HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE - AID FOR RELAXATION

...................... Guided imagery!

HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE - AID FOR RELAXATION
...................... Guided imagery!

It is recommended that people with chronic pain conditions have at least one session of 30 minutes relaxation every day. It mimics sleep and gives the body a chance to get rid of the lactic acid that builds up which helps to cause to the pain and discomfort that we feel.

Imagine you were on this balloon

Where would you like to be going?

What can you see?

Breathe in deeply and take in that crisp clean air and feel it whisping around you, not making you cold but making you feel supported and safe.

Focus on the heat of the flame making the balloon fly and imagine it is, slowly, starting at the feet and then rising up the legs and into your hips and back, warming you and relaxing you.

Breathe in deeply and take in that crisp clean air

You feel comfortable and relaxed as the warmth rises further into your chest and along your arms and into your hands

it then moves upwards into your neck and your head

Breathe in deeply and take in that crisp clean air

You are now lovely and warm and relaxed and can enjoy your balloon ride so sit back and let the balloon take you where you'd like to go, picture the things you see on the journey........

............. for example the clouds, the lake, fields and trees.

What sounds can you hear when you close your eyes and block out the noise of the balloon's burner? Is the wind whistling, roaring, gently lapping the sides of the balloon.....?

Breathe in deeply and take in that crisp clean air

You are near your destination?

Focus on the heat of the flame making the balloon fly and imagine it is, slowly, starting at the feet and then rising up the legs and into your hips and back, warming you and relaxing you.

Breathe in deeply and take in that crisp clean air

You feel comfortable and relaxed as the warmth rises further into your chest and along your arms and into your hands

it then moves upwards into your neck and your head

When you open your eyes you will be at your destination :)

Hope you all find this to be a useful tool to help you with your daily relaxation :)

I would like the balloon to be taking me over the Swiss meadows so I can breathe the the crisp alpine air and get lost in the surrounding valleys and look way beyond the mountains.

I'm sure if I focus hard enough I can hear yodelling echoing across the beautiful grassy meadows :D

:) xxxzebxxx :)

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  • How lovely I have just flown over Italy down toward the sea how calming and beautiful it is.!

    Do try every one :)

    xxgins

  • Hmmmnnn :)

    Italy................. I think I can recall the views of the Alps on route to Pisa on the coach it was beautiful and very colourful with lots of trees and plants and lovely wildlife :) I could see snow on the mountain tops even though it was thirty degrees on the ground making it hot and sticky. Looking at the snow helped me to bring down my temperature and feel cooler :D

    Calming and beautiful it was too gins x

    :) xxxzebxxx :) ( I still got prickly heat ;) )

  • Sounds lovely enjoy xx

  • Morning Bernie :)

    Where would the balloon be taking you? sounds like you could do with some relaxation before going to the wedding ;)

    :) xxxzebxxx :)

  • Somehow I have magically ;-) been whisked off and am floating over the Maldives, with azure blue seas beneath me and am coming in to land on one of the quiet but luxurious islands where I will lie in the sun with my toes sinking into the white sands, letting the warmth course through my body. Later I will snorkel and see beautifully coloured fish and then take full advantage of the massage and spa facilities where I will treat my body to everything it needs. Aahhhh wish it were real :-)

    Foggy x

  • You have sold me on that one Foggy :)

    Could I join you, is there room enough in the balloon it sounds gorgeous and very relaxing indeed :D

    :) xxxzebxxx :)

  • Wouldn't it be lovely ........ I am still trying to plan a trip away to warmth in January, not sure the the coffers will run to the Maldives unless I manage a super dooper, deal ........ But one can dream :-) :-)

    Foggy x

  • I've just read this and it sounds lovely! I just might try it as Iam feeling so crap :( not sure where I would go though,anywhere away from my life would be good :(

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