This was a request from one of our subscribers. A simple breathing exercise to use prior to meditation.
This guided meditation breathing exercises video by TheHonestGuys is 5 minutes 13 seconds long and focuses on a single theme of breathing exercises prior to a meditation session. It uses a sped up still video of moving clouds on a sunny blue sky together with relaxing music and the nature sounds of wind. There is also a male voice speaking the instructions.
The theme of this relaxation video is well focused on breathing exercises, more specifically the breathing to relax prior to meditation. After the display of the title, the male instructor gets right into the breathing exercise.
There is only one scene used throughout the entire breathing exercises video which is that of lovely white clouds on a sunny blue sky.
The audio used in this breathing exercises video contains the voice of the male instructor. His tone and pace is nice and relaxing and there is also relaxing music played in the background together with the nature sounds of wind.
The verbal instructions are given by the male instructor which are clear and detailed. After the display of the title he begins this breathing technique meditation at 11 seconds:
This is an exercise in calming the breathing prior to meditation
The aim here is to simply forget you are breathing, not to force it but become unaware, and relax completely, allowing yourself to listen to the meditation.
It is important first of all to make yourself as comfortable as possible.
If you are sitting up, there is no need to sit poker straight, and likewise do not lean over to constrict your breathing.
Find a position that will allow you to be comfortable for a few minutes.
Begin this meditation by breathing as normal.
For a little while just allow your thoughts to come and go as they will.
Now, notice how automatically and effortlessly you have been breathing while your mind is skipping through the subjects in your head.
Think about how the air moves in and out of your lungs.
And now concentrate on where the air is entering your body, your nose or mouth.
Each time you breath in, say in your mind the word “Peace”.
When you exhale, imagine that you are exhaling your restlessness, the whirl of your many thoughts.
Place your hand on your solar plexus, let it rest there.
Imagine you are looking out of a window.
A white feather floats in the air.
It rises and falls with each breath you inhale and exhale in a gentle soothing motion.
Watch the feather and breath with it until your breathing calms and becomes relaxed and effortless.
The male instructor finishes speaking around 3 minutes 48 seconds but the video of the clouds with the music and wind sound effects continues. The end credits begin to display around 4 minutes 26 seconds and everything slowly fades out to black.
The single scene of this simple breathing exercises guided meditation video show images of sped up, fast moving white clouds on a blue sky with a bright sun and rays of sunshine. The image size used for this image relaxation video fills the screen completely which serves to aid the focusing of attention and relaxation.
As there is only one scene in this relaxation video there are no transitions. However, the full length of the video is actually a short video clip on a loop. The merging of the beginning and end of the loop is hardly noticeable and is therefore good for relaxation.
There are no special techniques used in this simple image relaxation video except for the looping of the video clip mentioned in the images section above.
This guided meditation breathing exercises video is excellent at providing a breathing exercise technique to be used prior to a meditation session. It is done at a relaxed pace; the instructions are clear and detailed; and the music and wind nature sounds are relaxing. There is also a great simple image relaxation video aspect to it with the fast moving white clouds across a sunny blue sky.
What do you think about the video? Relaxing? Tell me in the comments!