The power of the brain
Yoga is not a “body and mind” but a “mind and body” practice.
The mind is the starting point of everything: walk, talk, smell, speak, think, feel, it even determines whether you will be healthy or sick, happy or sad, lazy or full of energy. I studied a lot about the power of the brain in India during my therapeutic training and I was absolutely startled to learn that our brain can trigger diabetes, arthritis, auto-immune diseases and so on… The way we think, our intentions are directly connected to our body, to our neurological system, to our different layers of energy. To be able to stay physically and mentally healthy it is essential that we train our mind. “Le Miracle de l’eau” this book by Masaru Emoto is an amazing experiment on the power of words on ice crystals. The water crystals frozen with positive and loving words will come out amazingly beautiful under the microscope whereas the same experiment with ugly negative vocabulary shows distorted crystals. What and how we think, how we perceive the world and events around us, how we act and interact and with what intention directly affects our health and well-being. So what should we do to educate our brain? Meditation It is accessible to everyone, it does not need a lot of setting up or special attire. We are all able to stop, close our eyes (or not, some people prefer to keep them open) and start see what happens inside this endless universe 10 to 20mn a day or even 2 to 3 times a week for a month will start changing your thinking patterns, you will notice you are:
More able to look at yourself and stop if you get angry
More able to go back to sleep when you wake up at night
More able to regulate your heart beat
More able to control your thoughts
Once you start educating your brain, your perception of reality will also change, you will be more present for yourself and for others, you will think more positive, you will take more time to absorb life.