Saturday, April 11, 2009

Technique to relax and to increase Awareness

The following technique to relax and increase awareness has a long and honorable history, dating back thousands of years before its adoption as an early Christian-Judaic Prayer and mediation technique.

While reading the next several lines, place your left hand on the computer table or on your lap. Allow your right hand to dangle limply by your side.Do that now, before reading on. Now check for tension by tensing your arms and shoulders and relax them. Inhale slowly and deeply, hold the breath to the mental count of four and release it in a long,deep sigh. Do it again if you choose to do so, counting down from eight to one as you slowly release the breath.Please do this now.

While continuing to read, become aware of the weight and tingling sensation in the fingers of your right hand , be conscious of the heaviness as the blood flow gently pulses at the tips of the fingers, circulating freely without any conscious effort on your part. Just be aware of your fingers., do not concentrate on them. Just be conscious of the heaviness and the pleasant tingling sensation. You are reading these words and at deeper level you are becoming conscious of the tingling sensation and your concentration on the words is automatically becoming deeper. After you have read the next three sentences you will allow your eyes to close normally and naturally while you are still aware of the tingling sensation in your fingers. After you close your eyes you will count down from one to five, and at the count of five the tingling sensation will cease, your eyes will open and you will return to normal awakening consciousness, feeling pleasantly refreshed and relaxed. Now allow your eyes to close and count up from one to five.

This technique can be put to use when ever you have free time.There is no need to close your
eyes.Merely breathe deeply and sense your fingers,be aware of them while sitting, resting or walking.Check for yourself the influence of this procedure has on your mental alertness,for example when you are performing some dull routine or attending a dull business meeting.
This technique is also effective when you feel influenced by any strong negative emotion such as depression,loneliness,fear ,anger,sorrow or boredom.

Wishing you all a Happy Easter.

13 comments:

  1. Thank you Deepak that you came back,
    and thank you for this great technique.
    Very needful and in good time.

    My best wishes to you!

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  2. I'M happy you come back!
    Happy esater to you too, my friend!

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  3. First of all I hope you had a good easter and nice to see you back here. I will add you to my blog. I did this little exercise and inded the tingling stopped. You could be a hypnotherapist
    Anyway nothing dull here at the moment I am surrounded by family in my home country. Just woke up early because of the time difference.
    Will blog again when i come back

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  4. Happy Vishu to you and family!

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  5. Hi Deepak,

    Happy Vishu for you and family!!!

    Blesses

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  6. Good to see you back.
    I've had a relaxed moment there doing 'your' exercise :)

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  7. Wow new blog : )

    I will update my links soon!

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  8. Hello Deepak,
    Thank you for informing me about your new blog! I love it!
    I also want to thank you for sharing your relaxation exercise with me. I tried it and I really do feel a bit calmer, since running my morning errands.
    I use to meditate a lot. I really have to get back into it again, because it truly does release any negative feelings carried inside.
    Negative emotions and feelings can turn into major health problems if we can't release them.
    Wishing you a very nice day!
    Lydia

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  9. Hello you an actor and a humanist :-)

    This is a good posting. Once awhile i must let anger, fear, frustrations, loneliness and other negative elements inside to write songs ... hehehe ... else the methodology is apllied.

    Congratulations on the posting.

    Happy New Year :-)

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  10. I couldn't open comment at the Lotus Sutra.

    Thank you for the Lotus Sutra, now I know more about this, I found about it in my language too.

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  11. Hello Deepak,
    I tried clicking on your chanting meditation post, but the commenting section wouldn't open up for me.
    Thank you for the chanting video. I wrote down your directions and the chant. I am definately going to get going on this meditation today!
    Thanks again Deepak!
    Wishing you a wonderful day full of bright sunshine and happiness!
    Lydia

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