Relaxation

A meditation for relaxation (especially if someone is anxious or panicked)
  • Listen to the sound of my voice, focus on the details

    • Is it breathy?

    • Nasal?

    • Deep?

  • Find your focus: breath

    • Intentionally take a deep breath: in (count to 5) and out (count to 5)

    • Repeat 6+ times

  • Begin to notice the details of your breath

    • The phases

      • Inhaling

      • Hold

      • Exhaling

      • Hold

    • Feel it in your stomach, chest, shoulders, back, nostrils, throat

  • Let your breathing slow

  • Long inhales and exhales

  • Imagine your emotional state as an ocean

  • The wave and turbulence move in response to your breaths

  • As you breath deeper and slower, the ocean's surface becomes calmer and flatter

  • Imagine yourself floating upon the waves, weightless and effortless

  • Let yourself dissolve into the gentle oscillations of the surface

  • All that matters is this coming and going of sensation

  • Know that you can always find this place, your anchor, from wherever you are

  • Just take a moment to look for the waves and they will be there

  • Sometimes the ocean is choppy, sometimes it even storms

  • But it will return to its natural, resting state with time

  • Search for the underlying tranquility and it will always be there, even if it is obscured

  • Let this be your anchor in life