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THE PERFECT BLEND OF ART, MUSIC AND GUIDED MEDITATION.
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Enjoy some free guided meditations…
The best tool we have is our ability to be still. Most people have difficulty making space in their day to quiet the mind and breathe. We all have the potential for chaos or clarity;
it's simply a matter of choice and priority.
So here are a couple of questions for you:
Do you have a few minutes in your day that could be cleared?
Is your health and well-being a priority?
The answer is a resounding yes even if you won't allow yourself to think it.
Here are a few links to guided meditations that I have found helpful and I have shared over the years with my students, clients, friends and family: (enjoy<3)
4 minute Guided breathing
A simple reset is to focus on the breath. If you have difficulty doing this, enjoy this guided meditation for mindful breathing.
You'll be gently guided to breathe in to the count of 4, hold for 2 counts, out for 4 counts and hold for 2 counts and so on.
This can bring instant relief and clarity.
Release stress and relax
A Meditation for Calm and Peace. This calming male voice brings a sense of peace and trust. Focus on the breath and relax. Let go of expectation and when you have difficulty, simply focus on the breath again. No matter how many times you repeat this, there is tremendous benefit in continuing on until you feel a shift within you.
A mantra Song/Meditation
Ho'opono Pono is a Hawaiian prayer for reconciliation and forgiveness. The words repeat the mantra: I'm sorry, please forgive me, and thank you, I love you. The repeating of the mantra clears old beliefs that no longer serve our highest good and realign us with positive thought to create a life with more love, joy and hope.
Pema Chödrön teaches us Tonglen practice…
“sending and taking,” an ancient Buddhist practice to awaken compassion. With each in-breath, we take in others’ pain. With each out-breath, we send them relief.
Tonglen practice, also known as “taking and sending,” reverses our usual logic of avoiding suffering and seeking pleasure. In tonglen practice, we visualize taking in the pain of others with every in-breath and sending out whatever will benefit them on the out-breath. In the process, we become liberated from age- old patterns of selfishness. We begin to feel love for both ourselves and others; we begin to take care of ourselves and others.
Tonglen awakens our compassion and….
“Meditation is a process of lightening up, of trusting the basic goodness of what we have and who we are, and of realizing that any wisdom that exists, exists in what we already have. We can lead our life so as to become more awake to who we are and what we’re doing rather than trying to improve or change or get rid of who we are or what we’re doing. The key is to wake up, to become more alert, more inquisitive and curious about ourselves.”