With the looming threat of a second wave of COVID-19 and ensuing shutdowns to follow, how will we respond…or not? Most, like the first time around, will go into some sort of a "contracted" state—literally and figuratively. Not a judgment, but a fact. It’s actually a natural process—our primal brain kicking in to protect us. Think flight or fight response.
Over the last eight months, all of us have been basically under attack. Our life and our lifestyle. The “new normal” if you will. Who’s tired of hearing that phrase? Yeah, me too! Physically, mentally, and emotionally fighting. So, our bodies contract.
Think about the time when someone or something scared the hell out of you. What happened? If you're anything like me, instant fetal position. Right?! We close off. And we actually lose our connection to our higher intellect. Everything shuts off. A natural and necessary process or our body doing what it should—protecting us. But we can control this response.
The majority of the world is contracting right now. Tensions are rising. Stress levels through the roof. We all feel it. I know I do. And not only us, but our families, our friends, our co-workers, you name it.
In terms of our health and longevity, this fight or flight state suppresses our immune system. A major reason the number of auto-immune disease cases are skyrocketing. We're all under siege.
So, as I see it, we have two choices right now.
1) Stay here. Contracted mindset and physiology. Unable or unwilling to adjust, adapt, and create positive change in our lives.
2) Help yourself. Adapt an expanded mindset and physiology. Open yourself up to change. Be proactive and create expansion for yourself.
All of which reminds me of Charles Swindoll’s famous quote Attitude. “…Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.” Basically, we're in charge or our attitudes.
So, can we take charge and control our reactions? It's heavy lifting for sure. I struggle at times, but we're all capable of making positive change in our lives. It takes courage, discipline, focus, patience, and persistence. And it all starts with one breath.
Most people don't know how to breathe. I certainly didn't at one point, because I was chronically constricted. I had to make changes in how I went about my life. My health and quality of life depends on it. I still manage it every day. No quick fixes here. It all starts with just one breath.
- Learn to breathe, feel, and move better.
- Be able to expand physically.
- Improve your awareness and coordination within your body.
- Have access to your body again to do the things you love most.
Here’s today’s video to get you started.
Just 5 minutes a day to help us all on the journey to better health and longevity.
P.S. I've been out in front lately discussing our perception and maladaptive beliefs around the pain mechanism and the impact on our body. You can check it out HERE. It's a protective mechanism alerting us to a potential threat. This is a very similar mechanism.
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