The Mind-Body Connection to Conquer Challenges

We all have a physical body, emotional body and mental body and they all influence each other. I’m sure you’ve had the experience where alot of mental stress (mental) makes your irritable (emotional) and exhausted (physical), or when eating too much sugar (physical) and made you feel agitated (emotional) and not thinking straight (mental). There are many examples you can think of where it’s clear that one body is affecting the others. You can use this to your advantage. If one body is feeling down, use the other two bodies to bring it back up. For instance, if you are down-in-the-dumps emotionally, use your physical and mental bodies to bring yourself back up. Instead of sitting glued to your seat in a slumping position, change your physiology!  Stand up, push your chest out and takes deep breaths. Instead of telling yourself how miserable you are, change your thinking!  Tell yourself… Read the rest....
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How Stress Affects the Body

Ever wonder the kinds of effects stress can have on the body and your everyday life? Stress is recognized as the #1 proxy killer disease today. The American Medical Association has noted that stress is the basic cause of more than 60% of all human illness and disease. Below are some insightful stress facts that many people are unaware of.
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Regular Meditation Permanently Changes Your Brain for the Better

Did you know that meditation can actually change your brain for the better? Recent studies have confirmed that just as regular exercise strengthens your muscles, regular meditative states strengthen the parts of your brain associated with happiness and positive behavior. There is even a new field of psychology called contemplative neuroscience that studies this phenomenon. Richard Davidson, a long time meditator and trained psychologist at the University of Wisconsin has produced evidence through scanning the brains of  Buddhist monks with over 100,000 hours of meditation practice, that meditation permanently changes the brain for the better by increasing concentration and empathy and that meditation has the effect of stimulating the brain’s limbic system thought to be responsible for generating positive emotions. Another study showed changes in the meditators’ brains in as little as eight weeks, and more importantly, showed that the positive changes were sustained over time. The brains had been… Read the rest....
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