One thing is certain: balance cannot be taken for granted; it must be maintained, both in mind and body.
A sharp mind and emotional balance helps you not only think but also stay fit
One of the guiding principles for achieving well-being is the indissoluble connection between body and mind. Every time we have a negative thought, our body reacts accordingly by triggering a cascade of cellular reactions that affect all the molecules in our body. Our cells are constantly observing our thoughts and are modified by them.
From this holistic perspective, health is not simply the absence of disease or symptoms; it is a state of optimal well-being, vitality and wholeness. Disease, on the other hand, develops when there is an interruption, a blockage in the flow of energy and information in our body-mind. Symptoms and illness are the body’s signal that we need to restore balance, clear whatever is causing the blockages, and restore a healthy balance.
We therefore need to establish a healthy dialogue between mind and body, be aware of our movements, emotional processes, reaction times and attention. It is therefore very important to stay active both physically and mentally.
Here are 4 tips that will help you create a positive feedback loop between your mind and body:
- Exercise: Find an exercise you enjoy and start doing it regularly. Research shows that exercise improves mood by freeing up oxygen in the brain and releasing endorphins. Discover all the Bodycode tools for a functional and fun workout.
- Mindful Breathing: Get into the habit of establishing a functional and mindful breathing practice using breathing techniques. Breathing has been associated with many benefits, such as stress relief, lower blood pressure, and sharper concentration. Try the ARPD method to achieve conscious breathing.
- Healthy Eating: Besides breathing, eating is our most vital bodily function. To create a healthy body and mind, our food must be nutritious. Ideal nutrition comes from consuming a variety of foods that are properly prepared and eaten with awareness. Discover the video tutorials on nutrition by Doctor Biologist Nutritionist Barbara Bevilacqua or contact us for a private consultation with her.
- Meditation: Meditation not only brings us back to peace but brings us closer to awareness of the present moment and gives us an experience of deep relaxation that dissolves accumulated fatigue and stress.
Maintaining mental fitness, staying physically active and practicing the Bodycode method helps you keep your balance.