The Inner Smile is a powerful internal healing and relaxation meditation. Deep relaxation dissolves physical and mental tensions that can cause energy blockages and unhealthy Chi. The Inner Smile enhances the energy of the organs and glands, our life force in general, and stills and focuses the mind-eye-heart. It makes us more aware of our body and inner being, because we learn to communicate with our organs, glands, spine and other specific parts of
our body, as well as our soul. Taoists discovered that consciousness is rooted not only in the brain alone, but also in the vital organs and in the more subtle sense in each of the cells.
By smiling to the organs and thanking them for the work they do, eventually we will reawaken the intelligence of the body. We are often so out of touch with our bodies and emotions that we do not notice inner disharmony developing until it finally manifests itself as a serious illness. Practicing the Inner Smile daily provides a regular scheduled time to look inside, to keep in touch with the state of our inner organs, our Chi, our breath and emotions. We can then spot problems at their inception, making it easier to ‘nip them in the bud’. Low self-esteem is becoming endemic. With the Inner Smile, we start to develop a healthy, loving relationship with ourselves and with others. We start to recognize our own positive qualities. With regular practice, we get to know ourselves as we really are; we will discover our virtues. This will help us form a more authentic and
healthier self-image, one that can stay in close contact with reality. The Inner Smile trains our ability to love and relax our own body and soul. If we learn to love and accept ourselves the way we are, it becomes easier and more natural for us to extend this love outward and to love and accept other people as well.
Always start the Inner Smile with the rocking exercise. Rock your spine from your sitting bones and sacrum to the sides and than back an forth.
When the spine is tense and stiff, there is no way to calm down.
The well-known “Three Lines Inner Smile”, which you will find in the books Taoist Way to Transform Stress into Vitality and in Awaken Universal Light.
The “Energizing Inner Smile”.
The Inner Smile that emphasizes relaxation, balancing the emotions and transform them into compassion energy.