The unconscious mind is the part that monitors and controls every aspect of you. Your thoughts, your beliefs, your actions, all the functions of your body and even what you perceive and how you perceive what happens in the world outside of you.
There are several levels of relaxation from fully alert and awake, all the way down to deep sleep. Each of these levels is represented by the brainwave frequency associated with it and has its own set of characteristics…
There are many health benefits to relaxing. Relaxation is actually the opposite of stress. It is a natural response system designed to relieve the body of stress…
When learning the art of relaxation we must first gain a deeper understanding of what stress is. The main purpose of this program is to help you to understand and use meditation as a technique to gain the relaxation that may be missing from your life and let go of stress. But what exactly are stress and relaxation and why are they important?
This exercise will help demonstrate how to visualise even if you think you can’t.
When it comes to following guided meditations, more often than not, you will hear the term ‘visualise’. Visualisation is something we can all do although the term itself can be a little misleading. This can result in some people thinking they are unable to visualise.
Usually, when someone has never actively controlled their breathing before, I have found that their breathing is continuous; in, out, in, out. The next step in breath control and awareness is to add a pause.
So often when asked to take a deep breath, many people simply take a big breath at the same depth as a normal breath. Big and deep are often confused as the same thing when actually, they are very different.
One of the simplest meditations one can do is to focus all of your attention on your breathing. This is called a ‘focused attention meditation’
Breathing is a big part of meditation and there are good reasons why it is a focal point.
Before I go on, allow me to ask you some questions. Do you have voices in your head? When you read, is there a voice reading the words? When you have a thought, is that thought voiced in your head? Is it your voice or someone else?
Thought is a strange thing indeed. A thought can be like an idea, memory, opinion, belief, a picture or sound, even a feeling or other senses, and sometimes something completely indescribable.