Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.
~ Pablo Picasso
There is a saying in bodywork that your “issues are in your tissues.”
Now there is some evidence to support this: New research reveals that various emotions, both positive and negative, are felt in different body areas.
A study published on Dec. 31, 2013 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds that bodily sensations related to different emotions appear to be a universal phenomena. From an anxious lump in the throat or cold feet, to the excitement and warm feeling of a first kiss or a long hug, our bodies respond to our feelings with physiological fluctuations. While this information isn’t headline news, the fact that these researchers were able to find that this is a universal phenomenon is something of a breakthrough.