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About the Author
Skye Alexander is the author of more than two dozen fiction and nonfiction books, including 10-Minute Feng Shui, The Care and Feeding of Your Chi, and The Reflexology Card Deck. Her first novel, Hidden Agenda, won the Kiss of Death Award for best book of romantic suspense. Her stories have appeared in numerous anthologies internationally, and her work has been translated into ten languages. She was also featured in the Discovery Channel TV special "Secret Stonehenge." After spending thirty-one years in Massachusetts, she now lives on a cattle ranch in the heart of Texas.
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Release Performance Anxiety
Does your heart beat faster, your hands sweat, your mouth go dry, or your stomach tie itself in knots when you’re in the spotlight? If so, you’re not alone. Approximately 75 percent of us experience some type of performance anxiety. Even accomplished profes- sionals often suffer from stage fright. An eight-week study of musicians, published in Psychology of Music in 2008, found that meditation improved participants’ performance anxiety as well as their performance quality. Whether you have stage fright, interview anxiety, first date jitters, or any other type of performance anxiety, the following meditation will help you feel grounded, protected, and confident.
1} Sit quietly in a place where you feel comfort- able and close your eyes.
2} Imagine a shaft of light, like a laser beam, descending from above you. Sense it enter the crown of your head and travel down through the center of your body.
3} Feel the light move through each chakra and then exit your tailbone region (this experience may give you quite a rush). Imagine the shaft of light continuing its descent, all the way down to the very center of the Earth. See or sense the beam grounding you as it anchors you to the Earth.
4} Now, imagine a sphere of luminescent light forming around you, like a cocoon. This sphere shields you and provides a sense of security.
5} From your place within the sphere, ask your Higher Self to remove the anxiety you are experiencing.
6} Feel the sphere drawing the anxiety and ten- sion out of you and away from you.
7} Remain in the meditation for as long as you like. When you feel ready, open your eyes.
Freed of the anxiety and tension, you can now enjoy the performance, the date, the interview. Periodically, notice that the shaft of light is still anchoring you and the luminescent sphere is still shielding you.
Table of ContentsIntroduction: Don't Just Do Something... Sit There
Part One: What Meditation Can Do For You
Part Two: Meditations for Relaxation and Stress Relief
Part Three: Meditations for Physical Healing
Part Four: Meditations for Emotional Healing
Part Five: Meditations for Overall Health, Rejuventation, and Longevity
Part Six: Meditations to Improve Concentration, Memory, and Mental Clarity
Part Seven: Meditations to Enhance Success and Performance
Part Eight: Meditations to Improve Relationships
Part Nine: Meditations to Attract What You Want in Life
Part Ten: Meditations to Aid Creativity, Intelligence, and Problem Solving
Part Eleven: Meditations to Heal the Planet
Appendix A: More About Meditation
Meditation's Spiritual Roots
Directed and Nondirected Meditations
Some Types of Meditations
Appendix B: Cross-Reference Chart
About the Authors