HOW TO USE A TETRAD – Pause – breath – relax … experience ‘Fluid Balance’ .
Tip: Balancing a Tetrad is a relaxed and non-competitive activity.
The vial bubbles move around the ‘middle point’ and are never fixed.
that you can use anytime, anywhere to experience ‘Dynamic Balance‘ and ‘Present Moment Awareness‘
Comfortable and stable with this single level rotate the base of the TETRAD towards the body until the lower level also comes into balance.
BREATH – BALANCE – AWARENESS – learn to de-stress with Tetrad®
BREATH – make deep and rhythmic breathing an integral part of any TETRAD® exercise – relax into the present moment. BALANCE – once relaxed and comfortable balancing all three levels, deepen the experience by extending the time spent with the TETRAD®. Returning to TETRAD® meditation in moments of daily stress is a technique to step outside our world of constant activity – to realign and rebalance. While standing hold the TETRAD® in front of you, breath deeply into your belly, move your body slowly until the three bubbles are aligned. Feel your feet firmly planted on the ground. AWARENESS – feel within your body two inches below your navel. Keep the bubbles aligned while taking slow, deep breaths. Let your thoughts come and go without focusing on them. Allow yourself to be present in the moment, peaceful and still. Dynamic balance will follow.
CLOSE YOUR EYES
Once comfortable balancing your TETRA® close your eyes and stay attentive to the ‘feeling’ of holding the balanced state. When ready open your eyes. If the TETRA® is balanced you are developing the foundation of meditative practice. Visualize the TETRAD® – in your mind’s eye recreate the structural form as a three-dimensional object. With practice you will find that the above excercises enable you to experience stillness and equilibrium anywhere you choose – with or without a physical TETRAD®.
Stand with you legs shoulder width apart with relaxed knees. Hold the TETRAD™ away from your body with unsupported arms balance all three levels while you: • Move the TETRAD™ in a small circle • Move the TETRAD™ up and down
TETRAD® is delicate and will shatter on impact with hard surfaces.
Never leave a TETRAD® in direct sunlight. The spheres act as magnifying lenses and may cause fires.
- Susanna Feder, Phd, North Bronx Healthcare Network, New York, USA.