Become Your Own Relaxation Expert
Meditation has been practiced around the world for thousands
of years. It is a technique used to quiet the mind and body,
and release stress. It can also bring focus and clarity, and
often, after meditating, problems that you have been struggling
with, miraculously become solved. Meditation has also been
known to inspire people to write, and to spur lucrative business
ideas, as your subconscious comes to light.
One simple form of meditation, requires you to sit in a quiet
room, either on a pillow, or cross-legged on the floor, or
in a comfortable chair, making sure your spine is straight.
It is advised that you use the same place every day. It is
also suggested that you personalize your spot, by beautifying
it with candles, flowers, and pictures of the people that
The idea is to sit quietly, with your eyes closed, and focus
on a point inside of your forehead. Try not to think of anything
in particular, but don't try 'not' to think either, allowing
your mind to become calm, and peaceful. If you find that your
mind is 'chattering', don't try to control it, just let it
finish what it is that it is working on, it will eventually
quiet down. It is also recommended for beginners to begin
with ten to twenty minute sessions, each day. After awhile
of doing this, you will start to feel deep relaxation and
joy during these sessions.
The first step to this self-hypnosis is to sit in a quiet,
comfortable spot, making sure you are facing a wall about
eight feet away from you. Pick a spot or object on that wall,
and make that spot or object your focal point. Looking at
your focal point, begin counting backwards from 100, one number
for each breath you exhale. As you do this, imagine yourself
floating, and feeling very relaxed. You will begin to feel
your eyelids getting heavy, and may begin to blink. Let your
eyes slowly close, and as you continue to count backwards,
imagine yourself as limp as a ragdoll, totally relaxed, and
floating in a safe and comfortable place. Stop counting, and
just float in your space. If any disturbing thoughts should
come while in your space, just let them flow out again, and
allow yourself to continue to feel safe and relaxed. This
technique can help you to cope with stress, and discharge
the tension that accumulates during stressful situations.
When you are ready to come out of this self-hypnosis, you
can either let yourself drift off to sleep, or you can count
from one to three and exit. First, count one, and get yourself
ready to exit. At two, take a deep breath, and hold for a
few seconds. At three, exhale and open your eyes slowly. As
you open your eyes, continue to hold on to that relaxed and
You may then want to increase the length of your sessions
to thirty minutes, or maybe even an hour. In our highly active
lifestyles of today, it is imperative that we include a brief
time for meditation in our daily schedule. For more self-help
techniques and tips, please visit my website.
Author: Cheryl Hammer Website: www.hammersmagicalsecrets.com.
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