Why do an Inner Smile Meditation?
We all have heard about meditation at some point in our lives. Right? It is the act of relaxing where the mind is induced in a state to concentrate both physically and mentally. Meditation has many forms and people do it to stimulate relaxation, building an internal vigor and to develop a strong connection with oneself. Inner smile meditation is one of most widely used techniques to give a new direction and promote liveliness. Inner smile meditation is perfect to treat stress and anxiety issues. You me, we all can perform this meditation and be the best of ourselves. The idea is to escalate the vital energy known as the “chi” using this inner smile meditation. It is to picture a smiley face in your mind such that it penetrates deep in your mind and soul. Sounds interesting doesn’t it?
How to do Inner Smile Meditation?
Now you must be wondering how one can perform this meditation without somebody else to help them do it. It is actually pretty simple. Follow these steps in the morning and before going to bed and you will have a clear happy mind in no time.
1. Sit straight and feel relaxed
The first step is to make sure you are in a comfortable peaceful place where nobody else is going to distract you. Sit in a position where your back is in upright position and you feel in control of your neck and head.
2. Inhale and exhale
Now you need to start a rhythmic inhalation and exhalation sequence. Inhale deeply while noticing your abdomen rising and then exhale slowly making a mental note that you are letting go of the things that are bothering you.
3. Placing your tongue right
While you are concentrating on your breathing, find a comfortable place for your tongue on the roof of your mouth close to your upper teeth.
4. Smile fully
Start by smiling such that you feel relaxed and in control, gently and slowly smile like you would to somebody you love. All the while feeling good about yourself and making this sensation natural.
5. Concentrate on the Third eye centre
An important step, be attentive and concentrate while you move on to the space between your eyes. Now you will feel energy gathering and you will slowly drift into a relaxing state.
6. Energy in the Crystal Palace
Slowly moving from between your eyes to the centre of your brain you will feel energy flowing through your entire body, crystal palace is the space between the tips of your ears. Smile energy will then go back and forth between your eyes and the rest of your body.
7. Smile till it feels natural
Keep focusing on this smile energy, warmth and brightness will follow you. you can now smile down to the five major organs using the emotions, colour and elements. You will feel so relaxed after managing to smile until it feels so natural. once finished focus on the navel area and spiral the chi back to the tan tien feel warm and secure in your centre. Release the tip of your tongue when you think you have achieved the purpose of this meditation and all the energy is back safely in the navel area.
Results are astonishing. You will definitely love it once you get the hang of it. People are using this inner smile meditation technique to treat even PTSD. It is powerful and very invigorating. Be gentle and treat yourself with this amazing meditation every day and night.
Adam Gokmen is Master Mantak Chia’s Australian coordinator, the founder of Healing Tao Australia, a Chi Kung instructor and a Tao teacher. Adam will be facilitating the event and providing on going support and teaching workshops on Chi Kung, Inner Smile, Tao Yin, Microcosmic orbit, Healing Love, Iron Shirt, Five Element Fusion and Tao Breath..