Pick a warm spot where you will not be disturbed. Lie on your back on a bed, carpet, blanket on the lawn, or a warm sandy beach.
Rest your arms near your sides; legs relaxed and slightly apart. Close your eyes. You may want to cover yourself with a light blanket incase you cool down while relaxing.
Imagine sinking lower and lower into the surface. Enjoy the relaxed feeling in your body that is lying so quietly; begin to feel comfortable all over.
Breathe in and out easily and evenly.
breathe in 1 count;
breathe out 1 count;
breathe in 1 count;
While lying so still begin to listen to the sound of your breathing. This calms and rests your body and mind.
When your body is relaxed and your mind calm it is easier to work out any problems you may be having at home, school, or with friends.
After some time, begin to come back to your everyday self by taking a deep breath, opening your eyes, stretching out your arms and legs.
Keep this relaxation meditation as a handy tool for whenever you have a few minutes to yourself and need a break, or just some rest.
Practiced at bedtime, relaxation meditation closes the day in a positive way.
Article by Susan Helene Kramer
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