To adapt you have to be able to move and change. We’re not just talking about dragging your tired body to the gym. We’re talking about integrating body, mind and emotions so that what you say is in harmony with what you do, and what you do is in harmony with what you feel.
THE BODYMIND MOVEMENT LIST
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01. Physical activity lowers risk of 5 chronic diseases: How regular exercise keeps you healthy
If you want to protect yourself from chronic diseases, you need to exercise more.
02. Can a healthy lifestyle prevent cancer?
A large proportion of cancer cases might be prevented if people quit smoking, avoided heavy drinking, maintained a BMI between 18.5 and 27.5, and got moderate weekly exercise for at least 150 minutes or vigorous exercise for at least 75 minutes, according to a new study.
03. How to hack your biology and be in the zone every single day
Whatever you do, you can hack your biology to increase your performance. To do it, you just have to understand the Triune brain, control your breathing (Coherent Breathing), develop a 30/50% grip strength, and make your tools an extension of your body.
04. 7 tips for mindbody balance
Establishing a healthy dialogue between our thoughts and our molecules helps us shift from imbalance to balance. And when we’re in an optimal state of dynamic balance, we naturally tend to listen to our body with love and reverence and make choices that support balance, happiness, and wellbeing.
05. Where do you store your emotions?
The scientific research of Dr. Candace Pert reveals our glands, organs, tissues and cells store our emotions and memories. They're called body memories, and together they make up your body story. Those memories are created when you feel strong emotions.
06. Neuroplasticity: You can teach an old brain new tricks
Our brains are more flexible than we've ever thought before. Our brains change because they are constantly optimizing and adapting, even reorganizing themselves by transferring cognitive abilities from one lobe to the other, particularly as we age. Try mousing with your non-dominant hand to see for yourself.
07. Why sitting down destroys your health
Fitness expert and male model, Roger Frampton, discusses how chairs are your enemy, how attitudes towards exercise are flawed, and suggests an alternative way to look at how our bodies can become strong and agile.
08. The feeling that moves you
Movement begins with a feeling. Change begins with a visualization. Visualize yourself on the beach with room to play, feel and move…in your underwear. Then watch this video of actor/dancer Keean Johnson doing just that at a Malibu beach. To Philip Glass.
09. Buck up against your room assignment
Dancer Lil Buck demonstrates how to get your move on even if you’re stuck in a small room. He proves one of the fundamental laws of physics: the biggest walls that trap us from moving are mostly mental.
10. Ecstatic dance
Ecstatic Dance sessions are not based on a class or a technique, but in creating a space where you can be yourself, express yourself through dance and music, giving freedom of action and movement to the body. It has no goals or structures, having only a guideline: not to communicate verbally.
11. Try sitting on the floor with a ball
Kat Bird healed herself of back pain and a spinal injury. Here she demos self-massage sitting on a Yamuna ball on the floor. If you find yourself sitting in a chair too much, try sitting on the floor for a change.
12. How to get out of your chair in your 90s
Feeling old? Psshaw! If you're not in your 90s yet, you ain't old! Let Kumar Pallana teach you how to stay mentally and physically vital and well into your elder years.
13. Sitting there stuck in your head?
Try tapping on that stubborn, rigid, anxious head of yours with these Emotional Freedom Tapping Techniques to set yourself free.
14. Endurance test: Felix
Watch this video. Pushing the boundaries of flexibility through extreme yoga
15. If you only do 10 yoga poses, do these
Even when you don't have a couple of hours to attend your favorite yoga class, just a few minutes with a couple of postures can be incredibly powerful, especially when combined with breath, intention and presence.
16. Tai Chi for health
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19. Toe-tapping to better health: Fidgeting helps prevent arterial dysfunction from sitting
According to a new study, even mild toe-tapping and thumb-twiddling can dramatically reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. Running around the room is even better.
20. Rubenfeld synergy for bodymind healing
Each person can heal when they listen to their body and emotions. The therapist creates the environment for this, but the healing comes from within.
21. How to get well
Much of the pain we experience is due to emotional experiences held in the body. Dr. Bradley Nelson explains his Body Code technique for working with layers of energetic protection that manifest in physical and emotional dis-eases.
22. Everything you need to know about the heart wall
An hour-long lecture to take you deeper into understandings of the Heart Wall and Body Code method of energy healing with magnets.
23. How to feel good & release emotional blockages
Unfelt and unresolved experiences can leave us blocked. Here’s how forgiveness and gratitude can play a role in getting unstuck.
24. Mastering emotions
Emotions are not just feelings, they are an energetic conversation designed to guide us. Mastering emotions in a real way means listening skillfully.
25. A Feldenkrais class by Baby Liv
This piece of baby development forms a major foundation of the work of Moshe Feldenkrais and his method, The Feldenkrais Method.
26. Daniel Coleman explains emotional intelligence
Emotional Intelligence is about skilled relationships - beginning with yourself. Every emotion has a function. It is important to understand what your are feeling, why you are feeling it, and acting in alignment. Using these same skills applied to others involves the last brain circuitry to mature. Daniel Goleman believes this development needs more support throughout life.
27. Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) demonstration
Tapping is a simple, easy to use tool to bring the body back into balance. Here’s a demonstration of how to use it to relax anxiety.
28. Super brain yoga
Simple yoga is combined with acupressure points to strengthen the brain. It is helping students, doctors, Alzheimer’s patients, and people with special needs.
29. GuruNanda teaching laughter yoga
Laugh your way out of stress, anxiety, depression, disease and fear. How to laugh out your stress and appreciate yourself.
30. Dr. Oz talks Reiki
Dr. Oz recommends energy medicine and his favorite is Reiki. It balances the energy system helping symptoms resolve.
31. Deepak Chopra helps a woman break through emotional eating
Body awareness is used to help shift the pattern of emotional eating.
32. How does forgiveness heal?
Letting go of the burden of judgment is for yourself, not for the other person. Deepak Chopra explains the chemical cascade that happens with emotions of resentment and anger, and the physiological healing that happens with forgiveness and letting go.
33. What is body psychotherapy?
Body Psychotherapy is a strand of Psychotherapy that allows you to assess your experiences from the point of view of both your mind and your body, in order to address the present to achieve a happier, healthier life.
34. Dr. Lissa Rankin: "Mind over medicine: scientific proof you can heal yourself"
While some mind-body medicine pioneers and New Age teachers talk about how we can heal ourselves, Dr. Lissa Rankin was a skeptical physician, trained in evidence-based academic medicine and raised by a closed-minded physician father.
35. Healing illness with the subconscious mind
Surviving an accident was the easy part; coping with the chronic pain would prove more difficult. Danna Pycher shares her story about trauma and the transformative insight she gained that allowed her to harness the healing power of the subconscious mind.
36. How to release the painful memories and emotions stored in your body
In order to release the emotions and create a more peaceful state of being, it’s important to create an emotional tool-kit to help regulate your nervous system and soothe the discomfort.
37. Doing the impossible
The role of visualization in doing something that's never been done before—like flying off a mountain top in a winged suit. While we may not all want to be base jumpers like Espen Fadnes, our evolution depends on some of us adapting our bodyminds in ways never seen before. To do that, it helps if you can visualize it first. Watch the 'making of' at the end.