Introduction to the Blue State of Stillness

Welcome

Welcome to this mini course introducing the Blue State of Stillness.

The Blue State of Stillness is a deeply restful yet wakeful and attentive state that forms the foundation of your wellbeing, inner peace, and happiness. It is also the foundation of human vitality and joy, expressed as balanced, flowing movement that is attuned to and in harmony with others and one’s surroundings.

In a physiological and mental state of restful stillness your body and mind achieve balance. This wholesome state of equilibrium and heightened awareness manifests as a sense of comfort, serving as a bio-signal of homeostasis and wellbeing.

The Blue state of stillness can be attained through the systematic activation of your parasympathetic nervous system, increasing your NeuroCalmness. While the process may seem straightforward, learning to pause movement, remain still, and invite your body and mind to rest requires a great deal of skill, practice, and dedication. In this mini course you begin your journey towards the Blue State of Stillness.

Course Syllabus

The Practice of Stillness is introduced in three stages:

1. Initiating stillness

To initiate the practice of stillness, pause movement, settle into a comfortable posture, remain still, and follow your breath. Expand your breathing experience, calm your mind, and explore techniques like counting pulse and breath to facilitate the practice of stillness and deepen its restfulness.

  • Practice 1: Establish the safety to practice stillness
  • Practice 2: Pause movement, remain still, and rest
  • Practice 3: Cultivate nose-based breathing
  • Practice 4: Broaden the experience of breathing
  • Practice 5: Follow your natural breath
  • Practice 6: Calm your mind
  • Practice 7: Count your pulse
  • Practice 8: Count your breath
  • Practice 9: Observe your pulse and breath

 

2. Deepening stillness

Transition from merely pausing movement and remaining still to actively slowing down and encouraging your body and mind rest. Soften your muscles and strengthen your sense of groundedness to deepen your stillness. This helps you recognize bio-signals like pleasantness, calmness, and comfort, indicating successful effective slowing down, activation of Parasympathetic Rest, and increased NeuroCalmness.

  • Practice 10: Soften your muscles
  • Practice 11: Strengthen your groundedness
  • Practice 12: Focus on comfort

 

3. Sustaining stillness

Acknowledge and endure discomfort during the practice of stillness, verifying that it does not require immediate medical attention. Focus on the comfort and increased NeuroCalmness, even amidst discomfort. Learn to experience comfort alongside your discomfort and acknowledge how these opposite sensations can coexist within your body.

  • Practice 13: Endure discomfort
  • Practice 14: Focus on comfort alongside discomfort

 

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