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Relax Your Eyes, Relax Your Body

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Meditation
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Cass Carlopio
Sleep Expert, Psychologist & Meditation
One of the most effective ways to relax your body and your nervous system, is to work with relaxing your eyes. Most of us hold significant tension around our eyes without even being aware of this. So learn to work with your eyes, and activate a state of relaxation any time, anywhere.
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Harvey
Relax your eyes
A great relaxation technique that focuses on the eyes but has a total body affect five stars *****
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Tammy
Relax the eyes
I always feel the tension around my eyes and forehead. Learning to relax this area is very beneficial. I could not get a sense of my eyes floating though. Have to keep trying.
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Walter J
Relaxing
First time I ever relaxed my eyes, and it did relax my whole body too. Another tool in my meditation toolbox, sweet!
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Stefon
Day 3
I’ve learned that everyday gets better, it can be slowly but it gets better
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Melissa
My eyes
This was a very cool meditation. I haven’t really ever paid attention to my eyes. Focusing on them floating was a cool sensation. Turns out, I put some tension in my eyes. Who knew?
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Maggie
Eyes
I liked this. Focusing on my eyes has always helped me sleep now I know why
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Pam
Floating eyes
Focusing on the eyes and releasing any tension. Feeling the eyes floating in the sockets. No tension held in or around the eyes.
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Natalie
Eyes
I am holding a lot of tension right above my eyes. Eyebrow- forehead area
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Tara
Sense your eyes floating
Sensing your eyes floating is one of the best ways to relax the body. Visualizing or sensing my eyes floating was not immediately easy for me but I was able to begin to identify the tension within my eyes.
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Justine
Third eye
As soon as my eyes were relaxed I felt my third eye pulsating strongly. The last time I felt that was when I was in Ireland and felt like I knew the place intimately. Such a strong reaction - perhaps as was mentioned I have held all my tension in my eyes and forgotten I have another sense and finally it is no longer dormant. Thank you.
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Jorge
Ojos relajados
Últimamente la práctica de la meditación me ha provocado sensaciones diversas. Hay muchos momentos en los que me encuentro muy tranquilo y en paz conmigo mismo, pero hay otras en donde la ansiedad me consume. Es en estos momentos en los que de verdad acepto todo el caos que me rodea y acepto que aunque no lo puedo cambiar, no es algo que yo pueda cambiar del todo. Es lo que es y hay lo que hay de momento.
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christiana
okay feeling
i felt kinda anxious but okay in a way. i learned that most of your tension is in your eyes and to relax and have your eyes feel like they are floating. it really works if you relax.
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Piper
I felt calm and heavy. I was relaxed and my body began to relax.
I learned that my body does its most healing when it’s relaxed.
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Allison
Eye Tension
Many people hold the majority of their tension in their eyes. Release it!
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Anael
Eye socket is an ugly word but I'm relaxed more
I learned how much tension I really hold in not just my eyes but my whole face. As my eyes relaxed, I realized my whole jaw was taught. Hopefully I become more mindful of this and stop holding all my tension there. On another note, I learned that I do not like the word eye socket.
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Erin
Relaxing
My eyes is really relax & my body is really relax & my whole body feels tried & my body need relax in a bath & put my body in bed
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Pessa
Relaxing
Relaxing my eyes has a significant impact on relaxing the body, too. A nice way to calm the mind.
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Ellie
Mindfulness
This was my first one. I can’t believe how much it actually helped me relax. I felt some of the tension drop from my upper body in the moment.
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Sadia
So good
I felt so relaxed after this really helped me think about relaxing my body in a whole new way.
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Marisa
Day 87
I enjoyed focusing on the eyes and hope i can have more focus next time i do this
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Sushi
Surprisingly nice
This exercise was sweet. It was relaxing to just listen to this and close my eyes to the angelic voice.
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valerie
resting the eyes
i learned by simply resting and relaxing your eyes, you can release a lot of tension.
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jess♥️
Rest
This meditation helped me to relax. It helped me get rid of the tension built up in me and especially the tension surrounding my eyes
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Hannah
Sleep
This meditation was so relaxing, thank you 😌. A little uncomfortable at first imagining my eyes floating but the less I allowed myself to overthink it and just feel, the calmer I got. This leaves me in a state of peace. Thank you, & goodnight 💫❤️
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William
Eyes
Cassandra, fascinating! Floating eyes! Also floated heart and mind! Will float my feet in walking meditation later! Thanks.
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Theresa
Floating eyes
I did notice my body being more relaxed whilst my eyes floated. I enjoyed that tremendously. Thank you