I love this picture and the way it slowly draws you to the island in the distance it doesn’t look too far and the water is calm.
The more I look at it the colours and the sun they absorb me, urging me to get closer to the warmth of the yellow in the distance. I can smell the clean air as it whispers around me with scents of woodland.
I picture myself in a little rowing boat and choose to row slowly…
…each time I stop the sunspot in the centre gets bigger and looks even warmer
I trickle my hands in the cool water for a minute, I take a long deep breath…
… and start rowing slowly once more.
Its becoming harder and more exhausting but the reward will be the island and the sun…
…so I keep rowing. stopping & taking a long deep breath.
I’m there at last!
I collapse in the beautiful warm sand and lay there with the sun on my face warming me slowly as it moves through my head to my shoulders, arms, hands,
torso, hips, knees and feet. ( I take a deep long breath)
I can feel my muscles relaxing starting from my toes working slowly through the feet, legs, knees and hips,
upwards through the back and body,
hands, arms, shoulders
and finally my head.
I repeat and breath deeply.
When ready I wake myself out of it and slowly and carefully stretch and open my eyes and sit up……..
For more tranquil places to visit the collection here – Places for relaxing & tranquil times
Which can also be found in The Chillout Lounge.
Other Relaxation Therapy Places to Visit from my HOTSPOTs:
Medical-dictionary-thefreedictionary – Guided Imagery Definition – very good descriptions and reference material.
NHS Choices – Relaxation tips to relieve stress
WebMD – Guided Imagery – Topic Overview
Relaxation therapy is used for stress, fatigue, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). It is also used for fear of social situations (social anxiety and social phobia) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Some people try it for pain, including headache and jaw pain associated with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Other uses included relief of cancer treatment side effects, high blood pressure, congestive heart failure (CHF), metabolic syndrome, and many other conditions.
Above excerpt is taken from WebMD link above 🙂
mayoclinic.org – stress management & relaxation techniques
During visualization, try to use as many senses as you can, including smell, sight, sound and touch. If you imagine relaxing at the ocean, for instance, think about the smell of salt water, the sound of crashing waves and the warmth of the sun on your body.
Above excerpt is from the relaxation techniques link to the mayo clinic above 🙂
Patient – relaxation exercises – Discusses muscular relaxation techniques
Wishing everyone wellness 🙂
Updated June 2017