Instructions for "Finding the Breath":
This is the last in the Weekly Minute Guided Meditation Series. The first exercise was a short introduction to mindfulness practice called "Being Present". Then, over the subsequent weeks we looked at various 'anchoring' practices. An 'anchoring' practice is one that restores you to calm when you need it.
One size does not fit all in mindfulness however, and what works for one person may not work for another. For example, you may find a breath practice calms you down, while your friend may find it makes them more anxious. We are all different, so I have presented a few 'anchoring' options using the senses, the body, and the breath, so you can try them out and see what works for you. (Explore the previous practices on the Weekly Minute Blog page.)
*Practice adapted from Pollak, Pedulla, & Siegel
I've really enjoyed putting this series together, and I hope you've found it helpful. I plan to record some more in the near future, so if there's anything you'd like to see please leave a comment below, message me, or email me.
I've already had a request for a meditation to aid sleep, so expect to hear that soon!
"At any time, it can be extremely comforting to return to the anchor point and it's extremely simple to do once you have located it." - Padraig O'Morain
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