Sunday, January 30, 2011

Guided Imagery for Deep Relaxation

Some people may think this technique for relaxation sounds corny or strange but for me and many others it really works and all you need are a few minutes a day when you feel you need it the most.  It is excellent before bedtime for a great nights sleep or to relax yourself to face an active stressful day. In fact it works so well that it is also used in hospitals and private nursing care facilities to help patients.
"Guided imagery is the use of visualization techniques to help your body enter a relaxed state. In other words, you close your eyes and imagine the sights and sounds of a place that you find relaxing. The most common visualizations often involve a tropical beach, warm sun and soothing sounds of the ocean -- in fact, this is the visualization that I find most relaxing. If you find, however, that some other imagined scene is more appropriate for you, such as sitting in front of a roaring fire on a blustery night, by all means make use of that setting. The type of scene is not important, what matters is that you imagine every sight, sound and smell and transport yourself to that place." Quote taken from the following link:

You can find many great Guided Imagery videos on YouTube.

What are you waiting for? Give it a try.  Your mind, body and soul will thank you.


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