RELEASING MIND LOCK
~ Lisa Renee
"Re-educating the SYMPATHETIC system to turn off its automatic responses to stress is critical to healing." ~ Lisa Renee
When there is so much chaos in the collective planetary field, it certainly creates a lot more instability, confusion and pain within people. With the escalating chaotic energies that most of us are exposed to in the external world, learning to turn off the incessant mental chatter, worried and anxious thoughts, is a required survival skill rather than an indulgence. When the mental body is looping, it is stuck in a mind lock. To unlock the mind, one can refocus attention and energy to the personal breathing rhythm.
Using one’s breath in a guided meditation to regulate breathing rhythm is an effective way to retrain your mind to learn how to slow down and release the grip of its thoughts. When we have a racing or obsessive mind, generally we will feel anxious, stressed and constricted in our body. When we are constricted we stop the flow of life force energies and we miss the important clues that our body is telling us that we are out of balance. From that state of disharmony we are prone to accidents, make snap judgments and decisions from reaction rather than response, we miss the inner feelings and messages, and attract or add more energetic chaos into our life. The body constriction and the mental stress disconnects us from social cues or subtle energies that are always feeding back information from the environment back to us. When one misses these cues, subtleties and messages one is missing a huge part of learning how to be in the flow and ease of life. When one is in balance with oneself, there are resolutions made possible to the previously thought "unresolved problems" that had been existing in our mind.
Many times the stress level being created from a uncontrolled chaotic mind will constrict and numb out the body awareness, and we may feel disconnected from ourselves and the reality. When this happens we feel stressed, unloved and unhappy. Without keeping our thoughts in check, these inner mental problems become a form of mental bondage and mental torture inflicted on the self.
You are not this person always thinking, planning, analyzing and making observations while running towards these external obligations in your life. You are a being with a soul, a feeling person, with deep emotions and physical sensations that are embedded in multiple layers within the body. As one learns to guide and observe one’s breathing, one begins to become aware of the total presence of the self. The focused and guided breath becomes an alchemical process of which the body can switch off the sympathetic nervous system messaging and then allow for a deep body relaxation. Once the breath meditation is completed with dedication, the body rests, the mind rests. The process of deep body relaxation is coupled with a sensation of peace, and this calm returns with the release of the mind. This is a state of no thought, no worry, a place of serenity. We rest in that expanded inner space we have created through our breath, which reflects outwardly with harmony experienced between the body, mind and soul.
Retraining our nervous system and reprogramming our mind, is entirely possible through the application of breath work. If quieting your mind has become extremely difficult throughout the changing energetic terrain of the external ascension landscape, change your inner landscape by releasing your mind lock through this suggested breath work tool.
To Re-Educate the Autonomic Nervous System and Balance the Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous System, Mental Relaxation Technique
Daily – or in High Stress or Sickness - Three times a day for 10 minutes or 20 Minutes Once daily
Lie down or find a comfortable position where you will be undisturbed for the allotted time. Breathe naturally and easily, gradually letting your breaths become deeper and increasingly diagphramatic. (Low belly filling up deeply, protruding on inhale and emptying upon exhale)
The goal is to focus on your breath Inhale and "feel" the in-breath as "cool" air inhaling and follow the stream of breath within your passages and exhale the "warm" air in out-breath through the nasal passages. The session goal is to begin a count of a total of 108 breaths Inhale and Exhale and ultimately maintain your focus on your breath without mental chatter disturbance. With consistent practice, one will begin to establish a "witness" function where you will be able to watch your emotional life, inner thoughts with much more objectivity and detachment.
Section your 108 Breaths into 4 counts (quadrants). Focus on your breath, Inhale and then Exhale, count Breath 1 and maintain focus through your count. If you find your mind wander, get distracted or begin inner dialogue, start back to Breath Count One and maintain as far as you may be focused throughout your breath-work session time. The Goal is to ultimately be able to complete the breath-work in one session sequence without needing to recount or restart session.
Maintain count and focus through each of the 4 quadrant sets without starting over, building your endurance and focus throughout the 4 quadrants to a full 108 breath session without needing to restart count.
After mastering this technique, focused or guided meditation and visualization techniques become much easier to achieve.
Tip: If the physical body has manifested states of chronic “dis-ease” this exercise should be used regularly as suggested. Re-educating the Sympathetic system to turn off its automatic responses to stress is critical to healing
Just LOVE To Find
December 2, 2012, 7:52 pm
Just LOVE to find and correlate the amazing faculties of the BODY with MIND/SPIRIT. They all work in sync despite the complexity -- like an orchestra --
& that, to me, is wondrous and quite amazing
Science is discovering more & more the magical powers of the body, which have been underestimated and overlooked. When I was in anatomy/physiology many years ago, was surprised at how "unmapped" the brain still was and at the time, the idea held that once a brain cell was destroyed, it was so for good.
This has been overturned in the last decade in which the "plasticity" of the body & the nervous system have come to be proved i.e. how
innately REGENERATIVE the body actually is.
So glad you found this of value and interest! Hugs, ~*~*~*ES
Very Helpful, Eva
December 1, 2012, 4:47 am
A very helpful post dear Eva for those who are experiencing it difficult to relax
and live without stress.......
The look of total relaxation and peace within ~
namaste and love, Tara *~~