“Stop. Take a deep breath and feel your life” Cheryl Richardson
Are you tense and all knotted up? Then, this article has been written just for you. Starting now, and for the next 3 minutes, as you slowly read through my written words, you will automatically be softening, relaxing and un-knotting your body - bit by bit, by bit.
Following is a lovely relaxation ritual that I personally enjoy most days. You can do it anywhere, anytime and it’s perfect even if you don’t feel stressed, as I guarantee you’ll always find some hidden tight, tense bits somewhere in your body.
Your 3 minute relaxation ritual:
Read each of the following steps with your full awareness, slowly and thoughtfully. Pause ever so slightly after each one, as you allow your body time to respond, let go, soften and relax.
As you direct your energy, breath and attention towards certain areas of your body you are greatly supporting the release of trapped stuck stressed energy. Linger longer on any body bits that you feel are more knotted than others. Above all, enjoy, as your body deserves this extra special attention and opportunity to relax.
Cheek muscles soften. My cheek muscles are now softening
Forehead soften. My forehead is now softening
Tongue soften. My tongue is now softening
Eyes soften. My eyes are now softening
Lips soften. My lips are now softening
Ears soften. My ears are now softening
Jaw soften. My jaw is now softening
Thoughts soften. My thoughts are now softening.
Head soften. My head is now softening
Neck soften. My neck is now softening
Shoulders soften. My shoulders are now effortlessly softening
Here’s a great opportunity for me to remind you to read extra slowly so your body is receiving maximum benefit
Fingers soften. My fingers are now softening
Hands soften. My hands are now softening
Wrists soften. My wrists are now softening
Elbow soften. My elbow is now softening
Arms soften. My arms are now softening
Shoulders soften. My shoulders are now softening
Collar bones soften. My collar bones are now softening
Chest and ribs soften. My chest and ribs are now softening
Stomach soften. My stomach is now softening. This one is worth repeating
Hips soften. My hips are now softening
Buttocks soften. My buttocks are now softening. This one is also worth repeating
Legs soften. My legs are now softening
Knees soften. My knees are now softening
Ankles soften. My ankles are now softening
Feet soften. My feet are now softening
Toes soften. My toes are now softening
Body soften. My body is now softening
I am soft and relaxed, enjoying the present moment.