We all need mind-body balance; without it, our mind and body will work against us…
Have you ever thought about why our thoughts change how our bodies feel?
Try to think of sour lemon for a minute. As a result of your thought, do you get saliva flowing just by the thought?
This simple exercise proves the connection between the mind and the body. With this in mind, if we create harmony and bring balance between mind and body, health and happiness becomes the natural result…
Mind-body balance is more important than you may think.
Here are 3 simple ways to connect your mind to your body:
Verbalization of thoughts-
1. Practice thinking aloud or verbalizing thoughts as you perform a task. For example, when you first wake up in the morning, say aloud to yourself what you are going to do as you think about doing it.
Saying aloud what you are thinking is a simple strategy to focus on the moment you are in instead of being distracted by hundreds of other things your mind is occupied with. Once you master the thinking aloud strategy, mind-body connection becomes automatic just like muscle memory.
2. Verbalization of thoughts is most suitable for simple tasks. So, what about more complex tasks? This is where the power of visualization can play a big role. I like to call this strategy preplanning through visualization.
Let’s take martial arts as an example since I’m a martial artist. As you get ready for the fight, you first have to figure out your opponent’s style and moves. Then, you visualize the movements you want to take to win the fight. Obviously, you can’t say aloud what your next move will be.
Mental imagination or visualization training is used by many successful coaches to unleash the highest potential of their players. Cristiano Ronaldo used this exact visualization strategy to become the world renown soccer player.
In fact, Cristiano Ronaldo’s abilities were practiced in the dark to maximize the effectiveness of his visualization technique. Once he mastered visualization, he was able to score a goal easily as he knew exactly where to go for the ball.
Identifying & focusing on your strengths NOT your weaknesses-
3. The third strategy is to focus on your talents NOT what you suck at. The nature of being a human is to be imperfect. This strategy helps your mind stay motivated regardless of how deep you suck at certain things. Plus, you save a lot of time and energy going after something you may never become good at.
So, stop pushing too hard trying to become someone you are not. Instead find and embrace your inner talents. Negative thoughts will tense up the muscles and limit your physical abilities even further.
Most people think the mind and body are two separate entities which is not correct!
3 simple ways of the mind-body balance plan introduced in this post is designed to help you achieve harmony by aligning your body with your mind. As a result of this, you will find total wellness, peace and happiness…
Learn to reprogram yourself for optimum health.
Have you ever tried aligning your mind with your body? If so, how long did it take for you to master it? Let us know your experience in the comment section at the very end of this page.
Dr Joe Dispenza story is a great example of what we call the mind-body connection. This means that our thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and attitudes can positively or negatively affect our biological functioning. In other words, our minds can affect how healthy our bodies are!
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