exercises are valuable for effective mind control. Your mind is
usually troubled by the subconscious drives, which are set off by the
more primitive animal intelligences within you.
life threatening struggles set the original context for the responses
of those intelligences. Today, elephants hardly bother you. The
perils which disturb you are milder, like a rude clerk, or a delayed
those old knee jerk responses still react to these trivial problems.
They initiate anger or fear signals from the amygdala, an ancient
organ in your brain. Those signals trigger troubling activities
exercises still those signals and place RI, your highest level of
consciousness, in calm control. They support the effective mind
Breathing Exercises - Begin
from troubling drives requires a calm and creative attitude towards
the more significant problems you face in
life. Such issues trigger subconscious
you, which ceaselessly seek tolerable solutions. Visceral reactions
occur when those hidden searches encounter the dire prospects of
failure. You can quiet these troubling searches by having a plan,
which clearly meets those problems. This website offers you a self
improvement plan to
unite the different levels of your consciousness to agree to an
acceptable approach to life. Quieting your search drives with such a
plan is an essential early step for the effectiveness of your
Breathing Exercises - Relax
or fear signals are triggered within the blink of an eye. Act to
reduce the possibility of their being triggered. During the course of
a day, stressful events as wells as poor postures will tighten many
of the 60,000 muscles in your body. Tensed muscles often remain
tightened and do not automatically relax. Vicious cycles of tensed
muscles, irritability and resulting tensions prevent stillness. You
can learn exercises, which can instantly
muscles. A relaxed body reduces the prospects of anger, or despair
and assists your breathing exercises to bring you closer to
Breathing Exercises - Still
Your Visceral Reactions
to be late for an important appointment, or a lack of understanding
from a friend may trigger transient visceral responses within you.
Stress triggers the production of the adrenal hormone cortisol, which
supports bodily functions designed to cope with the fight or flight
response, including increased heart rate. Simple
disperse the adrenaline and dissipate petty concerns. When you have
overcome such unhealthy responses, your breathing exercises will be
Exercises - Your Nosebrain
RI, the investigative common sense part of your brain, your
prefrontal regions provide a home for the neural equivalent of your
the ghost within. RI supercedes an earlier mammalian brain, which
acted in the context of social relationships. In this milieu, the
earliest reptilian part of your brain made decisions based on smells.
That “nosebrain” took a deep breath to investigate whether food
was edible, or inedible. Those investigations required instant
inhibition of disruptive emotions. So, now, millions of years later,
when you stop and take a deep breath, your emotions become less noisy
and your common sense steps in. Inevitably, breathing is believed
from ancient times to have mystic and calming properties.
Exercises -The Benefits
people use only their chests to take shallow breaths and fill only a
small fraction of their lungs. Regular practice of breathing
exercises can increase lung capacity and deliver more oxygen to the
blood. Good breathing creates a more alert mind, helps the digestive
processes and relaxes the body. Conscious breathing has another
important benefit. Conscious effort swiftly shifts control from
animal intelligences to RI. The longer you follow any process
consciously, the greater the possibility of stilling your mind. That
is why counting sheep, or just counting alone, can quiet your mind
and make sleep easier.
Exercises - An Exercise
objective of this exercise is to teach your body to breathe better.
You are blessed with a system, which acquires knowledge through
practice. Continue the following exercises and make them habitual:
or stand in a relaxed position.
inhale through your nose. To keep your mind from playing truant,
count upto five, or, just feel the air flowing in.
you breathe in, your shoulders will rise. Increase your lung
capacity by expanding your abdomen. When you breathe in, practice
the expansion of your abdomen as a habit. It is actually the key to
you exhale, push the stale air out by squeezing your stomach down in
the pelvic area. This muscular action (stomach pumping) has the
beneficial effect of activating the organs in your stomach,
improving their functioning. Repeated stomach pumping also disperses
any excess adrenaline, which may have been triggered by stresses.
stomach pumping, whenever you feel under any stress.
Exercises -A Stress Buster
is inevitable that, now and then, you think you made an awful
mistake. You can't face the consequences. Cycling drives of panic hit
you. These are occasions, when stomach pumping is only a temporary
solution, because of the persistence of the perceived threat. At such
times, conscious breathing alone can still your mind. Sit in a
relaxed position and breathe consciously. Count, or feel the breath.
Slowly, your RI will take charge and the cycles of panic will be
stilled. Then you can come to terms with the threat with the Self
This page was last updated on 31-Dec-2013.
JUST THINK... What happens when you begin to talk? Your nervous system has picked an emotion. It has articulated an idea around it, chosen apt words from a vocabulary of thousands of words, arranged them in lexical and grammatical order and adjusted the pitch of your voice. Before you speak you've no consciousness of the words you will use. Who's actually in charge? This question leads to the question "What is consciousness itself?" Is consciousness a spirit living in a human body? Is it a mystical life form that emerges from the nervous system? This is the hard problem of consciousness.