… This guided meditation will gently ease you into a state of blissfully deep relaxation…
This guided relaxation meditation video by TheHonestGuys is 18 minutes 36 seconds long and focuses on a single theme of the guided meditation for blissful deep relaxation. It uses still video of ocean waves on a sandy beach at sunset nature scene and there is a male instructor voiceover to guide you through this guided meditation techniques session whilst the relaxing nature sounds of waves on a beach and relaxing music are played in the background. It has over a million views and thousands of likes.
The main theme of this guided meditation relaxation video is well focused on guided meditation for blissful deep relaxation. There is also a secondary image relaxation theme based around ocean waves rolling onto a sandy beach in order to aid relaxation.
The audio used in this guided relaxation meditation video contains the voice of the male instructor. His tone of voice and pace of delivery is nice relaxing tone. There is also relaxing music and the sound of ocean waves on a beach playing in the background.
The verbal instructions given by the male instructor in this guided relaxation meditation video are clear and detailed. He uses instructions in the second person, that is words like “you” and “your”, and also positive statements. He begins as follows:
YOU are about to embark on a guided meditation journey.
Over the next few minutes, I’ll guide you into a deep state of relaxation, where you will experience a wonderful, calmness, and meditative state of mind.
This time is for YOU, and you alone.
You don’t need to do anything, except relax and allow yourself to have this time.
You may wish to close your eyes, or watch the screen, or switch between both.
It doesn’t matter which, just do whatever feels right for you.
You are completely in control, and if at any time during the meditation, you wish to return to your awakened state, you can do so simply by opening your eyes.
After the 1 minute 50 seconds introduction, deep breathing exercises are started. You are asked to breathe in deeply and exhale fully and to allow the sound of the waves to calm your mind and let any mental chatter be taken over by the sound of the waves. You are asked to:
Breathe in deeply.
Breathe in deeply.
Allow the sound of the waves to calm your mind.
At 2 minute 23 seconds there is a sound of quiet Tibetan Wind Chimes and he says:
Breathe in deeply.
You may notice that thoughts and internal mental chatter are happening inside your mind.
This is completely normal.
These thoughts will begin is quiet down as you concentrate, on listening to the sounds, of the waves.
At 3 minutes 30 seconds there is silence to listen to the waves then at 3 minutes 56 seconds he says:
As you listen to each wave coming in, you’ll find your mind gently, begins to quiet.
Breathing in cool refreshing air.
Exhaling hot tense air.
You may wish to close your eyes now, as you begin to feel, more and more relaxed.
Allow the sounds of the ocean to wash over you, bringing you closer to the infinite source of energy within you.
Allowing yourself to be in total peace with your surroundings.
Now as you find yourself feeling more and more relaxed, I’m going to count down from 5 to zero.
As I count each number, you will feel, more and more relaxed, until you reach a sense of complete and wonderful relaxation.
5 – Feeling more relaxed;
4 – Allowing the sound of the waves to calm your mind;
3 – Wonderfully relaxed;
2 – So deeply relaxed;
1 – Your mind is calm;
0 – Feel the wonderful sense of deep relaxation.
Allow the sound of the waves, to continue relaxing your whole body.
Take a few moments to enjoy, this wonderful experience.
At this point, 8 minutes 7 seconds, he stops talking, which leaves about 3 and a half minutes to listen to the ocean waves. At 11 minutes 44 seconds he says:
You may wish to remain in this deeply relaxed state for a while, after this recording has ended, in which case, you don’t need to do anything right now.
When you are ready to resume your day, simply take a few deep breaths, and open your eyes.
At around 16 minutes the relaxing background music fades out to leave just the relaxing sound of waves of a beach for about 2 and a half minutes until it too fades out at the end of the video.
There appears to be just one scene used throughout the entire guided meditation relaxation video which is that of ocean waves rolling onto a sandy beach at sunset. This scene creates a relaxing visual environment for the viewer.
The scene of this guided relaxation meditation techniques video show images of ocean waves rolling onto a sandy beach with a dull sunset in the sky on the horizon.
The video clip image size used for the image relaxation aspect of this guided relaxation meditation video fills the screen completely. The video clip appears to be used repeatedly during the overall video. The video clip is displayed for a good length of time and serves to aid the focusing of attention and relaxation.
The transition types between video clip repetitions for the image relaxation aspect of this guided relaxation meditation video are nice slow simple cross fades which help maintain a relaxed state. In fact it is very difficult to actually notice the transitions.
This guided meditation techniques video is excellent at taking you through a guided meditation for blissful deep relaxation session. The audio is excellent with clear and detailed instructions; a relaxing tone of voice from the male instructor and the delivery of the session is done at a relaxed pace. The relaxing nature sounds and relaxing music are also great. There is also an excellent simple image relaxation video aspect to it, displaying lovely relaxing waves on a sandy beach which is also great for relaxation and meditation.