This natural guided meditation will follow you as you begin to tune into your body, locating where may be tension, until you have reached a deep sleep state. Entering first into relaxation stage, as you work way up in this body scan meditation, loosening your every muscle along the way.
As you tune into your body, your mind will also enter into a state of relaxation. Before you know it, you will have drifted off or begin to daydream.
You can use this natural guided meditation before your sleep at bedtime to tune into your body. A body scan is one of the easiest types of natural guided meditation, because you are dealing with a physical object, yourself!
Here are some simple practices:
To breathe is to be alive. Every inhalation you take activates the sympathetic branch of your nervous system a little bit (a lot when you overreact to something and hyperventilate), while every exhalation activates the parasympathetic branch a little bit (a lot when you feel scared to death and faint). That means that your breath goes through natural cycles of energizing you and relaxing you.
- Deep sigh
A deep sigh is your body-brain’s natural way to release tension and reset your nervous system. Simply breathe in fully, then breathe out fully, longer on the exhale.
To soothe the nervous system and restore a sense of safety and trust in the moment, it helps to use the power of touch. Warm, safe touch activates the release of oxytocin—the “tend and befriend” hormone that creates pleasant feelings in the body and is the brain’s direct and immediate antidote to the stress hormone cortisol.
- Hand on the heart
Research has shown that placing your hand over your heart and gently breathing can soothe your mind and your body. And experiencing the sensations of touch with another safe human being, even recalling memories of those moments, can activate the release of oxytocin, which evokes a feeling of safety and trust.
Any time you move your body and shift your posture, you shift your physiology, which, in turn, shifts the activity of your autonomic nervous system. Therefore, you can use movement to shift your emotions and your mood.
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