The Rotation of Awareness
Your yoga practice will help you to be more in touch with your body, able to recognize tension and relaxation and thus to bring them under your conscious control.
The Rotation of Awareness involves six steps during which we progressively relax all parts of our body. During these steps, focus your mind on the parts of your body and not on your breath. Relax each part of the body in turn.
During this exercise it is helpful to see your body as an object and your mind as an instrument of your inner spirit directing the flow of prana into your body. As you go through the step of relaxing a specific part of your body, imagine that the prana, the essence of life, is flowing through this part relaxing and revitalizing the whole part, as you inhale and exhale freely.
It is also important that as you move your mind from one part of the body to another, keep your body still. To bring your consciousness back to your body, gently move your fingers and toes, take a deep breath and as you exhale, sit up.