Hello and welcome to episode 6 of grounded in stillness.
Today the focus is to let go.
This relaxation is going to look at a breathing technique which focuses on the out breath. To provide you with a way of letting go that is both positive and productive to yourself, saving you from getting frustrated at something or someone which you might later wish you had not.
If you wish to read a little more about the blog behind this relaxation, head over to groundedinstillness.com.
So find a comfortable position to relax in, be this sitting or laying, the choice is completely yours.
Adjust your shoulders, adjust your hips, and softly close your eyes.
Breathe in and breathe out.
Notice how your breath softens and your chest gently rises and falls.
Become lost in the slowness and eternal rhythm of your breath. Your breath is unique to you, so take a moment to really feel how you breathe.
How the in breath feels different to the out breath.
How the in breath lifts the chest and creates this flow of space through your body.
How the out breath lets your body sink deeper into relaxation.
Start to focus on how the out breath creates stillness in the mind for a brief moment.
Then at the end of your next in breath, hold your breath for a brief moment, then breathe out.
Do you notice how you naturally begin to let go as you breathe out. Notice the in breath gently bring energy to your body and mind, as you feel the gentle lift of your chest.
Then that pure one moment of stillness as you hold your breath.
Then as you breathe out, how heavy your body feels, how deeply that slow gentle out breath lets every part of your body relax.
How the out breath gives your mind a few moments to let go, to find space, to enjoy the out breath in its purest form.
So continue to enjoy this gentle breathing pattern.
Breathe in, hold for a moment, then let go.
Allow yourself to become completely absorbed by the rhythm of your breath, right now.
Let go of thoughts, feelings, tensions and escape from the world for a few moments with your breath.
Enjoy one more round of this breathing pattern. Then continue to breathe gently. Notice how you now feel, did your body and mind enjoy letting go for a few moments.
You can return to this breathing exercise anytime and any place you feel you may need it.
Now gently wiggle your fingers and your toes, slowly open your eyes to a soft gaze.
Welcome back and thank you for listening.