RELAXATION TECHNIQUES FOR STRESS RELIEF NOW!
is a 20-minute relaxation, which, can be done once a
day to ultimately change the stress level in your life.
First make a quiet space for yourself anywhere. This
can be done at the office or at home. Do not attempt
it while in the car. Now, clear your mind of all your
daily stresses and pressures, give yourself this time.
If you can, put on some soft music it help to "quiet"
Sit in a chair with your spine erect, shoulders relaxed,
feet flat on the floor. If you have a difficult time
knowing if you are relaxed, just intentionally tense
your body and release it to feel the relaxation. Now,
close your eyes and fold your hands together in your
lap. Take 3 slow, deep breaths, inhaling to the base
of your spine. Exhale fully between breaths. Feel and
listen to yourself relaxing with each breath. During
this first 10 minutes you visualize that you are like
a tree that has large roots that go deep into the Earth.
Imagine yourself retrieving the tremendous warmth and
nourishment that is flowing into you from deep inside
the Earth. Imagine you are being nurtured and protected
by the Earth's vast energy force. Let yourself feel
your own energy beginning to build and merge with this
vast energy source.
For the next 9 minutes, put your hands with the palms
up on your lap. Keep your eyes closed and imagine a
beautiful ray of light above your head. Imagine the
warmth and energy that is surrounding you. Let yourself
feel the power of the light flowing through your body.
Let yourself get comfortable with this powerful energy
field and embrace it. Feel the power through every pore
in your skin, feel it in every breath you take, feel
it through the palms of your hands and all the way to
the soles of your feet. Take control of the energy and
send it back out the top of your head. Circulating the
energy in and out of your body, above your head, behind
you, in front of you and within you. Feel your energy
building. You may experience a tingling sensation. And
don't be disappointed if you seem to be just "sitting
there." For those of us who "just sit there,"
the fortunately this relaxation works anyway!
For the last minute, your energy will reach its highest
point. This is the time you can focus and visualize
on healing for yourself or others, request guidance,
or the release of stress and anger. After completing
your focus and visualizations, close your hands into
loose fists And imagine yourself in the center of the
energy you've created. Really feel yourself in the center
of this magnificent energy force you've created. Remember
that it is from this center you can be benevolent, healing,
and impervious to the negativity from others' and the
relentless stress of daily life. Feel the energy it
is truly your power.
.Then slowly open your eyes.
this relaxation at least 20 minutes every day. It will
change you from the inside out. It will keep you stay
centered so you aren't reacting to other's negativity
or to difficult situations in which you might otherwise
lose your way. This is an extremely powerful tool, and
it's yours for the taking.