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.