Learn guided relaxation exercises that relax your shoulders, torso and pelvis from wellness consultant Samantha Ibarguen in this Howcast video.
I’m Samantha Ibarguen and I’m an energy healer and a wellness consultant in New York City. You can find out more about me and what I do at Integrated Wellness — www.igwell.com.
A great thing to do if you’re feeling stressed, or you’re feeling worried, or you have anxiety about something, is to take a moment, breathe deeply, and progressively relax your muscles. So were going to do that now, we’re going to focus on the torso, and I’m going to take you through muscle groups from your shoulders to your pelvis. So as you do this with me, you can relax, and close your eyes, so starting with your shoulders, just let them go. Notice if your shoulders are scrunched up by your ears, and just allow them to drop, just allow them to fall. And focusing on your upper back. Just whatever that feels like for you. Just letting go of the muscles. And moving down. To your lower back. Just bringing some gentle awareness to these muscles. And just allow them to let go. Moving to your abdomen. You can just let your belly go; let yourself have Buddha belly. This will allow you to take nice, deep breaths into your lower belly. And if you’d like, you can even focus gently on some of your organs. Just bringing some love, some kindness, to your lungs, to your liver, to your stomach, and just loving digestive organs, your intestines, your colon. And moving down to your pelvis, just however you’re seated, gently releasing your hips. Hopefully you are feeling more relaxed, a little bit more spacious in your body. You can continue down the rest of your body, and relax the muscle groups in your legs, your calves, and your feet. This is a great exercise because you can do it anywhere.