Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tips to relax your mind


Relaxing your mind is nothing but diverting your mind in some other and different works or any other entertainments.

There may be many ways to relax your mind out of which all, the best way is Meditation.

Meditation has direct impact on parasympathetic nervous system, relaxing muscles and dilating blood vessels.

Its like clearing a Turbid water in a water bottle, if it is kept undisturbed for a minute, the waste particles settles down and water can be seen very clear.
Similar to that our mind is full of many thoughts, emotions, tension, etc which does not allow to focus on our works which results in psychological behaviors.

Meditation is all about thinking about nothing even though there are many problems for you, to solve your problems.

Our brain operates on various ranges given as cycles per second,

Beta 14 - 20 Awake
Alpha 7 - 14 Daydreaming, suggestibility
Theta 4 - 7 Sleep
Delta Below 4 Deep sleep

When we sit relaxed and calm with our eyes closed, the brain will be operating at the Alpha brain wave level. The parasympathetic nervous system is stimulated; muscles relax, blood vessels dilate and you will achieve a balanced state of health.
At the Alpha level we experience the state of deep relaxation which is helpful in managing stress, by calming the body and re-establishing equilibrium within the nervous and endocrine systems.At this level, you can feel new thoughts, ideas and programs into the sub-conscious mind. It is the level of imagination and creative visualization.


  1. Sit down in a straight-backed chair, close your eyes, take a deep breath, hold it for a while till you can,  and  then breathe out. 
  2. Breath using  your stomach,every time you breathe in your stomach goes out. It increases the amount of air into your lungs, stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, blood vessels dilate and muscles relax, stimulates alpha brain waves and gives us a feeling of calm.
  3. Once you are comfortably relaxed after that try to focus on relaxing various parts of your body, by imagining them relaxing more and more with every breath you breath out. For example, feel your scalp, forehead, face and jaw, shoulders,back ..., all  throughout various parts of your body.
 To practice daily,

Whenever once you feel relaxed, sit quietly for a  minute, breath slowly, deeply and rhythmically, using your stomach, and thinking about nothing. If any thoughts come to your mind, do not allow them and continue.

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