posted on Dec, 15 2004 @ 07:43 PM
The mind will relax of it's own accord, given the disciplines of maintaining good posture and breathing.
Good posture for meditation is important for the flow of kundalini energy through the bodies chakra pionts. I like to meditate naked as it allows me
to check my spine is straight and my shoulders and hips are square. Concentrate on keeping your shoulders level and your head level. When we are
depressed we walk with our necks and shoulders craned foward and our head down, this in turn compresses our chest, lungs and diaphram. In meditation
we seek to retrain our bodies to their natural healthy positions, you will be amazed at how much better you can feel simply by walking upright
Breathing in mediataion has a twofold purpose, one being to oxygenate the body, the second to encourage the flow of prana. When meditating try to
breathe like a sine wave, not as in and out breathes, but as a slow deep smooth single movement. This is not as easy as it sounds and requires
concentration and practise.
When you master this style you will begin to feel the downward pressure from the top of your skull when you inhale and your eyes may roll upward as
the flow of prana courses through your body. You will begin to feel energised and will start to release built up emotions you have been carrying.
As we become stressed we build up emotional baggage we keep bottled up through fast short shallow breathing. Has anyone ever told you to relax and
take a deep breath when you are upset?
Try and seek out a good rebirthing practitioner, to explain further about pranic flow breathing, going through your mudra's and to emotionally
support you through the release of your repressed emotions...
I wish you the best...