Visualisation: 4 scientific reasons to practice it

We often hear about visualisation. And while we assume that visualising means imagining something, it may be worth delving a little deeper into what visualisation is, why it works, and what are the best techniques to make visualisation a highly effective practice. It is proven that proper visualisation helps you feel better and achieve better results in life.

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What is visualisation?

Visualisation is a section of meditation that helps us harmonise our body and mind. When we are lucky enough to achieve this desired balance, we make a huge leap in the quality of our lives.

  • Positive attitude: visualising positive situations helps to leave behind fears, resentment, guilt, criticism and self-reproach.
  • It promotes forgiveness: you learn to be more tolerant of people and to have a broader understanding of situations.
  • Relax the body: your thoughts flow because the left hemisphere lowers its frequency to join the right side of the brain, resulting in greater balance in the body.
  • Eliminates stress: with the help of visualisation, you can reduce tension, improve communication and learn to communicate with your body, so that you enter into intense peace and harmony.
  • Strengthens the defences: Positive thoughts through visualisation generate chemicals that benefit our body by improving the immune system.
  • It connects you to your emotions: Visualisation helps you get to know your feelings and needs.
  • Helps us to know ourselves: helps us to work with ourselves, to know our inner self and to unite it with the outer world in a peaceful and relaxed way.
  • Balances energy: visualisation harmonises energy centres to resolve difficult situations.
  • You learn to appreciate your past: When you practice visualisation, you become aware of things you have held onto for years, both positive and negative. It also helps you heal wounds and forgive those who have hurt you.
  • Elevates spirituality: On a spiritual level, you encounter God and begin to receive His word or energy in different ways to heal situations, put yourself on the right path and learn about the course of your life.

Visualisation is nothing more and nothing less than imagination, using mental or real pictures to help us create an image of what we want in our lives. Think of everything we see as originally created in a person’s imagination. A car was first imagined by a developer, a house by an architect, a table by a carpenter, etc.

Using visualisation, focusing your mind on what you want and adding emotion to your imagination is a very powerful and creative tool for getting the results you want in life.

  • The mind does not distinguish between reality and fiction. Therefore, when we imagine something, the same chemical reaction occurs in our brain as when we actually experience it. If at this very moment you imagine eating a sour lemon, you will see how the mere imagination makes your mouth instantly salivate and your jaws tense, just like when you eat a lemon. However, you were only imagining it. Therefore, visualisation can also help you to reduce stress, fear or anxiety, as you can imagine the future and get rid of the fear of the unknown.
  • Visualisation stimulates the same parts of the brain that are used during training. Elite athletes imagine the movements they are going to make and practice them over and over again. Note that you can visualise both the process and the result. In this case, the process is important, because by activating the same parts of the brain, you create the neural connections necessary to make what you imagine a reality.
  • Our brains are selective – we have what’s called the reticular activating system, which is a set of neurons designed to select what’s important and focus on that. Therefore, given that, as I said in point 1, the brain does not distinguish between reality and fiction, it is important to focus your mind on what you want.
  • Visualisation + relaxation – when you visualise using deep relaxation (meditation), you change your mental programming, you can erase and change limiting beliefs and mental rules.

If you’re wondering what the best visualisation techniques are, here are my four tips:

The more detail you can create in your visualisation, the more real it becomes. The more real it is, the more neural connections you will develop, which in turn will increase motivation, which will drive you to take the necessary actions to achieve your goal.

For this reason, the use of vision boards works very well because it allows you to constantly see what you want to achieve.

An emotion is a type of sensory representation that occurs in our minds. When we feel something intensely, it is because we have a strong belief that is associated with that representation. Therefore, the more real you believe something to be, the greater the emotional impact it has on you.

You can enhance an emotion by imagining it in detail and adding other stimuli, such as music. For example, if you imagine a love situation, playing your favourite love song can help you to intensify the emotion.

It’s hard to imagine something you’ve never experienced. For example, it’s hard to imagine life on Mars. However, when you want to create something you haven’t experienced before, it can help to learn from the experiences of others. Imagine you want to walk the Camino de Santiago. Reading Paulo Coelho’s book The Pilgrim, watching the film about the Camino will help you to create your visualisation and strengthen it.

Change your results: in any area of your life by working on your mind, emotions and body at the same time.

The Architect of Your Life is an exercise that makes your body, mind, and emotions work simultaneously. You will learn to change your mood at any time and reprogramme your mind so that it works for you, not against you.

If you’ve ever dreamed of controlling your thoughts and emotions, of stopping living in reaction and becoming the architect of your life, then spiritual practice is the best tool to achieve this goal!

Developing self-confidence

One of the main reasons why talented people sometimes don’t get results is that while one part of them knows what they want (the conscious mind), the subconscious tries to sabotage it because it doesn’t believe they can achieve it.

Emotional fitness will help you align your mind and emotions and change your mental programming to achieve the results you want and deserve.

What these exercises will bring you most of all is: self-knowledge, self-confidence, focusing your body, mind and soul on what you want to achieve.

We often give others the opportunity to feel happy, fulfilled, and intelligent.

Emotional independence is nothing more and nothing less than the ability to CHOOSE what is truly best for you, to make your own decisions and to direct all your wisdom, talents, beliefs and focus towards achieving what you know is best for you.

In spiritual practices, you will learn how to align your body, emotions and mind to become the architect of your life, live on your own terms and finally spread your wings.

By taking just 15 minutes a day, you can change your day, set clear goals and gain the confidence you’re looking for, while having fun and getting a workout.

Everything “visible” in this world was originally invented by the mind. Whatever result you achieve, good or bad, you first imagined it. If it was good, then your creativity took control.

Welcome to the centre for spiritual development and healing of the mind and body. Heal Your Life –🧡

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