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Relax Quickly Using With This Easy Method

Jun 4, 2008
People have tried a variety of methods to enter a state of relaxation, but what is sometimes overlooked is the way the brain creates relaxation. For your mind to relax, the unconscious mode is made possible by how the brain interprets visual elements.

When there is very little movement of any scene you are looking at, the mind starts to create extra imagery to fill in its need for stimuli. It is an automatic process.

Have you noticed that when you are sitting and looking at a lake or at the ocean or in front of an aquarium, your thoughts tend to wander? Sometimes we will stare out the window at nothing in particular and become "lost in thought".

The same can happen when you are driving on a highway where the trip seems boring or routine. Suddenly you realize you've gone many miles and time has gone by quickly, yet you were "day-dreaming" and were able to drive your vehicle without problems.

In those cases and others, the mind is actually taking in a minor or insignificant visual information continuously as nothing new is happening. So our mind fills in the gaps with thoughts of one kind or another, distracting us with inner imagery.

This process can be used when watching a video that has a low amount of visual stimulation through movement on the screen. The method is used to influence the creative mind to develop new ideas or to stimulate decisions to come forward.

This is a state of mind known as 'exterpassive' influence. When used to reduce stress or manage it, this form of therapy can be become very beneficial in its application.

Other related methods include staring at a candle flame, biofeedback, audio tapes, worry beads, and aromatherapy, among others. Video is a convenient method because you can take it with you in the form of a portable media player such as a mobile phone or for use on your computer.

Sometimes just a few minutes of watching such a video or screen-saver can induce this state of relaxation. It is often a quick and simple way to relax, the benefits of which can be enormous.
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