Category: Mind Body Connection

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What Can Physical Pain Tell Us About Our Thoughts?

Mind Body Connection

What Can Physical Pain Tell Us About Our Thoughts?

One of the biggest benefits I’ve gained from understanding the mind body connection is the ability to read what my physical pain is telling me and address the thought behind it before it escalates into something much bigger and painful.

We have a tendency to ignore our mental health and ‘push through’ for a number of reasons, be it stigma or lack of tangibility, but we do tend to pay attention to our physical wellbeing.

There is a lot of research however which suggests that many of our physical issues are manifested because of our mindset and that by addressing the thoughts behind the pain, we can heal the physical problem.

Before you stop reading, let me just say I wasn’t convinced either to begin with! Sounds a bit happyish right?! I thought so too but please bear with me!

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Thoughts, Beliefs, Actions

Mind Body Connection

Thoughts, Beliefs, Actions

There is a direct link between our mind and body whereby our thoughts become our beliefs which lead to our actions. This simple process can have a big impact on our physical health and here’s why…

Feet hip distance apart…

I love pilates! Before Christmas I had a number of catch up classes at my local studio so had the pleasure of doing classes with three different instructors. In each class, when we stood with our feet hip distance apart every one of them mentioned that my stance was far too wide! I didn’t give too much thought to begin with as to why I was doing it and just passed it off as one of those things. But when it keep coming up I began to think that there was more to it.

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Mind Body Connection

Mind Body Connection

Mind Body Connection

I hope you’ve all had an awesome Christmas and New Year! I’ve experienced a huge shift over the last few days which I can’t wait to share as it’s a perfect example of how powerful the mind body connection is.

Before Christmas I knew I needed to take some time out to reflect; I achieved a lot in 2015 and I’ve set some pretty awesome goals for 2016, but I knew I needed to take a step back and a bird’s eye view on my life to appreciate what I’ve achieved and where I am right now. I also knew that there were things I needed to work through before I could move forward in achieving my goals!

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