Body of Aries

Each Zodiac Sign has a different energy. When I say energy I don’t mean an esoterically transfigured concept. Rather I mean that each Sign generates its energy slightly differently because of different psyches. More specifically, our character entails a certain tendency to process information cognitively and then react in different ways physiologically. Thus, our different psyches reflect directly on our bodies. As a result, every Zodiac Sign has different health issues. You can read about the body of Aries and how to keep it healthy in the following.

Healthy Aries

Healthy body of Aries - painted by Nastja Stefanyuk

Aries is a hot-headed Sign – always forging ahead. His impatience originates from his quick stimulus conduction throughout his whole nervous system. As a Hunter, he reacts particularly quickly to danger signals. That happens on a primal base without Aries processing it consciously. Since we are surrounded by “danger signals” (flashy lights, red color, loud noises) at all times, Aries heats up quickly.

Physiologically our body releases the hormone noradrenaline into the bloodstream. As a result, our blood vessels constrict. Because of the constriction, blood pressure heightens to prepare our body to fight or to flight. A primal part of our nervous system (called the sympathetic nervous system) catalyzes these reactions. The effects of activation are arousal, alertness, and readiness for action.

Psychologically it means, that a typical Aries feels constant inner tension and might have difficulties relaxing. Sometimes sudden waves of sheer enthusiasm can be exchanged with sudden waves of anger. These emotions are boiling in our vessels. Imagine Fire running through your veins constantly.

To balance this energy and keep the body healthy…

…Aries usually does the exact right thing, because he simply always feels that he has to move: sports. That’s why Aries is the most athletic Sign because he is always activated. BUT Aries tends to do activities which remind him of a risky fight or flight situation and let him experience his own strength. In general, this works well for his emotional health since those activities are able to power out even Aries. But in order to keep his vascular system healthy, not the training of strength but endurance training is key (cardio). At least as a regular addition to the other activities.

In order to release the inner tension, there is another part of the nervous system which deserves attention: the parasympathetic nervous system. This part is the counterpart of the sympathetic nervous system. Thus is activates as soon as our bodies know they are safe and it’s time to relax. It catalyzes the opposite reactions of the sympathetic nervous system and also is responsible for our digestion. In order of running a lower risk to develop inflammations, a nervous stomach, cardiovascular diseases or headaches (because of the constant heat), the parasympathetic nervous system has to be activated more often during the day by withdrawing from danger signals and seeking quiet – as much as Aries might hate it.

If you want to read even more about Aries, you can find all the articles here: All about Aries.