I have been teaching a beautiful practice with my students lately, I often use parts of this practice in meditation or relaxation. i call it “coming to your senses” and it is something we have all heard at one time or another but we seldom take a moment to understand what it actually means. In Yoga we understand the senses as the Jnan Indriyas, the organs of knowledge and they feed back information from the external world to the brain, what we are interested in is how the mind then interacts with the senses, by spending some time visiting each sense ( in order) we develop “habituation” and we slowly withdraw the stimuli of the senses from the busy mind and through this we develop Pratayahara which is the 5th stage of Raja Yoga and necessary to practice to have success in meditation.
I have audio files of this practice and I would love to share it. Get in touch if you are interested in learning more.