The Cosmic Smile - Smile your way back to health
Turn on your body's relaxation (natural self-healing) response
The Inner Smile is a powerful relaxation technique that utilizes the 'expanding' energy of happiness, love and joy as a language with which to communicate with the internal organs of the body.
By learning to smile inwardly to the organs and glands, the whole body feels loved and appreciated. Since we are actually everywhere in our body, we will therefore feel totally loved and appreciated. At the end of the day, isn't this what most human beings want?
Stress and tension are dissolved, as a loving smile is passed down through the entire length of the body like a waterfall. The smiling action activates the relaxation (parasympathetic nervous system) response in the body, moving it out of the (for most people) the ever-present stress mode (sympathetic response). This has an immediate beneficial effect on every system in the body: circulatory, digestive, nervous, endocrine, reproductive etc.
The fundamental focus in the Universal Tao is on the transformation of emotional energy.
"Today, emotions are normally thrown away like garbage", Master Chia explains. "Energies that we might use for our growth evaporate unused, and in that we weaken our system. The Universal Tao teaches you not to suppress your feelings, but to transform the energy instead. That way "energetic waste" can be changed back into neutral energy that is at your disposal".
When we learn to smile to negativity in our body and make friends with it, we enhance our health immeasurably. Transforming negative emotional energy patterns into the positive virtues in the organs helps to reprogram our genes and DNA. The Inner Smile is one of the most simple and powerful tools for self-healing.