The Physiology of Excellence - Achieve Your True Potential

The Physiology of Excellence - Achieve Your True Potential

“The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.”
-- Anthony Robbins

Excellence is a habit. Good health is an achievement – there are certain things you have to do. When your health improves, every other aspect of your life improves simultaneously. The way you view your potential and the world improve too.

Physiological things, such as muscle tension, what we eat, how we breathe, and our posture all have a huge impact on our mental imagery, emotional state, and spiritual strength. A physiology of vibrant health produces a mindset, emotional attitude, and spiritual power of vibrant health. A physiology of vibrant health has an uncanny knack of attracting of attracting the right people, foods, and exercises that we need, right when we need them. That is the law: things produce after their own kind.

The As If Principle

We are physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual beings – it is a four-body system and each dramatically influences the other. The As If Principle demonstrates that we can use physiology (the way we are holding and moving our physical body) to influence our mental, emotional, and spiritual states. The As If Principle is invoked by taking on the physiology of the state we wish to reach.

Stand up tall and proud. Smile like you have never smiled before, from ear to ear. Breathe in deep. Now, try to get depressed. But do not stop smiling and do not change your physiology. Go ahead, try and feel sad. You cannot do it without changing your physiology. Every mental, emotional, and spiritual state is associated with a certain physiology.

Excellence is a state of physiology. Excellence is created by the way you carry yourself. Robust deep breathing, a knowing smile, a confident stride, and good posture, all create excellence.

Act is if you felt more energized, powerful, and resourceful than you ever have before and pretty soon you begin to become that way. When you act like a winner, you become a winner. Act as if you already are one of the healthiest individuals on the planet and pretty soon you begin to become that way.

If you ever feel mental, emotional, or spiritual trauma, change the way you are moving your physical body. You can change the way you are using the muscles in your face, the way you are moving your eyes, the way you are carrying your entire muscular system. Anthony Robbins tells us: “Emotion is created by motion.” You are in control of your mental, emotional, and spiritual state. Tell yourself: “I am the master of my state. Nothing or no one can change how I feel except me. Through motion, breathing, and posture, I alter my state in a moment.”

Eating food at the physical level accesses different mental, emotional, and spiritual states. Beautiful food accesses beautiful states of consciousness. The great thing about The Sunfood Diet is that it is something you can physically do! You just take action and the mental, emotional, and spiritual benefits automatically arise.

Empower Your Physiology

In addition to diet, the more exercise and stretching you do, the greater will be your health, and the more you will empower your physiology. Those who are in excellent physical shape are more in tune with their bodies. They have more control over their bodies and, as a result, are better able to control their mental, emotional, and spiritual states.

Fitness and health are not the same. Fitness is the ability to perform athletic feats. Health is a state of overall well-being, excellent digestion, and vibrant aliveness. Many professional athletes have excellent fitness, but poor health. This is why we often see some former athletes end up as physical wrecks after illustrious careers.

Daily exercise and stretching are as essential to excellent health as diet. Exercise and stretching move the lymph fluid and elevate the immune system. Low-impact lymphatic exercises, such as jumping on a trampoline or rebounder, are particularly powerful because they softly exercise each cell against the pull of gravity.

Exercise consists of two elements: endurance and strength. Endurance has to do with inner cleanliness. The less obstructions you carry around inside of you, the greater is your endurance. Strength has to do with overall muscular power. Muscular power is built by consistent yet varied training. I learned years ago to consistently “surprise my muscles” to overcome plateaus.

Stretching consists of two elements: flexibility and alignment. Both are developed and enhanced by yoga.

When you combine raw foods with yoga, you tune into a phenomenal state of being. The Sunfood Diet radically improves your metabolism and the biochemistry of your body. Yoga reforms physiology by the consistent practice of different stretching poses. Yoga helps squeeze toxins out of the tissues, open up tensions, and improve the mechanical functioning of the body. Yoga is about “letting go” to increase flexibility. Yoga will get the spine straight beginning with opening up the hips and sacrum. Practice yoga stretching after sleeping, sitting, or walking. If you have chronic back pain, start looking into yoga and eating more green-leafy vegetables to get your body alkaline (also consider sleeping without a pillow to allow the spine to rest in its natural position).

To achieve your true potential, you must cleanse your body of tension, free your mind of stagnant knowledge, and open your spirit to the physiology of pure excellence.

Action Steps:

Begin exercising daily. Engage in the type of exercise you enjoy, whether it be: walking, swimming, cycling, weight lifting, jumping on a rebounder, etc. Exercise outside in Nature whenever possible.

Enroll in a yoga class today. Read books on the subject; rent yoga videos, find an experienced teacher. Attend one of Nature’s First Law’s raw-food yoga retreats.