This simple and relaxing meditation makes use of a little-known secret about the eyes. Allowing the eyes to rest in a soft downward gaze has an instant, automatic relaxing effect. This meditation is great to do at work or anytime you feel the stress level increasing and there is no time for a more formal practice.
1.Sit comfortably with your spine reasonably straight.
2.Allow your eyes to rest comfortably downward, gazing softly, but not focused on anything.
3.Without closing your eyes completely, let your eyelids drop to a level that feels most comfortable.
4.Continue gazing downward… the act of gazing is your primary focus (rather than the area at which you are gazing). You may notice your breathing becoming more rhythmic.
5.It’s ok to let your attention drift a bit. If your eyes become very heavy, it’s ok to let them close. If you notice you’ve come out of your relaxed space, simply bring your attention back to your relaxed downward gaze.
This meditation is great to do at work or anytime you feel the stress level increasing and there is no time for a more formal practice.
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