Releasing Facial Tension
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Most people carry tension in their face, often unknowingly. Bring awareness to all of the intricate muscles in your face and practice letting go of unnecessary tension and stress.
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Michelle
I really loved this session, in fact all of the snapshot sessions are calming and relaxing!
A few minutes of your day to meditate and be still can make an enormous difference!
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Mary Jo
Thank you! Truly one of the best meditations yet!
Happy Day! Wishing you all peace, love and perserverance for the next few days. Namaste.
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Ashley
Tension.
Sometimes you're full of tension, and don't know it. Sometimes, you have to let it go.
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Tom
Relaxing for sure
Amazing what stress is in your face. Feels great to release it
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Reasa Falgoust
I am not alonr
Millions of us that struggle everyday and every second of the day with anxiety are never alone. I am not alone. This gives me splice that I am not a freak.
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Matthew
Tricky
Found this one difficult to actualize. I'm not used to focusing on my face so intensely.
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Patty
Releasing
It was a first for my face! I could feel a fuzzy sensation, starting at my forehead and moving down my face in tiny increments, as I focused on each part. Very relaxing to release tension I wasn't aware was there. ❤️
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Kyara
Relaxation
I was able to relax my whole body. I didn't realize how much tension was in my body until I relaxed.
ʟȗṅѧ
Relaxation
Relaxation is key for mindfulness, awareness, and kindness.
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Linda
Softening the Face
I typically don’t care much for meditations that involve the body, but decided to try this one. It was quite peaceful, though I wasn’t sure I was really able to relax certain parts of my face. I probably need practice!
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Teresa
I felt this was a very good session for me. I really look forward to it again
Facial tension is a problem for me. Especially the brow and jaw area. I used to have a lot of trouble clenching my teeth and tension headaches. I really look forward to this session again.
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Brian
Facial tension
Facial relaxation and softening calms the face and presents a better window to the world.
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Karl
Let's Face It!
My first reflection was too short it seems. Let's face the facts. I got nothing! 🤡🤡🤡 By nothing I mean clever to say.
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QueenTakiyah
Face
The face can be a site for lots of unreleased tension. Good to focus on it as a relaxation zone.
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Lizzie
Relaxing facial
My friends go to facial but I read somewhere that your face is a representation of the stress you put your mind thru. For me that's particularly true. I started grinding and clenching my jaw since I took up this stressful position at work. I started seeing more lines on my face. This is a good meditation to relax my facial tension. Combine with the focus and be present meditation sessions, I'm sure I'm heading on the right path. Sometimes we just need to say we've tried our best and give ourselves a pat on the back.
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Angela
Facial awareness
Your expressions can greatly affect how others around you feel. I feel like by relieving tension in my face I can allow people to feel more relaxed around me.
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Kerri
The face
I liked this meditation because I had a lot of tension in my face that I wasn’t aware of until beginning. I’ve been told that I look angry or sad when I’m not feeling either. I need to become more mindful of tension in my facial muscles and my expressions that are showing my feelings to the world.
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Jessica
Facial tention
Facial tension is a result of inner feelings that are not let go and are expressed through facial expressions. When i let those go, I felt more at ease about the situation.
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Tessierrose
Keeping this one...
I learned that I have a lot of tension and pain in my face. My body distracts me so much that I had no idea how tense my eyebrows and law are... this will be apart of my daily routine.
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Everett
Behind god
The trap door in my souls cave the answer that god is here and he adores all pressure and level of being
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Brenda
Day Uno
I learned that focusing on breathing takes your mind away from thoughts
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Zeke
Facial Tension Awarness
I often notice facial tension when I’m brushing or styling my hair, or even when I play viola. There are classes I took in undergrad about body awareness and relaxing the face and jaw was an integral part of that.
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Ruth
Tension.
Our mental being needs to be stretched out; like our muscles need to be after a workout.
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Leonor
Focus on my facial muscles
This meditation was exactly what I needed today! I was able to focus solely on the contour of my face and nothing else...awesome!
