In the realm of energy work, Boyd Martin has written an interesting article called, The Four Techniques: Never Fail Methods to Regain Balance and Well-Being. He offers some well-tested, scientifically sound techniques you can apply on yourself to reduce pain, eliminate worry, restore equilibrium and bring back that natural state of well-being.
As he says, some of these techniques come from ancient spiritual practices and others from modern research into human physiology. The four techniques take a minimum of discipline to perform, and like EFT, usually produce nearly immediate results.
The first one to try is called The Inner Smile. Boyd says that he first read about this in a book titled, Awaken Healing Light by Taoist Master, Mantak Chia. According to Boyd, the entire book is absolutely fascinating, but this one practice is emphasized as being very important:
- Smile with your face.
- Then, imagine a smile on your heart. See it beating joyfully and purposefully.
- Get your liver to smile, your stomach, lungs, intestines, brain.
- Now find a discomfort, pain or tightness. Make it smile. You will notice this act seems to relax the area and the area around it.
- Now breathe slowly into the area.
This immediately allows energy to flow through and past the blockages causing the discomfort, and most importantly, causes an awareness of tension and the thinking that created it. You can learn the other techniques by reading the complete article of The Four Techniques by Boyd Martin here. Check it out.