DID YOU KNOW? Your brain requires approximately 20% of the oxygen you breathe.
I have discovered both professionally and personally that there are three keys to living life to the fullest. They are
1. Harness the power of your brain.
2. Control the energy of your brain.
3. Embrace the vitality of your brain.
The brain is the most important organ in your body. It is vital to your health and well-being. Its task is to process sensory information. It controls all bodily functions and activities. It energizes the body for action, triggers instinctual behaviors and regulates emotions. It powers the mind by relaying sensory information through neuro-networks. The mind gathers this information from the brain’s right-side and left-side to make sense and find meaning, respectively. Specific architectural structures and functions of the brain serve as a foundation for the mind to draw upon spiritual and cultural symbols found consciously and unconsciously in your memory bank of experience where thoughts, opinion and beliefs are formed. This dynamic interaction between the brain and the mind motivates your relationship with people and connects you to the world around you.
Wow that was a mouthful! It sounds complicated! But, it is not. My job is to simplify how your brain works and to offer practical tools so that you can live life to the fullest. You job is to use these tools and to keep your brain healthy and whole. One by one these tools train your brain. They enhance four primary brain-tasks:
1. Connect – The Connector Brain is working to link you to your external and internal world.
2. Locate – The Locator Brain is acting to locate you in space and time.
3. Reflect – The Reflector Brain is laboring to communicate with others.
4. Transform –The Transformer Brain is producing new insights and perspective for you.
The Connector Brain links us to self, to others, to the
Creator and to Creation.
ABC Tool #1: Oxygenate Your Brain
A – Aware – Pay attention to your breath.
Are you holding your breath? ___Yes ___No
Is your breath short and shallow? ___Yes ___No
Is your breath deep and long? ___Yes ___ No
B – Breathe – Take a breath-break.
Do you sigh during the day? ___Yes ___ No
Do you yawn during the day? ___Yes ___ No
C – Center – Bathe your brain in oxygen.
If you hold your breath, exhale. Let go and let oxygen flow in naturally. Repeat 3 times.
If you sigh which is the brain’s signal for oxygen, sigh (exhale) again. Repeat 3 times.
If you yawn, which is the brain’s cry for oxygen, yawn (inhale) again. Repeat 3 times.
Note: You may have to do this many times throughout the day. Some of you may sigh or yawn continuously until your brain gets the oxygen it needs. Others of you may want to practice intercessory breathing; Each time you notice someone else holding his/her breath, sighing or yawning, you breath the same pattern for them 3 times.
Continue the adventure to train your brain and change your life. As one client told me last week, “These tools make me feel confident. I feel less charged and out-of-control emotionally with what is happening to me. I can look around the room and stay present.”
May the Fullness of Life Flow through You!