Animals often use their senses in a panoramic way for very short, intense periods. Humans are out of practice and we don't have the same needs, but the guidelines still apply.
Short periods reduce the concentrated work-load, and if it's interesting or enjoyable you'll want to repeat it. Also, short regular periods of stimulation will act as a catalyst: they are the best way to tell your subconscious "it's time to remember".
Follow the animal guidelines. Be motionless and hold the head still. If you are moving, there is less awareness of everything else which is moving.
And to do this in the optimal way, as animals do it, find somewhere outside with a full open view and no walls. Animals developed this sense for use outdoors where things are moving and changing, long before humans invented safety indoors. Indoors, there is no natural basis or incentive to go panoramic.
Going outside is probably the most difficult guideline. I had luck, i learnt during a sunny spell in spring and i was in a garden everyday. There are a number of alternative methods for indoors, at night, and in winter. But to get the full effect with panoramic vision you need an open view, with birds and the occasional squirrel.
And, unlike animals, we don't need to run away, we need to relax, so sit down.
See Going Panoramic for more on the basic approach.
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