I’m normally quite a busy person, but I wanted to start meditating each day to help reduce my anxiety before bed. I discovered this quick and simple visualisation that calms me down after a stressful day.

  1. Sit in a comfortable position with both feet flat on the ground. Close your eyes.
  2. Take a deep breath in, and a slow breath out.
  3. Imagine you’re a candle, with the wick coming from the top of your head.
  4. Now imagine lighting the candle and feeling a soft warm glow on the top of your head.
  5. Now that warmth travels down your face and neck. Notice it travel all the way down your body, and imagine all your stresses and worries melting away
  6. with the heat. When the warmth reaches your feet, enjoy that moment for a bit.
  7. Notice how your body feels nice and relaxed.

Why don’t you give this simple meditation a go yourself? You can do it alone, with a friend or family member. I hope you find it relaxing!