Miriam shares with you a new relaxation technique she learned today.  It’s called “Sunshine”.

Sit comfortably in a chair and close your eyes.  Now imagine yourself sitting on a bench in the sun.  Lean back and sit comfortably.

Imagine the sun on your right hand and it warming your right hand.  Let the heat spread in your hand then work itself up to your lower arm.  Relaxing as you imagine your right lower arm warming by the sun.  Then let it radiate to your right upper arm.  Relaxing yourself as you feel the sun warm your upper arm.

Then imagine that sun warming your left hand.  The warmth radiates out to your left lower arm.  Relax and think of the warmth of that sun.  Then think of the warmth and let it move up to your upper arm.  Relax thinking of the sun’s warmth.

Then imagine the sun warming your right foot.  Relax as you feel the sun heat up your right foot.  Then relax and let the sun radiate to your lower calf.  Let the sun warm up your lower right calf.  Relax as the heat moves up to your right thigh.  Relax as the sum warms your right thigh.

Then imagine the sun warming your left foot.  Relax as your left foot warms up.  Imagine the warmth travelling to your left calf.  Relax as you feel your left calf warm up.  Relax as you feel the heat travel to your left thigh.  Relax as your whole left leg is warming up.

Imagine the sun’s heat now in your stomach.  Relax as you feel the warmth of the sun heat up your stomach.

Imagine the sun in your chest.  Relax as you feel the sun warm up your chest.

Imagine the sun warming up the top of your head.  Relax as you feel the warmth travel to your nose and down to your chin.  Imagine your whole head warm and relax.

Now your whole body is relaxed.  Sit and breathe.  Think of nothing.  Watch as your thought comes in, think of what you are thinking, and then watch it float away.  At one with your breath.  Hear your breath go in and out.  And relax.