A good technique of releasing the emotions is to allow them to drain into the earth. I have learnt this in the Stimuli theater workshop when we had to release destructive energies from our system after experiencing intense emotions like anger, hatred, disgust, fear, hurt – before changing into the feeling of love.
The same principle of draining out tension, fatigue, mild pain and negative energies is great to use after a strenuous physical workout. This can be done in the semi-supine position and in this specific form it is called the Alexander technique.
Lie down in a semi-supine position and allow the neck and back muscles to release gently. Keep awareness on your body and focus on letting the floor to support it. Allow your body to release and lengthen by giving it the directions given below. Just think the words and allow your body to release and lengthen by itself. One can practice it 10-20 minutes at a time at least once a day.
- I am allowing my neck to be free, so that my head can release forward and up.
- I am allowing my torso to lengthen up and widen.
- I am allowing my knees to release forward and away.