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The Mind Body Connection
What is the mind-body connection?
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!
On the other hand, what we do with our physical body (what we eat, how much we exercise, even our posture) can impact our mental state (again positively or negatively). This results in a complex interrelationship between our minds and bodies.
❝The brain and peripheral nervous system, the endocrine and immune systems, and indeed, all the organs of our body and all the emotional responses we have, share a common chemical language and are constantly communicating with one another.❞
Dr. James Gordon (founder of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine)
MIND BODY THERAPIES
What are mind-body therapies?
Related to mind-body therapies are therapies that use the body to affect the mind, such as yoga, tai chi, qigong, and some types of dance (these are sometimes called body-mind therapies). Ultimately mind-body and body-mind therapies are interrelated: the body affects the mind, which in turn impacts the body (and the mind). From our body to the mind would be from the bottom up, and from our mind to the body would be from the top down, hypnosis, or meditation.
Meditation is a form of guided thought. It can take many forms. For example, you may do it by exercising, stretching, or breathing deeply.
Weight Training? Put Your Mind Into It
Some movements can be completed by more than one muscle, and your body will tend to use the stronger one. For example, maybe you shove your shoulders up toward your ears during overhead presses, using the trapezius (upper back and neck) muscles instead of the deltoid (shoulder) muscles. To target your weaker deltoids – and get the broad, defined shoulders you want – your brain must shut off the dominant muscles and turn on the weaker ones. The mental focus required to do this not only improves your results, but also helps block distractions, relieve stress, and enhance your relationship with exercise.
What Fit In Wholebody Is All About
Fit In Wholebody is a dedicated health, fitness brand, and an excellent source of information for health and fitness. It’s the brand for active, successful, or for people who want to gain control over their physical, mental, and emotional lives using the mind-body approach. We give people the tools they need to make their lives better through in-depth and expert-backed reporting, covering everything from meditation and hypnosis to emotional health, nutrition, fitness, weight loss. We create, develop, produce and distribute the best self-hypnosis audio programs we can to help stimulate, encourage and provide relief for many physical, psychological and emotional conditions.
Every month, we seek the advice of the most trusted, experienced, and academically affiliated authorities in health, fitness, weight loss, relationships, and more. We also keep an eye out for the latest new research in the world’s most credible, peer-reviewed academic journals, and distill it for our readers in a way that’s practical, accessible, and easy to understand. Furthermore, every article is subjected to a rigorous fact-checking process, in which a team of researchers thoroughly vets all factual claims for accuracy.