I made up a technique to help clear the mind, focus, relieve stress, anxiety, hiccups, insomnia, ADHD, etc... I was wondering if you kind folks would take it for a test drive and practice it as often as you can, it only takes a minute, and then share with me your experiences. Try it at least for two week, but report any benefits right away. Thanks
Two Hands Touching: Place the palms of your hands together and close your eyes. Ask yourself quietly in your mind, "What do my hands feel like?" Then feel the answer in your hands. Don't try to name the feelings, don't try to think or not think, just feel your hands. Do this for at least 30 seconds and up to as long as you like. Do this as often as you think of it and every time you need it for stress, fears, obsessive thoughts, hiccups, headaches, depression, etc... Try it on everything, but expect nothing. Just wait for the results.
Alternatively, I am curious how the statement, "I wonder what my hands feel like," instead of, "What do my hands feel like?" would work.
To use it to help you sleep, position yourself to go to sleep. Then feel your right hand, then your left hand, then feel both hands.
This is not a substitute for a doctor. I am not claiming that this cures any disease. Just try it and see how you feel in two weeks, a month, etc... But try it on everything, and expect nothing.
Before you get started, take stock of your current mental and physical states. Note any pains, physical ailments, etc... so that you can have something to compare to as you do this more and more.
You can combine Two Hands Touching with other techniques as well.
PS: Testimonials would be greatly appreciated so I can include them in my book. Thanks You can send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi Fairy Princess, As my comment says I will report back to you. The reason it probably will work is that it takes attention away from the problem or ego and focuses on the feeling of hands which puts us in the present moment. Well done.
answered 24 May '12, 12:04
Wonderful! I have been using this for a few days now, it really helps me get "into the zone". It's becoming a good anchor to get me quickly into a calm and centered space.
I started by doing the two hands technique at the beginning of meditation, it was a great "opener". Then I tried the re-phrase you suggested ("I wonder what my hands feel like,") and got a rather interesting "shift" which brought up some feelings I needed to process- interesting. The following meditation to center seemed to flow more easily than I might have expected as well.
Thank you for sharing this, I plan on continuing to explore this technique!
answered 07 Sep '12, 15:08
I read this post ages ago, and have experimented a little with this technique a few times. To me, it feels very similar to the Midline technique. @Fairy Princess, And I see you have also written a post about the Midline, in which you mention the touching hands technique.
I'm not a huge fan of statements and questions when trying to clear things, as I find myself better connected when I stop thinking and just feel. When I experimented with the midline technique, it really put me in touch with my energetic body, and I had some good fun trying to heal a cold sore before it started - I had no physical or visual warning of it, but I could feel it energetically in the same area I usually get them. I would focus on the area, then switch back to the midline, back and forth, as quick as I could while remaining focused. As I went on, I felt the energies come in balance, and then I would move to focus on the next spot, millimeter by millimeter.
I went on for about 15-20 minutes. I felt there was still an energetic imbalance in the area, but far less than usual. The cold sore never showed that time. A few months later I got one in the same spot, but it was tiny and gone in 2 days. I think was because I healed the majority of that area permanently.
Anyway, when I do the two hands touching, it feels like a short-cut to feeling my midline (which usually takes some focus). I suppose it has to do with the to body halves connecting and balancing so that you are brought to your centre.
I am going to experiment more with this technique now! @Fairy Princess, maybe you could share some more experiences with this technique?
answered 19 Sep '12, 09:07
only just come across this website, trying to find a way to sleep better and wake up feeling refreshed (sleep at 10 end up waking just after 4 but tired! really weird- just tried this and my hands went from feeling tense to feeling very light!
answered 10 Mar '13, 16:39
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