Awareness of the mind-body connection is by no means new. Until approximately 300 years ago, virtually every system of medicine throughout the world treated the mind and body as a whole. But during the 17th century, the Western world started to see the mind and body as two distinct entities. In this view, the body was kind of like a machine, complete with replaceable, independent parts, with no connection whatsoever to the mind.
This Western viewpoint had definite benefits, acting as the foundation for advances in surgery, trauma care, pharmaceuticals, and other areas of allopathic medicine. However, it also greatly reduced scientific inquiry into humans’ emotional and spiritual life, and downplayed their innate ability to heal.

In the 20th century, this view gradually started to change. Researchers began to study the mind-body connection and scientifically demonstrate complex links between the body and mind.

What exactly is meant by the word “mind”?
NOT brainIt’s important to note that “mind” is not synonymous with brain. Instead, in our definition, the mind consists of mental states such as thoughts, emotions, beliefs, attitudes, and images. The brain is the hardware that allows us to experience these mental states.
Mental states can be fully conscious or unconscious. We can have emotional reactions to situations without being aware of why we are reacting. Each mental state has a physiology associated with it a positive or negative effect felt in the physical body. For example, the mental state of anxiety causes you to produce stress hormones.
Many mind-body therapies focus on becoming more conscious of mental states and using this increased awareness to guide our mental states in a better, less destructive direction.

Habits for a healthier mind in a healthier body

  • Daily Physicality
    Exercise for at least 20 minutes most days of the week.
  • Intellectual Curiosity
    Spend some time in focused thought, exploring new ideas every day.
  • Foster Creativity
    Challenge your mind to connect unrelated ideas in new and useful ways.
  • Human Unity
    Create and maintain close-knit human bonds and a social support network.
  • Spiritual Connectedness
    Identify a Source of inspiration that is bigger than you.
  • Energy Balance
    Balance Calories in/Calories out, and reduce your carbon footprint.
  • Voluntary Simplicity
    Embrace the liberty that comes with wanting and needing less.

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