Relieving Restlessness and Tension

Meditation

Relieving Restlessness and Tension

When: Every night, before going to sleep.

Duration: At least 20 minutes.

Step 1: Mouth Breathing

"Sit in a chair and rest your head [resting back on the chair like you do at the dentist]. You can have a pillow, so you are in a resting posture. Then release your lower jaw, just relax it so the mouth opens slightly, and start breathing from the mouth, not from the nose. But the breathing has not to be changed, it has to be as it is - natural.

"The first few breaths will become a little hectic. By and by it will settle down and the breathing will become very shallow. It will go in and out very slightly; that's how it should be. Keep the mouth open, eyes closed, and rest."

Step 2: Leg Loosener

"Then start feeling that your legs are becoming loose, as if they are being taken away from you, broken from the joints. Feel as if they are being taken away from you, they have been cut loose and broken Then start thinking that you are just the upper part; the legs are gone."

Step 3: Hands

"Then the hands: think that both the hands are becoming loose and being taken away from you. You may even be able to hear just a click! inside when they are broken. You are no longer your hands; they are dead, taken away. Then just the torso remains."

Step 4: Be-Heading

"Then start thinking about the head - that it is being taken away, that you are being beheaded, that the head is broken. Then leave it loose: wherever it turns - right or left - you cannot do anything. Just leave it loose; it has been taken away."

Step 5: Totally Torso

"Then you have just your torso, mm? Feel that you are only this much - this chest, the belly, that's all.

"This restlessness will settle. It is just that your body is not aligned, the energy is not proportionately distributed. Taking these parts as separate, only the essential will remain, so your whole energy will move in the essential part.

That essential part will relax and the energy will start flowing in your legs, in your hands, in your head, again, in a more proportionate way. A new distribution of energies is needed." 





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