For those nights when you have trouble sleeping, guided relaxation can be a useful tool to help calm your mind and body. Beth Freschi’s soothing voice will guide you through these pleasant, effective relaxation techniques: a deep breathing exercise called The Sustaining Breath, a muscle relaxation exercise called Waves of Relaxation, and a guided imagery called Aurora Borealis—all flowing together in one continuous track so you can enjoy the peaceful relaxation uninterrupted.
The beautiful, meditative music of Christopher Llloyd Clarke provides a calming background for this gentle, comforting relaxation session. Combined with good sleep hygiene and your doctor’s sound advice, this recording can help you release muscle tension, replace mind chatter with positive, peaceful images, and breathe deeply so that you can settle more easily into sleep.
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Description of relaxation techniques:
The Sustaining Breath: This exercise invites you to focus on your breath and envision it sustaining and relaxing each part of your body, allowing you to enter a calm, peaceful state.
Waves of Relaxation: This exercise begins with settling into a comfortable position, ready for sleep. It continues with a body scan and deep breathing to help you become aware of any muscle tension that needs release. Then you imagine waves of calming energy that flow through you, washing over each part of your body and encouraging each muscle and tendon to release and relax. “Waves of Relaxation” will leave your muscles feeling softer and more supple, allowing you to nestle comfortably into your bed.
Guided Imagery: Aurora Borealis: Now that your muscles are relaxed and your breathing is smooth and even, you can enjoy the deeply relaxing guided imagery called Aurora Borealis. Beth will describe pleasant scenes, sounds and feelings such as the sun setting, the stars appearing in the night sky, a gentle breeze rustling in the trees, the scent of clean, fresh air, and the beautiful, radiant light dance of Aurora Borealis. Listening to the calming words will give your mind a much-needed break from the concerns of the day and usher you into a peaceful, restful state.