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Hypnotic Yoga Breathing Exercise


Author: Jon Rhodes

Article:

Here is a script for a breathing exercise that borrows some techniques from both yoga and hypnotherapy. Simply read this script in a very slow and calming way to a friend. They can be seated or lying down, whichever they prefer. They may wish for you to dim the lighting in order to enhance the ambiance. Once you have finished, swap roles and let them read this to you. 

  This will help to deeply relax you and clear your breathing airways.

…Now that you are comfortably relaxed, I would like you to now concentrate on your breathing…focus on your breathing… 

And as you focus on your breathing…I would like you to focus on a spot or point on the wall or ceiling…Any spot will do…it could even be an object…Just focus your gaze on this spot and concentrate on this spot as much as you can… 

(Pause for a minute)

…Now I would like you to do the following breathing exercise to help you relax deeper and deeper…I would like you to alternate breathing with your left and right nostrils… 

…I would like you to do this following pattern… 

…Breathe in through your left nostril…and breathe out through your right nostril… 

…Breathe in through your right nostril…and breath out through your left nostril… 

…Breathe in through your left nostril…and breathe out through your right nostril… 

…Breathe in through your right nostril…and breath out through your left nostril… 

…Repeat this cycle for a few moments…whilst continuing to focus on that point… 

…And you should quickly find that your eyes are becoming more heavy and tired as you relax deeper and deeper…Sometimes people experience slight distortions in their vision…see strange colours and shapes…If you experience this, that is fine…Just continue to breathe alternating your nostrils… 

…And your eyes may now feel very tired…like at times when you try and stay awake…but struggle…The more you try…the more your eyes want to close… Becoming heavier and heavier…More heavy and tired…

…I would like you to now allow your eyes to close…

…You may feel a gentle wave of relaxation flow through your body and mind as you relax deeper and deeper with your eyes closed… 

…And I would like you to know that it does not matter if your mind becomes so deeply relaxed that my voice drifts away…Your unconscious mind will still absorb all the suggestions that I am about to give you…as my voice will travel with you wherever your mind wanders… 

…I would like you to simply observe the colourful, oily blackness of your mind…as you drift down to the centre of your being…your subconscious mind rising…as your consciousness descends… 

…And you can observe your subconscious and conscious minds rising and falling…like the waves in the ocean…by watching the oily colourful blackness move and swirl…as you become even deeper relaxed into the centre of your being… 

…And I would like you to know that you can enjoy this state of mind for as long as you wish…observing the swirling colours of you mind…”

  (Allow them a few minutes to enjoy this blissful relaxing state.)

 

Jon Rhodes is a clinical hypnotherapist and author from the UK.

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