Hot Springs Relaxation
This audio relaxation exercise focuses on teaching
the three main methods of relaxation which
include slow, relaxed breathing, muscle
relaxation, and guided imagery. The imagery
describes sitting in a hot spring in the wintertime, feeling the contrast of the cold air with the hot water, and the soothing flow of water against your body. At the end of the audio it provides an opportunity for creating healthy suggestions for yourself as you relax by the fire next to the hot spring.
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
This audio may be used for sleep. Just allow yourself to gently drift off. You may awaken
whenever you are ready. Relaxation at bedtime allows for a more restful sleep.
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Do not use while operating a vehicle!