A simple technique practiced in an easy manner relieves mind-body-relationship problems (1) (7)
Who in this world is not stressed? Since ages, people have been researching, validating , discussing and admiring many great techniques for stress relief and their teachers. Guess what percentage of the global population ‘actually practice’ any technique and succeed in reducing their stress? Very small. More so in this fast paced world where there no one has any free time. The childishly easy techniques presented here with equally easy preschool style of practice are one answer to this ancient problem (6).
Health professionals of many specialties advise us not to hold the breath, breathe deeply or breathe normally (12). Why? Because they routinely see people holding their breath or not breathing normally, affecting the working of the mind and body.
Here is a simple relaxation technique of ‘focusing on breathing’ (3). When you practice this technique, stressful thoughts are dramatically reduced, mind is calmed, gradually the breathing pattern becomes normal and muscles relax. Your stress level automatically comes down. Want to test it?
Close your eyes now and test this technique using the ‘folding mode’ (11) and complete both hands.
……….. (You are now practicing the ‘Folding mode’ (11)) ………….
Have you tried? Don’t you now feel a little calmer than before? If this momentary experience makes sense, begin your journey towards a stress free life.
I recommend that you practice this simple technique at the two convenient time periods you pass through every day – ‘entering sleep’ and ‘waking up’. Practice it lying on the bed, eyes closed at these times. More at (13).
To see the following steps in detail, click on the corresponding numbered links at the end.
Lying on the bed, ‘waiting for sleep’
Focus on your breathing tonight when you wish to fall asleep (4). It works like a charm (1). It effectively blocks the flow of thoughts. As a result, the mind is calmed and muscles are relaxed, inducing sleep in s surprisingly short time. You will enjoy healing sleep for good number of hours. Most likely, you will get hooked on this practice.
‘On waking up’, still on the bed
Next step – try this technique when you wake up in the morning, still lying on the bed, eyes closed (5). Your sleepiness gradually goes away. You feel energized. Your stress at home and work will be reduced (6). In a few months, you will see some improvement in your mind, body and relationships (7). If you liked practicing at bedtime and on waking up, extend the practice into the daytime while engaged in your daily activities (10).
Endorsed by Doctors, Scientists and other Professionals
“A simple, no expense, meditation-oriented approach to stress reduction which we recommend for all our patients (and ourselves!) is nicely presented at the following website: www.countingbreaths.com. Try it; you’ll be glad you did! ” Peter Horvath, MD, FACOG (Sad news about him at 14). …………….More Professional Endorsements at (8).
Practice this technique ONLY when falling asleep.
You will see tangible benefits!
(1) Endorsements by practitioners: Moronically simple, yet works like a charm, Easy as 1-2-3
(3) How can I focus on breathing?
(4) Waiting for sleep & How to enjoy quality sleep and conquer insomnia by ‘Focusing on breathing’
(5) Waking up routine
(6) Stress – Its Causes, Effects and Solutions & My articles
(7) Benefits for Mind, Body and Relationships (A to Z) Addictions, Anger, Anxiety, Fear and Panic attacks, Attitude, Compulsive thoughts, Concentration and focus, Courage to take decisions, Dental work, Depression, Driving stress, Face – grim and non-smiling, Fatigue, Grief, Hypertension, Infertility treatments – reducing repeated failure of, Insomnia, Migraine, Obesity, Pains – Chronic, Pregnancy and childbirth, Relationships – difficult, Smoking, Triggering and enhancing Spirituality, Stress at home or office, Stuttering, Surgery – before and after, Willpower
(8) Professional endorsements’
(9) Tip mode
(10) Daytime practice
(11) Folding mode
(12) Health professionals advising on Breathing
(13) Why practice lying on the bed at night and morning?
(14) I am very sad to report that Dr Peter Horvath passed away on Nov 14, 2013 due to Liposarcoma diagnosed in June 2013. May GOD rest his soul in peace. His caringbridge page.
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