We all hold stress, fear or tension in different parts of our body. That sinking feeling in the stomach; the pressure in the chest; that feeling of being punched in the solar plexus; the frog in the throat.
These can all be indicators of where we hold stress. Using the stress you can firstly find out where you are holding your stress and then learn how to release it.
Use the following exercise as a stress detector.
This exercise can help you find where in your body stress is harboured.
You will need someone to help you with this; you can take turns and perhaps both discover something new. You will be using kinesiology, an arm testing technique, where your subconscious body reaction is monitored.
We are going to test the main Chakra energy areas of the body, and discover which are strong, and which appear weak and may be - temporarily at least – vulnerable.
Have paper and pen handy to jot down the results as you go along.
I have used this stress detector in many organisations, even with cynical engineers and they are amazed at the accuracy of the results.
Work out the strengths from 10 to 1
Using this exercise as a measurement, consider the firmness of the positive response as ten, and the weakness of the negative response as zero. As you go through the following exercise mark each test between these two scores.
Look at the positions of the Chakras on the diagram.
The subject should put one hand on their root Chakra, close their eyes and think of the colour red. Not everyone can visualize a colour so if this is a problem as them to think of an item that is that colour – for example the red of an apple, the flames of a fire burning in the grate.
Their partner should then test for strength, and note the result out of 10.
Next move to the sacral, with closed eyes think of orange. Think of the juice of the fruit. Test and note the result.
Now, move the hand to the solar plexus, and think of yellow. The bright yellow of the sun. Test and note.
Move the hand to the heart chakra, and think of green. The green of the grass, of fresh leaves on a tree. Test and note.
Progress to the throat chakra, and think of blue. The blue of a summer sky. Test and note.
Upwards to the forehead, the brow centre, and think of indigo, a deep blue like the night sky. Test and note.
Finally to the crown chakra, on the top of the head. Think of violet, test and note.
Once you have completed the stress detector exercise you may wish to changes places with your partner, and rerun the exercise. Take a note of the results and exchange with your partner.
The areas that show up weak are where we hold stress and this can have a physical or mental impact on us.
Now link to release stress for the next step