When we imagine something, our body responds immediately, like when we think of a sour lemon we salivate, or if we bring to mind a sad memory, we live that emotion again. Our body and mind are intrinsically linked and just imagining an event or emotion has the potential to change what neurotransmitters we produce, which hormones are activated, how our cells function and ultimately how we behave.
When we imagine an experience we can evoke the same parts of the brain and body as if we were actually going through it. Studies show this can lead to improvements in activities & performance, so much so, that top athletes use imagery to hone their skills!
Imagery offers a way to nourish and focus the mind, body and heart. The DreamBirth® imagery exercises have been designed specifically for use in different circumstances at any point from conception to parenting. They are gentle, beautiful and effective at bringing your awareness to where you need to focus.