Breathe and Settle
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Lauren Ziegler
Mindful Moments
This is a session using the breath - an approach that has been proven to make positive changes in our brains.  Get some technical guidance here on how to do this, along with visualization to make it an interesting experience. You can dive as deep into relaxation as  you choose as you release and settle tension in your body.  More from your guide and friend, Lauren, at www.laurenziegler.com.
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Walter J
Healing Breathe
What a marvelous meditation! Seeing my colorful breathe permeate the tightness in my shoulder as an orange cloud and then feeling the release of the tightness as the cloud picked up the negatives, turned purple and floated away. My shoulder is much more flexible and nearly painless! I will definitely do this one again. My breathing helps me return to perfect health! (A very Powerful Affirmation)
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Patty
Like ocean waves
Breathing deeply and noting that my tension is centered across my shoulders (as usual), I imagined crystal blue waves washing over the shoulders, allowing them to relax and drop. Immediate relief! This is a wonderful meditation for focusing and renewal. 🙏
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Jon
Lauren Rules
God Bless You Lauren Ziegler and your perfect DICTION!! Thanks for pronouncing EVERY consonant ;).
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Elizabeth
Settle for sure!
This session was heavenly. Relaxation came so easily. I will most definitely come back to this one. Thank you Lauren for another outstanding meditation.
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Emma
Relaxing
This was helpful for my migraine. It helped to distract some from the pain.
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sydney
bresth
our breathing fills us with color and light. we are magic and we are all goddesses
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Cyndee
Healing Blue Breath 💙
I didn’t realize how much tension I had in my body. I thought I was relaxed before I started this session but, almost immediately I realized that I was wrong. My breath was blue, not because it’s my favorite color but because it’s a healing color. I breathed blue into my head and down my neck into my shoulders and into my lungs. It traveled down to my lower back where I had some pain. It lingered until the pain subsided 💙😇
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Jeffrey
Visualizing Breath
Putting a color to your breath and realizing where it goes in your body can help to penetrate areas with bad feels and exhale them away.
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J.W.
stars glitter silently between pines
an early riser flutters in the woods “pee-yaw, pee-yaw” a soft thud more fluttering a distant neighbor’s rooster crows the day the swoosh of tires on the highway cold air is still the lone rooster echoes once more
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Beth
Mindful moments
I could breathe into the painful area and actually feel it soften. I miss my headphones as I am more easily distracted without them
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Maria
Settling in to the present moment
It’s difficult for me to sit completely still in the morning. Even when I have plenty of time to get ready, my mind pulls me in a million directions, resulting in a not-so-relaxed start to my day. Practicing sitting still, simply checking in with myself is something I hope to keep trying this week.
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Carissa
Group Presentation
This really helped me with my anxiety. I have a group presentation with the college group communication class I am in and I need to do really good on that today.
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J.W.
marée haute est de retour
“Just how low would they go?” we all wondered. With each appalling example of his ineptitude, ignorance, hubris, misogyny, bigotry, dishonesty, we all continued to wonder, “Just how low before they finally look in the mirror and take a stand?” Yesterday we finally got the answer. The tide has changed direction. The momentum has shifted. The emperor’s new clothes have been revealed. “Amazing grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me, I once was blind but now I see...”
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Susan
Breathe and settle
What a wonderful meditation. I did not want this one to end. I am having some pain in my neck and my back so I loved how I was lead to breathe and soften that pain.
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Bennet
Very nice and relaxing
I had some bad news today and this helped ne putting it into perspective
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Jacqueline
Commit, visualize, label
I must commit to the practice of meditating daily. When I take breaks, there is a re-learning period. Consistency is key. I appreciate visualization in breath work. Labeling thoughts as wandering or distraction is beneficial for me, and allows me to acknowledge them and detach.
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Sue
Wonderful
This was a wonderful meditation. I felt centered again and calm.
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Elizabeth
Relaxation
Another wonderful bus ride meditation!!! I’m relaxed, smiling and peaceful. 💖 Thank you Lauren!
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Susie
Breathe and Settle
It was nice to relax with this meditation. Focusing on pain and releasing it with my breath is amazingly helpful. Thank you for your gentle guidance 🙏
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Susan
Relaxed
A wonderful meditation to start my day. I felt relaxed and peaceful. Beginning my day with this mindset makes me happy!