3 Practices To Help Your Mind Conquer The Matter
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It's a very old saying, it's mind over matter. And when we are undergoing a spiritual regeneration, either by practicing gratitude for the first time, or we are digging deeper into our yogic practices; sometimes there are external influences that can prove to be painful on an emotional level. Willpower is one of those things that can seem like a very self-sufficient tool that you either have it or you don't. But there are ways for you to build it up, helping you achieve the skill of mind over matter. What are the best things that can help you?
Naturally, it’s a very important part of yoga practice. But if you are someone who focuses on the more physical aspects of yoga, have you not found that you hit a flow state of sorts during the right moments? Meditating is simply that; you are getting into a better flow of mind, which will help give you clarity and help you to achieve a better sense of self. This means that you are naturally building up your reserves to cope with painful stimuli. Meditation is one of those great tools that can help us realize what we are made of on a base level, but also build up these reserves.
Altering Your Habits
Routine is something we do automatically as humans. When we make changes, they can be difficult to deal with. As such, we start to get stressed and feel that we don't have the resources within us. Pain is one of those things that can be difficult to control, especially from a medical perspective. But, there are resources like SHIPS Med that can help you to incorporate pain management techniques, which is very helpful if you suffer from a specific medical condition. But in addition to this, the right habits, in conjunction with the right mindset, means you will be able to control the pain easier. A lack of routine means that we can feel on edge, and as such, the pain feels stronger. But by altering your habits, or incorporating new ones, there is a constant change, so your comfort zone is increased.
Those that have a more positive frame of mind will not feel so hurt by external stimuli. It's not about self-preservation, but it's about the fact that if you are more positive in your attitude, it simply won't hurt as much. A very good example is exposing yourself to cold water. People have their own ways in which to cope with the cold, but it's been shown that singing is one of those that work wonders. Why? Because you are helping your body to release positivity despite the external paying the cold is causing. It's something that a lot of people do now because cold water swimming has been shown to help people manage pain. Whether this is because of the cold water itself, or the fact that embracing the cold means a stronger need to dig into their reserves remains to be seen, but when it comes to helping your mind conquer matter, these three provide the perfect starting point.