We are all so busy. And life seems to be getting faster. We spend our days rushing around physically, and when we do eventually become still, our minds continue to rush around, churning over all we did today, and all that we have to do tomorrow.This exhausting state leaves us with no time or energy to find stillness. And stillness is so important. It is where we find peace. It is where we find health. It is where we find ourselves.
This selection of 5 guided relaxations and meditations aims to give you that time back, and generate the stillness that will soothe, heal, de-stress and give you some precious moments to just BE.
“A grounded awareness of the Earth, and a deep connection to it, enables us to maintain perspective when all around us seems to be chaos and stress. This deep Earth Meditation will help you to connect to your body, and to the Earth around you.”
A guided relaxation incorporating traditional Yoga Nidra techniques, taking you through a forest visualisation. Length: 18 minutes
“Water is a constantly moving entity. It flows around every obstacle it meets with ease and grace. The smooth flowing qualities of water can help to guide us into our own state of grace and ease.”
A long, deep, guided relaxation incorporating traditional Yoga Nidra techniques,with ‘bodies of water’ visualisations and soundscapes. Length: 22 minutes
“There’s something magical, and ultimately really calming, about gazing into a fire or candle flame. This fire practice is going to harness the mesmerising effect of looking intently into the radiant glow of fire.”
A short guided meditation based on the traditional candle gazing practice of Tratak. Length: 8 minutes.
“Watch your breath rise and fall. Watch your breath right to the very end as you breathe in. Watch your breath right to the very end, as you breathe out.”
This short seated meditation will ease all mental agitation and quickly transform a busy, overworked mind into a state of calm, tranquility and spaciousness. Using the breath as a focal point, this practice is useful when you are short of time, or need a quick burst of calm. Length: 8 minutes
“Allow your mind to become as clear and open as the sky above you. When a thought drifts into your mind, see it as a cloud, drifting across the vast expanse of the clear blue sky.”
This guided relaxation uses awareness of the air, of our breath, and of the space around us to create a deep sense of calm, joy and spaciousness. Length: 19 minutes