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Module Five: Meditation and Mindfulness

What is mindfulness? Why meditation? The first two videos in this module teach meditation basics, introduce mindfulness and explain why meditation is difficult but worth practicing. The other three guided meditations in this module each have a special theme so choose what resonates with you most. There are also meditation apps like Insight Timer (which is free), Calm or Headspace (small subscription) that have many guided meditations.

We encourage you to go back and try the previous modules to continue to enhance your practice and learn more ways to engage in The Breathe Series offerings. These on-demand classes are designed to provide basic techniques that will be built upon over the course of the entire series and can be enjoyed when you need them.

Module Five Class Offerings

Introduction to Meditation & Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a buzzword but what does it mean? Meditation is a way to practice mindfulness. Through this introduction you will learn how to live more mindfully. It takes practice but once you know, you know.

Length: 10 min

Props: You will want a yoga mat for this practice, along with a blanket, towel and/or yoga blocks.

Meditation 101

This meditation practice teaches the proper seated position and how to take yourself internal through withdrawing senses. You will learn how to meditate using breath and how to simply begin again if thoughts pass into mind like clouds in the sky. It is a good basic meditation to try a few times and notice how it resonates.

Length: 10 min

Props: You will want a yoga mat for this practice, along with a blanket, towel and/or yoga blocks.

Healing Light Meditation

This meditation uses visualization of warm, golden, healing light to promote a sense of healing within your body. There is strong scientific backing of the use of visualization and efficacy of outcome which is why athletes use it for sports. Meditation is a training method for conditioning your mind – body connection so give visualization a try.

Length: 10 min

Props: You will want a yoga mat for this practice, along with a blanket, towel and/or yoga blocks.

Caregiver Love & Care Meditation

This meditation creates a sacred space for caregivers so they fill their compassion cup back up. Self care is self love and to love others takes careful care of oneself. This is space that values duality behind getting real about the challenges of caregiving while also honoring the beauty of taking care of someone you love. The light and love in me honors the same in you – Namaste.

Length: 15 min

Props: You will want a yoga mat for this practice, along with a blanket, towel and/or yoga blocks.

Deep Relaxation

Deep Relaxation is a meditation that allows you to lie down, get comfortable with pillows, blankets and props while moving into a yoga sleep. This is a state of consciousness where you are aware of the subtle parts of your body and also at complete physical rest. This kind of meditation allows your parasympathetic nervous system (rest and digest) to go online and it is said that 30 minutes of Deep Relaxation/Yoga Nidra is as refreshing as 3 hours of sleep. I recommend that everyone try the Deep Relaxation because slowing down is hard to do and It’s lovely to put the brakes on the stress response for a little while.

Length: 30 min

Props: You will want a yoga mat for this practice, along with a blanket, towel and/or yoga blocks.

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