Sometimes stress , worry or an overactive mind can make it challenging to go to sleep .
Can be different as I guide you on a relaxing journey to a serene beach where you can let go of any emotional stress or physical tension .
So you can drift to sleep easily and peacefully .
The deep recovery you experience while you sleep is healing .
As you follow the soothing sound of my voice , your body and mind can rest and you can drift to sleep when you are ready .
I'm Sarah Raymond from the mindful movement and I am honored to be your guide .
I invite you to make yourself comfortable , take a moment to get settled into your bed .
And when you are ready , allow the closing of your eyes to be an invitation to go within let go of the day that is in the past .
Now , with your attention on your present experience , now begin to focus on your breath , slowly , inhale through your nose , feeling the air , fill your lungs , exhale slowly through your mouth , releasing any tension or stress from your body .
Take a few more cycles of long slow breaths , letting go , let him go .
Let him go as you inhale .
Imagine the path of your breath , filling your body with oxygen and relaxing energy as you exhale , allow all of the tension and stress to melt away .
Notice the sensations of the air flowing in and out of your body allow yourself to sink deeper and deeper into a state of relaxation with each and every breath you take as you continue to breathe slowly and naturally .
Now you begin to feel a sense of calm and relaxation wash over you .
You feel your muscles loosen and your body sink deeper into the bed .
You let go of any thoughts or concerns , allowing yourself to fully let go and relax , become aware of your physical experience .
Now , with your attention began at the top of your head and scan your way through your body .
As you notice each area , let go deeper into relaxation , relax and release each muscle as you move closer to deep sleep , give yourself permission to be completely supported by your bed .
Let go of any holding and give in to the heaviness of gravity because it feels so good .
Take a moment to look within yourself to find a part of you that feels good .
Perhaps it is the place where your body meets the bed beneath you .
Maybe you feel a warm tingling sensation at the palms of your hands as you relax deeper , you may even feel as if you are floating , whatever good feeling you are aware .
Of invite this feeling to spread with your attention and intention .
You can allow this energy to expand throughout your entire body .
Thank your body for all it has allowed you to do today .
Offering this love and gratitude for yourself will allow you to sleep peacefully and recover through the night .
As you drift deeper into relaxation with your imagination , you find yourself transported to a beautiful peaceful beach .
And although you know you are safe and warm in your bed , it feels as though you are on this beautiful beach .
You can feel the warm sun beams on your skin and a gentle breeze , caressing your skin .
The clean air feels great as you breathe it in .
You see the soft white sand and the clear blue water , the sound of the waves crashing against the shore fills your ears and calms your nervous system .
You can smell the salt water air and feel the sand beneath your feet .
This connection between your feet and the sand is amazingly grounding and nourishing .
You have an immense sense of calm and safety here .
You make your way down to the water's edge and sink your toes into the soft cool sand .
You can feel the grains of sand between your toes and the slight dampness of the ground beneath you .
This grounding sensation calms and nourishes your entire body from the soles of your feet making its way up to the top of your head .
The earth is supporting you and it feels so good with this support .
You know , you can let go even deeper into relaxation and sleep .
As you take in the beauty and calmness of your surroundings , you take a deep breath and let out a sigh of contentment .
You feel all the worries and stress melting away as you immerse yourself in this peaceful atmosphere of the beach .
The air around you feels like a warm loving embrace .
As you slowly and safely walk along the shore , you come to a cozy little cabana .
You decide to sit down on one of the comfortable and inviting chairs so that you can rest for a while .
You close your eyes and let the sounds of nature lull you into a state of complete relaxation .
The air and energy around you are so tranquil and calming .
You hear the sounds of nature and they relax you deeper , allow yourself to sink deeper and deeper into this peaceful state as you continue to imagine yourself in this peaceful place .
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You feel your body becoming heavier and more relaxed with each passing moment your mind becomes calm as you sink deeper into relaxation .
You let go of any thoughts allowing yourself to fully unwind and let go of the day .
As you lay here drifting , you feel a sense of gratitude and appreciation wash over you .
You are grateful for this moment of peace and rest and for the opportunity to recharge and renew your energy as you continue to rest and visualize , remind yourself that you have the power to choose positivity .
You can choose to let go of the negative thoughts and focus on the good .
You can choose to be kind and compassionate towards yourself and others .
You can choose to embrace the present moment and find gratitude in all that you have .
You can choose to be content because you are so calm and at peace , you can still see the beautiful beach in your mind .
Yet you know you are safe and secure in your own bed .
This feeling of safe tranquility is all you need to allow yourself to drift to sleep .
Now , your mind and body are ready to rest and heal for the night .
You allow yourself now to drift into a deep rest , full sleep .
Knowing that after you complete this night's sleep , you will wake many hours later , feeling refreshed and rejuvenated in the morning .
Sweet dreams , my friend .