Pika-Pika-Breathing derives from Hawaiian Huna and means from tip to tip.
It inhibits activities in the sensomotoric cortex by focusing on two body parts as far away as possible from each other. It’s a calming, relieving self-hypnosis promoting a hypnotic state of trance.
It’s useful for dampening acute or chronic pain, muscle relaxation, anxiety, insomnia and stress.
How it works
- Lie down, sit or stand comfortably and close your eyes.
- Focus on your breathing.
- In your mind, try to feel the highest point of your head. Inhale through that point, as if a hole is there.
- Then choose one foot and concentrate on a point right in the middle of it. Try to think of it as the exit hole. So, exhale through that point.
- Repeat until feeling calm and reaching a hypnotic state of trance.
Remember: slow and deep breaths!
Best results can be achieved doing 2 sessions of 10 minutes per day.
If you have worked with a therapist before, you might have come across your personal safe space. After reaching the trance you can try to go there, concentrating on including all your senses into it. Count back from 5 to 1 to finish and wake up.
Try it out and feel free to comment on your experience!