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Mind over matter, can we control every part of our body?

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posted on Aug, 12 2009 @ 04:12 AM
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It has been a topic on my mind for quite some time. I have been doing meditation, as well as yoga...but one night i seen the movie star wars. and thought. COULD WE ACTUALLY CONTROL OUR BODY?
yes its an obvious yet clouded answer...yes and no...
but to what extent are we able to control? they say its simply mind over matter. But i think its mind over matter, with motive and intent.
In otherwords, can we actually control different part of our bodies, to do certain things, that science currently says is not possible?

a few examples.
THREW MANY YEARS OF EVOLUTION, we are supposed to use the bathroom whenever we want, on the spot. NOWADAYS People will literally get a bladder infection, bEFORE they urinate on themselves in front of people (motive/intent)
we literally controlled our muscles, rather its voluntary or involuntary, to do what our mind tells it to.

Many animals, if not in the animal kingdom, have sex, for only a matter of minutes. It literally is only supposed to plant the seed in a women. EVERY ANIMAL usually takes very little time. Men literally train there bodies, (mind over matter), to be able to "last longer"

so my question is, with this in mind, could we literally control aspects or muscles, or things in our bodies, that science says we currently cant?
perhaps a heartbeat? your digestive system etc.
Threw yoga you are able to do certain position taht helps PROMOTE, a better body, but im curious if we can literally control every single aspect of our body, threw Sher power of will.

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posted on Aug, 12 2009 @ 04:26 AM
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S & F

Yes we can!

Good thoughts equal healthy body and bad thoughts equal unhealthy body.

But we should observe animals and birds - they do
not have thoughts, so are blessed.

Well, maybe they do have thoughts, how would I know.

But animals and birds do not agonize over their place in life, they just know it. And so should we.



posted on Aug, 12 2009 @ 05:00 AM
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Hello! Read up on yogi's! They do some amazing things like indeed controlling their heart beats so that they can seem dead. Amazing stuff



posted on Aug, 12 2009 @ 05:08 AM
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To my understanding, the hog actually mates for quite a long time. I can't say how it works for most other animals, but that one at least takes some time. And while humans *may* train their bodies to last longer, most don't, much to the annoyance of their partners.

It's pretty clear now that we can deliberately and consciously control muscles that were once believed to be purely "autonomic" - outside conscious control. Some Tibetan monks have been reported to raise or lower their body temperature, to slow their heartbeat and breathing down to almost a comatose rate, and to otherwise control systems that were supposed to be beyond our control. Heck, even I can drop my blood pressure 10 or more points, just by relaxing - and I've had no special Tibetan training or anything.

I think that whatever we thought our limits were, was based on the assumptions of a few Western scientists who didn't have enough experience to make a firm statement. They looked at European abilities and discounted anything from the East as superstitious nonsense. And of course, some of the claims - such as levitation - are beyond credence. Not saying they *can't* levitate, just saying I don't believe it, and wouldn't blame anyone for not believing it.

But in more recent times scientists have subjected these monks to some serious tests, and have found they have remarkable control over their bodies. Who knows what we can do, with the proper training?



posted on Aug, 12 2009 @ 05:39 AM
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From what I have read from various teachings mainly in the orient/martial arts that we can indeed control more than we perceive. that's what it comes down to, individual perceptions. Like some people can wiggle ears, raise lower eyebrows, and some people can slow down there heart rate like bears who hibernate, to people being able to control their inner energy. i'm sure it won't be easy but like all things just take a little time and practice. So i think it just depends on the limitations you set for yourself whether direct or indirect.


Btw you have an interesting forum pic does it symbolize anything or is it just cool
. seems as though it symbolizes something with creation.

And im really liking how people are starting to take interest in bettering themselves internally through meditation and what not.



posted on Aug, 12 2009 @ 05:57 AM
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I wouldn't say I have a gift at controlling my body, but an easy experiment to make is to get a mercury thermometer, the type that you either stick in your mouth or use for room temperatures, let your hand heat it up and when it won't go any higher, imagine a naked flame in your palm or inbetween your fingers holding the thermometer, see if you can get a few more degrees out.

I can do that easily, and get another 10 degrees out of it. then you can concentrate hard enough to lower the temperature as well and see how low you can go.

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posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 06:59 AM
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They do not have tought? Not really. Animals think but the difference between them and humans is: they dont think trash like humans do all the time. We think about a lot of useless stuff, there is not one single minute without a tought, animals think about the present, the obvious and the useful, and thats what i call a real evolution.



posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 08:03 AM
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Although we don't know how to do it yet, at least consciously, I think our mind controls our body for the most part.

There is a Book called Minding the Body and Mending the Mind by Joan Borysenko. books.google.com... 6_HAOStus&hl=en&ei=IIPZS6fhCoHa9ASF3PVU&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CB8Q6AEwAw#v=onepage&q&f=false It gives a very convincing experiment from the Mayo Clinic where hundreds of test subjects got a shot of (minute quantity) of TB virus from a red vial in their right arm and a shot of plain salt water in their left arm from a green vial.

For all of them the right arm blistered and there was no affect on the left arm.
After continuing this for a couple of months the researchers switched the vials so now the TB virus was in the green vial.

Just thinking that the green vial was safe made a majority of volunteers show no reaction from the TB in the green vial while the red vial holding saltwater now made their skin raise up in blisters.

They created blisters on their bodies with their minds.
They prevented the blistering reaction from a genuine virus...with their minds.



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