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I trust you will benefit from these guided meditations and support materials. They can lead you to experience the power of regular meditation practice and support you as you establish a mindful lifestyle.

 

A great place to begin this self-guided exploration of meditation is with the Body Scan, using it daily for a week or so then mixing in the other guided meditations from time to time. Relaxing Breath is a good one to use along with the Body Scan for establishing a daily practice and for helping to get a good night's sleep.

 

• Enjoy this 20-minute video about the how mindfulness works to shape our brains - some motivation for practice!

 

I wish you a rewarding journey into a more balanced, healthy and mindful lifestyle! Stay well, John

 

Guided Meditations

 

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• Body Scan (45 minutes)

 

• 20-Minute Body Scan

 

10-Minute Guided Meditation

 

• 20-Minute Guided Meditation

 

• Relaxing Breath (10 minutes)

 

• Mindful Sleep (20 minutes)

 

• Spacious Body - an "Open Focus" practice (45 minutes). Read this article about the practice and here's another version of a guided meditation (45 minutes)

 

For a deeper experience, from time to time, practice these guided meditations in a Restorative Yoga posture

 

• For more help embodying your meditation practice, add QiGong to the mix

 

• You may find some of these Breathing Exercises helpful: Wim Hof practice, Andrew Weil's 4-7-8 breath & Info on 10 different techniques.

Tools for Bringing Meditation into Your Daily Life

 

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• A Path for Deep Healing - step-by-step guidance for those who have experienced a mystical state of consciousness - psychedelic-induced or otherwise

 

• Establishing a Daily Mindfulness Meditation Practice: the best place to begin establishing your practice

 

• Cultivating Healthy Relationships: a natural next step in bringing mindfulness into all areas of your life

 

• Sharing Mindfulness with Children and Youth: tools for sharing mindfulness with the children

 

• Mindful Eating and a Healthy Body: tools for establishing a sustainable healthy body weight and a rewarding lifestyle

 

  • Mindfulness and Recovery from Addictions: tools for bringing the power of mindfulness meditation into your recovery program

 

Mindfulness and the Management of Pain: tools for bringing the power of mindfulness meditation into your overall pain management program

Resources for Deepening your Meditation Practice

 

Check out Forest Bathing- a wonderful way to connect with the healing and calming power of nature - here's a Louisville, KY option

 

• Consider a retreat (in-person or via Zoom) with the powerful teacher at Integral Zen

 

• Consider working through this Free 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Home Study Program or participating in one of these guided on-line MBSR programs

 

• Here's an excellent, empowering guided meditation by Daniel P. Brown - discovering within ourselves who we Truly Are (click on "watch introductory video")

 

Make sure your choice of meditation practice is the right one for you - check out this article on some of the possible negative effects of mindfulness

 

Check out these Meditation Sitting Groups, Training Programs and Retreat Centers

 

• More information about meditation and related topics

 

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