Discover how to activate the mental states you would like to have and deactivate the thoughts you don’t want!
Mindful Power raises your awareness, eliminates negative self talk and establishes resourceful and creative perspectives.
Learn how to switch your mind from stress mode into a calm and centred mode in a few seconds.
The Basic Mindful Power Technique works by turning on 2 internal switches that activate your body’s relaxation response, resulting in mental clarity and emotional calmness.
Switch 1 – Conscious Breathing
Our breathing rate varies as different emotions are experienced. It also varies according to our level of stress. Under stress we tend to hold our breath for brief periods of time or shorten the exhale. For example, if you were to think of a time when you were really excited right now….. and actually relive that memory, you would probably notice that your breathing would change and speed up a bit. Similarly, emotions like fear, anxiety, or panic cause our breathing to become shallow and more rapid.
Breathing is an important part of the formula in creating emotions. Changing the breathing changes the formula and creates different emotions. Therefore the first Switch that is used in the Basic Mindful Power Technique is to change your breathing by beginning to breathe at a 1:2 ratio of inhalation to exhalation. Your exhalation will be about twice as long as your inhalation. The 1:2 breath balances the gases in the bloodstream to rapidly create a state of relaxed alertness.
Switch 2 – Peripheral Vision
To understand how peripheral vision works, let’s take a closer look at how the eyes are connected to the brain. On the back wall of your eyeball is a patch of sensitive tissue called the retina. The retina receives light that passes through the pupils into the eye. Interestingly, the retina is really part of the brain. It is directly connected to your brain and is made of the same tissue as your brain.
The retina contains two types of highly specialized receptor cells called cones and rods. Cones have the highest concentration toward the centre of the retina. Activation of the cones in the centre of the retina, known as foveal or tunnel vision, is usually correlated with detail and colour differences. It limits the visual field to detect detail.
Rods are the visual receptors which are more highly concentrated toward the outside of the retina. They respond to light at low levels. Activation of the rods in the outside of the retina, called peripheral vision, is related to the detection of movement, contour, and also night vision.
The relaxation response is correlated with peripheral vision. Fight and flight mode is correlated primarily with tunnel vision. If you are in fight and flight, you will be in tunnel vision.
Being in peripheral vision blocks the fight and flight mode, while activating your relaxation response, therefore, if you are in peripheral vision you literally cannot access or experience emotions that are a result of the fight and flight mode. This means that peripheral vision inhibits stress and anxiety.
The Basic Mindful Power Technique enables you to access the peaceful yet highly aware state that is associated with being in peripheral vision. You also learn how to combine this with the conscious breathing pattern in order to rapidly eliminate any stress and tension, as well as reduce monkey mind syndrome (unwanted self talk).
With regular practise, you will be able to simplify the technique into one conscious breath and a slight change of focus that will provide you with similar results to that of the full technique. Eventually, provided that you have practiced it regularly, the technique itself will become unnecessary, as you will then be naturally and spontaneously applying Mindful Power without needing to think about it.
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