Scientifically speaking, studies have shown that sound is able to direct energy because it contains certain frequency patterns that attract energy to flow in a controllable manner. Furthermore, sound is one of the natural forces used by nature to carry out our intentions, which are some of the building blocks of matter. In other words, our speech carry energy and vibrations into earth’s magnetic field; combined with thoughts and emotions, studies have proven that our words can materialize our reality and have the potential to reprogram our DNA. Therefore, voice and written affirmations are used to transform our negative state of mind to a powerful positive state of being.
Affirmations are simple statements that are chosen to create transformation in our minds and bodies. They serve as inspiration and reminders to stay focused on your goals and desires throughout the day. Also, they promote positive attitude and positive behavior.
Studies have shown that practicing affirmations regularly will:
- Allow us to become more in tune with our thoughts and how we feel about ourselves. As we become aware of our thoughts, feelings, and actions, we’ll make an effort to eliminate negative thoughts.
- Keep us in consistently productive and healthier state due to our healthier thought process.
- Allow us to have a clearer perspective on our goals and what fulfills us.
- Improve focus.
As you’ve learned that the subconscious mind is where all of your good and bad habits, thoughts, memories, experiences get stored since birth. Subconscious mind is very stubborn and will replace bad habits with good ones if you consistently practice positive behavior and attitude. Furthermore, subconscious mind will help you overcome addictions, trauma, and depression by repairing your DNA and reprogramming your entire body with use of positive words, emotions, and thoughts. And affirmations will allow you to tap into your subconscious mind because you will be using positive words. Positive words will send out its positive frequency to the mind, body, and your environment. As a result, your body and mind will only encourage you to function in good ways because you’ll feel, think, do, be good! Having a positive attitude about yourself and your life, increases the odds of success and happiness. A negative attitude is a pretty close guarantee of an unhappy and unsuccessful life. And so, using affirmations increases the odds of joy, happiness, and success!
Don’t mistake affirmations for wishful thinking. Affirmations are not wishful thinking. They are statements and thoughts that rewire the brain, bring awareness to what is important for you to achieve, transform doubt and fear to thoughts of confidence and courage, that transform your attitude from thought into taking action.
Simply put, much like exercise, they raise the level of feel-good hormones and reprogram our subconscious brain to form positive-thinking neurons. In the sequence of thought-words-emotions, affirmations play an important role by breaking patterns of negative thoughts, negative speech, and, in turn, negative actions.
Around 70% of your body’s toxins are released through our breath. Carbon dioxide is a natural waste product of your body’s metabolism. The benefits of breathing deeply help the systems in the body to process this more efficiently. Breathing exercises also release endorphins throughout the body. Endorphins interact with opiate receptors in the brain to reduce our perception of pain. The upward and downward movement of the diaphragm helps remove toxins from organs, promoting improved blood flow. It increases the production of oxygen levels and in turn, rising levels of energy. Overall, breathing exercises reduce stress, blood pressure, anxiety. They promote focus, release toxins, and self-awareness. Breathing exercises also benefit you by helping you feel more confident and able to let go of old belief systems as well as negative thought patterns that no longer serve you. As discussed earlier, letting go of old stories previously held onto on a subconscious level gives you new emotional depth and positive perspective. And breathing exercises do this by clearing the mind, slowing down our thoughts, stabilizing the flow of oxygen in the brain, and stimulating the release of feel-good hormones.
Breathing is part of your autonomic nervous system (ANS). ANS is a system responsible for essential bodily processes that you don’t need to put any thought into, such as digestive processes, how quickly you breathe, the metabolic process that affect your weight, overall body temperature, and blood pressure. Most of ANS functions are involuntary and some you can control by doing deep breathing exercises. Taking deep breaths can help you voluntarily regulate your ANS, which can have many benefits — especially by lowering your heart rate, controlling blood pressure, and helping you relax, all of which help decrease how much of the stress hormone cortisol is released into your body.
Most of us are not using our whole respiratory system to breathe. Studies show that many of us use only 33%, a mere third of our total capacity. Fascinating studies on breathing show that your breathing pattern reveals a lot about your behavior, health, past, and current flow of life. Studies explain that everyone’s breathing has a story that encompasses birth trauma, early childhood experiences, parental authority, school peers, and angst from our teenage years and early adulthood. Some of us are chest breathers while others are belly breathers. Then there are those who breathe more in the midsection. By opening and clearing the restricted breathing pattern, not only are you allowing the body’s natural healing to take place, but also transform your mindset and attitude.