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Tuning into Intuition
By: Scott Goyette
Posted: August 22, 2008, from the September 2008 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.
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Also important to note is that, in order to get the most heightened level of intuitive alertness from these exercises, you will need to commit to doing them at least three days a week. And the great thing is that they can be done anywhere, while traveling or at home.
Morning exercise one. At least three mornings a week, take ten minutes to do the following exercise: Sit perfectly still, and imagine being in a place that brings you great happiness. Once you are situated and comfortable, begin to take slow, rhythmic breaths. Stay focused on your breathing, feeling the air as it flows in and out of your body. Once you can truly feel each breath and are in a peaceful state, begin to imagine the air you are breathing is pure light and everything you know that is good. Now, imagine the air you breathe out as darkness and everything you know that is less than good. At this point, you should be becoming more and more aware of the connection between your body and mind. Continue doing this for a full ten minutes.
Morning exercise two. After the first exercise has been completed, take an additional five to ten minutes to do the following: Imagine you have an X-ray-like inner intuitive sight. Allow your inner eyes to scan your entire body with perfectly clear vision that can see everything within you. Begin at the top of your head, and work all the way down to your feet, then repeat. Take note of any places that appear to command your attention or seem odd. If you encounter such an area, imagine yourself breathing light and goodness into it. This will help connect you to this part of your body and allow you to begin to understand why the area had drawn you toward it.
Daily exercise. Take note of how you are feeling during your normal daily activities. If you notice continued discomfort or stress in a given area, refocus on it by repeating the above exercise. You also might want to explore massage therapy or stretching exercises, such as yoga, if the odd feeling persists. Of course, never be afraid to visit your doctor, especially if you think this part of your body might be experiencing chronic discomfort. Remember, common sense is a key component of intuition
Bedtime exercise. Just before going to sleep, while lying in bed, begin this exercise by taking deep breaths and focusing on the air going in and out of your body. Feel each breath as it enters and leaves you as you did in the first morning exercise. After five minutes of deep and rhythmic breathing, you will begin to focus on individual body parts, flexing each of them and relieving all tension while also comforting the mind. Squeeze your hands into fists. Do this for 30 seconds and relax. Next, flex your forearms. Once again, do this for thirty seconds and relax. Follow this by flexing your upper arms, your shoulders and so on. Continue this routine for all body parts—arms, shoulders, legs, back, chest and stomach. In doing this, you will be able to spend equal time with every part of your body. Also, in addition to staying in tune with your body, this exercise is a great tool for those who have trouble sleeping, especially in conjunction with the morning and daytime exercises.