001 State Control
Basically, every emotional state literally always has a corresponding physiological posture and breathing pattern … Sounds simple right? It is. You’ll begin to realise that with less-than-positive states like sadness, the body is trying to collapse inward to guard the heart. On the other hand, positive states are usually more open and upright in nature. As you start moving through the world with this newfound awareness, you’ll begin to notice that you have always been in control of your emotional state the entire time, but simply haven’t been taught how to.
Step 1 - (Intention) Remember back to a time when you felt the way you want to feel right now.
Step 2 - (Re-position) Intuitively position your body posture and change your breathing as you would be if you were in that state. If you have trouble with this, just remember you’ve been going in and out of different states without intentionally doing so your entire life so go with your instinct.
Step 3 - (Patience) Hold that position for at least 2 - 3 minutes and you’ll begin to find yourself in that state.
Step 4 - (Management) With situational awareness, you must understand when your body is trying to move into a less desirable state and re-fix it back.
For extra practice at home:
Step 1 - Write down 3 contrasting states you want to practice.
Step 2 - Go into either the ‘positive’ or ‘negative’ state.
Step 3 - Then move back into a neutral position and shake it off.
Step 4 - Go into the opposing state then repeat step 3.
This will allow you to practice the intensity of the emotion and how far you can go into it. You may find less-than-positive states to be easier to go into for obvious reasons at first.
If you have trouble:
You’re more than likely trying to think your way into it rather than allowing yourself to move into it. It should be effortless as your mind and body are linked so use your body to influence the mind once your intention is set.
States useful in most situations:
List of States:
Attractiveness VS Repulsive
Attracted VS Repulsed
In Control VS Out of Control
Sincerity VS Insincerity
Trust VS Distrust
Anger VS Indifference
Certainty VS Uncertainty
Joy VS Sadness
Confident VS Unconfident
Relaxed VS Stressed
Excitement VS Boredom
Clarity VS Confusion
Hyper Acuity VS Contemplation
Authority VS Subservience
Powerful VS Powerless
Conviction VS Disbelief