The Third Eye & Deep Relaxation - New Podcast Episode
The Third Eye Meditation and a Deep Relaxation Practice.
The body and mind are deeply connected.
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The ancients had a concept of the body-mind which is the combination of thoughts, emotions, and drives that influence our choices and actions.
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This can leave us with a psychophysiological state that can be unhelpful and is sometimes difficult to shift. We can find ourselves 'in a mood' and subject to a combination of autopilot behaviours and mind loops.
We all need to build a toolkit of practices we can use to intervene in these processes. To coin a phrase, we need to learn how to take back control.
In this class, we explore the ancient third-eye meditation which was first taught in the Bhagavad Gita about 2,500 years ago.
We then go on to practice a deep relaxation technique that focuses on the key areas of stress in the body which are: the eyes, the jaw, the shoulders, and the hands.
This is followed by what I call The Relaxation Response which is a practice that, in time, you can learn to use to totally change your state with a single breath.
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