Locationvisualization is a very important component of a great deal ofrelaxation as well as meditation exercises. This is why it isnecessary to spend some time studying the art of locationvisualization before engaging in any of the relevant activities (in asuccessful way).
Thelocation of choice may be anywhere, really. The only thing importantis that it be a place which the subject finds peaceful and relaxing.
So how do I get started?
Theexercise ought to be engaged in a familiar place which seems soothing.The location of choice may be either within the subject's very own homeor an outdoors one.
Nextoff, notes are to be taken of the chosen surrounding. The notesshould not only be concerned with the things the person sees, but alsothose which can be scented as well. Other details should include: howthe air feels on the person's skin, or whether there is a breeze thattousles his or her hair, and so forth.
Thenext step should be switching the location. Only this time, when thesubject is nicely and comfortably seated, he or she isn't to tap intothe sensations of current surrounding but rather keep the eyes shutand try and recreate the previous scenario instead.
Thenit is to be noted how much exactly of the previous scenario could berecalled, which details were difficult to remember, and so forth.Immediately after that, the person is to take notes of his or hercurrent feelings. Special notice is to be paid to whether the subjectfinds this particular exercise stressful at all.
Nextly,another location is to be pictured. This location is to be a placewhich the subject had visited before, but it shouldn't be thelocation first chosen to picture.
Thenext step would, of course, be actually going to the previouslyimagined location. Notes should be taken of things that were missedbut could be considered significant. Another thing to be noted wouldbe checking whether there are differences in feeling about thelocation, now that the subject is once again there.
Nextly,a place from the past should be imagined. This may involve: childhoodhomes, distant holiday spots, a garden the person had once visited,and so forth. The same process of attempting to imagine the relevantdetails of the chosen location should be engaged.
Whenthe person begins feeling as if he or she were in that location onceagain, notes are to be taken concerning the feelings which theexperience triggers. These may inclulde feelings of relaxation, butmay also include nostalgic strokes.
Andnow, the person is to imagine a location which he or she had neverever visited before. This means that it may either be a real or aninvented one. Despite the fact, details are to be poured into the picture with equal enthusiasm as previously.
Nextlythe person is to imagine him or herself carrying out actions in thatnew location. This is to intensify the imagined sensory experience:touching the imaginary water, feeling its temperature, tasting it,etc.
Whenenough time has been spent there, the subject is to return toreality. And lastly, the exercise ought to be practiced with a varietyof locations, since then it works best.