…Using only your mind and body
By ‘peak physical and mental performance’ I mean boosting the quality of your life, including restful sleep, pain-free functioning, sound memory and, above all, a positive mental outlook. This is part one of a three-part article on tuning your body for peak performance. Please enjoy and share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below.
If the mind can change its patterns, the body can heal completely no matter what the ailment.
~ Sanjiv Ranjan
Your body has an infinite capacity to heal and repair itself. It possesses a profound, enigmatic way of changing effortlessly.
Your body is a miracle
The University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture: “Most scientists consider the human body amazing almost beyond compare: one hundred trillion cellular citizens live in this complex and balanced kingdom… 60,000 miles of blood vessels; a formidable immune system skillfully eliminates all kinds of harmful aggressors; an incredibly efficient heart pump beats incessantly 2.5 billion times in a lifespan; and a splendid processor with up to 100 billion nerve cells of the inconceivable memory. The more researchers study the human body, the more awestruck they become.”
Nothing is incurable. There is no such thing for your body as ‘the point of no return.’ No matter how daunting your disease.
Whether it’s common cold or diabetes, your body is capable of instant complete healing … of infinite health.
You’ve always believed that diabetes is incurable for which lifelong medication is the only answer.
However, to live by medication and its ever-increasing doses are depressing and steal from you every joy of life.
Why would you do that to yourself? The right answer is right here in your body – in this most fluid, ever-changing mechanism.
All you need is a firm willingness to change … to become a new person at any age and in any condition.
Like a little child, your body loves help and responds better to positive support. So love your body and don’t be stingy with encouragement.
You’ll soon be gaining a bounce in your step and a contagious excitement about you.
Make peace with your body—trust it and stop fighting it.
I agree with Rachel O’h-Uiginn, owner of Undercurrent Coaching for Curvy Gals. She writes, “If you want to overcome hating your body, you have to be willing to meet it where it is right at this moment – unmasked, raw and real.”
The idea is to observe your body without thinking of “good” vs. “bad,” or “attractive” vs. “unattractive.”
Accept your body for what it is…and work with it.
Sam Quick, Ph.D. and specialist in human development and family relations, UK Extension’s University of Possibility, writes,“Don’t carry around negative thoughts and attitudes about your body. It’s bad medicine.”
As you know, your body is one of nature’s greatest miracles. It has an astonishing and persistent ability to heal itself.
How to feel good about your body
The people will accept and appreciate you for your character and qualities, and not just for your looks.
- Accept yourself as you are. People don’t accept you for your looks, but more so for your character and qualities.
- Remember the time you liked your body? Felt good, didn’t it? Now and then, revive that great feeling and let it wash over you. It can do you wonders.
- There’s nothing wrong with indulging yourself. Enjoy that sweet treat without the guilt. How about an oil massage to your skin to stimulate your circulation and relax?
- Eat when you like. Rest when you want. And don’t forget to enjoy the company of friends and family.
- Turn your energy on accenting your body instead of pouring it into hating your tummy. Better yet, focus on non-body strengths as your achievements or talents.
- Wear clothes that make you feel comfy, snug and happy…clothes that express your style. Stop stressing about what to wear…it will only ruin your day.
Look at the big picture — learn to accept your differences and your “imperfections.” You’ll never attain perfection in society’s eyes. All your flawed features are not bad things. They’re not … it’s what separates you from the crowd.
Ironically enough, once you start loving yourself, you’ll be able to make external changes you’ve always wanted. Indeed, with care and self-respect, you’ll build up the necessary habits for physical transformation.
Until then, be healthy and please comment below.