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September 1, 2020
Sleep Meditation - Resting the Body. Today, focus on just settling and relaxing. Letting go of any tension or tightness from the body.
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Here’s a Sample of the “Sleep Meditation – Resting the Body” Guided Meditation Script:

So, welcome to this series of guided meditations.
I recommend doing these meditations in your bed while lying down and allowing yourself to fall asleep to the meditation.

So, just a reminder to always put your phone on airplane mode or on “do not disturb” before beginning.

To start out, you can take some time to find a nice comfortable position, a nice laying down posture in your bed.
Perhaps laying on your back or laying on your side.

Whatever posture or position feels most comfortable for you.
And perhaps closing your eye.
And you can also keep your eyes open and just have a soft gaze towards the ceiling.

And we can start out this practice just by taking a few deep breaths.
So, breathing in deeply and breathing out slowly.

Sleep Meditation - Resting the Body, Sleep Meditation – Resting the Body

Doing that one more time.
Taking a deep breath in and a deep breath out.
And just allowing your whole body to soften and relax.
Letting all the tension release from the body.

And if you’re laying on your back,
you might try placing one hand on your belly, your abdomen,
and your other hand on your chest.

Starting to feel just the gentle rising and falling of the belly and the chest with each in breath with each out breath.

As you breath in, seeing if you can feel the way the belly and chest rise and inflate and expand.

And as you breath out,
see if you can notice how the belly and the chest fall and deflate.

Just tuning in with this quality of mindful awareness.
Just noticing what you’re experiencing in the body.

About the author 

Sean Fargo

Sean Fargo is the Founder of Mindfulness Exercises, a former Buddhist monk of 2 years, a trainer for the mindfulness program born at Google, an Integral Coach from New Ventures West, and an international mindfulness teacher trainer. He can be reached at [email protected]