• Shelli Schilke

The Miraculous Mind, Body, Spirit Connection and the Effect it Has on Your Health

Updated: Nov 12, 2019

Good health and wellness consist of more than just your body.

If someone were to ask you if we were healthy or if you felt good, you would most likely think of your body, right? That’s because we’re so ingrained to think that being healthy only involves our physical body.

But what about our mind? And our spirit?

I’m a certified yoga instructor and one eye-opening thing I learned in Deepak Chopra’s Yoga Teaching training program is that our body, mind and spirit are innately connected, so if there’s a fluctuation in one, there will most likely be a fluctuation in the other two, as well.

Let me give you an example that you can probably relate to…

You’re on the phone with a customer service rep (CSR) from your local water company trying to find out why your water bill is $50 higher than it was last month when you didn’t do anything differently. After answering all their security questions, you explain the problem to the CSR, who is clearly reading from a script, and then she tells you she needs to transfer you to a different department. I imagine you’re probably a little perturbed at this point.

You’re now connected with a second CSR and you go through the whole spiel again, explaining the problem and asking him for an explanation. He puts you on hold for seven long minutes. Now, if you’ve ever been on hold for seven minutes, you know it seems more like seven hours, right? By now, you’re visibly annoyed, upset and sweating a bit.

Rep #2 finally gets back to you and says he made some notes in their system, but he can’t help you and needs to transfer you to someone else. By now, you’re fuming with anger and about to blow a gasket! Your heart is pounding faster, your body is heating up and your face is turning red because you’re so infuriated.

Do you see the mind – body connection here? And, of course, that scenario would negatively affect your spirit, too. There’s a strong probability you’d think some not-so-nice things about those reps or about your service provider. You might even internalize what happened so that it festers for the next couple of hours (or, God forbid, days!) and then find yourself lashing out at one of your coworkers, spouse or kids for no reason at all, which in turn makes you feel bad.

Does that scenario or something like it sound familiar?

You see, the whole mind, body, spirit connection is very real and very true.

In fact, there’s scientific evidence of the mind, body, spirit connection and your health.

According to an article I found on PureBalance.com, studies in the field of psychoneuroimmunology are demonstrating the effects of the mind and spirit in healing the body.

Take, for example, these three studies…

1. Placebo Effect – In clinical trials, people who got the “sugar pill” or fake drug got better just because they believed they would. [1]

2. Attitude and Cancer – Dr. H. Steven Greer conducted several studies, including a study with a 15-year follow up on women with breast cancer, and found evidence that attitude is linked to duration and survival of cancer. [2,3]

3. Your Beliefs Affect Your Health, Including Your Genes – Dr. Bruce Lipton, internationally recognized biologist and author of The Biology of Belief, is a leader in teaching about the science of epigenetics. His scientific experiments prove that your perception or beliefs affect your health. His studies show that even if you have a gene for a certain disease, it is your beliefs that can turn that genetic issue on or off. To learn more, read The Biology of Belief.

Not only are those studies fascinating, they’re also eye-opening.

As a prominent alternative medicine advocate, speaker and writer, Deepak Chopra also talks a lot about the connection between our body, mind and spirit. According to Chopra, the trick is to cultivate a healthy balance among all three. Because those words of wisdom resonated with me, I made it a point to stress the importance of being balanced in our body, mind and spirit when I taught yoga for seven years.

The Chopra Center offers seven mind, body, spirit recommendations that will help us cultivate that balance we so desperately need in our personal and professional lives.

You can read the full article here: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6599722886607486976

- Shelli Schilke | Founder & Freelance Copywriter | Write Attractions

www.writeattractions.com | 512.626.6216 | writeattractions@gmail.com

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Shelli Schilke | Owner & Freelance Copywriter | Write Attractions

www.writeattractions.com | 512.626.6216 | writeattractions@gmail.com

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