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Julia
Face free of tension
Releasing tension from the face relaxes the entire body yet more often than not we release tension from the body and not the face
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Kat
Wow I feel awesome
I’m amazing and awesome and pretty cool too why do I need to write so much I just wanted to say I feel awesome
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jisela
day 5:
tense tense all the time, to relax feels to be in total control
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Bárbara
RELAX
Respirar profundo, relajar la cara. Sentir cada elemento de mi rostro para luego unificarlo
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Sarah
Facial tension
I didn’t even know I had facial tension until I tried this meditation. Immediately I noticed the tension, and released it upon meditation. I feel calmer and more relaxed, and my stomach that was initially a little agitated has soothed as well.
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Alexis
Releasing Facial Tension
I really liked this meditation and found that it helped to release some of my anxiety. By focusing on the points of your face where you have the most tension, you can easily release this tension by focusing on it. Though it may sound strange, by relaxing the spots of your face where there is the most tension, whether it be your forehead, cheeks, or even behind your eyes, you can soften these spots to release anxiety. Relaxing these spots will allow the released tension and relaxation to trickle down your insides, like water droplets trickling down a glass. When these facial muscles are relaxed, you may feel a wave of relaxation go through your whole body as I did when doing this meditation. Ultimately, by the end of this session, you should (hopefully) feel relaxed throughout your whole body, as if clouds have just recently cleared to display a rainbow behind them. 🌈🤩😘
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Ben
Appreciatoon
Taking a simple 3 minutes of my free time completely relaxes my whole body and removes any tension - what I thought wasn’t possible until I tried it myself.
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Susie
Soothing my mind
When i see word “releasing facial tension” i am committed to go outside and do my cardio workout to breathe in fresh air
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Tyler
More tension than I thought...
The face is full of tension for me. If at first I cannot relax then I imagine relaxing. The imagination helps build awareness making it easier to actually relax.
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Becky
I need to stop and do this
Stopping what I’m doing and breathing helps me focus better
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Aishwarya
Day Four
I learned that it’s important to rest the muscles in my eyes and forehead regularly to reduce stress.
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Matt
Eyes
I carry a lot of tension behind my eyes and it is difficult to release it, even consciously
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Chrissy
It’s hard to relax
Too much tension unable to lilac fully. Felt myself getting antsy
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Nicole
Relaxation
Relaxing the muscle in your face really trickles down to your whole body so easily and naturally.
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Sandra
Mindfulness
While most people focus on relaxing muscles throughout the entire body, a simple step is to start small and then move forward. The result feels like fresh icy water splashing against the pores on your skin.
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Deepti
Calming stress
Deep breathing helps me calm the physical signs of areas. My heart slows down, oxygen flows to the brain. Addressing the physical symptoms of anxiety is the starting point
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Justine
Relax
I am so relaxed my eyes nearly refused to reopen. Soon I will be drifting off to sleep. Good night everyone!
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Jacob
2/19/18
Tension is present even when you’re not aware. That’s why awareness, mindfulness and self-appreciation is necessary.
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Megan
Amazing
I learned to release tension in parts of my face I have been ignoring in sure for years. I don’t think people would need Botox if they did this every day!
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Sarah
Hidden tension
Usually when relaxing into meditation I quickly pass over the face to focus on the big muscles holding obvious tension in my shoulders and back. Focusing in on the minutiae of the face showed me there is more tension held here than I realized.
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Alicia
Já tinha consciência na tensão na face por vezes. Tentar manter a suavidade na face ao longo do dia
A suavidade na face e corpo ao longo do dia e dos momentos de stress pode ajudar a manter um postura suave frente a vida. Perceber como essa tensão se instala e conseguir voltar eh desafiador e possível
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Kim
Being sick and congested made it incredibly hard to soften my facial muscles
I will keep practicing despite being sick because I know it's possible
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Annika
Tension
I carry a lot of tension near and in my face at all times. I’ve started noticing it in little wrinkles that don’t bother me yet, but I know they will get deeper with little care or attention. I wonder if I carry so much of this tension because I spend a lot of time thinking, overthinking, worrying, judging, etc. This facial release made my mind feel a bit more calm, not only because I released my muscles but also because it gave me a task to focus my energy.
