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The Third Eye point is located between the eyebrows, in an area where the bridge of your nose meets your forehead. When touched with the proper amount of pressure, and paired with specific mental exercises, this point is a gateway to communicating your intentions to your entire nervous system.
The Third Eye point is one of many bodily energy centers that, properly accessed, can yield various health benefits. In this exercise, it will be used preferentially to dissolve bodily tension and anxiety. We will revisit this energy center in future exercises to explore other benefits.
Find a comfortable position, sitting or lying down. Take a little time to find a body configuration so that you no longer think about changing your body position.
Gently close your eyes. Slowly bring one of your fingers, of either hand, to the Third Eye point. Let your intuition guide you. At different times, you may find yourself choosing different fingers. You need not press hard, but you should experience a sensation of touch and slight pressure.
Once you have touched your Third Eye point, open your awareness to the flow of air coming in and out of your lungs. As you inhale press a little harder on the eye point, as you exhale, relax the pressure.
As you inhale, invite messages of relaxation to be transmitted to your entire body. The messages may be in the form of images, words (e.g., “relax”), and/or feelings. The most effective are feeling messages (e.g., feelings of peace and pervasive calm). As you exhale allow your mind to let go of all mental images.
Repeat the respiratory cycles a minimum of 7 times, and repeat the exercise three to four times a day. Within two or three weeks, the mere touch of the Third Eye point will become a conditioned reflex for relaxation. Furthermore, your baseline tension level will decrease and you will be on your way to expanding your range of self-control and relaxation ever further into your nervous system.
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