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Saturday, December 21, 2013

How YOU Can Learn to Relax ---(Some call this technique, Self-Hypnosis)

Stuart has been doing a similar (Meditation/Self-Hypnosis) technique for years, to help control PAIN. It has worked for him and thousands of others, but you must know and work-within your inner core

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How YOU Can Learn to Relax

There are a number of exercises that you can do to relax. These exercises include breathing, muscle and mind relaxation, and relaxation to music. Three that you can try are listed below.
First, be sure that you have:
  1. A quiet location that is free of distractions
  2. A comfortable body position; sit or recline on a chair or sofa.
  3. A good state of mind.; try to block out worries and distracting thoughts.

Two-minute relaxation: Switch your thoughts to yourself and your breathing. Take a few deep breaths, exhaling slowly. Mentally scan your body. Notice areas that feel tense or cramped. Loosen up these areas. Let go of as much tension as you can. Rotate your head in a smooth, circular motion once or twice. (Stop any movements that cause pain.) Roll your shoulders forward and backward several times. Let all of your muscles completely relax. Recall a pleasant thought for a few seconds. Take another deep breath and exhale slowly.

Mind relaxation: Close your eyes. Breathe normally through your nose. As you exhale, silently say to yourself the word "one," a short word such as "peaceful," or a short phrase such as "I feel quiet." Continue for 10 minutes. If your mind wanders, gently remind yourself to think about your breathing and your chosen word or phrase. Let your breathing become slow and steady.

Deep-breathing relaxation: Imagine a spot just below your navel. Breathe into that spot and fill your abdomen with air. Let the air fill you from the abdomen up, then let it out, like deflating a balloon. With every long, slow breath out, you should feel more relaxed.

source for the above information is found here

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