Think about how you can connect your mind and body!
Article by Jan Rake
Think of your body as a car, and then realise that your body is the most complex vehicle on the planet. Some 50,000 million cells make up your body, forming your bones, muscles, nerves, skin, blood, and other organs and body tissues. None of these systems works in isolation – they all communicate through highly sophisticated pathways of information signaling.
As you consider your mind and body as one system rather than as two separate and unrelated parts, you notice how the two are inseparable. When your state of mind is calm, clear, and focused, your physical performance is likely to be at its best. Conversely, if your mind is confused and frazzled, then it’s likely that you will be off balance physically, experiencing symptoms from clumsiness to butterflies in your stomach.
Breakthroughs by neuroscientists over the last 30 years indicate that when an emotion is triggered, your physiology shifts even though you are not consciously aware of this. This shift sends a message back to the brain affecting virtually everything the brain does. So your performance, your ability to act with confidence, is inextricably linked with your physiology. Many mantras, prayers, yoga, and spiritual practices can have a beneficial effect on well being.
By practising disciplines such as yoga, meditation, Tai Chi, and martial arts, you can develop the discipline to calm your mind and centre your body for effective action. One of the quickest ways to get your physiology regulated is through changing your breathing patterns. Practise simple deep breathing exercises every day and focus your energy on your heart as you do so. When you find yourself in a situation of tension, breathe through the situation rather than reacting with anger or negative emotion. Breathing helps you conserve your reserves of energy.
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About the Author
Jan has been writing articles related to self-improvement for a long time now. His latest website contains info related to the fast scanner, visit his website here: http://fastscanner.org
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