Thoughts by Kaitlyn Beaver on reading the Mind-Body Connection in the book
Meditate your Weight
Our “mind” lives within the nervous system, this is a huge part of our body. When we have thoughts, feelings and emotions it can create a physical effect on our bodies.
When we think about what that means a lot of us don’t see the connection between mind and body, but in fact they are very connected. When we are having a bad or emotional day, our bodies will feel sore, stiff, we may feel sick and our energy levels may be lowered – this is the connection of the mind to the body.
The mind-body connection effects our weight when it is not working together in the correct way. Our mind tends to have an emotional tendency that creates cravings and limits our weight loss.
This being said we need to figure out how to train our brains to separate these negative emotions from the mind and the physical body.
What do I mean by training the brain?
By introducing Meditation to our daily routines we can learn to stop these thinking patterns that we have been having. Once we do this, we can then see what is really going on in our minds and then separate the connection it has with the physical body.
Our brain then can make the right decisions and help us achieve our true health goals. We can also create mantras that we can incorporate in our daily practice of meditation.
Research has shown that by meditating we can:
- Reduce heart rate and blood pressure
- Reduce stress hormones
- Reduce pain and inflammation
- Reduce depression and anxiety
- Improves focus and memory
- Improves immune function
- Improves sense of peace and calm
- Improves the feeling of connectedness
- Improves sleep
Meditation is not the end all and be all. We still need to eat nourishing foods and to keep exercising.
Incorporating 5-10 minutes of Meditation a day will help to strengthen your mind and will introduce positive action to help prevent negative effects on your physical body.
Cruikshank, T., 2016. Meditate your weight. 1st ed. United States: Harmony books.