You may be able to relate to the feeling of being choked during those times when your world feels like it is closing in around you. Those moments when the muscles in your body inadvertently starts to tense up and your thoughts and emotions turn to chaos.
These are the same moments that everything seems to be s struggle and all you can do is keep on pushing and hope that you wake up tomorrow feeling better. But that doesn’t always work, does it?
One of the biggest killers of happiness, health, productivity and enjoying your life to the fullest is not have a unified mind and body… and to unify them, starts with clearing your mind and creating space in it.
3 Key Areas Of Your Mind
Lets look at some interesting points.
The first is that your mind works best when it has space. The less space you have to collect your thoughts and make decisions that are in your best interests, the more likely you are to make mistakes.
The second point is that you mind works in a linear fashion in that it fluctuates from positive to negative in the blink of an eye. Of itself, this is neither good nor bad, but we all know that when you get bogged down by things like doubt, fear, worry, or negativity, it can cause all sorts of complications in your life.
The last point to mention is that very few people know how to ‘turn-off’ their mind and give themselves a break from the constant chitter-chatter going on in their head. So much so that this is one of the main reasons so many people find it hard to fall asleep at night.
How To Unify Your Mind And Body
A unified mind and body simply means being present.
When you are present, or ‘here now’ as it is also called, then your mind is automatically in a balanced state, which of course gives it space to have instant calmness, clarity and certainty.
The other side of creating space in your head is that your body simultaneously starts to relax, which results in a sense of peace and calmness washing over you. This allows you to breathe deeper and re-charge your body’s energy reserves. More importantly though, you instantly start to get rid of stress.
There are many ways that you can go about unifying your mind and body but the most effective way I have come across is using your breath.
By simply sitting or laying down for a moment, closing your eyes and breathing in slowly and deeply through your nose, and then breathing out slowly through your mouth, the unification process begins.
While doing this breathing technique, start counting to yourself while you do it. When you breathe in you count ‘1’ in your mind and then when you breathe out you count ‘2’. Do this all the way to the number 10 and then start again. It’s not a race, so do your best to not rush through it.
This is your time to give to yourself to let your breath and mind work together to unite both your mind and body. Whenever you notice your mind wandering from counting, just bring it back to the next number and continue the technique.
Do this technique for anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes. Set a timer if need be so that you know when the time is up, then when you are finished just be still for a few moments and let yourself relax and forget about doing anything for a minute or two. Then, you can get on with your day or evening.
What you will notice once you have done this technique is that you are energized, relaxed, calm and very alert. This is the best time for you to then make a decision or plan something out that you were wanting to work on.
Alternatively, it is also a great way to clear your mind before going to sleep, to help you have a deeper and more peaceful rest.