As I mentioned earlier, it would take me 9 years but eventually I would learn this from the shaman in Peru of all places. After studying with them for awhile I remember thinking…
“These are the happiest most well connected people I’ve ever been with. I must be missing something!”
They taught me how to be mindful and stay centered in my physical body in a specific way. When you do this your body will signal your brain that your physical life is not in danger and your brain won’t launch the stress response.
When you mindfully stay centered in your physical body you will gain control over your mental and emotional states. You’ll have control over how you mentally and emotionally react to any situation.
It’s so simple! If you don’t think negatively about something and emotionally react to it then you can’t launch the stress response…
This is a way for anyone to increase their emotional intelligence and purposely use the brains ability to capitalize on critical thinking in the moment.
Sometimes revolutionary breakthroughs…breakthroughs that save businesses a lot of money and increase productivity, are very simple and obvious, when we look back at them. Like the assembly line created by Henry Ford.
The explosive growth of yoga for mindful exercise is evidence that people are learning that a focus in their physical bodies naturally leads to a relaxed mental and emotional state.
The difference between yoga and what I learned, is that I don’t have to stop what I’m doing. I can do it in the moment.
The average person believes they have zero, or very little control, over their mental and emotional engagement with work and life. They’ve been programmed to believe that their minds just chatter away constantly and that’s “just the way that it is.”
They’ve also been programmed to believe, and have accepted, that life is stressful and that a small amount of stress is good.
The following is from an article on Mayo Clinic’s website!