How to use MindBody Medicine to Reverse Anxiety in 3 Minutes or Less
- Why anxiety leads to us developing diseases like heart disease
- What is MindBody medicine
- How do we use MindBody medicine to reverse anxiety, depression, pain or other symptoms instantly
- MindBody tools like the instant elevation technique
- The broccoli yoga pose
Dr. Kim shared how at osteopathic school you learn how the body and mind are related and how that has a direct impact on health and the body’s ability to heal itself.
Here is the medical student mindfulness study I mentioned: An Adapted, Four-Week Mind-Body Skills Group for Medical Students: Reducing Stress, Increasing Mindfulness, and Enhancing Self-Care.
these findings suggest that a brief, voluntary mind-body skills workshop specifically adapted for medical students is feasible, acceptable, and effective for reducing stress, increasing mindfulness, and enhancing student self-care
Dr. Kim shared about women she has worked with whose kids have struggled with anxiety or behavior problems and how having the mom do the mindbody techniques led to the kids no longer having night-terrors and anxiety. I found this section so fascinating.
Dr Kim shared this:
Most of us live in the sympathetic state of fight or flight and that means your stress hormones are high all the time. You can’t metabolize nutrients, you gain weight, you develop allergies and you no longer have the big picture ability to make little changes to make your life easier, You’re in survival mode and not relaxation mode. This leads to heart disease, inflammation, anxiety and it affects your thyroid and overall hormonal balance.
Here is the Brazilian civil servant heart disease mood study I mentioned: The association between mood and anxiety disorders, and coronary heart disease in Brazil
The association with CHD [coronary heart disease] is greatest in those with psychiatric comorbidity, while associations were also observed in MDD [major depressive disorder] and generalized anxiety disorder without comorbidity
Dr Kim says this about the broccoli pose (don’t you just love that name?):
According to my friend, Matt Sanford (he trains yogis all over the world) this simple yoga pose is like “Broccoli for your emotional body.” You literally cannot feel depressed after being in this pose.
I recommend it daily for 5 minutes. Life-changing!
It decreases stress hormones, and inflammation that causes disease, AND it’s shown to increase “healthy hormones” like endorphins and oxytocin, that make you feel a sense of confidence and self-worth
What mindbody tool have you used today? I just did the broccoli pose and loved it!
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