Typically, at first, I notice my tense shoulders drop.
Then, somewhat to my surprise the first few times I did this, I noticed my neck, face and the inside of my head smoothing out – places I hadn’t even been aware were carrying tension!
Then I noticed my thinking had slowed down and relaxed too.
All very welcome, so here’s the easy way to relax your whole energy system!
While sitting down, gently hold the centre of the backs of your knees with the finger tips of each hand.
Take your attention to your body and notice the tension draining away. Maintain the hold until you feel fully relaxed – anything from a few seconds to a few minutes.
Nowadays when using my laptop, I periodically pause, and hold the backs of my knee to fully relax myself.
You can use this hold unobtrusively in many situations; at your desk, in a cafe, on the train, etc.
So, if you’d like to relax your whole energy system, including parts you don’t even know are tense, use this hold!