LIFE CAN BE STRESSFUL! It is important to take time every day to relax, meditate, and find moments of calm.
With the practice of my guided relaxation you can have a reliable way to move away from repetitive, automatic, habitual thinking into a deeper state of attentiveness, awareness and relaxation.
When you can fully and deeply relax and let go, your stress diminishes, and you have the potential to begin the process of healing from the damage associated with chronic levels of stress. Guided relaxation has also been linked to an improved sense of well-being.
Start now on your path to inner-peace and better health in your life.
Tips before beginning the guided relaxation audio below:
1. Get some physical exercise
Your physical body has a tremendous influence on your mind. I find exercise to be helpful before meditation, especially yoga. Any physical activity that relieves stress and encourages health will help you to meditate more deeply.
2. Take a shower
The simple ritual of taking a shower or bath can really put you in the mood for meditation. It will make you feel clean and refreshed.
3. Wear comfortable clothes
If you just come home from the day, you want to change into something more comfortable before you start to meditate. If your clothes are uncomfortable, it will be harder to stay focus during meditation. Our clothes give off subtle signals to our brain. When we wear certain clothes we feel a certain way.
4. Take a few minutes to wind down
Do something that you enjoy that you know will help you relax but doesn’t require too much mental exertion. This can be reading a book, listening to some music, or writing in your journal.
5. Relax your body
A good way to mentally wind down is to do some yoga, stretching or deep breathing exercises. These activities can help you relax.
6. Make your meditation spot beautiful
If you plan to make meditation a part of your daily practice, you should have a meditation spot. Your meditation spot should be clean and uncluttered. You can put some fresh flowers or light a candle or incense before you start to meditate. Choose a few items that bring you peace and serenity. Some basic tools you may want are a meditation pillow, a small table, a mat and maybe a nice throw rug.
7. Use essential oils
Incorporating essential oils can advance a meditation practice and support emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Diffusing is a great way to set the tone. Also, putting oils on your hands, feet, or temples can have a calming effect as well. Try different oils to discover your favorites.
8. Eliminate Distractions
When you have family, roommates or co-workers afoot, distractions can be a problem. Be pro-active to prevent them. Ask the people around you for the undisturbed time that you need. Additionally, silence your phones or hang a “do not disturb” sign on the door.