We take good care of our personal and home hygiene and often-mental hygiene is left behind.
Do you have a “monkey mind” as we call it in Qigong? Does your focus jump persistently from one area to another? Does your brain seem to go around and around without a rest? A very busy lifestyle makes it difficult to avoid thoughts racing around in your head.
Daily we take care of our physical hygiene. Washing our physical body is automatic and can bring relief to our skin and internal aches and pains. An energetic energy wash can do the same for your mental hygiene. Each time you practice mental hygiene you will deflate and release stress. It will become automatic and take only seconds of your time.
Use a brain “cleanse” anytime to deflate stress and notice you are more alert.
Try this simple practice. It can be done where ever you are and whenever you want. It is especially effective when using a computer. Choose you favourite method from below.
Renovating the Furnishings
- Gently breathe in through your nose and out slowly through the mouth.
- Repeat a few times bringing rhythm and flow through your body.
- On the next inhale breathe in through your 3rd. eye – an energy area on your forehead between the end of the eyebrows each side of your nose. Repeat several times as you breathe in through that point and exhale easily through your mouth.
- Now as you breathe in let the energy go into your head. Here you see the furnishing of your special room.
- As you exhale you see the furnishings look tired and dull.
- Breathe in bright light and refurnish with new colourful items of your choice.
- As you exhale the old furniture will dissolve and disappear.
- Continue with step 6 and 7 until your room feels bright, light, and renewed.
Getting Rid of Mental Cobwebs
Another method you can use is seeing the inside of your head filled with cobwebs. Breathe in through your third eye and allow the breath to go down to the base of the spine.
Exhale up your spine into your head and out through the 3rd eye. Repeat this process until the cobwebs have been swept out.
Seeing an image of a large brush or broom sweeping the grey cobwebs completely away can be helpful. Notice the improvement in your clarity and mood.
Dr. Stephen Chang first made this technique available to the West.