3 Minutes To Rapidly Calm the Mind with Adam Michael Brewer – Part 2

3 Minutes To Rapidly Calm the Mind with Adam Michael Brewer – Part 2

We often hear people say “a healthy mind, is a healthy body

This only means that our thoughts affect the quality of our life.

Learn how to achieve a healthier state of mind in the second part of my interview with Adam Michael Brewer.

Here you go!

3 Minutes To Rapidly Calm the Mind with Adam Michael Brewer – Part 2

CLICK HERE to watch the YouTube video interview.

In the interview above, you will discover:

  • Steps to rapidly calm the mind & body
  • Health benefits of walking barefoot
  • The healing power of laughter
  • Tips to calm your mind at night
  • His new book on 3 Minute Meditations

I hope you enjoyed the interview.

Take care and have a great day!

Rick Kaselj, MS

If you are unable to watch or listen to the interview above, check out the transcript below. 

Rick:

Okay. And then what would be the second step that people would end up having to take in order to calm the mind and body?

Adam:

This is one that I do regularly and to me it would be get outside and what I mean is get in nature. Here in California we have access to the mountains and the ocean and things like that, but even if somebody doesn’t have anything like that, simply just getting outside and taking a walk, being in fresh air is a very powerful tool to calm your mind. It’s expansive if you think about it because if I’m sitting at home, ruminating and letting things boil and bubble and all these things. I’m in a box, my house or my office or whatever it is, and inside another box, my head, right? I mean I’m so inside in this moment, I’m entrapped in these boxes and if I can allow myself to say, “Hold on. I need to open up and slow down”. The simplest way to do that is to get outside. And even if it’s only like a five-minute walk and while you’re doing that I certainly recommend, if it’s to try to like calm down so that you don’t bark back at somebody, leave the cell phone at home so that you’re not still trapped in the matrix and not stuck within the grid where it’s pulling on us where we could also get distracted again. Because that time, if you get outside and take a five to ten-minute walk is about you getting in touch with you where you’re just going “I just need to decompress right now”.  But you see the sunshine, you look at the trees, just feel the breeze and get outside. When you do that you can just open yourself up on so many levels to relaxation. So as much as possible that would be step two for me.

Rick:

Awesome. And then one thing like and I don’t think we do it enough is, if you head to the park or your backyard and you lie on the ground or you lie on the grass or whatever it might be, there’s something about that like fully connecting with the ground. And we don’t do that enough. We’re either sitting or we might be walking a little bit or we’re lying in our beds.

Adam:

I agree. It’s a beautiful thing. And even the other thing, walking hand in hand with that is even just taking your shoes off and walking in the grass and just feeling your bare foot on mother earth. You’re absolutely right. It does amazing things. You hit the nail on the head there again, Rick. You’re on it.

Rick:

(laughing) Like you’re talking about the bare feet, what you’ll notice is the more that you walk around in bare feet like in your house or have socks often and in bare feet your feet end up responding way better and having a better connection and you end up having better control of your feet. And that ends up helping with your knees and ankles and your hips and your back. Now the thing that ends up throwing it out is if you’re extremely overweight that ends up having an effect on your feet. But if you’re a normal weight and you spend more time with your socks off and you almost increase the stimulation of your feet that ends up drastically healthier for your lower body.

walk barefoot on the ground

Adam:

Yes, sir. That’s right.

Rick:

Okay, enough of me chatting now. What would be the third step that you would recommend for people to do when it comes to calming your mind and body?

