Key benefits of a mind-body connection:
Your body is in a state of peace which allows for clarity
Your body is in a state of love which allows for increase in creativity
Your body is in a state of happiness which allows for an increase of motivation.
Now to the next step,
Become consciously aware of your thoughts.
Now that you got your body tuned like a fine car, your body will tell you what your quality of thought is.
When you have a thought …any thought, it creates a reaction from your body.
How your body responds, is in direct relation to your thought.
One way to look at this is: you just turned your body into a fine new car. Are you going to put watered down gas in the tank or do you want to put premium in it?
(Bonus tip: to help your mind fire on all cylinders you need to be hydrated. The fluid that allows your brain to fire electrical impulses from one point to another is primarily made of water.)
Being consciously aware of your thoughts allows you to be in control of them. You are the creator, manager, and director of your life.
Sit for 3 minutes
Bring your attention to your breath and allow your body to relax.
Now, allow your mind to wander. Observe your thoughts and the feelings that come with them. Make a mental note of your thoughts and feelings.
When you are ready, open your eyes and stretch.
What did you gain by doing this simple exercise? You became aware of what you were thinking about.
Now, what were you thinking? Was it a pleasant thought or a worrisome thought?
Say for an example, your thought was that of a new job:
You are excited about a new job. More money, more responsibilities and the chance to make new friends.
Yeah! All of that sounds cool when you focus on it.
Is your intention point focused on the more money/responsibility and making new friends or on fear?
Let’s say that you got this awesome new job, but your focus was on fear. Instead, focus on the fact that you will be able to do your new job to the best of your abilities.
Replace the fearful thought with one of anticipation and excitement.
The thought that worried you has now become pleasant with endless possibilities.