The Great Desert Mindfulness
This audio relaxation exercise teaches mindful awareness by describing relaxing imagery. This audio takes you for a walk in the Great Desert
experiencing the beauty, heat, and sounds of the sand dunes. You return to a quiet oasis pool and fully experience the sunset over the desert.
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
Although the describes gradually coming back to
full awareness at the end of the exercise, some
people use this to help with sleep. They
just tell themselves to ignore the directions to
become more aware.
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Do not use while operating a vehicle!