Relaxation Meditation – Calm the Body and Nervous System | Ethereal Meditations

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Welcome to Ethereal Meditations. This guided
meditation is intended to bring you a feeling of relaxation, peace and clarity within the
mind, body and soul. Please take a moment to thank yourself for taking time out of your
day and putting energy towards your health, healing and highest good. This time is for
you. All you need to do is simply relax and just be.
Before we begin, find a comfortable position sitting up or laying down.
Take a deep breath in and during the exhale allow your body to fully sink into this position.
When you are ready, slowly close your eyes. As your body begins to relax, bring your awareness
to your breath. Our breathing can reveal so much about the
condition of our nervous system. While observing, you may notice that your
breathing is fast, shallow or slow. There is no right or wrong, do not try to
change the flow of your breath, simply bring awareness to it.
As you breathe in, allow the breath to travel down into your stomach and into the deepest
parts of your lungs. When our bellies begin to expand with the
intake of oxygen, it’s an indication that we are taking full breaths.
If you have a certain area within your body that needs healing or extra attention, with
each inhale, envision that breath and all of its healing energy radiate towards that
area, providing it with an increase in oxygen and strength.
Keep breathing at your own pace, do not rush, do not force, you have all the time in the
world. All you have to do is simply be here, in this
moment. With each breath, notice your body becoming
more relaxed. Begin to bring awareness to your feet, let
your toes and ankles completely relax. Bring your awareness to your shins and knees,
with each breath; let all of the tension dissipate. Moving to your hips, pelvis and lower back.
Perhaps your body can sink even deeper into the position in which you are sitting or laying
in. Begin to bring awareness to your back, all
the way up your spine and into your shoulders. If you are in an upright position, perhaps
your shoulders can drop even more. Now to your fingers, hands, wrists and elbows,
with each breath, keep allowing any extra tension to melt away.
Now bring your awareness up to your neck, ears, jaw, and cheeks.
As you reach the top of your body, move your awareness to your eyes, forehead and crown
of your head. Take a deep breath in and with the exhale,
let any lingering tension dissipate. Feel the relaxation flowing through your entire
being. And slowly bring your awareness back to your
breath. Continue to focus on your breath, you may
notice that your breathing is slower, quieter or perhaps your breaths are coming with ease.
All is an indication of a calmed nervous system. When you are ready, very slowly and at your
own pace, begin to bring your attention back to your toes and finger tips. Slowly bring
movement back into your body, one area at a time. Do not rush.
Lay here for as long as you need to and when you begin to sit or stand up, do so slowly. You are here, in this moment, living and breathing
in full relaxation and harmony with your mind, body and soul. Honour yourself with gratitude
and kindness, for the time and energy that you’ve put into your own well-being and
health today. As you begin to have interactions and experiences
in your daily life, remember this feeling of full relaxation and what you are capable
of achieving within. Come back to this feeling each day and use
it as a baseline for when you feel your body and mind drifting towards a stressful state.
All you have to do is breathe, close your eyes and come back to this moment.


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