Sean Fargo leads a guided meditation that alternates between focused attention & open awareness. Direct the attention back to the breath then expand awareness.
Did you like this Focused Attention and Open Awareness Meditation? Also check out this Awareness of Each of the Five Senses Meditation Script and 7 Mindfulness Exercises for Relaxation.
On a physical level, relaxation has very observable and measurable signs. In fact, these signs of relaxation can be grouped into a physiological response we all have. One that is aptly named ‘the relaxation response’. This term, coined by Dr. Herbert Benson, refers to the physiological state of deep rest and relaxation.
True relaxation is a slowing down of both mind and body – a return to our natural state of balance and harmony. Through mindfulness relaxation exercises, we can dive deeper into how we might become active contributors. Eventually, to attain our inner experience of peace and stillness.