As we discussed earlier in our post “How to Eliminate Negative Emotion and Create Positive Emotion“, changing our physiology is vital to creating positive emotions. This week I want to challenge you just that…
Practice “relaxing your body” throughout the day – especially before sleeping. This will greatly energize us since we are no longer using those energy to tighten our body.
For example, hold out your hand and squeeze your fist. Keep it tight. Notice how much energy and effort it takes to keep that fist tight. It is essentially the same thing happening when we tighten our body. Most of our energy is being used up when our body is tensed.
Let your tight fist relax now. Notice how much more energy you have now.
So by relaxing our body, we can free up those energies and have much more awareness.
I’m proposing that we put the next 3 days to test. Be aware of how our body is. Is it tight and tense or relaxed? Scan your body from head to toe. Put your awareness on your forehead, then scan your jaws, your neck, your chest, your arms, your stomach, your back, your legs and your feet. Relax any part of the body that is tense.
Whenever you spot an area that is tight, simply relax the muscle of that area. Use your breath to help you relax. Go ahead, take a deep breath… yes, breathe deep all the way from your belly.
Becoming aware of our body we can better understand and take care of ourself. With this ability we can better ground ourself in the state of presence. You’ll have more life energy passing through you to do other wonderful things you want in life.
How about it?
Join me in this discovery about how our body can stay energize…
I’m gonna let you in a little secret… I’ve already tested it for a day. I must say, I didn’t realize how much I tense my body throughout the day. When I woke up this morning after practicing relaxing my body yesterday and while I slept, I feel less tense and more relaxed. I have more energy flowing through me. I even feel like I’ve lost some weight this morning when I woke up.
I can’t wait to hear about your experience.
Let’s start now…watch your body and relax any tension you find.