A guided relaxation session affirming the theme of love and self-esteem. Hope someone out there finds this helpful/enjoyable!
This guided relaxation meditation video by TequilaKitty86 is 9 minutes 38 seconds long and focuses on a single theme of the guided meditation for self-esteem. It uses still images of nature scenes and there is a female instructor voiceover to guide you through guided meditation techniques whilst nature sounds and relaxing music is 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, more specifically the guided meditation for self-esteem. There is also a secondary image relaxation theme based mainly around a beach scene to aid relaxation.
The audio used in this guided relaxation meditation video contains the voice of the female instructor. The tone and pace of the instructor is relaxing and there is also relaxing music plus waves on a beach and bird call nature sounds played in the background. Unfortunately it is spoiled a little by the white noise in the background on the recording.
The verbal instructions given by the female instructor in this guided meditation relaxation video are clear and detailed.
Apart from the first 15 seconds which is a title screen, the rest of the first 1 minute 40 seconds is a preparation for the meditation session. There is a beautiful pink flower is displayed on the screen and you are asked to get comfortable by sitting on a chair or lying on a bed, and are also asked to inhale cool refreshing air and exhale all your worries and tension.
At 1 minute 40 seconds the flower scene cross-fades into a beach scene and the guided meditation relaxation session for self-esteem which contains some first person and second person affirmations is begun. It goes as follows:
Now, visualize a beautiful summer sky, perfectly blue and clear but for a few wispy white clouds floating gracefully by.
Imagine yourself gazing up at this tranquil scene from a bed of soft white sand.
And notice, in the background the gentle lap of crystal waves, bringing with them a delightful ocean scent that invigorates your spirit.
The sun is high, radiating warmth with its golden light.
Take a deep breath… And enjoy the scene… You are safe here… In this place, thought cease to exist.
Now, you can let go!
Feel yourself at one with the beauty of nature, knowing that you have all that you need.
Feel your heart beating, in perfect synchronicity with the ebb and flow of the tide.
Knowing that you are always loved and supported.
Feel the loving connection between yourself and the earth, and the sky, and the ocean.
Feel the energy of their power and love entering your body, being absorbed into every cell and replenishing your spirit.
Relax… And allow this positive energy to soak into your mind, into your muscles, imbuing you with simple truths that come from nature itself.
Affirm to yourself now, the truths that nature has gifted you:
I am loved.
I deserve love and I accept it.
I am powerful.
I am unique.
I experience love in all that surrounds me.
I am beautiful.
I attract only healthy, loving relationships.
I am worthy.
I am raw awareness, and I choose to be aware of the love that exists all surrounds me.
I am safe, and allow myself to let go.
Once again, bring your attention back to the sound of the ocean waves, lapping against the shore.
Relax… Feel at one with nature.
Feel that wonderful sense of strength, safety, joy and belonging that comes with being a part of all that is around you.
And allow the love and appreciation from your own heart, to flow freely, and reach everything and everyone around you.
Take another deep breath… And know that from this day forward:
Your heart gives love and receives love with joy and thanks.
Your supply of love is endless.
Your supply of strength is endless.
Because your love, and your strength, come from within you.
At 6 minutes 49 seconds there is a 17 seconds pause for contemplation before continuing:
Now, take another deep breath…
And let the warmth of the sun beat down on you.
Enjoy the scene… And relax.
At 7 minutes 26 seconds there is a 20 seconds pause for contemplation before continuing with an awakening sequence:
When you are ready… Let the sights, sounds and colours of the ocean scene, begin to fade away… Knowing that its peace and tranquility is now inside of you… And you can recall those feelings at any time… And in any place.
At 8 minutes and 10 seconds, the screen image now slowly cross-fades into a beautiful, vibrant orange flower and continues as follows:
Slowly, bring your awareness back to the room.
Breathe deeply, becoming more and more refreshed and awake.
Breathe deeply… Feel your muscles becoming more alert… Your mind becoming more alert.
And now, let us count from one to five.
When you reach five, you will be completely alert, and ready to face the day.
One… Two… Three… Four… And five.
Now, you are completely alert, and awake, and you can open your eyes.
Take a few moments to reflect on what you have learned, and know deep within you… That you are loved… And all is well in your world.
The sound and image slowly fade to black at the end.
There are three scenes used in this guided meditation relaxation video which are aimed at creating a relaxing visual environment for the viewer:
- Pink flower,
- Beach scene, and
- Orange flower.
The second, beach scene, is the main scene used for the guided meditation relaxation session.
The scenes of this guided relaxation meditation techniques video show images of flowers, and a beach scene with trees, sand, ocean waves and wispy white clouds in the sky.
The image sizes used for the image relaxation aspect of this guided meditation relaxation video are all uniform. However, the image size does not fill the screen completely and distracting black bars are visible and this I found this to be distracting to concentration which is detrimental to relaxation.
The transition types between images for the image relaxation aspect of this guided meditation relaxation video are simple slow cross fades which help maintain a relaxed state.
This video also uses a very slow zooming in technique although this is hardly noticeable.
This guided meditation techniques video is great at taking you through a guided meditation for self-esteem session. It is done at a relaxed pace with a relaxed tone of voice from the female instructor, with relaxing nature sounds and relaxing music, and the instructions are clear and detailed. It also has an good simple image relaxation video aspect to it, displaying flower and beach scenes, which are also good for relaxation and meditation.
However, there are a few technical details that let this video down. The audio has white noise on it and the images of the video do not fully fill the screen with distracting black bars displayed at the sides.