February 2, 2018
Zoning out is healthy
The international space-out competition is coming to Hong Kong. If you can be completely relaxed in 90 minutes keeping a consistent heart rate, then you may be the winner! This competition seems random, but it is to promote the importance of letting go. People have stress from work and at home, most people cannot just leave and take off. But to spend some time on Saturdays just zoning out, it’s quite doable. Chinese medicine also encourages such behavior to relax the mind. Whether it’s sitting quietly or lying dow, just focus on your breathing to relax. Here’s a simple Daoist breathing technique, try zoning out and relax for a while!
Zone out in three steps
1. When breathing, inhale slowly from your nose and try to lengthen the time
2. Exhale slowly through your mouth and compress your abdomen
3. While you are exhaling, put your hand on your belly button and 1.5 inch below it.