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Module 1 | Lesson 3: Standing posture reset + HEAL

Module 1 | Lesson 3:
Standing posture reset + HEAL

Mind-body techniques, such as yoga and meditation, have the opposite effect on the brain as does pain. Studies show that ongoing practice of yoga increases the gray matter in multiple brain areas, including those areas involved in pain management.

Brain anatomy changes also contribute to the mood and emotional changes that accompany chronic pain. The encouraging news for people with pain is that mind-body practices have a protective effect on the brain, which counteract the effects of pain.

However one vital aspect to know about the brain is that negative experiences are immediately stored in our emotional memory. On the other hand, positive experiences need to be held in awareness for many seconds to transfer from short-term memory to long-term storage. Since we rarely do this, most positive experiences flow through the brain like water through a sieve, while negative ones are caught every time. Scientists call this the ‘negativity bias’ of the brain.

So stay with the positive experience of the above practice for a dozen or more seconds, by using the HEAL technique.

Click here to download HEAL as a PDF 

 

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