Relaxation/Guided Meditation Class

The aim of this class is to provide a space for you to begin the practice of doing nothing other than relaxing. Regular relaxation can help you cope with everyday stress, stress related to various health problems or during challenging emotional periods. When you take the time to relax into your body and truly feel what’s going on, you become more aware of muscle tension and other physical sensations of stress and once you know what this feels like at a more subtle, quieter level, you regain the power to make a conscious effort to prevent it from spiralling out of control.

This 45 minutes class is suitable for complete beginners or for those who already have a regular relaxation practice.

Types of relaxation techniques will include:

  • Autogenic relaxation. Autogenic means something that comes from within you. In this relaxation technique, you will repeat words or suggestions in your mind that may help you relax and reduce muscle tension.
  • Progressive muscle relaxation. In this relaxation technique, you will focus on slowly tensing and then relaxing each muscle group. This can help you focus on the difference between muscle tension and relaxation. You can become more aware of physical sensations.
  • Visualisation. In this relaxation technique, you will be guided on a visual journey to a peaceful, calming place or situation.

In the beginning, you may find yourself falling asleep as your body takes the opportunity to catch up on much needed rest. Over time, that will decrease and you may find yourself dropping into a deeply relaxed state where you have the opportunity to connect more deeply with your body and the ruminations of your mind. Whatever you get from the practice is perfect for you. For some people it can be quite transformational as they start letting go of unnecessary stresses in their life to make way for more of what makes their souls sing.

The best way to experience this class is to lay down in which case you will need a yoga mat or similar to lie on. Equally you can remain seated. Please bring pillows, blankets and anything else that helps you feel warm and snuggly and ready to relax.

WHEN?

Monday 9th December 2019

Doors Open 8.30pm

Prompt start 8.45pm-9.30pm

WHERE?

Davenham Methodist Church Hall, Firth Fields, Davenham, Cheshire

Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.     

Chinese Proverb