Gentle Release
3 Min
Meditation
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C + D (Christina + Darrin)
Heart Awakening
This gentle practice will invite you to bring more self-compassion into your day, particularly when you are experiencing a difficult emotion.
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50 reflections
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Jay
Anxiety release
This is a great session and helped me connect with my anxiety and stress to release it a little. I felt better afterwards
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Lisa
Practice
I learned that I need to add mediation and breathing into my daily routine up be my best self.
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Aaron
Finding Anxiety
When I relaxed I could find where my anxiety was coming from. I could feel it in my chest. So I Just breathed through it once I felt where it was.
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Ashleie
Emotional
I've been emotional all weekend and I'm not sure if it's due to me having to return back to work soon. Work environment is stressful on top of being in the middle of a divorce and my spouse and I also working together. I don't feel anxious right now but I've already cried this morning. There's forgiveness towards myself for engaging in this relationship knowing I should not have but there's a part that I can't get past; the spouse not understanding or seeing the part they played and it makes me angry. I'm feeling a lot of different emotions right now and I feel like I'm going backwards from when I originally went out on leave in July.
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Charlotte
Emotion
I like this one because it teaches us to give our anxiety/stress an identify. It's recognising it's there, it's physical feeling and it's difficultly for it to go away, so what we do instead is learn to feel it, recognise it, pin point it, and take control of it. It enables us to be ore strategic, rather than letting it rule us. Even though it may not go away, we are at least able to give it an identify and remember that we are in control, not it.
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Adam
Breathe into difficult emotions...
...to dissipate them. This one is about acknowledging a difficult emotion and identifying where it's coming from and It works!
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Harvey
Heart Awakening
A very gentle approach with reassurance that all is well , giving the opportunity to connect with your own emotional well being with strength and understanding .
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Carrie
Heart Awakening
I learned that the best instruction in the world is useless if you cannot remember what you learned.
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Satya
Breath
It’s amazing how breathing helps to release an emotion. It was simply fading as I inhale and exhale.
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Jess
First meditation
I learned that i dont have to be guarded and defensive towards how i feel internally. No matter how im feeling, its okay
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Maria
I learn where my anxiety lives.
I learned that my anxiety lives in my upper stomach. I learned how to connect with it and feel it. I felt my body relaxed. It felt like something warm went through my shoulders to my hands to my entire body.
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Falyn
Distraction doesn't equal failure
I learned that even if I become distracted, I can reach the goal of meditative state I want.
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Kari
Gentle Release
I must get into touch with an emotion I’m feeling and where I can physically feel that emotion. Then I must simply breathe into it and have a gentle release.
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Kimberly
Release
Too release through my emotions and not focus so much on trying to solve it now.
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Aeryn
What I learned.
I learned that I should not try and make my negative emotions go away, but also not to indulge in them.
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Riyadh
A moment to oneself
It’s alright in amidst your busy day to take a moment, breath, be oneself, and start living again from where you paused.
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Andy
I need to relax. Taking time out of the day to reflect and build mental strength is so important.
I need to definitely take time out and enjoy myself more. Can't stress out more
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Shani
Anxiety
My anxiety has really controlled me for months now. I didn’t realize how much of it I had until I was breathing into it.
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Lina
Understand the pain
Focus on the pain, anxiety or stess .. embrace it .. feel it .. only then it might let you go !
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Sherry
Relieving Stress
It amazes me how the breath can be focused so the pain in one spot can simply go away...I suppose that's what Lamaze was built upon!
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Ashley
Where I feel it
My anxiety and pain live in my chest, I can feel both of them. Hoping more mindfulness meditation will help release some tension..
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Judi
L learned that I should compartmentilize my feelings so I can have safe space to work then visit lat
Later when I have time to reflect and work on those feelings
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Cori
Stress can manifest all physically
I hold a lot of stress in my upper right shoulder. It can feel like a knot wound up so tight. It was nice to take some time and focus on trying to release some of that pressure
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Sarah
Day 4 11/26
My anxiety builds up in my stomach and makes me sick. Breathing into it helped release the nausea.
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Adrian
Location
I learned that identifying where my body is physically harboring an emotion is the first step to understanding what I am experiencing and how better to cope with it. Not forcing it away, but objectively seeing it, accepting it, and identifying the issue.
