The Mind-Body Connection

A Mind-Body Connection exists

It is part of the human evolution that our minds and bodies are intrinsically interconnected. Your mind can keep your body healthy, and while it is not total, we do control how we think and react to the circumstances around us. Think about this:

Through consciousness or not, we all experiences a mind-body connection in our daily lives. For example, feeling hungry when seeing an advert for food or the nervousness you feel when going for an interview or before the start of an Olympic 100 meter race, are  examples of a natural mind-body connections. These connections can produce negative outcomes like not breaking the world 100 meters record or if your mental state is positive then like Usian Bolt you will succeed.

Our Bodies React To How We Feel

People who doubt themselves and believe more of their failure will often fail to achieve any positive outcome. Emotional and mental imbalance may start as something like stress-induced headaches, tight shoulders, and a sore upper back, and lead to unhealthy weight gain or loss, insomnia, and high blood pressure. Conversely, thinking more positively and developing a coping mechanisms for life’s stress and trials, can produce better outcomes and lead to a healthier self. The state of our emotional and mental health can hurt or help the body’s immune system.

The mind can control our health

Studies have shown our coping mechanisms together with the way we handle stress correlates with how we can deal with serious illnesses. Imagine if you are the kind of person who daily worries about your health, your weight, your skin, your job or just how others may perceive you, your constant negative inner self will metastasize outwardly into anxiety, depression, heart disease, diabetes or other illnesses.

Being mentally positive, eating healthy, sleeping well and exercising regularly you can keep stress levels lower and therefore reduce your psychological stress. This in-turn will reduce physical stress on your body and avoid developing illnesses.

Reducing Your Risk of Infections

There are numerous strategies recommended for coping with stress, including “psychosocial interventions” that decrease a person’s own perception of stress and helps improve his or her social supports. How an individual responds to stress varies from person-to-person. It is important to remember that individuals differ in how they respond to stressful events. Some people deal with stress by engaging in poor health behaviours, such as smoking, drinking or excessive eating — all of which will contribute to their chances of getting infections. Often these negative coping mechanisms can contribute to increased stress which results in a spiralling cycle of poor health and stress.

Food is Life that Affects Your Mind Body and Spirit

Food provides us with more than the sum of its nutrients – protein, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins, and minerals.  Food is condensed and transformed energy. Eating extracts life sustaining energy from food. Eating food releases the energies and nutrients stored in food for your body to absorb.  Eating the right kinds of foods can determine your health and the quality of your life. Eating fresh, whole, organic foods as opposed to processed foods can benefit one’s mind and body health greatly.

Restful Sleep – the key for a balanced Mind and Body

Sleep plays an enormous role in maintaining healthy serotonin levels, and keeping our minds and bodies in a balanced state. Sleep keeps the brain healthy by clearing out toxins that naturally build up throughout the day. Studies have shown significant health risks linked to insufficient sleep. These include a greater risk of coronary heart disease, Type 2 Diabetes, and even a shorter lifespan. Sleep is critically important for our health and overall wellbeing.

Meditation Can Help Our overall health

Meditation impacts us chemically, neurologically and emotionally. Our brain is a habit-forming organ. Large clusters of neurons are hard wired together during painful experiences of our early years and meditation helps these addictive neural connections to detach from each other. This means we free ourselves of old emotional habits. Our mind converts external pressure into internal stress. Increased stress promotes cortisol through our bodies. Meditation calms the rush of adrenaline, cortisol and other stress-related chemicals in our body.

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