FLOWING YOUR WAY…

Mist at Tone River ca. 2000 Minakami, Gumma Prefecture, Japan

The secret to going with the flow is directing the flow…..

Going with the flow is relaxation.

Directing the flow is taking charge.

In our minds these energies exist as opposites; relaxation as letting-go, implying doing nothing;  taking charge as action, implying tension.

To bring the easiness of flow into the effort of taking charge, day-to-day, is a practice that maximizes functioning and minimizes stress.

 

Here’s how it works.

  • Breathe – inhale energy, exhale tension.  Get into the rhythm of breathing.  Rest your mind on the flow.
  • Visualize – see each breath as a current rolling through and around your spine,  a river of energy always in motion, strong & soothing both.
  • Join image and breath by drawing each inhale into your gravity center; and releasing each exhale from center back up the spine.
  • Stay with the breath, stay with the image, directing the flow and releasing into it – at the same time.  Experience how direction and flow become one and the same.

 

That’s the technique….

 

Now take it into your day.  Breathe, see and direct  your energy flow whenever you feel tense, whatever you’re doing, wherever you are.

 

Go with the flow as you direct, direct as you go.

 

Keep practicing and it becomes second nature to meet stress without getting stressed and cope with fatigue, tension – and whatever else comes your way – without getting overwhelmed.

 

Take charge of your energy – and you take charge of your life…

 

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