Relaxation

Here you will find Relaxation meditations, techniques and articles, to help you relax both body and mind.

Popular Relaxation Categories are listed first – with the full collection of Relaxation posts listed below.

Here you will find tools to assist you deal with Stress and Anxiety.

  • Listen to free guided meditations
  • Calm your body, mind and spirit
  • Work towards optimal health

A relaxation technique is any method, process, procedure, or activity that helps a person to relax.

And the goal of relaxation is to attain a state of increased calmness and reduce levels of anxiety, stress or tension.
Easy.

A great way to relax is to listen to a guided Relaxation Meditation.

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Individual Posts that will assist you with Relaxation

 

Meditation for HealthThe secret health benefits of Meditation are the subtle effects that happen quietly in the background without your conscious awareness.

The first term I will introduce is Homeostasis. (Just read it slowly and that is how it is meant to sound)

Homeostasis is when the different systems of the body work together to regulate the optimal conditions for you internal function.

And to put that more simply… it’s the body striving for ‘balance’.

Benefits of Power NapThis month has been all about goodness for me. It started as an experiment in mindfulness, but it also evolved into having some quality time apart from caffeine also.

I wasn’t a big coffee drinker, but that little lull an hour or so after lunch was killing me. Without a coffee shot I was getting the nods, losing concentration, motor skills and direction.

I tried to combat it with a burst of exercise, but I kept forgetting what I was trying to do, falling over and wandering aimlessly in a daze.

I would seem to come good again at about 3pm in the afternoon – but having just suffered 2 hours of apparent jet-lag, my afternoon was always rushed.

I take pride in my work ethic … so could I do it?

Could I try to have a sleep in the middle of the day?

Free Relaxation MeditationIn these times of busy-ness and stress, taking dedicated time out to relax is more important than ever before.

The word ‘dedicated’ is the key. It has to be a mindful exercise – where you purposefully relax. Sitting down (without visual or aural stimulation) for a cup of tea is one good way, reading an all-consuming book is another. Sitting in peace (meditation) is perfect…

Unfortunately, mindlessly watching TV or aimlessly browsing the internet is not so good. It doesn’t get you to a ‘relaxed state’ where your body has a chance to balance.

So I have created this page to give you a menu of Free Relaxation Meditations to use in your relaxation toolbox. Browse the titles below and click through to experience a free guided meditation to take you on a healing journey.

By simply closing your eyes, and following along with the words, you will be transported to a sanctuary and give your body and mind a break from the pressures and stress of daily life.

Physical Effects of StressEver Carried the Weight of the World on Your Shoulders?

One of the main reasons I became so passionate about Guided Meditation, is because I was getting amazing results in my massage treatments.

Now the immediate link may not be apparent, but think of sayings like… “Carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders”.

People who are overcome by burden, responsibility, pressure and stress, literally hunch over as their muscles become tighter. Their shoulders become rigid and their brow furrowed. Their life is hard work!

Relaxation TechniqueTreating clients with massage therapy is my day job. To keep it interesting, I include energy work, intuition, and where suitable… guidance.

I am not a trained counselor, so I must keep in check what I suggest, but it was only the other day I realized I do give out quite a bit of advice that falls into the category of commonsense.

I guess it was a natural progression as I always give my injured clients ‘homework’. I suggest specific stretches for those with localized dysfunction. There are good stretches that can be done safely to help, or other things that can trigger spasm or pain. I know the difference and people take my advice on board.

I also use other keys to better health, such as for my salesman with bad posture. Every time he hears his cell phone ring (which is very often) he tightens his abs, rolls back his pelvis and pulls in his chin. For a week he had to ‘try’, but now it is now an automated trigger that is making him a better person.

But a lot of the clients I see carry stress and burden with them continuously.

Meditation Technique for StressWho is not stressed-out in today’s world?

People who are practicing a relaxation technique, that’s who.

There are many choices, but my personal favorite is Meditation.

I hope you are still with me, since so many just have to hear the word Meditation, and they run for the hills.

They run because sometimes … the thing we need the most is the very thing that we resist.

Can you learn to Meditate right here and now? Well, of course you can.