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Lauren
Emotion and the Body
I learned tension can be a painful thing to struggle with, but can be easily managed with focused breathing and allowing oneself to just breath and feel how ever you want to feel
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Pam
Accepting what comes
Sometimes my actions and responses create anxiety which I feel in my physical body. To take a moment to sit with that and breathe into it, not change it, requires a level of bravery that seems elusive to me. Yet after a session off practice I do feel braver and more clear eyed about my choices and decisions.
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Naomi
Widen my breadth of acceptance
It’s ok to let the anxiety or ‘negative’ emotions just be there, along with everything else. They are a part of me. They will subside when they are acknowledged and ready.
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Michael
Feelings have hidden powers.
Feelings have hidden powers. That can be used to help diagnose physical ailments. Once the original stressor is identified, you can work on alleviating it.
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Tammy
Gentle release
I will retry this meditation when I am feeling more stressed and in need of some relief.
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Ryan
While on the inversion table...
The gentle release I felt allowed me to stretch farther,and feel the tightness of my back and its associated stress loosen.
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Kristine
Breathing and letting go.
Taking the time to breathe during the busy life is so important. It helps to gather my mind and refocus on the priorities and calms my soul down. 😌
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Kellee
Calming Sunday 12-17-17
I literally got lost in this meditation. I followed the words and my breathing and thoughts took me elsewhere. It was quite fascinating. Thank you, Aura! Have a nice afternoon, Everyone!😀
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Sarah
Breathing technique
Breathe into the area of tension to release it. This can help to ease stress and anxiety. Will listen to this again
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Dela
Day 11
I learned that all emotions need to be felt because that’s the first step to closure.
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Jules
Anxiety
I learned that I can release the tightness in my chest from anxious feelings, simply by becoming aware of my breathing.
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Jay
awakening
Your spirit and body are different yet , are one. They join together to form a human being.
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Klair
Opening up the tension in my neck
Ouch, I knew that I had some negotiable energy littered around my neck and shoulders but I never felt it before meow.. I am flooded by pain and the energy of the emotions I have bottled up and put on my back. I hope I can remedy this.
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Liv
Accepting.
Being present with your emotions truly lets you release what has been building up. Recognising and accepting. Once you acknowledge it really does pass. Released. :)
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Maddy
Breathing
Breathing into your emotions and letting them be what they are is key to healing.
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Christine
Peaceful
I enjoyed this gentle release meditation very much. It was a calming approach and I will endeavor to use it in moments of challenging emotions.
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Tiona
Anxiety
Through my tests at school my stress and anxiety has been tough but now I feel I can control it.
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Aicha
Emotions
I learned that it is okay to feel something and that accepting it helps relieve tension
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Walter J
Releasing...
While tying up some loose ends at work before taking 2 weeks off, I noticed I had also tied up some knots in myself. Over packing a van full of stuff and driving in pounding rain for a few hours may have made them a little tighter. After arriving safely at my parents place & starting to relaxed, I became aware I of this tension in my mid section. But Aura strikes back! Just before going to bed I listened to a crisp and soothing voice ... she had me breathing into my knotty belly, blowing Gentle Energy into the layers of binders, making them loose enough to start to release their grip. A few more breaths and they basically gave up their hold & vanished! Poof... gone!! Very usefull tool/skill to develop for when needed! Many Thanks again Aura!! ❤️✌🏼
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Samurai Angel
Heart Chakra
I felt the relief of feeling gentle and okay with tension noticing and being aware of my mind, body, and soul.
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Susan
Acknowledging Emotions
There’s comfort in knowing i can acknowledge an emotion yet not invite it to stay or push it away and by acknowledging it, it may retreat on its own.
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Maggie
It's okay to feel
I learned that I don't need to hide my emotions. I don't need to not feel. I need to take care of myself. I need to take care of the feelings I feel, let myself feel them, and help ease what hurts with awareness of my feelings and of awareness of myself. It's okay mags, to feel this way, what's not okay is to let these feelings destroy you. Let them build you into a stronger woman. You can do this. Don't give up.
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Johnny
Breathe into it
Whatever you’re feeling ,whether it’s anxiety or nervousness anticipation or stress you just breathe into it and it seems to help… I really dig this meditation…
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Matthew
Tried. Failed.
My anxiety is manifesting physically as a switch in my toes and feet. I can't seem to still them. I tried to envision ”breathing in” to that area of my body to no avail. I think my day was just too overwhelming. Busy tomorrow, need some rest. NOW.
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Mama B
Wow...
I went to a place of peace and calm during this meditation...very grounded now. Thank you!