How to achieve Deep Relaxation?

 

Practice the ‘Segment mode’ on weekends, during the day, before breakfast or before dinner when there is no chance of falling asleep (1).

Lie on your back on a soft but firm surface, like the carpeted floor.

Spread your legs wide at a comfortable angle. Lay your hands flat by your side, palms up, at a comfortable angle.

Rest your head on the floor or on a thin pillow.

If you can’t lie down in the above posture due to your body structure, adopt any comfortable posture that does not strain your body. Try lying down sideways or on your chest. When lying on your back, try placing cushions below your knees, below your lower back and below your neck. Experiment and work out your set up.

Keep your body still. Practice the ‘Segment mode’ in the beginning for about 20 minutes. See how you feel. If you like the effect, step up every week or two to 30 minutes, 45 minutes, to one hour or more. There is no minimum or maximum time. Longer you do deeper the relaxation penetrates into your body and mind.

Practice like this twice a day on weekends. Then introduce the practice into the weekdays depending on your daily routine. The most useful time is when you return from work with all the stress stuffed onto you. As soon as you come home, eat a small snack or drink something, and practice this. Another great time is after a workout.

In the beginning, you will be impatient thinking “when will this boring routine end?“. Bear with this impatience. It is a common initial hiccup.  Set an alarm to the targeted time and avoid thinking about it.

In a few weeks, you will become addicted to this healing practice!

You will reap immense benefits. In a few weeks, you will feel overall looseness in the muscles, including the painful, stiff and frozen ones.

(1) Segment mode

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