Magic triangles

The following relaxation technique utilizes your power of imagination. If you can picture things easily in your mind, you may find the exercise enjoyable and refreshing. For this exercise, you need a chair and a blanket (if necessary). Allow five minutes.

1. Sit up tall in a chair, with your feet on the floor and comfortably apart and your hands resting on top of your knees as shown in Figure 4-3.

If your feet aren't comfortably touching the floor, fold up the blanket and place it under your feet for support.

Figure 4-3:

Sit with your feet on the floor and your hands on your knees.

Figure 4-3:

Sit with your feet on the floor and your hands on your knees.

2. Breathe through your nose but allow your breath to move freely.

3. Close your eyes and focus your attention on the middle of your forehead, just above the level of your eyebrows.

Make sure that you don't crinkle your forehead or squint your eyes.

4. Visualize as vividly as possible a triangle connecting the forehead point and the palms of both hands.

Register (but don't think about) any sensations or colors that appear on your mental screen while you hold the triangle in your mind. Do this visualization for 8 to 10 breaths and then dissolve the triangle.

Mind Health Secrets

Mind Health Secrets

A pool of fresh water is special. It's special as it’s a bit like our consciousness. If you try hard you may be able to see really little waves or ripples in the water. They’re really slight. The surface of the water is like the surface of your consciousness. The part that you're cognizant of.

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