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According to WebMD, guided imagery is a program of directed thoughts and suggestions that guide your imagination toward a relaxed, focused state. You can use an instructor, tapes, or scripts to help you through this process.  Guided imagery is based on the concept that your body and mind are connected. Using all of your senses, your body seems to respond as though what you are imagining is real. An example often used is to imagine an orange or a lemon in great detail-the smell, the color, the texture of the peel. Continue to imagine the smell of the lemon, and then see yourself taking a bite of the lemon and feel the juice squirting into your mouth. Many people salivate when they do this. This exercise demonstrates how your body can respond to what you are imagining.

Below is a link to the place on itunes where you can download all or some of the guided imagery podcast audio files that I have come to know and love.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/relaxation-by-inner-health/id288663265?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Enjoy!

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