Meditation to Promote the Parasympathetic Nervous System
This meditation has the ability to relax your nervous system into parasympathetic function, but before you get there it is possible you will experience tension and difficulty within the mind and body! The difficulty makes this a ‘toning’ meditation, which will help you to improve your resistance to stressful situations and experiences by strengthening and increasing your understanding of the sympathetic nervous system (the part that is activated during stress and tension).
Through regular practise (and by maintaining the posture as closely as you can) you will also gain patience and self-control.
The video above guides you through practising this toning meditation for 3 minutes. As your tolerance improves, gradually increase the time to 11 minutes.
- Sit in Easy Pose with the lower spine flexed forward, chest out, chin in.
- Extend the arms up above the head at a 60-degree angle. Keep the arms perfectly straight and the elbows gently locked. Straighten the fingers and thumbs and press them together; turn the palms up.
- Extend the wrists back until there is a 60-degree angle between the back of the hand and the forearm.
- Eyes are 1/10th open.
- Mentally vibrate Sat Naam on the inhale and again on the exhale.
- Deeply inhale in a long, slow breath. Completely exhale in a long, slow breath. Lengthen the breath as much as possible. Take a minute or longer per breath, if available.
- Deeply inhale, completely exhale, and hold the breath out for 60 seconds.
Note: There are lots of helpful tools and resources within this video but sometimes we need additional support to work through our struggles. So if the suggestions within here are not giving you relief or if you are in danger of hurting yourself (or someone else) please reach out to a professional for support.
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