Though we have called the following technique a meditational practice it is really a continuation of the previous technique, which was intended to develop your awareness of the body1. The subject of meditation will be fully discussed at a later stage2. This practice, like all meditational techniques, is excellent for inducing deep relaxation. It can be utilized instead of shavasana1.
It is important to maintain full awareness throughout the practice. This is not so easy because one tends to fall asleep, or become involved in the continuous stream of thoughts that invade your perception. But whatever happens you must not create more tension by trying too hard or suppressing thoughts. Let them arise but be aware of them. Awareness of them is sufficient in itself to help redirect your attention back on to the practice.
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