And how to combat it.
What if I told you that all disease in your life, from chronic pain to physical trauma, is a direct response to a disharmonized relationship between your Mind, Body and Soul? What if I told you that you can prevent and heal all forms of illness simply by harmonizing the three into a beautiful biological and spiritual orchestra that is capable of self-healing, re-generating healthy tissues and eliminating all waste and toxins on autopilot?
Would you reply: “Wow, tell me more! How do I achieve this?” If so, read on. Below I share general knowledge about the meaning of Body, Mind and Soul and how harmonizing the three makes our bodies into magical powerhouses that are way better than even the brightest doctors out there. If you are thinking “Yeah, whatever.” DEFINITELY, keep reading!
Our Body is a vessel for our Soul given to us at birth, which we leave behind when we die. You probably know that energy cannot be created or destroyed. Our Soul is that energy that was not created at birth and will not be destroyed when we die. It is that part of us that is Divine and all of us have it. Our Mind is given to us as a tool to help our body navigate through life, make decisions, ensure satisfaction of biological needs such as food, sleep, sex, etc. Sometimes our Mind is referred to as Ego.
When we live by the rules of our Mind or Ego, we get disconnected from our divinity and no longer can identify what serves our body and what doesn’t. The system falters and disease takes root.
How do you know that you are out of balance? Anxiety, depression, poor health, harmful habits, bad relationships, high levels of stress and financial dissatisfaction all can point to the fact that you have been playing the Ego game. The easiest and most reliable indicator however is to pay attention to how you breathe. Shallow breathing is a number one indicator of anxiety and stress ruling one’s life and indicates that the person is out of balance and most likely is disease-laden.
It is believed that our diaphragm is where our Body, Mind and Soul intertwine. Ancient practices such as yoga, meditation, astrology and vastu had this knowledge and place a heavy emphasis on breathing as a result. Wholesome breathing should start at the very base of the spine with the stomach expansion, followed by the filling of the lungs all the way up to the base of our throat.
Sounds easy enough, but the sad reality is that without conscious effort and conditioning, we simply do not have the built in mechanism to track our breathing on a continuous basis. The best way to address this is to set a reminder for every hour and a half and check in with yourself every time the timer goes off. Giving yourself 3-5 deep conscious breaths as described above is a beautiful way to connect the three dimensions of our Being. It will set in motion the inner healer and protector that will become easier to harness any time the need arises moving forward.
Here are a couple of other breathing techniques that you might want to try out and see which one works best for you.
“Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound. Close your mouth and inhale quietly through your nose to a mental count of 4. Hold your breath for a count of 7. Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound to a count of 8.” Arizona Center of Integrative Medicine
“1 – breathe in for a count of 7. 2 – then breathe out for a count of 11. Make sure that when you are breathing in, you are doing deep ‘diaphragmatic breathing‘ (your diaphragm moves down and pushes your stomach out as you take in a breath) rather than shallower higher lung breathing.” Human Givens Institute
“Inhale, breaking the breath into 4 equal parts of sniffs, filling the lungs completely on the 4th. As you exhale, release the breath equally in 4 parts, emptying the lungs on the 4th.” Viva la vida Lifestyle.
Humming bee breath (bhramari)
- Choose a comfortable seated position.
- Close your eyes and relax your face.
- Place your first fingers on the tragus cartilage that partially covers your ear canal.
- Inhale, and as you exhale gently press your fingers into the cartilage.
- Keeping your mouth closed, make a loud humming sound.
- Continue for as long as is comfortable.
Borrowed from Healthline. Their article has some additional breathing techniques that are great for soothing anxiety, relieve stress and most importantly serve as a tool to unite our Mind, Body and Soul.
Have you tried any of the practices described above? Which one is your favorite? Share in the comments below!