This is a short relaxing meditation which has been found to be of help in times of stress and anxiety. Find a quiet spot where you can sit or lie in comfort for 10 minutes or so. Begin by softly closing your eyes, and take several slow, deep breaths, and allow your body to relax, allow your mind to relax, feel the pressures of the day receede to the far recesses of your being.
Now imagine you are in a beautiful garden. It is a clear, sunny day. Feel the sun warming your whole body. Feel its warmth penetrating into your heart, your mind and your inner being (soul). You can feel it drawing the stress and anxiety from your body.
As you lie on the soft grass and feel the gentle breeze, you can smell the heady perfume of the flowers. You can hear the trickle of a small stream close by and the quiet chirping of the birds. Breathe in the beautiful aromas of the flowers and feel them healing your body. Breathe out your anxieties and watch them settle on the water to be carried away down the stream and out of sight. Again breathe in the pure healing essences of nature, and expel the anxiety and toxins from your body,see them floating away.
Feel totally relaxed, bathed in the soft warm sunlight and the gentle breeze. Now retain this feeling, and take it with you. Know that you can reach this peaceful place at any time. Retain it in your mind and in your body. Remain in this relaxed state for a few minutes more, before slowly opening your eyes.
Try integrating this 10 minute meditation into your daily routine. x