Pine Forest

An Imagery Exercise For Asthma

Close your eyes. Breathe out three times and see yourself in a pine forest. Stand next to a pine tree and breathe in the aromatic fragrance of the pine. As you breathe out, sense this exhalation traveling down through your body and going out through the soles of your feet; see the breath exiting as gray smoke and being buried deep in the earth. Then, open your eyes, breathing easily.

Excerpted from Healing Visualizations: Creating Health Through Imagery, Gerald Epstein, M.D.

New Lungs

An Imagery Exercise For Asthma

Close your eyes and breathe out three times slowly. See, sense, and feel your stomach flipping over and coming above your diaphragm into your chest. Breathe out one time slowly and see the stomach split in two vertically, each piece becoming a new lung and see them jumping into place. Breathe out slowly and open your eyes, sensing the easy breathing these new lungs give to you.

Cleaning the Airways

An Imagery Exercise For Asthma or lung conditions

Asthma is a respiratory difficulty having multiple meanings. Those meanings are:

  • Internal weeping
  • A conflict between dependence and independence
  • A cry for help and attention
  • A cry to be free
  • Caught between a wish to live and a wish to die

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