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WHY SOME FREEZE IN A CRISIS AND HOW TO AVOID IT.

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In a sudden confrontation, people often freeze. Even martial-art practitioners and military soldiers are not exempt from this comatose response. First we will look at why this happens and later we will see how to train the body and mind to avoid this freeze.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING 'THE FIGHT OR FLIGHT' SITUATION The technical term is Tachypsychia. In this neurological condition due to a sudden surge of adrenalin in the blood stream, the following happen - • Heart beat can rise up to 300 bpm, resulting in high Blood pressure. That’s why many faint in a crisis. • Heavy breathing due to dilation of airway to lungs. • Limbs don’t move, as body prepares for defensive foetal posture. • Dilated eye pupils, which produces visual exclusion known commonly as 'tunnel vision'. That’s why people lose peripheral vision. • Auditory exclusion also happens. That’s why people in shock appear deaf and seem to be far away, in their own world. • Epinephrine dump in the brain makes Time either speed u…