Posts tagged mindfulness
The Power of Breath

This month on Monday Medi Moments, we’ve been teaching about the power of the breath and how to use it to expand our energetic resources.

Four key things about breath:

  1. Your breath is your reset button and most important resource. You can’t survive without it.

  2. Every breath provides an opportunity to inhale new oxygen and energetic resources, and exhale carbon dioxide and waste from the body. That is the nature of the breath. Inhale, refresh. Exhale, release.

  3. Conscious breathing elevates stress and focuses the mind, just as breathing quickly and shallowly or gasping for air can pique anxiety and confusion.

  4. Cultivating length and quality to your breath helps you relax and soften anxiety, lower your blood pressure, and release toxins from your body.

Breathing is a moving meditation, a powerful one. The breath also helps you ground yourself. If you find yourself drifting from the present moment when you’re meditating, all you have to do is come back to your breath.

Try this:

  • Notice what affects your breath. Breathe consciously. Throughout your day, notice how you’re breathing. Notice the quality of your breath in different situations. What did you discover?

  • To reset quickly: breathe with intention. Inhale, refresh. Exhale, release.

  • Easy mindful meditation practice: simply pay attention to your breath throughout your day.

Breathing brings renewal. You’ll notice that when you experience things that are emotionally or physically disagreeable, you’ll tend to hold your breath and create distraction. That’s why we’re asking you to get curious about how you breathe throughout your day. When you notice yourself gripping or holding your breath, simply take a moment to unclench and breathe deeply. Ahhhhh.

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Your Path to Freedom

This month on Monday Medi Moments, we’ve been talking about and meditating on freedom and the fine art of effortlessness.

Pay attention and be mindful. 

To experience freedom, we must learn to act by choice rather than by predetermined actions (a.k.a. our habits). The way we find freedom is by letting go of the things that bind us to our past. Binding creates a loop in our thoughts, behaviors, and actions. 

The beauty is that we get to choose the quality of our thoughts, actions, and behaviors. It simply takes practice.

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Cultivating Your Intention

“What you appreciate appreciates.” ~ Lynne Twist

This month on Monday Medi Moments, we’ve focused a lot on cultivating intention. Cultivating intention is important because it brings focus and purpose to your life. If you’ve been feeling a little off your center lately, cultivating intention is a great exercise for you.

When you think about what you want to cultivate in your life, think about what would fulfill you. Keep in mind that while money and other material objects aren’t bad, they don’t necessarily bring you the most fulfillment. We’re taught from a young age that success means having money, but we want you to go deeper. What do you need right now to feel a greater sense of connection to others? What do you need to feel a deeper love for yourself? What is it that will bring you the most healing?

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