The ability to recognize how your body reacts to the stressors in your life can be a powerful skill. Most people are more aware of the weather, the time of day, and their bank balance than they are of the tension in their own bodies or their personal stress responses. The body registers stress long before your conscious mind does. Muscle tension is the body's way of letting you know that you are stressed, and body awareness is the first step toward acknowledging and reducing that stress. The Body Awareness and Imagination audio program, part of the five-disc Relaxation and Stress Reduction Audio Series., coaches listeners through the steps necessary for learning to be aware of their bodies and teaches them how to relax in response to early signs of stress. This CD corresponds to chapter 2 of The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook.