“An Easy Scan to Release Stress and Prevent Injuries”
By Daniel Johnson, SBN Principal Partner, Balance.point/Self Mastery Foundation Inc.
Ever pull a muscle sitting at your desk? Or when you first wake up and get out of bed?
Kind of seems unfair doesn’t it, pulling a muscle without even doing anything. In fact, these injuries are due to stress build-up from your work or living environment. Accumulated stress is a growing problem for many people throughout the world.
The Self Mastery Foundation has come up with a simple solution for discharging stress stored in your body: The Selfmastery System (SMS) Body Scan.
- The purpose is to release body tension
- The technique is called SMS Body Scan
- The results will greatly reduce physical pain and the tendency for injury
|Here is the science in a nutshell:
| Bad news
||Through repetitive movement, postures held for long durations, and/or mental and emotional tension, stress will build up in certain areas of the body.
| Good news
||Good news --- You can quickly release the built up tension, simply by changing your state of mind for a few minutes. The SMS Body Scan will pattern your mind to do this effortlessly.
Here is the technique. It will take you a few minutes to learn and even less time to practice.
Technique: SMS Body Scan
Sit comfortably in a quiet place where you will not be disturbed for a few minutes.
For this exercise you will be building on the Breathing skill you learned last month.
If you missed it, here are the basic steps:
Perform conscious breathing a few times to center yourself. Next you will release stress from each part of your body. Beginning from the top of your head, perform the following steps:
- As you inhale, focus on the area you want to release.
- Hold your breath a few moments and pay attention to the feeling.
- As you exhale, feel and visualize the tension leaving the area.
Move to the following areas of your body, repeating the three simple steps above.
Head – Neck and shoulders – Chest and arms – Abdomen – Legs and feet
Take one breath in each area. If you have more time you can repeat the exercise to heighten the effect. Perform the exercise as slowly as comfortable. It is better to do less for a longer time period, than to do more areas too quickly. If you would rather follow the online guided video click this link:
For more information on increasing mental clarity and simple stress relief check out www.Selfmastery.com. To enhance organizational excellence in your business check out www.StrongOrganizations.com. Balance.point Strategic Services/Self Mastery Foundation Inc. provides organizational excellence consulting services, including health and wellness programs.