Thursday, 10 July 2014

An exercise in letting go

Create a comfortable position sitting, lying. Be aware of your body. Relax your body, eyes closed starting from your toes, working upto your head. Deeply inhale through your nose. As you inhale, breathe into your abdomen, then through your entire chest and upward to your shoulders. You can place your hands over your abdomen to use. Your hands should rise as you inhale. Breathe very deeply to fill your abdomen and chest, and hold your breath for a few seconds. Exhale through your mouth .Imagine all the tension from your body being pulled and exhaled with each breath. Continue breathing deeply for several minutes. Scan your body for any area that may remain tense. Focus on this area and imagine breathing directly in and out of this area. Now, visualize your thoughts harmlessly floating away from you.  Try imagining your thoughts floating past you on a slowly moving river.  If any particular thoughts keep coming up, just allow them to pass by again – notice them, observe them, if need be experience them completely and let them go.