The body and mind are deeply connected.
The ancients had a concept of the body-mind which is the combination of thoughts, emotions and drives that influence our choices and actions.
This leaves us with a psychophysiological state that can be unhelpful and is sometimes difficult to shift. We can find ourselves 'in a mood' and subject to a combination of autopilot behaviours and mind loops.
We all need to build a toolkit of practices we can use to intervene in these processes. To coin a phrase, we need learn how to take back control.
In this class we explore the ancient third eye meditation which was first taught in the Bhagavad Gita.
We then go on to practice a deep relaxation technique that focuses on the key areas of stress in the body which are: the eyes, the jaw, the shoulders and the hands.
This is followed by what I call The Relaxation Response which is a practice that, in time, you can learn to use to totally change your state with a single breath.
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