Last week we headed back to the MindSpa for a popular classic: the Room for Relaxation.
We practised moving through relaxation, from physical to mental. While enjoying a beautiful and enjoyable trance, we continued to build a regular practice, making time and space in a busy world to look after ourselves.
Years ago, I created the Room for Relaxation at a challenging time in my life. There was a lot going on, I wasn’t sleeping well, and I needed to do something about it.
One of the things that I was surprised by when studying for my degree was research demonstrating the body does a remarkable amount of healing and recovery just by being still. I didn’t need perfect sleep to make improvements, I just needed to keep my body still — and, in order to do that, I needed to engage and occupy my mind.
So I created the Room for Relaxation: a mix of story, instruction, suggestion, music, visualisation. It doesn’t matter whether I follow along, let it wash over me, drift off and do my own thing, enjoy the music, actively engage with it or any combination. It was a way to engage my busy mind, enjoy the experience, and keep my body still so I could repair. Conveniently, it also helped me get to sleep, get comfortable and check out on long journeys, and more. Nice!