Light in the Lake

An Imagery Exercise For Asthma

Close your eyes, breathe out three times slowly, and go to the bottom of a lake, breathing in easily and exhaling slowly as you enter the lake and go under water. Sit on the lake bottom quietly enveloped by golden light. Afterward, leave the lake and sit under a maple tree near the lake. Take a maple leaf, touch it, and experience its texture. Then, enter the leaf and become one with the breathing process of the leaf. Next, leave the leaf, knowing that your breathing is regulated. Open your eyes.

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