time-out for your body mind and spirit
Drag your knuckles on over and hang out here often, or end up down at old Impatient Inpatient Memorial Hospital!
Why Do Nothing?
Far from "doing nothing," relaxation is the key to stimulating the
Parasympathetic Nervous System which controls the healing
mechanisms in your body. Relaxation is an active process which
increases cerebral output instead of diminishing it. Lower Motor Neurons (body)
produce muscle tension when output from the Upper Motor Neurons (mind)
Think of Spirit as energy. Body as matter. And Mind as that which perceives.
Now realize that they are all one thing. Take a look outside yourself
at yourself and try to imagine
how your day to day routine might be affecting the health of your body.
See if you can muster the energy to move matter with your mind,
and go lie down for a few minutes!...
When you lie down, gravity and breathing change drastically. Two of the most powerful forces
in your life, so constant that you hardly ever notice them, so vital that maybe you should.
The mind thrives on challenge and change, while the body thrives on homeostasis.
Lie down on your back.
Get your spine as
LONG, STRAIGHT, and FLAT as you can.
Bring your heels together
and let your toes dangle to the sides.
Separate your arms 45 degrees
away from your body, palms up,
"Whether you call it relaxation, meditation, self-hypnosis,
'quiet-time', repose, contemplation,
or just plain 'kickin' back',
slowing your mind down and completely
letting go of unconscious tension, is perhaps the most powerful healing technique!"