Hello and welcome to episode 14 of grounded in stillness.
Today we focus on water and air.
Two things that are always around us but we are usually too busy to stop and be aware of them.
Enjoy this relaxation to bring your attention to these elements.
So find yourself a comfortable position to relax in, sitting or laying the choice is yours.
Adjust your shoulders, adjust your hips.
Softly close your eyes.
Become aware of your breath.
Breathe in deeply, breathe out deeply.
The lightness of the body on the in breath.
The heaviness of the body on the out breath.
Now imagine you are standing on a sandy beach, close to the water’s edge.
The grains of sand between your toes.
You look out to sea.
The openness, the calmness of the water.
As you look out to sea you become aware of the gentleness of the ocean, how bright blue the water is, with little sparkles here and there from the sun’s reflection.
The ocean forever moving, forever changing.
You allow your eye gaze to focus on where the ocean meets the beach.
The awareness of the waves gently falling onto the shore, flowing right up to almost touch your toes.
You watch as the waves flow gently in and out.
Do you notice how effortlessly the water moves.
You then become aware that your breath and the ocean have connected.
With each in breath the water flows in, right up to your feet.
With each out breath, the water flows out, creating space between you and the ocean.
Enjoy the connection to the ocean.
To breathe with the element of water.
To go with the flow.
You slowly become aware of the breeze that is connected to the ocean.
The gentle brush of air against your face as the waves flow in.
How the air gently bends to move around you.
You notice how the air feels on your skin with each wave from the ocean.
You become aware of how deeply you now breathe, connected to the water, connected to the air that gently moves past you.
Enjoy this connection.
Enjoy your breath.
Enjoy the stillness.
Enjoy the opportunity to just be.
Breathe deeply and enjoy the connection to these elements, to go with the flow, to adapt.
Take one more deep breath in and feel the water gently touch your toes. Letting you know it is time to return from this relaxation.
As you breathe out, you watch the water flow away from you.
Reminding you that you too can go with the flow.
Allow your breath to return to its natural rhythm.
Gently wiggle your fingers and your toes.
Slowly open your eyes.
Thank you for listening.