Try these techniques out. Do whatever works for you on this list that increases the energy you have. This have worked for me, but you may find better methods.
Breath in for 6 and breathe out for 6 one one nostril, then hold both nostrils in for 6, then do on the other side. That is one cycle. You can repeat this cycle as much as you'd like.
1. For stimulation of the mind, inhale through both nostrils while imagining the air is colored either red, orange, or yellow.
2. For relaxing the mind, inhale through both nostrils while imagining the air is colored green or light blue.
Get rid of doubt, fear, or negative feeling.
Close eyes and imagine negative emotion. Gather up all the visual images in your mind that accompany the negative feels.
Put all of those items insidea big cardobard box in your mind.
Make the box smaller, and smaller, and smaller until it fits right into the palm for your hand.
Now imagine yourself standing at the edge for a giant canyon, so deep that you can't see the bottom.
Throw the box in and watch it fall until it's out of sight.
Imagine yourself turning around and when you do, there'es and outdoor shower.
Turn on the light and let it bathe you in faith, love, and light.
Open eyes and embrace the better feeling.
Seat yourself comfortably in an easy chair or lie down
on your back. Consciously "let go" the various muscle
groups as much as possible without making too much of
an effort of it. Just consciously pay attention to the various
parts of your body and let go a little. You will find that
you can always voluntarily relax to a certain degree. You
can stop frowning and let your forehead relax. You can
ease up a little on the tension in your jaws. You can let
your hands, your arms, your shoulders, legs, become a
little more relaxed than they are. Spend about five minutes
on this and then stop paying any attention to your muscles.
This is as far as you are going to try to go by conscious
control. From here on you will relax more and more by
using your creative mechanism to automatically bring
about a relaxed condition. In short, you are going to use
"goal pictures," held in imagination and let your automatic
mechanism realize those goals for you.
Mental Picture No. 1
In your mind's eye see yourself lying stretched out upon
the bed. Form a picture of your legs as they would look
if made of concrete. See yourself lying there with two
very heavy concrete legs. See these very heavy concrete
legs sulking far down into the mattress from their sheer
weight. Now picture your arms and hands as made of
concrete. They also are very heavy and are sinking down
into the bed and exerting tremendous pressure against the
bed. In your mind's eye see a friend come into the room
and attempt to lift your heavy concrete legs. He takes
hold of your feet and attempts to lift them. But they are too heavy for him. He cannot do it Repeat with arms,
Mental Picture No. 2
Your body is a big marionette doll. Your hands are
tied loosely to your wrists by strings. Your forearm is connected
loosely by a string to your upper arm. Your upper
arm is connected very loosely by a string to your shoulder.
Your feet, calves, thighs, are also connected together
with a single string. Your neck consists of one very limp
string. The strings which control your jaw and hold your
lips together have slackened and stretched to such an extent
that your chin has dropped down loosely against
your chest. All the various strings which connect the various
parts of your body are loose and limp and your body
is just sprawled loosely across the bed.
Mental Picture No. 3
Your body consists of a series of inflated rubber balloons.
Two valves open in your feet, and the air begins to
escape from your legs. Your legs begin to collapse and
continue until they consist only of deflated rubber tubes,
lying flat against the bed. Next a valve is opened in your
chest and as the air begins to escape, your entire trunk
begins to collapse limply against the bed. Continue with
arms, head, and neck.
Mental Picture No. 4
Many people will find this the most relaxing of all. Just
go back in memory to some relaxing and pleasant scene
from your past. There is always some time in everyone's
life when he felt relaxed, at ease, and at peace with the
world. Pick out your own relaxing picture from your past
and call up detailed memory images. Yours may be a
peaceful scene at a mountain lake where you went fishing. If so, pay particular attention to the little incidental things
in the environment. Remember the quiet ripples on the
water. What sounds were present? Did you hear the quiet
rustling of the leaves? Maybe you remember sitting perfectly
relaxed, and somewhat drowsy before an open fireplace
long ago. Did the logs crackle and spark? What
other sights and sounds were present? Maybe you choose
to remember relaxing in the sun on a beach. How did the
sand feel against your body? Could you feel the warm relaxing
sun, touching your body, almost as a physical
thing? Was there a breeze blowing? Were there gulls on
the beach? The more of these incidental details you can
remember and picture to yourself, the more successful
you will be.
Daily practice will bring these mental pictures, or
memories, clearer and clearer. The effect of learning will
also be cumulative. Practice will strengthen the tie-in between
mental image and physical sensation. You will become
more and more proficient in relaxation, and this in
itself will be "remembered" in future practice sessions.