Let’s Go To The Beach

Here in Princeton, New Jersey today was a gloomy, rainy, dreary day.

As the rain fell and melted the snow I was dreaming of warmer weather and white sandy beaches. So I decided to go on vacation.

That is, I had my students throughout the day visualize a tropical beach as a relaxation technique.

So if you are ready to go on a little getaway follow along:

  • Lie down on a mat in a quiet room.
  • Close your eyes, separate your legs as wide as your mat, and turn your palms up towards the ceiling, drawing your shoulder-blades onto your mat.
  • Visualize your favorite beach and picture yourself lying down in the sand.
  • Start to relax each of your body parts starting with your toes, followed by your ankles, shins, calves….
  • Picture these body parts sinking into the sand.
  • Picture the sun warming your arms and legs.
  • Relax your jaw.
  • Soften your eyes behind your eyelids.
  • Start to listen to your breath and hear the sounds of waves crashing on the beach.
  • Stay here for 5-10 minutes.

 

Beach

 

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