Category: Relaxing


Relaxing and Meditation

A website with some useful how-to for relaxing by relaxing your muscles, self-guided relaxation.

http://www.hifit.co.uk/health-breaks/importance-relaxation.htm

An article about eastern relaxation techniques and how they are not safe for Christians.

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2004/november/10.78.html?start=1

Three articles about biblical meditation.

http://ati.iblp.org/ati/family/articles/concepts/biblicalmeditation/part1/

https://bible.org/article/biblical-meditation

http://elmertowns.com/books/online/bibMed/BIBLICAL_MEDITATIONedited%5Betowns%5D.pdf

Not really meant for relaxation, but I feel relaxed after spending time on this. I think that’s because I have been focused on God and His wisdom and His love for us. Sometimes I can’t sleep and if I use the time reading the Bible and meditating on it, then I feel a bit draggy the next day but also uplifted. I am trying to spend more time in biblical meditation because I like the way I feel during and after it. I still don’t do it every day, but I would like to. I am praying for help to do that.

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Christian Music Collection

When I am feeling hurt, having a PTSD attack, flashbacks, overwhelmed with life circumstances and then there is the opposite situation when I am feeling very happy, looking at a beautiful sky or other wonder of creation–that’s when I remember to turn to God in praise.

The following links are to Christian music on YouTube that moves me to praise God. (I can’t believe how much music is on YouTube! I am surprised that copywritten material is allowed.) These songs are some of my most favorite. I have to sing when I hear them!

You Raise Me Up

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=1FsgKW6sRrc

Because He Lives

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4M-zwE33zHA&feature=player_detailpage

Michael W Smith

Above All

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=AjYiEyu8Si8

Breath

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=K-0EgzOWkvc

Open the Eyes of My Heart

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fadU7b9aa78&feature=player_detailpage

Awesome God

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21VtnFtEHps&feature=player_detailpage

Casting Crowns

Voice of Truth

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=KwsvqVmFV6Y

Who Am I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=mBcqria2wmg

Does Anybody Hear Her

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=WmcVWJ7Dnyw

Praise You In This Storm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=xGPS8sa-bRQ

Life Song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Gnf1xczuOrA

East to West

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=s6zdihmwy1M

Mercy Me

I Can Only Imagine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LonOTKVmkeo&feature=player_detailpage

Chris Tomlin

Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Jbe7OruLk8I

Our God

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nFybpgasv4&feature=player_detailpage

Sing, Sing, Sing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGPN2Z-bgS0&feature=player_detailpage

I Will Rise

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_2JpQNpSUA&feature=player_detailpage

Our God is Greater

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=zlA5IDnpGhc

How Can I Keep From Singing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEzEbtA9ba8&feature=player_detailpage

Jeremy Camp

There Will Be A Day

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8gkDiTvloc&feature=player_detailpage

Beautiful One

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJ_b4-W1dSc&feature=player_detailpage

You Never Let Go

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Pn4KQqSrrA&feature=player_detailpage

Mighty to Save

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVeQoHdIDEE&feature=player_detailpage

Matt Redman

Bless the Lord, Oh My Soul

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=RWJLy3-iRQo

You Never Let Go

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=b61wsBdqrKM

Energizing Relaxation

I found Rod Stewart, again, today on– http://quotes4meandyou.wordpress.com/2013/07/27/quotes-127/

This is relaxing in a different way. The excitement of the songs takes my mind off other things and makes me smile, bounce with the music and laugh. I love the sound of his band–the mandolin, acoustic guitars, fiddle, piano, drums… what a great combination. It leaves me energized. Not good for nighttime before bed, but I think a pick-me-up out of the blues during the day!

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=m2CQ0FvAZuw

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=C_KrAYtU6Zs

Why Relaxing is Important

I found this website and loved reading it–http://www.dartmouth.edu/~healthed/relax/

I decided to make a category about how and why I spend time relaxing. I will include music, pictures, videos, books, etc. that help me to relax and relaxation techniques how-to. I believe relaxing is important to my health and working in this category will help me to make relaxing more of a conscious effort! I hope you also find this helpful and fun.

I just discovered Percy Faith, an orchestra leader from a while ago. I first found one of his songs on–http://mymusicthatcalmsme.wordpress.com/

Then I looked him up–http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percy_Faith

Then I found a whole bunch from him on youtube. I think music without words is the most calming. I can float away on the music.

I love being able to watch the musicians in these videos:

Here are some more without the live video:

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