"The mind and the body are so intimately connected that ultimately we cannot tell the difference between them. Ultimately, indeed, they tell the same stories about us. But the body is the more visible aspect of the being and so may speak for itself. When we align the body we also align the mind. The body is the hologram of the being, as Alexander Lowen has said. 'The body does not lie.'" ~ Alcmaeon
I sometimes wonder who came up with the idea that body, mind and spirit are separate units? And now we are struggling bringing it all back together. Assume that there is no difference between the body, the mind, your spirit. Ever thought of that? This is what Buddha taught, what the yoga philosophy is based on and of course the core of my teachings. 

We are already complete. Union. We are one. We are the stars, the earth, the oceans, the sky. We are perfect. You are perfect. Right now, it's all you. 

Just assume you are convinced that there is no separation between body, mind and spirit? 
A good example is your body posture. A person with a round upper back or her shoulders pulled up to the ears are noticeable stressed, under pressure or show low confidence. 

The reality you create for yourself through thinking influences your posture, which means you can influence your thinking with your habitual posture too. 

Your body is your mind, your mind is your body and you think, speak, act in accordance. Through yoga we learn that what needs to be healed will be healed. What needs attention and alignment will get attention and adjustment. This is why it's important to take the time to practice asana, meditation, breathing or any other a physical and mental practice on a regular (ideally daily) basis. 

The conditioning of your myofascia / the muscles and the opening of our energy gateways (the nadis) created trough a conscious practice will support the efficient and natural communication between all building blocks of your body-mind-heart complex. 

Try this now: 
Exhale deeply a few times. Stand or sit upright, move the shoulder blades down your back and towards your heart. Lift gently your sternum and notice how your spine lifts out of the pelvis while you are grounding down with your feet/or sit bones. Be aware of your core, your foundation of all movement and thinking. Let the energy of your core radiate out into all body parts, creating space and freedom. 

How do you feel? Has your posture changed? How did your mental activities change? 

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