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Samantha
Tension
I constantly carry tension. I’ll catch my shoulders being way up throughout the day, I’ll clench my hands and back, but lately I’ve been clenching my jaw. It’s been giving me huge headaches, so I’ll catch myself being irritable due to the combination of anxiety and physical pain from tension. This was a good reminder to relax the muscles.
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Emily
Exterior Tension
Exterior tension of the muscles can both be a result of and result in tension within ourselves. Releasing this tension can aid with relaxation and returning to center.
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Jeremy
Interesting
I had difficulties shutting my eyes and taking smooth and deep breaths
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Amy
Meditating first timer.
It took me awhile to focus on parts of my face but once I did it worked great. First time meditating so I’m sure in time I’ll forgive it out to receive full benefits.
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Brianna
Anxiety Relief: Day 3
I feel relaxed in the face. Plus my stomach was bothering me, but now it feels a lot better.
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Claire
I didn’t realise that there was tension in my face until I completed this meditation!
I learned how to consider each part of my face and how I can feel tense in my face without even releasing.
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Jenny
Meditation:
I love any & all moments of meditation. It always brings me right back where I need to be... the present. 🕉
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Kea
Mask
I learned that stress has a mask, that keeps tention and fatigues
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Vanessa
Distrwxted
I felt very distracted but the little that I did focus helped me feel a little bit better than before I started today
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Tia Maree
I felt my face loosen up
the stresses I carried through the night don’t have to carry on through my day. it was nice to release them
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Lacey
Eh
I could feel how tight my forehead was but couldn’t relax it. Also not so great for the begging of the day mediation because not so much stress has built up in my face yet. But a good reminder to let it go.
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Amber
I am new at this
I am new at this and this was very sleepy and u can go to sleep with this
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Maria
Breathing
...is key to relaxation. It helps you calm down and get back to what you‘re doing
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Erin
Releasing Facial Tension
I noticed that having a few minutes to relax and to clear any thoughts for just a few moments allows me to let go of stress and feel positivity run through me
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Leslie
Pause Meditation
Breathing helps release facial tension in areas I never really noticed I had tension in. Our breath can help with so many things and we have access it it everyday. It helps me ground myself for the day and start off with a sense of relaxation.
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Joyce
An unwrinkle in time
It felt good to recognize then release all the parts of my face I squish up while in autopilot. I liked then letting the new-found relaxation in my face release down into the rest of my body- refreshing. Namaste
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Mary
I’ve never realized how much my face carries tension
I learned that it is hard for me to release the tension in my face...really hard. I guess it’s really true that no matter how hard I try to cover up my feelings, they will still show in my face in one way or another. I am such a work in progress but I can do this.
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Megan
Mindful
I’ve noticed I clench my jaw a lot and this has helped me to be more mindful of that and loosen up
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Ida
Third eye tension?
I’ve started to get wrinkles between my eyebrows. Seems like I carry most of my stress and worries there. Consciously relaxing that spot helps a bit.
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Josie
3 minutes!!
How many 3 minutes I have wasted watching commercials or fretting over something I can’t change. I want to remember how much better I feel after these 3 minutes. There is an alternative to my obsessive thoughts!!
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Taylor
I felt everything go “ limp “
I have a lot of tension I didn’t kno about The media ration was okay, not the best
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Chelse
Time
I learned that I do have enough time to rest when I wake up in the morning.
