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Guided relaxation or guided meditation is a process in which a person meditates and relaxes in response to the guidance provided by someone else. This could be provided to the participant by an instructor or a recorded voice, written text, or even video. Guided relaxation is usually accompanied by music as well for a more relaxing experience. There are many health benefits that come with guided relaxation along with some benefits which are mostly based on how easy it makes things for the participant. The benefits of guided relaxation and why it is helpful for the body and mind are as follows:
The best thing about guided relaxation is that you do not need to put in any kind of effort from your side but simply follow the instructions.
Unguided relaxation requires you to concentrate on your own and put in effort from your side. Guided relaxation, on the other hand, gives you cues which anyone can follow easily.
Your guide will walk you through the process one step at a time – a kind of help which is unavailable in unguided forms of relaxation.
Your instructor will guide you to visualize your problems and aims. The mental imagery will help you focus on what you want to better.
For instance, in numerous sessions, the instructors ask the participants to visualize their thoughts as though they were balloons or clouds and watch them flow away. This sort of visualization helps a person concentrate on the present better instead of letting the thoughts rule them.
Giving your thoughts and feelings creative symbols is also very helpful in observing them more deeply and understanding them better.
The most convenient part of guided relaxation is that it can be tailored to your own personal needs.
This means that if you want to get rid of negative emotions, you can ask your instructor to guide you to symbolize these emotions and observe them in a way that you can throw them away from your mind.
For those who want to be creative, the instructor can come up with guidance that encourages the participant to open up their mind more.
The voice or text instructions that come with a guided relaxation session are very soothing and help the participant relax better.
The nature of these guides is very soothing and helps even the most nervous and anxious feel at ease.
Guided relaxation is a very helpful experience which can help you feel spiritually uplifted and close to your ambitions. Everyone should try it to welcome the soothing sensations in the mind and spirit.