Adam:

The third step, we were actually just kind of doing which is laughter. I mean, the old saying “Laughter is the best medicine”. I mean, it really is. What happens is our body starts to release tonic chemicals when we go into a state of laughter as opposed to toxic. And so again it also they’ve done studies on it where we’ve already talked about how the typical brainwave state is in that beta state, that agitated state. When people are laughing their brain waves go to that alpha state again where they’re more calm, they’re more relaxed. Comedies, literally watching comedic films, you know, sure most human beings can come up with one comedian that literally just makes them laugh almost belly laughter to the point of tears. That is so healing for the body and mind to allow yourself to laugh. And so it is something I highly recommend. We can all do more of. It’s just laugh our way through life. I think we get to a place, I did. Certainly back when I found my injuries, everything was so darn serious and you can see it in my face and you can feel it in my being. And we just got to remind ourselves the old saying is to “Turn that frown upside down” where you just turn up the corners of your mouth and you allow yourself to smile. Yes, maybe initially sometimes for people they have to fake it till they make it so to speak, but over time if you just get used to smiling more it becomes a way of being and it does calm your mind.

laugh to calm your mind

Rick:

Yes, you can’t think about anything when you’re laughing. And it reminds you, like my kids they love America’s Funniest Videos. They just love it. I don’t know what it is but it’s really cool they’re watching it and you can just hear them just belly laughing and they have just the cutest laughs.

Adam:

And that’s priceless just to hear a child laugh. Literally laughing, just expressing joy. I mean, that’s something that sometimes as adults we forget to do and it’s a beautiful thing when you watch a child because they remind us. It’s basically the reflection but they just remind us of our essence which is we have some of that joy. And when you see that you feel the exact same thing, your body gets this rush feel of “Oh, my God! It’s just so beautiful”. I’m sure you watching your own children, brings a massive smile to your face.

Rick:

Oh, it completely does. You have to stop and enjoy it. Most times it’s your choice to have kids and you have to kind of enjoy their journey because they’re a big reflection of you.

Adam:

You know the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree in that way so they’re just they’re mirroring back to you through your example. That’s a great thing to remember as a parent, if you happen to be one or anybody out there, is kids are imitating. If we want to have them express that joy, the best way to do it is for us to express it so it makes sense that your children are doing that.

 

Rick:

Thank you for the kind words. So we’ve covered our three things, the breathing, get outside and laugh. I think if people incorporate those within their days it’ll drastically end up improving their calmness or that chaos that’s going in their mind or even calm down their bodies. Because I know it’s something that I end up recommending like when it comes to injuries what a lot of people don’t talk about is kind of like the muscle tension around that joint. So you injure yourself, you have pain, you just get natural tension around that joint. And whatever you can do to release that tension decreases the light stress that’s happening on that joint and breathing ends up helping that like blowing out the pain, blowing out the tension around that joint ends up helping when it comes to injury and pain recovery. No one talks about it, but it is important and a big thing that I talk about ends up being the breathing side of things. Now, the three things are awesome and totally actionable. Is there anything else you want to leave people with? Anything that I didn’t ask or any tips that you want to leave people with?

Adam:

Yes, we’ll add a bonus. A fourth thing that they can do to calm their mind is we kind of talked about what are actionable things during the course of their day. At night there’s another opportunity to calm our minds. And so often right before we go to bed a lot of people either still have the TV on or they’re checking their cell phone looking at Facebook, looking at Instagram and just being again hyper stimulated right before they go to sleep. And sleep is essential if we want to get to a place where our days can be productive and where we’re immersed in what we’re doing. So prior to falling asleep I personally always recommend turning off the television, try to put your cell phone down at least an hour before you go to bed and if you can retrain yourself to read a book or maybe if you have a family it’s connection time with your loved ones so that you put away the electronic stimulus and the lights that are present with that and allow yourself to be a little more calm just before you go to sleep. I think you’ll find yourself sleeping better and it’s sleeping better you’re going to find more of that ability to navigate the waters of the day that much more effectively and efficiently. 

breathe to calm your mind

Rick:

Yes, definitely. Awesome! So Adam, where can people get more information about you?

Adam:

Yes, they can do it at my site which is 3minutemeditations.com and that’s the number three. It’s a new product that I have out there and they could also look at my personal site which is brewerwellness.com. One of those two sites and they’ll be able to find a lot of different information about the things that I have going on.

Rick:

So thank you very much, Adam, for your time.

Adam:

Yes. Thank you, Rick.

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