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Tracilyn
Clenching
Ive noticed that the most stressed I get the more I clench my jaw together which has and is causing me more problems then I realized at my last check up! I'm starting to be fully aware of Throughout my day now and when I feel myself clenching I remind myself to stop pause and BREATH deeply... It will be OK!! Repeating a few times 😁 I think we all get too caught up in our daily lives now a days it's all a hussle and bussle to get to the next stop and item on our list. No time for talking just tell Siri or Alexa to do it bc we don't have time. But THAT'S JUST IT! WE'VE got to Make time, especially for ourselves otherwise kids are going to learn the wrong way and the expectations are going to be ridiculous!! So let's not all look mad or constipated Let's relax our faces learn to smile at each other Again in the streets and have a Wonderful Day today! 😁
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Louis
Softening the Face
It is helpful to locate the tension we carry in our face and focus on reducing that stress. It all starts with awareness.
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Matt
Jaw Clenching
I have noticed that I have to actively get myself to stop clenching my jaw while at work all day, otherwise I have headaches the rest of the night.
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DorDor
This could possibly be a good meditation. Easy to remember o
to remember. Big But...I can’t get out of my mind the horrible story about death. Why in the world does anyone out there think this could help anxiety. I’m afraid that session will color my thoughts forever. This meditation app has done so much for me and now it has been stolen. While I’m at it, please don’t tell me to turn to Jesus. Some people don’t have this belief. Like me as I’m Jewish.
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Johnny
Attention
I noticed that with attention and breath I can release all tension...
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Tammy
Sky and clouds
Good visualization. Your thoughts are the clouds. Watch them move and disappear across the sky. There is always space between clouds and behind the clouds. Try to be in that space instead.
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Maíra
04.06
I feel good. Meditation is nice not only on bad days but also good ones. I‘m grateful.
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Mark
Room for patience
I learned that people that are overly anxious still make me anxious. I want to change this.
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Macy H
Small things
I learned that small things like my or your face can change you mind. It can help you with anything. Taking a moment to notice small things. Now I feel less stressed!!
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Mary
Releasing Facial Tension
I learned by taking slow deep breaths and exhaling slow and gentle breaths help me release the tension in my face. The facial muscles relaxed in my forehead, eyebrows and jaws widening my eyes and softened my lips showing a genuine smile. I also notice the feeling in my facial expression without being aware of the tension and I would release it by acknowledging it presence a Thank You with slow deep breathing and releasing it gently
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Tammy
Inner peace
We always hear that we should find inner peace. The peace is located in your head or mind. We all have this area filled with peace, we just need to access it.
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Tammy
Release facial tension
Nice guided relaxation through the facial muscles. I think I would have gotten more out of it at night instead of the morning though.
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Tammy
Facial relaxation
I always carry tension in my forehead so mindfully relaxing this area has become part of my meditation routine. This was a more in depth relaxation of all parts of the face.
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Joyce
Underlying tension
Good practice to uncover the tension below my eyebrows and behinds my eyes. Nice to just rest for a few minutes. Namaste
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Jane
Jaw
I hold a ton of tension in my jaw. It was nice to release that, as well as the tension in my forehead. It’s funny, most of the time I don’t even think about tension in those places, but it sure is there!
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Rebekah
The fastest I’ve relaxed in awhile.
I learned that by focusing gentleness on a small area, you can allow it to wash through the rest of you at once once you’re suitably receptive. Within 30 seconds of this session my heart rate slowed from its usual anxious frenzy, and after 3 minutes my entire body felt entirely at peace. My face felt so soft; interestingly I pictured it glowingly blank in my mind, in an alien but comforting way. I feel like by doing this more frequently I could erase some premature wrinkles, haha.
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Chloe
great experience
I felt like I had nothing to do like I was floating on a cloud wandering not knowing what's out there it felt amazing.
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Jessamine
refreshing
so relaxing and refreshing to focus. on each little part. really nice.
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anna
refresh
just to take a minute to relax your face and body will help with everything
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Dakota
sensations
I was able to feel the blood pumping through my face and the individual muscles when attention was placed upon them, my face felt a lot less tense and stressed upon finishing
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Emma
Difficult
I've always had difficulty relaxing my facial muscles, it's still hard, but also nice to focus on for a minute.
