How to Reach True Relaxation
Let Your Body Lead the Way
Location matters when it comes to relaxation. You certainly don’t find yourself smiling with relief when you are at the doctor’s office or sitting in the midst of a messy living room. So, where and how you relax after a long day or on vacation matters. I find myself feeling relaxed when I am in nature and near water. But true relaxation starts in the body. The body is the first location to consider when wanting to experience deep relaxation.
The best way to experience deep relaxation in the body is to meditate. In fact, by just taking the time to stop and sit begins the process. However, adding in other methods that take you deeper into relaxation is necessary to reach complete restoration and balance of your mind and body.
I know everyone’s lives are busy and it is hard to find time to just sit and be, but if you have time to scroll through social media on your lunch break or play with the apps on your phone during dinner, you have time to meditate.
I carve out time to meditate during my work day. I will take 10-20 minutes to meditate during my lunch break and then another 10-20 minutes before I head home for the day. It is easy to do once you carve out the time and start feeling the benefits that meditation provides—mental clarity, groundedness, calm and upliftment. I wouldn’t be able to make it through each day efficiently without meditation. Meditation is one of my keys to success.
A great way to experience true relaxation through meditation is at one of my retreats. Your body will discover what it feels like to completely relax from the inside out through the technique I teach. You will then be able to jumpstart your at-home practice because you will know what it means to truly feel restored and rejuvenated as well as the steps to take to recreate it at home.
The next Roaring Heart Meditation Retreat is at The Lodge on the McKenzie River. Meditate next to rushing waters of the magnificent McKenzie River and immerse yourself in the glory of the Willamette National Forest.
Contact myself or Oriona ([email protected]) with any questions you have about meditation or the upcoming retreat.
- Thurs-Sun, May 4-7
- The Lodge on the McKenzie River
- Sliding Scale for Retreat Fee:
- Dinner included in price.
- Please choose a price on the sliding scale that is right for you.
- Breathwork included
- Lodging is a separate expense from the retreat fee.