A body that is in pain or tense negatively affects our mental capacity. Ever tried to concentrate with a toothache? Luckily, the reverse is also true.
With the "Stress Response", hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol raise the heartrate, quicken the breath and prime the muscles for action. It’s a vital survival mechanism, however long term stress can cause serious damage. On the other hand, with the "Relaxation Response"…your heart rate decreases… breathing becomes slower and deeper… blood pressure stabilizes… your muscles relax.
"In addition to its calming physical effects, the relaxation response also increases energy and focus, combats illness, relieves aches and pains, heightens problem-solving abilities, and boosts motivation and productivity." – Lawrence Robinson
Our bodies are programmed to heal. The magic of healing happens automatically. You don’t need to tell your finger to heal a paper cut. It just does. However, an overworked mind interferes with the healing process… especially when it’s thinking about what could go wrong. When practicing certain mindfulness techniques, the links between different areas of the brain are balanced. The stress response starts to disconnect. Balance is restored. Mindfulness brings natural order back to the artificial chaos.
Hi, I’m Greg Thurston, and I’d love to share with you a unique method to live your most authentic and fulfilling life.
What I’m about to show you is a discovery that appeared in my life after years of struggling with long drawn out meditation. Years of trying and failing to meditate consistently.
Let me explain… I was born with a physical injury that caused constant upheaval in my life. During university I explored yoga and meditation as a way to alleviate my troubles and lift my game. Over the first 6 months I became naturally happier, my grades improved, creativity gushed from my mind, my physical pains became tolerable, and I started loving life.
But there was a problem. As life got busier, meditation became a struggle… I’d go for a few weeks meditating, then for one reason or another I would stop. Sometimes it was because "I didn’t have time", sometimes it was "too difficult to sit and focus", and sometimes I’d stop without any reason at all… Meditation was something I just couldn’t stick to consistently, and as a result, I couldn’t reap the rewards. It was frustrating… Then one day, sick of the constant ups and downs, I set off to explore the possibilities of what the mind and body can do… And over the next 5 years, the journey took on a life of its own… I Travelled to Australia, Thailand, Cambodia, Spain, Brazil and Germany… INHALING every ounce of knowledge about meditation, mindfulness, and the mind-body connection.
Nobody can avoid stress, so right here, right now, you can let yourself off the hook. You don’t need to reach some fairy-tale level of enlightenment where you live in a bubble and are immune to stress. What you can do however, is quickly bring yourself back to balance. To approach life proactively. To give yourself the tools to navigate challenges with confidence, dignity, and grace. Whether it’s financial strains, work, family, relationships, concerns about society, health, or the subtle daily stresses that sneak up on us, these things have the potential to snowball. They far too often grow into something beyond our control, interfering with our ability to create the life we want and damaging not only our mental wellbeing, but also our physical health.
Maybe it’s anger. Maybe it’s past disappointments which continuously create doubt. Maybe it’s self-criticism which has planted roots in our subconscious mind. It may be suspicion or wariness about other people, an expectation of failure, or an unshakable feeling of tiredness, frustration, uncertainty, or overwhelm.
The fact is, when you allow yourself to deeply unwind and cultivate mindfulness, complications begin to dissipate… you gain clarity… and you connect with your inner power. Have you ever had a decision that you just can’t get your head around? Maybe you went for a walk to "clear your head". Then later, the answer appeared. It’s like restarting your computer – shutting down the programs that you’re not using any more and clearing space. This should be a ROUTINE. It’s not just about when the situation gets so difficult that you’re forced to remove yourself from the world. When we make mindfulness a core part of our daily routine, it becomes a constant and unlimited source of strength. And scientists, doctors, psychologists, and policy makers are beginning to take notice… In Australian schools, 1 million students and 18,000 teachers practice mindfulness every day in a program run by The Australian Department of Education, Deakin University, child and adolescent psychologists, educators, and resilience specialists. So far, 68% of participants reported a greater sense of calm, and teachers have observed "significant improvements in their concentration after participating in the program." When you give yourself daily space to untangle your thoughts and release tension, you’ll approach daily life from a much stronger position. And here’s the good news…
You can do those things if you wish and they each have their own advantages AND disadvantages, but I want to offer you another way… A way that is simple, fast, and doesn’t require any cognitive effort. A system where you don’t have to "Learn" and where you’re not at the mercy of what a former monk once described to me as "MEDITATION RESISTANCE". If you’re curious to see what can happen when you invest in your own wellbeing for just 7 minutes, then please read on…
Let the 7 Minute Mindfulness audio program sink you into a deep relaxation like you’ve never known before. You’ll be guided away from the thought processes of your day. You’ll release the tension from your muscles and the thoughts from your mind. Different tensions are connected to different parts of our bodies: anger in the jaw, stress in the shoulders and torso, emotions in the hips. You’re going to learn to gently release each. And the…