Mental Repetition for Relaxation

Lay on your back.  Close your eyes.  Breathe fully and smoothly.
Silently, mentally repeat to yourself:

I am relaxing my toes, I am relaxing my toes, I am relaxing my toes.
I am relaxing my feet, I am relaxing my feet, I am relaxing my feet.
I am relaxing my shins, I am relaxing my shins, I am relaxing my shins.
I am relaxing my knees…

Continue all the way up the body, mentally repeating and mentally relaxing every body part along the way.  There’s no need to move, simply allow your mind to encourage your body to soften.  It’s subtle… be still and feel.
Mentally relax your internal organs as well:

I am relaxing my stomach, spleen, intestines, liver, pancreas.
I am relaxing my lungs.
I am relaxing my heart.
I am relaxing my brain…

Include any other organs or internal systems of the body that come to mind.
Finally, relax your metaphysical self by mentally reciting:

I am relaxing my breath.
I am relaxing my mind.
I am completely relaxed, I am completely relaxed, I am completely relaxed.

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