Have you given any thought to how your mind works in connection with your body, the mind body connection? Much of the body seems to run on autopilot. You don’t think about making sure your heart beats, lungs inflate, and that you exhale every time those lungs fill up. You never think about regenerating your cells or making sure your gut digests the food you eat. No, most functions of your body seem independent of your mind.

The body does many things on its own, but it does rely on the mind to lead the way. Your mind makes a lot of the decisions that directly affect the efficiency, health and appearance of the body. The body may be responsible for using food for fuel, but the mind decides what food goes into the body. The body may wear clothes but the mind chooses the clothing that comes off the hanger.

The mind and body are meant to be aligned

The mind and body are designed to be in sync. Your mind influences your body and your body influences your mind. This give-and-take should be a harmonious expression. When you feel tired, your body exhibits the aches and pains that come from lack of sleep – signalling the mind it’s time for a break. When the mind senses danger, it alerts the nervous system and creates the fight or flight reflex, getting you to safety as fast as possible.

Sometimes the mind and body are disconnected

Sometimes there is a disconnect between the mind and body. What you see outside doesn’t truly reflect how you feel inside. There’s something missing – a gap of sorts – between your mind and what you are thinking and the body and what you are experiencing. 

This disconnect tends to be unconscious, leaving you oblivious to the fact that one is truly influencing the other – whether negatively or positively. The key to reconnecting the mind and body is awareness. Becoming conscious that what you are thinking about could be sabotaging what your body is experiencing can result in:

  • Headaches
  • Illnesses
  • Digestive issues
  • Dissatisfaction with your style
  • Weight fluctuations
  • And more!

Closing the gap between your mind and body reconnects the synchronicity, getting things back on track, with a healthy mind body connection.

Your mind and body have separate functions that are designed to be in harmony and work in sync with one another. When your mind and body are consciously connected, your inward thoughts easily manifest in your outward expression and fully represent the best of what you are thinking in your mind and seeing in the mirror!


Author Bio

Joanne Lee is a Complementary & Holistic Therapist, Reiki Master Teacher, Life Coach, Tutor, Assessor and owner of The Full Spectrum Centre Limited. With over 19 years experience, she specialises in chronic illness, holistic health, well-being, relaxation, stress management and fertility.

Joanne’s approach is unique, she has an intuitive understanding of issues and really listens, to explore ways of addressing and resolving problems in a very relaxed and safe environment.

Disclaimer: This article is for informational and educational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.


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