The Healing Power of Your Smile
All healing begins inside your body and we are blessed with a wonderful tool for healing “our smile”. When you smile hormones are released creating a relaxing state of being. Even if you fake your smile endorphins will be released and your mood will change. Try it now fake a smile hold it for a few seconds and take note how you feel. If you are frighten or nervous a smile will allow you to calm down; sometimes this happens involuntarily.
Smiling allows the muscles in the face to send signals to the brain that all is well. The brain will then send relaxing signals along the body’s nervous system. After taking a hard blow to the head, a fighter will often smile to regain focus. When I give Ki Energy stress management treatments at our Ki Center; I often suggest for clients to smile while receiving the treatment. Smiling during meditation allows for an enhance sense of oneness; it can also be very Therapeutic.
The Inner Smile is an ancient Taoist healing technique that allows the healing power of a smile to give a person the ability to self-heal internally. Taoist master Mantak Chia explains this technique very well in the “Chi Nei Tsang” his internal organs Chi massage manual; when he writes: “The Inner Smile is a powerful relaxation technique which begins at mid-eyebrow and eyes. It utilizes the expanding energy of happiness as a language to communicate with the internal organs of the body”.
Master Chia goes on to say: “By learning to smile inwardly to the organs and glands, the body will feel loved and appreciated”. At the Ki Center we teach a Korean Qigong exercise called Heaven and Earth. The technique allows the student to focus on internal healing by visualizing and smiling at all of the internal organs in the body.
If you have an injury or soreness on any part of your body, focus on that area and smile at it. If you continue to do this, you will assist in your internal healing process. As many of you know, I have first had experience on the healing power of smiling at internal injuries; it worked for me. We might not realize the healing power of our smile but it is very real it works and it is very easy to do.
Smiling can also be contagious, if you smile at someone long enough they will smile back sometimes unknowingly. The smile can not only be used as a tool for self-healing, it can also be used as a tool to heal others. A smile can be very helpful in changing the mood of another.
One should also be aware that not all smiling faces have a foundation of love. Sometimes a smile can be used to manipulate. More often than not the energy of a smile can be healing. The next time you feel a need to change your mood smile; even if you feel you have nothing to smile about. The healing power of your smile is very powerful learn to use it to improve the quality of your life.
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