In the anxiety group, just last night, we learnt a budhists relaxation. The therapist asks us to look at 10 things around the room, and mentally note the item, then feel 10 items, be it the collar on your neck, toes in your shoes, ring on your finger, your rear on the chair, and hear 5 sounds, hard to hear 10 things, cause it relatively quiet, and then to cut it down by 5 items to look at, hear and feel, then down to just one, it is amazing how calm you end up feeling at the end of this.
These buddhist will probably live to be 150 years old.
I'm not totally clear, what this does, it does bring your attention to your breath, and you go within, in a good way.
Feel free to elaborate on this, I'm more interested in what this does for the mind and body.
Do you think this could be used in a high anxiety situation.?
Relaxation is so much easier in a no risk anxiety environment, put yourself where the anxiety is and its so much harder.