A Relaxation Exercise

To become competent in relaxation, you require practise. The relaxation exercise below should be practised each day, preferably twice  for twenty minutes each time. Choose a time when you can be quiet and uninterrupted. Take the telephone off the hook. If you share your home with others, tell them you need peace and quiet.

Find yourself a comfortable, but supportive armchair, then:-

Finally, imagine yourself in your favourite most relaxing situation, lying on the beach, after a picnic in the hills or in a hot bath. Try to imagine it through your physical senses, for example, the smell of the sea, the feel of grass under your hands, the sound of the birds, etc. Stay in the situation for three to four to minutes.

When you are ready to get up, stretch, yawn and slowly stand up.

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