Joshua 1:8a - Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it.
In a previous post I discussed how to breathe correctly. You’ll find that this is also the first step in beginning a relaxation session.
The kind of relaxation I’m talking about isn’t sitting down in front of the TV or even reading a good book, though these can be an important part of helping you unwind. Relaxation sessions are setting time aside in a room that is quiet for the specific reason to just relax.
It’s best to set time aside in a quiet room, but if that’s not possible; then you can do smaller sessions even at your desk at work, if that’s all the time you have.
There are two main types of relaxation methods – progressive relaxation and visualization.
I like to visualize myself in a quiet setting beside a stream just downstream from a waterfall. The important thing is not where you imagine yourself being, but imagining it in as much detail as possible.
And even in the Bible, as the verse above says, it’s important to meditate on God’s word. There are many verses in the Bible about meditation. You can feel relieved that meditation is a good thing. Sometimes I choose when I’m doing a relaxation session, to focus my attention on a Bible verse and meditate deeply on it.
For more information on relaxation methods follow the link below.
Did this information help you? Will you consider relaxation sessions everyday for pain relief? I do and it helps a lot. I’d love to hear from you.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.