A relaxation practice

If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” -Amit Ray

Find a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed.  Sit comfortably.  Close your eyes and alow yourself to relax by taking three deep breaths in and letting go of all tension as you exhale slowly with long, slow outbreaths.

Continue breathing deeply and let your breath wash right through you as you see in your mind’s eye, a path leading down to a beach.

Feel the warmth of the path underfoot and feel your body sigh as you step onto the beach and walk onto the warm sand.

See the deep blue water of the ocean stretched out before you and the bright blue of the sky.  The sun is shining and it feels good to be there.

Now imagine you are sitting on the beach gazing out at the vastness of the ocean and if you have had thoughts of anxiety or worry, imagine you are rolling them all into a ball.  Now throw the ball into the water and watch your thoughts and anxiety being carried out to sea.

As they vanish, feel at peace and enjoy lazing on the beach a little longer.

When you feel ready, take one more deep breath and see yourself walking back along the path.  Feel peace and calm come over you and open your eyes.

Making time for meditation and breathing each day, will allow clarity in your life amongst the noise and busyness.  It will give you peace to make the right decisions in life and lead you on a better journey.

There is no need to go to India or anywhere else to find peace. You will find that deep place of silence right in your room, your garden or even your bathtub. – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
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