Mind, body & spirit
What do body, mind and soul mean?
You’ve probably heard about the connection between body, mind and spirit. Most people have a vague idea of what this means, but it’s really about a person’s mental, physical and emotional/spiritual health.
You’ve probably noticed that when something is bothering you mentally or emotionally, you start to feel it physically as well. Your heart rate increases, you sweat much harder than usual, you have trouble sleeping because you are constantly thinking about the problem, and you feel the energy drain from your body. This is when your body-mind-soul gets out of balance.
When you have peace of mind, chances are you are happier, kinder to those around you, and show more gratitude. This is because there are no things that “gnaw” at you from within. Physically you feel relaxed and ready for any problem life throws at you.
Dealing with problems and obstacles is a part of life that we unfortunately cannot always avoid. Strengthening the connection between body, mind and soul requires effort. Here’s how these three factors work together to improve your general health.
A Healthy Mind
Someone with a healthy mind keeps the brain exercised regularly, and stress and worry are kept at bay by choice. Positive thoughts, gratitude, and a feeling of joy are present, and there is a thirst for knowledge and learning. Just like the brain requires sleep every night, the brain also requires things to think about and to ponder.
The best thing a human being can do for his mind is to read and to write. You can write a book, keep a diary, or just right down thoughts, ideas or whatever you want. One of the biggest reasons for unhappiness and depression in modern society is the lack of gratitude. There are a couple of books that have completely turned my life upside down and I would love to share them with you!
A Healthy Body
There are 3 main fundamentals for a balanced body: nutrition, exercise and sleep.
The amount of exercise can vary from person to person and is also depending on age, sex and physical shape. Exercise doesn’t necessarily mean working out. Maybe you get a lot of movement in your job and that might be enough for you. Again, it is all about finding the balance and what works for you personally. We can look together at what is the right balance for you.
Getting the right amount and quality of sleep is vital. This goes for your body as well as your mental health. A steady routine is necessary. This means going to bed every day around the same time and getting up in the morning around the same time. Your environment is very important as well. Meaning a dark room with enough ventilation for fresh air and of course a good bed and especially the right mattress for your body.
When it comes to nutrition, there are thousands of diets, programs and food plans out there. But every human being is different. And what works for one, may not work for another. A well balanced nutrition-plan is crucial to get all the vitamins and minerals you need.
A Healthy Spirit
Being spiritual is being centered and having an understanding that you are part of something much bigger than yourself. Facilitating a healthy spirit includes being part of a community to share yourself with others, and to give without expecting anything tangible in return. A healthy spirit requires love.
The best way to learn about the spirit and find the balance within is to meditate! There are hundreds of ways to meditate and yet again it’s different for everybody. If you want to get started and find out which way is best for you, I am there to help you.