Refresh your energy and reduce stress the natural way. These four relaxation and breathing methods will help you rest your body, quiet your senses, calm and center your mind, and restore inner peace. Soothe anxiety, improve sleep, and reduce stressful thoughts and emotions. In less than 15 minutes you'll feel rested, renewed, and on your way to a brighter day.
These versatile methods can be used for everyday practice, to conclude yoga asana sessions, and as a preparation for meditation. Each is preceded by a brief introduction. These relaxations are the perfect foundation for Advanced Yoga Relaxations and Three Guided Meditations, also by Dr. Sovik.
Rolf Sovik, Psy.D., is spiritual director of the Himalayan Institute and a clinical psychologist in private practice. He travels frequently in the U.S. and abroad to train yoga teachers and to lecture in a wide variety of yoga-related subjects. He is a regular contributor to Yoga + Joyful Living magazine and is author of Moving Inward: The Journey to Meditation and co-author of the award-winning book Yoga: Mastering the Basics. He and his wife are co-directors of the Himalayan Institute of Buffalo, New York.