The best way to flex your muscles is to smile. It triggers these feel good chemicals in the body.
Endorphins help to lift your spirits and relieve stress/pain. The “Duchenne smile (picture at the right ) helps reduce pain signals from the brain to the body and simultaneously let a warm happy feeling wash over you.
This smile flexes the muscles at the sides of the mouth and contraction of the muscles at the corner of the eyes, an action known as a “Duchenne smile”.
Experiment: practice this smile every chance you get and now while you watch this video. Let us know what effects it has on your pain and mood.
Thanks to Nature Sounds: Zen Music for the beautiful healing sounds.
* Breathe deeply of the Universe of light that surrounds you.
Feel your heart lighten.
Whether you physically at the end of your day move up a physical path to take in the stars or simply focus your attention on this moving stairway imagine you are filling yourself with the light of the universe and your cares will melt away. -MWolken
If you can’t get up and about just do it in bed or at your desk and feel the change.
Try some of these moves to increase your energy and lighten the anxiety and pressure of life.
Michael Binder saw the mega viral hit that featured a bunch of dance scenes from popular movies matched up to the incredibly popular song, “Uptown Funk,” he was instantly inspired to do a similar mashup, only he wanted to use dance scenes from movies that only came out of the Golden Age of cinema.
Pain becomes magnified when you focus on it. A way to decrease pain’s grip is to focus on these relaxing sounds and feel your pains and emotional stress float away with each belly breath you take while listening to this tape.
The mind can only focus on one thing at a time.
If you concentrate on these relaxing alpha waves as you go to sleep:
see yourself moving easier with less pain and happier when you awake;