There are many stress relief meditations available to us, and this is one of them. Not only does the visualization technique help you feel more relaxed, but it also helps you have a general mood improvement. If this is the first time you are meditating, we recommend that you read our post teaching you how to meditate before you get into this one. If you’re already a pro, here are the steps you should follow.

1 Do the initial steps for meditating

Find a comfortable place and position to be in, close your eyes and start paying attention to your breathing – the pace and profoundness of each time the air comes in and out of your lungs. Bring yourself into a relaxed state.

2 Visualize a color

Think of what you want to bring to your self – for example, an emotion. Remember this is a personal choice and there isn’t a right or wrong answer to this. Now, associate what you want to a color. The color you choose can be something you think matches the feeling, your favorite color, or simply a color that you find soothing. It’s completely up to you.

3 Synchronize your breathing and the color

Now that you have chosen your color, visualize it and what it represents to you. Hold it in your thoughts as you continue your breathing exercise. As you inhale, picture the color covering your entire body, from head to toe. Let the color fill every single cell of your body, bringing to you what you want to achieve from the meditation. With each exhale, let all the negative and unwanted emotions you have within you be expelled from your body, allowing them to be replaced by the color.

For example, you can associate green with self-love. As you inhale, you picture your body surrounded by the color green and covered in self-love. As you exhale, you let your self-consciousness out of your body and exchange that for self-love.

4 Choose the duration of the meditation

As it goes for most meditations, you can choose for how long you will do this meditation. Please be mindful that you might feel lightheaded afterward, but you will most definitely feel more peaceful after a couple of minutes have passed.

 

by Bruna Gorresio