This technique is perfect for those of you who wish to tap the benefits of the self-applied methods but have little prior experience. In every tradition where techniques have been refined over thousands of years to enhance health, it is always notable that the distracted mind is one of the great challenges to the practice. Even the great meditation masters call their daily system of quieting the mind a "practice". It is not a finished product it is a "practice".
This indicates that even the experts are constantly practicing toward successful quieting of the mind and body. This particular technique assure a genuine state of relaxation by actually involving the body parts. In other techniques it is possible to wander to other thoughts because just the mind is involved and it is hard to be conscious of being unconscious. It is fairly obvious, when the next gesture is to contract the muscles in the arm, if you aren't doing it. You have to have said, "I think I'll stop this process." This technique is also excellent for people who have learned some type of relaxation exercise but are struggling to apply it successfully.