For me, relaxing is the best thing since smoking pot, lying in, hanging out and wild parties! It’s normal part of my life now and I would never give it up. It’s the single most useful thing I have ever learnt in my life. It’s my “me time”
When I say relaxing, for me that is following the way my Instructors have taught me, which is to simply sit in a chair and close my eyes, relax my face, neck and shoulders, open my mouth and breathe deeply into my stomach and lower belly. First of all I go into myself as I shut down the non essential functions such as fidgeting, focusing your eyes and holding myself up and thinking about all sorts of random stuff, then I am able to move out, far away into space.
Just breathing in deeply, I start to tingle and experience fluttering in my belly, then as I start to feel the energy flow. It’s a quiet place, very still and empty, I can’t feel your body anymore, it’s as though I’ve melted into a warm sea. I feel safe and totally natural, happy, limit less and without thoughts. I guess I just love the other worldliness of it, exploring, being out there. In some ways it is similar to feelings and far out experiences I have had with drugs but it never feels like it could get out of control in a bad way or that it’s damaging for my health or illegal. Quite the opposite, my health has become better and better, so much so that I never need to use medication or go to the doctor anymore, except if I want to check up.
I am so confident that any health problem I have can be solved with this technique, which is a huge relief. I know if I have aching shoulders, or that I feel shivery like I may get a cold or I am feeling emotional, I have to relax. I have even pulled over whilst driving and stopped in a lay by, but my seat back stretched out my legs, put a CD on.
Relaxation gives me that power I need, instead of a coffee break, as I want to get a lot done and without it I feel irritated and frustrated as I don’t have enough energy of my own to get it all done. It ‘s the freedom, that I crave, that expanded, happy state where nothing matters and I feel connected to all those around you, that feeling that I am a part of something bigger and not alone.
Practising Relaxation, means, I am not nervous or worried and I get lots of energy so I can be much more creative, which makes me very happy and it gives me deep peace which I just can’t get anywhere else.
I am not tired or hungry or emotional. I feel more balanced, calm and coming from my centre much more than before. If I am having a difficult time, it is better than talking for hours on the phone to your best friend to sort a problem, it changes everything and my problems can disappear quickly.
I can totally shut down the physical and mental and do nothing for a while. It’s a break, a power nap but I try not to sleep as I know I get so much more energy when i can just flow with it. I go into myself as I shut down the non essential functions such as fidgeting, focusing your eyes and holding your self up and then I am able to open up and move out it seems like far away into space. It’s a quiet place, very still and empty, I can’t feel my body anymore, it’s gone, I am gone, it’s just so well, relaxing!
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