Rainy Autumn Morning Relaxation
This audio relaxation exercise teaches mindful awareness by describing relaxing imagery. It describes a walk along a country lane in the woods on a rainy, autumn morning.
Just allow yourself to picture the autumn colors and listen to the rain as it drips from the leaves into the stream bordering the lane.
This type of relaxation has several purposes. It teaches you how to be mindfully aware of your full experience. By practicing the methods of
mindfulness, you can develop a greater awareness and appreciation of your daily experiences. In addition, it will help you develop greater relaxation
skills. You can use these methods to reduce the symptoms of stress, manage anxiety, and improve your sleep.
This may be used while sitting or lying down in
a quiet, comfortable place. Just close
your eyes and listen without trying to force
yourself to relax. If your mind wanders,
gently bring yourself back to focus on the
people may find this helpful with sleep as it suggests waking whenever you are ready rather than bringing you back to full awareness.
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Do not use while operating a car!