Exercise 3: The Tibb Colour Visualisation Meditation

  • Lie in a relaxed position in bed. Mae sure the room is quiet and close your eyes;
  • Visualize an appropriate colour surrounding you;
  • If you are emotionally stressed, visualize a blue or violet colour; alternately, choose the colour that is most appropriate for your temperament;
  • Repeat this exercise for 10 – 15 minutes.