Instant Elevation Technique
Having practiced MindBody Medicine for decades, and helped thousands of people find their way to vibrant health …there is one simple tool that embraces all the keys of the Mind-Body connection, and that I’ve found to instantly bring your body into an elevated state.
When practiced regularly, you will develop the ability to access your inner power on demand and allow the health, energy, and harmony that most fulfills you. Start by taking several minutes to practice slowly. Do this a few times a day. Soon, you will be able to connect with your energy instantly and use it to blossom your life.
“Instant Elevation Technique”
The steps are A-B-C: Aware, Breathe, Choose
The first step is: Aware
Become AWARE of how you are feeling in your body.
This means awareness on every level: physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually.
-Rate this on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the best.
Becoming aware of what’s going on in your body increases your brain’s ability to pay attention to this kind of information. With practice, part of your attention will constantly be in your body, attentive to what’s going on. You are literally developing new and strengthened neurologic connections in your body and brain that deliver this information.
-Set your alarm to go off 3 times daily to practice bringing your awareness into your body.
B. BREATHE slowly and deeply 3 times:
When you are anxious or stressed, you breathe shallow breaths into the upper chest. This ignites the “fight-or-flight” nervous system that increases stress hormones like cortisol, and inflammatory hormones. All of this in the long term has been shown to underlie disease. This Fight-or-flight pattern also limits brain activity to a narrow focus, so you can out run the tiger, or fight a battle. Turning this pattern off is essential to allowing health and wellbeing.
-Relax your shoulders and let the breath come all the way into your belly, balooning out your belly with the inhale. Let your belly come back in with a long, slow exhale.
This turns off the “fight-or-flight” breathing pattern, and establishes the “relaxation response” which has been heavily documented to reverse disease. This breathing changes activity in your brain so you have access to more expanded information, easily find solutions, and restore wellbeing and balance.
-Do this every time you become aware that you are feeling bad or anxious in any way. In just 3 breaths you will feel a sense of calm, clarity and relaxation. It also decreases pain.
C. CHOOSE to expand:
-State aloud or to yourself “I choose to welcome peace now. I choose to relax and let my body heal.”
By doing steps A and B, you have just set the stage to communicate to your cells and repattern your brain. This is the time when visualization, affirmations or other MindBody tools will have immediate and powerful impact!
You must get your power back, and get out of “fight-or-flight” before you can consciously choose. I will be sending you many great MindBody tools to choose from for Step C, and for now, simply stating the above command will work well.
Practice this “A-B-C” sequence several times daily as an expansion exercise. Use it any time you notice you are contracted, and want to effect a change in your body or in the circumstances of your life.
Coming into an expanded state means your cells immediately stop secreting damaging stress chemicals and start the process of healing. This impact goes far beyond your body. Your energy field has been measured up to 8-10 feet beyond your physical body, and it correlates with your emotions. That means your emotional state impacts others around you energetically. You literally create the results in your life through your energy, and your emotions are the key to what your energetic state is.
Continue to keep your attention in your body, and your intention on expanding, so you retrain your brain, rewire your body, and become a generator of a Joyful, Peaceful, Blissful world. I wish you a life beyond your wildest dreams and look forward to supporting you in this!
Kim D’Eramo, D.O. is a board-certified Emergency Medicine physician, speaker, TV personality, bestselling author of The MindBody Toolkit, and founder of the American Institute of MindBody Medicine. Dr. D’Eramo empowers patients to instantly release symptoms and reverse chronic illness. She can be found at DrKimD.com.
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