Our brains are very well constructed. It consists of three different parts, each of which has different tasks. By learning how the different parts of your brain work, you better understand why some exercises can help you.
For many of us, it is unreal because what we think and what we feel in our bodies are strongly related. Yet there is now a lot of evidence that what we think and what we expect, (very) has a lot of influence on our body!
How do you maintain new habits? Pain, and what it does to you, can be influenced. By working step by step on what you think, feel, do and where your attention is going, you can be the boss of your pain. Instead of the other way around.
Your nervous system is constantly trying to regulate itself. In addition, your body produces all kinds of substances to regulate pain as well. Researchers discovered that our own body is up to 60 times (!) better at reducing pain than the strongest painkillers!
Els always loved to go cycling. Since the failed operation after her herniated disc it has not been possible to cycle. It hurts too much, getting on the bike is difficult and Els is afraid that she will fall - and then hurt her back even more.