What was this childhood meditation tape from the 80's?
February 19, 2010 3:59 AM Subscribe
Help ID this childhood meditation cassette tape from the mid-80's. Side A was "be a bird' and side B was "be a ball".
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I remember listening to this tape on long car rides and using it to relax before bedtime when I was a child. This would have been around 1986 - 1989.
Each side of the tape began with a guided relaxation like "raise your arm up, stiff as a board; now let it flop down".
Side A then had you imagine that you were a specific bird, picturing your feathers and coloring - you then pictured flying up above your house. You also flew over a train, to a beach, and ended up in the forest, where the tape ended by playing ambient "woodsy" sounds - a trickling brook and chirping birds.
Side B I remember less well, but you imagined that you were a ball, slowly bouncing out of your house, down your street, etc.
What was the name of this tape, and who produced it? Bonus points if anyone can find a way to download or purchase it if it's around today. This was a very soothing memory from my childhood and I hope to relive it if I can. Googling for the few phrases I can remember didn't turn up anything, but my Googlyfoo might be weak on this one...