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Susan
Relaxing facial tension
I hold so much tension in my face. This was a wonderful meditation to remind me to let go.
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Ryan
Tense
I was amazed at the tension in my face. Relaxing made it almost feel like it was hanging there
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Kainat
Great!
I learned how to get relaxed and calm. Now I'm feeling better than before. Thanks Aura
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Elisabeth
Empowered
Freedom from stress and tension is easily attainable. I just need a few minutes to concentrate on my breathing, my mind focused on releasing anxieties; soon, I feel better and ready for bed.
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Elyse
Releasing the facial tension
Was so calming. I'm self aware now. Love this feeling. The tension has exited my entire body.
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Kristina
Facial Tension
A very calming meditation! We do have a tendency to tense the facial muscles! Thank you!
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Joyce
I didn’t know my chin had muscles!
A good intention for the day, to be open to and seek out tension that needs to be relieved and released, wherever it may be. Namaste
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Sabrina
Relax
I tend to clench my jaw, especially when I’m anxious and this just reminds me to release that tension in my jaw and just relax
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Kirsten
Facial Tension
I felt that my face felt less tense. I could feel myself letting go of tension and stress.
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Carlen
Taking a pause
Taking a pause during our busy work days is important in order to refocus
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Jessica
Day 15?
I’m losing track of my days. But I liked this one, you don’t realize how much tension you let build up even when you’re trying your best to be relaxed. This is good practice
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Marianne
Sense of Touch
Softening your face, your touch, your senses will enable you to be sensitive in your surroundings
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Rob
Kindness
The mantra of receiving the face with kindness hit home. Very helpful and out of the box for me. Love it.
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Shatha
Compassion
Breathe in ( IAM HOOD ENOUGH) Breathe out Breathe in ( IAM TRULY LOVED) Breathe out REPEAT ♥️🙆🏻‍♀️🙆🏻‍♀️🙆🏻‍♀️
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Susan
Releasing Facial Tension
I know that I hold tension in my face but I didn't realize how much I was already holding this morning. Thank you for that relaxing start to my day.
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Jose
Facial exercises
I learned how to exercise the many areas of my face, how to gently scan from forehead to chin.
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Taylor
Starting
I’m beginning to notice that after meditation I feel better. I feel more awake, alert, and happier going into my day.
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Cherish
Releasing
We often can hold tension in our faces, unknowingly. This meditation brings awareness to our faces as we release any unnecessary tension. Beginning at my forehead and scanning down to my chin, tingling sensations arose as I released tension in my facial muscles. What a wonderful feeling! I will remember to do this from time to time throughout my day. Thank you for this relaxing start to my day! Namaste 🙏🏻❤️😊
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Linda
Great meditation
So often in meditation and just in the midst of my day, I concentrate on relaxing my body while giving little attention to my face. This is a great reminder that we hold tension there as well. And, come to think of it, isn’t that the source of the message we send to others as well? Peace to all.
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Linda
A great reminder
How often do I focus only on my body when trying to relax, forgetting the tension I hold in my face, the “me” I present to the world. Peace to all.
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Estefania
Facial awareness
Pause and observe your face, just be there and feel the sensations you are naturally feeling in the automatic pilot. Am holding any tension? What is there that I am feeling? Now just appreciate that part that we normally do not focus our attention on, nourish that small part letting it know how important it is to have them as a part of your universe, now just let it go of all tensions, all holdings, everything that does not belong to your natural, everything that does not serve you anymore, let it go of all excess and anything kept in storage in your face.
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Jessica
Nothing Specual
This meditation was simple and mildly soothing but nothing special. I did not experience any drastic difference in mood or state of being. However, the narrator’s voice was calming and easy to understand.
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William
Face
Soften the face! Then discovery, body softens, mind softens, day somewhat softens! Crazy! Works! Thanks.