Mind Body or Body Mind?


There is a lot of discussion on the impact the mind has on the body.  How much talk is there about the impact of the body on the mind?

In this TED presentation, Amy Cody talks about the impact of the body on the mind.  By practicing a power pose for just 2 minutes a day, you are able to impact your mind!  Check this out: 

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I find this is interesting for a number of reasons.  A lot of research has been carried out on the brain.  This research has shown that the brain holds a neural map of the body.

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Now, what happens when you change the body – in this case it’s posture?  The neural map in the brain must change to reflect the change in the body.

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The more often we adopt the new pose/position, the stronger the new neural map becomes.

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The interesting thing is, along with the change in the body, there is also a corresponding change in your attitude!  Changing your posture also impacts your attitude and feelings!!!

So, stop for a moment, correct your posture, hold the new position for two minutes, then witness the change in yourself over time.

Until next time

metta

Garth

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About selfhypnosisresource

Hi there. I have an interest in personal change - for the better and have done so for many years. I am working on meditation - that's a work in progress. I have been on a number of Vipassana retreats. I found these of great value. I also have an interest in self-hypnosis and how it can help with self improvement. My blog is on topics associated with personal change, hypnosis, Vipassana and Huna
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