Riding a Horse Across the Plains Relaxation
This audio uses the guided imagery of riding a horse across the plains to induce relaxation. You experience the cool morning as you start your ride. You watch the antelope cavorting across
the prairie and view the tumbleweeds blowing through a dry riverbed. When the warmth of the midday
sun is overhead, you relax and drift off to sleep in the shade of a tree by a refreshing pool of water.
As with all guided imagery exercises, choose the imagery that seems the most
relaxing to you. 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
words. You may use this for sleep because it describes waking up whenever you are ready.
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Do not use while operating a vehicle!