In Ayurveda practices , body, mind and consciousness work together in maintaining balance as they are viewed as different facets of one’s being. Focusing on ourselves as ‘one being’ enables us to take a holistic approach to managing our overall health and well being – physically, mentally and spiritually.
Connecting our body and mind allows us to build clarity, energy, focus and physical strength so that we can feel amazing on the inside and outside.
Today I am sharing 3 Tips on how to connect your body and mind to transform your self and reach your health, wellness, fitness or mindset goals.
#1 Build Your Own Inner and Outer Strength
It’s been said that you are your own best friend and worst enemy. We are in charge of our inner and outer strength – if its not us, it won’t be anyone else. Many of us realise our own inner strength during times of adversity. What if though, we could be proactive and focus on building our inner and outer strength.
Build your inner strength by treating yourself the way you would your best friend. To do this, speak nicely to yourself, be present grateful for the experiences that you encounter; find the opportunities to connect with others; and realise that you have choice in your life.
Build your outer strength by focusing on physical activity or exercise that you enjoy or that makes you feel fit. Enhance this strength by being in tune to your body; listen to its signals of when it needs rest and renewal; and consciously that your body and be grateful for the way it serves you each and every day.
Nourish your body with natural and wholesome foods that serve you; if you are not sure what works for your, work with a nutritionist or holistic health practitioner to get some ideas.
Nourish your mind by giving yourself some headspace throughout each day – even if its for just a few minutes at a time.
Individuals with inner and outer strength build a holistic platform for themselves and put in practices that serve their physical body enhance their mental and spiritual well beings.
#2 Be You & Love Yourself For It
Brene Brown says “What’s the greater risk? Letting go of what people think – or letting go of how I feel, what I believe, and who I am”
Just Being Yourself and believing in yourself builds self esteem. It is okay to let go of what others think of you; to forgive others and yourself for the pain that you have gone through and to let go of people that do not enhance or nourish your life.
Doing this is liberating, and it allows you to be surrounded by like minded people that approach you with the same thoughtfulness, kindness, love and compassion that you should approach yourself with.
If you struggle with being your authentic self around others, I suggest starting with yourself – journal what you feel, what you believe and who you are.
Carry this around, value it, and be proud of who you are and what you represent and be present to the fact that there is only one of you in this world.
#3 Approach Yourself With A Curious Mind
Be open minded to learning about yourself with a curious mind, acceptance and contentment. Rather than analyse what did or didn’t happen, practice approaching yourself curiously, just ‘being’ and letting go of consistently need to be ‘doing’.
Consider what you learn about yourself by just being and how it feels in your body and your mind when you take this approach. Start with this practice slowly and consciously daily. It may not seem like much is happening however if you trust this process it will bring serenity and peace to your body and mind, and contentment to your life.
I will finish this, by sharing a quote that resonates with me daily:
““When you’re in good physical, emotional and spiritual health – the hard things are easy. When we’re not in good physical, emotional and spiritual health – the easy things are hard.” John Assaraf
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