Behavioural kinesiology is the study of muscles and their reaction to various stimuli received physically or mentally. Behavioural kinesiology can help us become stronger runners. We can use the knowledge discovered in this discipline to positively stimulate our muscles and keep them strong while running.
Many studies have been conducted to test true or false statements with consistent results, i.e. true statements resulting in stronger muscles, false statements resulting in weaker muscles. Other studies conducted have tested muscle strength using positive and negative statements which also showed consistent results in muscle testing. For example, muscles test stronger to a positive statement such as "you are beautiful" but weaker in response to the negative statement "I hate you."
In the studies that tested true/false statements, subjects tested had no prior knowledge of the topic and their muscles consistently tested stronger in response to true statements and weaker to false statements. How is this possible? How does the body (muscles) know if something is true or false with no intellectual knowledge of the topic?
Dr. David Hawkins concluded in his book, "Power vs. Force" that there is a collective human consciousness that we all have access to even if we are not conscious of it. This radical conclusion marks the beginning of a new approach to scientific thinking and testing allowing for the possibility that human consciousness (spirituality) exists, is powerful and can and does affect matter.
So how can we use this knowledge to make our muscles stronger while running?
As our muscles are stronger when introduced to positive mental stimuli, we simply need to provide as much positive stimuli as we can while running. Some examples are: smiling, enjoying the beauty of nature, feeling gratitude, thinking of someone you love, and thinking positive happy thoughts. This is why positive affirmations are so effective, such as, "I am a strong and healthy runner."
What other positive stimuli can we give ourselves while running to help us feel stronger? (Please share your suggestions in the comments below.)
You can easily learn how to do muscle testing to demonstrate the principles of behavioural kinesiology. Watch the video below for three ways you can test muscle strength with various stimuli. It also provides some great background information but if you just want to see the demonstrations, start watching at 3:30.
Most of us have already experienced the effect of negative/positive stimuli during our own running experiences. We have had a great, strong run when we are happy and positive and an awful, painful run when we are in a less than positive mood.
Now we have scientific evidence that explains why our bodies react this way to positive/negative stimuli. There is just one other concept that all this brings to mind. If the body tests strong for true statements and all positive statements, is this an indication that only positive aspects are true for all of us? Is this our true nature? Is it only our limited beliefs about ourselves that are false and hold us back? How powerful could we be both mentally and physically if we had no limiting beliefs about ourselves? What do you think? Please share your thoughts and comments below.
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