You felt sick. You went to the doctor and for some reason, your medical results indicate that everything is perfectly normal. And the doctor’s diagnosis is stress. To be well again, you just need to learn how to manage stress. Did this thing ever happen to you? Well, this is because stress, health and your overall wellness are all connected. This is what you call the mind-body connection.
Our thoughts and emotions greatly influenced our health. Our whole body, each part, every organ and its functions, all system and its processes are controlled by neurotransmitters coming from the brain. Thus, everything that is on our mind directly influences our body because our body only interprets and reacts to messages coming from the brain. In short, our intellectual and emotional health directly influence our physical health.
The mind body connection tells us that the physical state of our body is a direct result of our attitudes, beliefs, feelings, thoughts and mindsets. Because of this connection, what we do with our body such as the food that we eat, the numbers of hours we sleep and exercise, the water that we drink even our posture also influences our mental well-being.
To put this into perspective, take the mind and the body as one entity rather than two different parts. What you do with one will influence the other and vice versa.
Mind body therapies are activities or practices that promote healing, induce relaxation, enhance positivity and improves overall health and general well being. These activities include the following.
- Creative Arts (art, music and dance)
- Group Support
- Tai chi
The mind and the body are like parallel universes. Anything that happens in the mental universe must leave tracks in the physical one.– Deepak Chopra
So, always remember to think positive thoughts!
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