Today, humans are subjected to more intense nervous system stimulation than ever before.
You can probably feel this in your own nervous system –
perhaps as a slight nervousness, discomfort or perhaps as a series of complete grabbing.
Whether it’s blocked by more traffic, growing pressures to do more in less time, incessant advertising,
motivation to be constantly entertained or requests from us emailed by e-mail, text and social media, our attention is bombarded with countless directions with little respite.
It’s no wonder we have record high blood pressure, anxiety and depression, not to mention heart attacks and cancer.
As a global culture, we are addicted to excessive external stimulation.
Fortunately, we can do a lot to manage this over-stimulation.
During my 30 years of teaching tai chi, qigong, reiki, and meditation,
I discovered that there were three ways to restore our natural balance between calm energy and tension.
1. Activate the natural relaxation response of your body
Our bodies are designed to work at a natural pace between stimulation and relaxation, activity and recovery.
It seems that we have mastered the first part and that we are sorely lacking in value and practice for the second part.
In fact, we have gone so far from the spectrum of stimulation that we may not even realize how stressed and excited we are. we are.
Our bodies can be in such a state of constant “shock” that our finer senses become numb and we only experience strong adrenaline rushes.
However, at some point, our bodies must yield.
Inevitably, we crash. And we start looking for ways to recover.
It is at these times that we turn to activities such as yoga, tai chi, and meditation to help us find our balance.
These activities naturally activate our body “Relaxation Response”.
It calms our nervous system, our brainwaves, our heartbeat,
and our breathing and allows our natural repair mechanisms to connect to the Internet.
It is absolutely essential for the physical and mental health / emotional response of the body’s natural relaxation on a daily basis.
It’s different from just losing consciousness and suffering through restless sleep.
When you consciously activate the relaxation response of your body while it is awake,
you begin to modify the functioning of your nervous system.
You leave the perpetual stress mode to find this healthy rhythmic balance.
To do this, you can easily find a comfortable position in a quiet and private environment,
close your eyes to avoid visual stimulation and focus on the sensations inside your body.
such as the sensations of your breathing. This, even for a few minutes, will begin to calm you down.
2. Release the voltage stored in your body
The first step is to activate the relaxation response and calm your nervous system.
Yet this is only the beginning. You see, years of accumulated stress have become stored in your body.
So, once you have focused and calmed down a bit, you will probably begin to notice signs of accumulated tension.
It could take the form of busy thoughts, uncomfortable feelings, muscle contractions or pain. It’s not that these things did not happen before.
You were so focused on the outside world that you did not notice.
Once you focus inside, what happens in your inner world becomes obvious, just like all the tension stored in it.
Which brings us to the second key:
release the layers of tension from your body.
To do this, the secret is to notice everything that happens inside with a calm, relaxed and nonjudgmental awareness.
See if you can notice thoughts, feelings, and tensions without judging them “bad,” simply “testify,” and accept them.
When you observe what is happening inside without any judgment, tensions naturally start to relax and relax.
3. Adopt an attitude that promotes positive energy flow
Once you have calmed down and started to relieve tension, you will feel a little lighter, a little less stressed and a little freer.
You can build on that feeling and grow it by adopting an attitude. which supports the flow of positive energy. It’s really very simple.
What if you took a moment to appreciate and be grateful that you took a break and allowed yourself to relax and let go?
Appreciation and gratitude increase your vibration and allow your energy to flow harder.
They change your inner state so that you can take advantage of the opportunity at the moment, rather than rushing to go elsewhere.
They encourage you to slow down a bit and notice the good things in life, rather than rushing into your quest to do everything.
How could your life be different if you took a break at least once a day to consciously activate your relaxation Answer,
release the tensions of your mind and body and adopt an attitude of gratitude and gratitude for what you have and what is present right now?
Can you imagine what it would be like to live in such a calm, stress-free state of energy? For a simple technique to get started, consult the resource box below.