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Master Your Brain in Five Steps

Master Your Brain in Five Steps
The brain is the center of the human body, perception, and experience. It's so important for the management and health of our lives, but it doesn't come with an instruction manual. Through studying scientific research and my own experience, I developed a five step system that allows you to change your energy to change your brain, and, as a result, change your life. Called Brain Education, this system mainly consists of mind-body exercises such as yoga, tai chi and qigong as well as meditation, breathing and goal management.

Each of the five steps of Brain Education builds on the previous one to improve body, mind and spirit. The steps are:

1. Brain Sensitizing: This introductory step encourages brain awareness and awakens body and brain. It increases energy and blood flow to improve overall vitality and function of brain and body. It also helps you remain in the present moment and be aware of your five senses, plus be able to sense the energy of your body and environment. By doing this, you foster a stronger connection between body and brain, allowing your brain to better regulate your body function and overall health. You also better manage your response to stress.

2. Brain Versatilizing: Once you are sensitized to what is going on within and around you, through physical and mental exercises, you can make your brain and body more flexible and free yourself from ingrained habits of thought and movement. You open yourself up to new possibilities as you learn to "think outside the box."

3. Brain Refreshing: Refreshing your brain involves clearing out stored preconceived thoughts and emotions so you can make a fresh start. Negative thought patterns and emotions in particular block your potential. By becoming aware of them and releasing them, you leave room for developing a positive outlook and increasing your emotional intelligence so you can handle future challenges more effectively.

4. Brain Integrating: The integration in this step is two-pronged. You integrate the different areas and functions of your brain in order to integrate new beliefs and habits. It recognizes that your beliefs about yourself and your view of the world are malleable and chosen by you; they are not the real you. By integrating your brain so that it works as a cohesive unit, you can uncover your life purpose and align all of your thoughts and actions with its achievement.

5. Brain Mastering: This final step is a continuous application of the first four steps toward specific, concrete goals. As you achieve these goals by managing your energy, you actualize the life you want with joy, love and self-awareness.

Making these five steps a lifestyle gives you a systematic way to use your brain consciously and effectively while discovering your inherent serenity and creative potential.
Written by Ilchi Lee
A visionary, educator, author, and founder of ChangeYourEnergy.com, Ilchi Lee has spent nearly three decades helping people create better lives for themselves. Lee has created Body & Brain Yoga, Brain Education, and hundreds of other wellness programs and methods. A model for the self-improvement he teaches, Ilchi Lee is continually changing and continually creative. Keep up with Ilchi Lee on his blog at http://www.ilchi.com.
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The more I apply this principle, the more awakening I get !
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Thank you! I will practice and I will share with others.
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