Meditation has been practiced since ancient times. For thousands of years, people have experienced the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of meditation. Many scientific studies have proven that meditation enhances brain function, lowers blood pressure and heart rate, reduces anxiety and improves our overall health.
The power of the mind to influence the body is quite remarkable. Meditation is a discipline for your mind, just like walking or swimming are exercises for your body.
Guided meditation is an intentional, focused meditation technique that is very useful for achieving a specific purpose, such as deep relaxation, behavior change, or releasing negative emotions and self-limiting beliefs. The primary difference between guided meditation and other forms of meditation is that, instead of working to clear your mind, guided meditation allows the subconscious mind to follow the words and visualizations provided.
Guided meditation methods vary depending on the changes you are looking to achieve. Sometimes a single guided meditation session is all you need to achieve deep relaxation. Other times an entire guided meditation retreat is needed in order to release negative emotions and self-limiting beliefs.
If your goal is some kind of behavioral change, guided meditation should be a part of your regular routine.
Guided visualization is a perfect complement to meditation because it makes good use of one of the most power senses we have–our visual sense.
Guided imagery is a gentle but powerful technique that focuses and directs your imagination. It is widely used by athletes with good success. Health care practitioners have used it so that patients might imagine thousands of loyal immune system cells destroying or wiping out unsuspecting cancer cells.
When properly organized, guided imagery has the built-in capacity to deliver multiple layers of complex, encoded messages by way of simple images. You could think of it as a depth charge dropped beneath the surface of the “bodymind,” where it can reverberate again and again.
The deep relaxation portion of this meditation program guides you into a deep state of relaxation in order to set the stage for the Kinesthetic Anchoring techniques in part two of this program.
As you move your awareness through your body you are guided step by step to be aware of your breath, to focus on muscle groups and to deepen into relaxation. This guided meditation is also useful if ever you’re feeling anxious, or tense, or experiencing a stressful day.
Kinesthetic anchors are physical stimulations that, through the power of visualization, connect to the very essence of who you really are. A kinesthetic anchor is something physical you do that is not a part of your daily routines or habits. An anchor is something that you can feel in a noticeable and pronounced way.
When you then trigger the anchors–which you’ll develop with this program–while going about your day, your mind and body will re-create the same essence within you to the degree to which you have established that anchor through repetition of…