Relaxation means releasing all concern and tension and letting the natural order of life flow through one’s being.
Have you ever taken that minute or so to get in touch with how your body is feeling? Is it loose and relaxed, are you feeling that subtle euphoria that comes with having your body, that comes with being alive? Or does it feel tense and agitated, reactive to a never-ending series of thoughts that can be oh so easy to get sucked in too?
Take that minute now. Just sit where you are and pay attention to the subtle energetic field that is your physical body, don’t manipulate it just feel it out, starting from the top of your head and feeling the sensations there then move down the back of your head, your ears and your face, down to your neck and the back of your shoulders, your upper arms down to your forearms then your hands, now down your chest and your back into the lower back and abdomen area, across your groin and your butt and finally down your thighs to all the way down to your feet. How did that feel, was there tension and stiffness? If so start the process again from the top of your head but this time move very slowly and focus on using your awareness to relax all of the areas where you feel any tension, take your time here, take all the time that you need and over time you will begin to feel a sense of deep relaxation and renewal within your system. If for any reason you begin to feel that you are unable to do this in certain areas just take a second to create an intention, and intention to allow yourself to let go, allow those body parts to let go. While you’re doing this focus on breathing deeply into your diaphragm and enjoying the flow of fresh air in and out of your system.
You will begin to notice that as the body is allowed to let go the mind will follow, this is because there is no separation between the two, the system is one interconnected whole that all runs off of each other.
Try to take up this practice of relaxing your body whenever you remember to do so whether it’s sitting at work checking emails, at home sitting with your family or even walking down the street.
Thanks so much for reading, let me know if this type of practice appeals and works for you.