When you’re upset, it affects your body, tensing your muscles. The reverse is also true, if your body is relaxed, then your mind is calm. You can control your state of mind through relaxing your body so you can be more peaceful. A calm mind allows you have a sense of well-being and to think more clearly. Use this meditation to access a peaceful state that can contribute to more success and satisfaction in your life.
Thank you for joining me. Have you ever noticed that when you’re upset, stressed, anxious or worried that your muscles are tense? And that you breathe shallowly, from your upper chest? Your thoughts are telling your body that you’re feeling threatened, and they’re responding to protect you.
But did you realize that when you deliberately relax your muscles and take deep breaths, your mind begins to calm down and you feel more peaceful? It’s true. What affects the mind will affect the body and vice versa. You have the power to take control over your state of mind, by affecting your body.
I’m Linda-Ann Stewart, of Heartvision Consulting. I’m a vision strategist, helping women program their business for success by creating a master plan. But I’ve also been a hypnotherapist for over 30 years. I’ve helped hundreds of people to improve their quality of life through relaxation and then to achieve their goals.
I’d like to lead you through a short meditation of deliberate relaxation that will help you find more calm, so you have a better life.
If you want to, close your eyes.
Take a long slow deep breath. Now let it out, letting it go. Take another deep breath in. Now exhale, letting it go, all the way out. Take one more deep breath. And let it go, all the way out.
Now place your attention on your scalp. Let go of the muscles there. Imagine them becoming like a floppy rubber band.
Bring your attention to your face. Relax your facial muscles.
Place your attention on your neck, and let those muscles relax.
Now your shoulders drop, loose and limp.
Your arms relax, like a rag doll.
Your chest and abdoman become soft and relaxed.
Place your attention on your back, and you let it relax, becoming like soft putty, relaxing all the way down to your hips.
And now your legs relax, all the way down to your toes.
Just relaxing your entire body from the top of your head to the bottoms of your feet.
Now imagine that you’re feeling calm, peaceful, serene, like your mind is a calm pool of water. Safe and secure. Floating with a sense of well being.
I wonder how you can create this calm, peace, serenity, safety, security and well-being in your life from this moment on? Maybe you can create it with 3 deep breaths, and a quick relaxation. Maybe you can simply remember how it felt to be at ease. No matter how, it can be easy for you now to create this calm and well being in your life. And you can bring this peace with you into your life as you open your eyes.
How did that feel? The more you practice it, the easier it becomes. The effects accumulate over time.
Whenever your mind is calm, you have a sense of well being, are able to think more clearly and make better decisions. You’re more creative, resourceful, and resilient in the face of challenges. In addition, you’re more attractive to people, both in your personal and professional lives. You’re able to feel more fulfilled and satisfied in your work. Isn’t that worth taking a couple of minutes out of every day to practice this exercise?
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Thank you for watching. I hope you’re able to take this meditation and practice it daily to bring you a much better life. Take care.
~ Linda-Ann Stewart