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Quiet Tranquility: Guided Relaxations for Busy People

by Andrea Roth

Relax like you never have before with the voice of Andrea Roth, a yoga teacher since 1979. Accompanied with an incredible soundtrack designed to melt all your stress away or voice only! This relaxation CD has become a classic in the yoga world.
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"I commend Andrea Roth for the simplicity, the practicality and the clarity of this 'medicine for not only the soul, but for the whole person, body, mind and spirit." Tom W. Harpur, Author and Journalist

" I've used it after particularly rough days and have found it useful-you did an excellent jog!" Deborah Willowghby, Editor of 'Yoga International.'

" A sublime gift- an immersion into the body, earth and beyond." Dr Anne West, Rhode Island School of Design

" I listen to Andrea's tape on the GO train on the way to work. By the time I get to Toronto, I'm relaxed, and energized and ready for the day." Jill Hefley, Editor /Manager, College of Physicans and Surgeons of Ontario

"I often lie down for 10-15 minutes during the day. Even after years of yoga practice I still find I relax more quickly and more deeply when I play "Auiet Tranquility " during my rest." Margaret Colborne, a Registered Massage Therapist from the Colborne Therapy Centre, Toronto.

Authentic Guided Yoga Relaxation Notes from the liner of the original CD Quiet Tranquility in 1997.

The idea of guided relaxation is, of course not new. It derives from the tradition of Yoga that has been practiced for many thousands of years. The ancient sages knew the benefits of deep relaxation and concentrating on releasing all physical/mental and emotional tensions with awareness of breath. In Sanskrit it is called savasana, or the corpse pose. Practicing savasana ‘vitalizes the whole system’. As an antidote to the rapid pace and demands of today’s world, this tape is rendered in a form that is pure and simple so that the spirit of tranquility and peace can be deeply felt. (liner notes from 1st CD ©1997 Andrea Roth)

What does it mean to ‘relax’? The Benefits
To relax is to release accumulated tension that has gathered within the body thus making it less rigid. Learning to relax is just that, a conscious practice or life skill which can be developed between the mind and the body. True relaxation is no a momentary letting go, but a profound gift to oneself effecting positive well-being. If we have not been taught how to relax, then to relax, then we must train our mind and body. The beauty of this taped progressive relaxation is that it leads the mind to a place where it can let go which in turn unburdens the body, including tight shoulders, a stiff neck, or any other nook and cranny that is holding tension. Since both mind and body are connected, when the body becomes flexible then the mind adjusts its outlook to follow suit. And vice versa. It has been said that a complete and properly guided relaxation is often “more valuable” than a full night’s sleep. To allow oneself to be in a place of relaxation for 10-15 minutes each day can replenish the body, mind and spirit toward greater levels of health, vitality and joy.(liner notes from 1st CD ©1997 Andrea Roth)

• Experiment One – Noticing and Releasing Tension

When you are lying in bed at night, driving your car, sitting on the subway, or preparing to enter a board meeting, notice if your shoulders are tight, is your jaw open and soft? Notice where you might be holding tension? Then consciously soften it. The first step is to become aware of the body and its areas of tension. Woth this awareness you can learn to let go and release those areas of intensity. Imagine exhaling the tension away. Use the mind to help the process. Eventually, when the whole body is released, then the mind slows down and deep relaxation is experienced. (liner notes from 1st CD ©1997 Andrea Roth)

• Experiment Two – The Breath; The Only Constant in our Lives

The breath is deeply integrated with the mind and body. The breath is the only constant in our lives. Our jobs, homes, financial situations, friends and families change, move or die. The breath is consistently present. Without the breath, there is no life. What guided relaxation encourages is that we become aware of the relationship between breath and stress/tension. Notice the next time you are concerned about something. How are you breathing or are you breathing? Is your breath fast, slow, deep or shallow? Where in the body is the inhalation of breath going? Is it passing into the chest, the ribs or the stomach area? Are you breathing through your nose or your mouth? In times of stress the norm is to breathe fast, shallowly or not at all! When you are doing something peacefully such as reading a book or visiting with a good friend, notice how you breathe. Most often when relaxed the breath moves slowly and passed deep down into the abdominal area. Become aware of the breathing process within you. Daily, whenever possible (while driving, walking, exercising, even while eating), just watch the breath entering and leaving the nostrils. Ideally, according to Yogic tradition, one inhales and exhales through the nose at all times. Breathing through the nose is thought to bring more vitality and well being.
(liner notes from 1st CD ©1997 Andrea Roth)

BODY POSITION for listening to guided relaxation:

The traditional resting position is lying on the back. Lie on your back with legs slightly apart, feet gently dropping to the side, arms at your sides and slightly away from the body, with palms turned upwards. (liner notes from 1st CD ©1997 Andrea Roth)

Alternative positions:

a) If you have lower back discomfort, I encourage you to put a few pillows under your knees to help relieve any strain from the lower spine.
b) If lying on your back is not an option for you, then lie on your side with knees drawn upwards and your head on an arm, or in whatever position is comfortable.
c) At your desk, you may sit on a chair and rest your head on the desktop. Make yourself as comfortable as possible. (liner notes from 1st CD ©1997 )

the following part I am thinking I might rewrite? I don’t know?
HELPFUL HINTS WHEN LISTENING TO GUIDED RELAXATION

Relaxation is something that anyone can learn with practice. I would urge that you repeat the instructions on the CD to your self as a means of strengthening the process. The body can be trained to listen to your commands and respond to what you tell it. You may begin with: shoulders relax, let go, soften, fall away. Some learn best through imagery. If so, then visualize the process. If you are auditory, imagining the sound of the muscles sinking to the floor. Different phrasing is used to help you to refine your focus as we address different areas including the muscles, joints, skin and whole body.
Leave the world outside the mind, outside the room, outside the building. With every exhalation, let the body sink deeper into the floor becoming heavy and soft. Guided relaxation is a process of learning to be present with yourself in the moment. With each breath release all thinking of past or future. Remain with each breath as it enters the body and as it leaves. Choose to be with yourself. Keep the thoughts with yourself and the process of letting go. You needn’t attend to your family, co-workers, friends, duties. This is your time. Be with yourself. Be in the moment. Consciously dwell with your breath and body, and with the awareness of softening. When the mind wanders to other thoughts, notice them first and then gently bring the mind back to the breath and the area of focus. The better one can focus the mind and body together toward the goal of letting go of all tension and holding onto life’s stresses,, the more the effects of the relaxation will be experienced. One can patiently learn to control the mind and use it in a positive manner to aid relaxation. (liner notes from 1st CD ©1997 Andrea Roth)

Remember, it takes practice to learn anything. You’ve got the rest of your life. True relaxation is a gentle process of release and softening. Let it happen.

"May the words and music warm and enfold you, carrying you to a deep place of quiet tranquility."


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