Affectionate Breathing

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Our breath is always with us, ever present, our constant companion. This meditation practice helps us to use our breath to soothe and comfort us, and to help us to develop self-compassion. 
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Amaury
I ❤️ breathe meditations
I love the tingling feeling I get around my heart when I do a breathe meditation. When I was asked to think about a friend or pet, I could help but think about the people I have gotten to known here on Aura. I noticed the tingling got stronger.
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Yoli
Constant companion
My breath is here as a constant companion to gently rock and soothe me. I can't help but smile with that new perspective. All day, all night my breath is literally giving me life. How can I walk with this knowledge and not feel empowered? I am a living miracle with all I need right here inside me.
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Brenda
Breath of Life
Feeling grateful for this sweet Source of living that animates my being in flesh. What a mystery life is... what a haven the breath provides when we enter so present and reverent. 🙏🏼😌
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Justin
Calming
Letting yourself feel your breath keeps you at ease and lets you relax.
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SallyAnn
Peace
with meditation I have the power to find peace to sweep thoughts away as if sweeping with a broom
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Tiffany
Wishing & hoping
Dreams about the future give me hope. These dreams also set me up for disappointment. They can keep me awake. They influence my dreams. Meditation grounds me. I relax. So I can close my eyes and rest peacefully. Even though I am still wishing, hoping, and dreaming.
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Val
The key
Breathing is the key, I am so self depreciating when I know I am being unjust to myself. I want to practice this meditation. I am going to love myself with practice!
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Mae
Breath in...breathe out
Taking time to focus on my breath is a gentle reminder to care for myself and to set my worries aside during meditation. 🙏🏼
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Britt
No mind is the same each morning. I must be prepared for different challenges.
Mindfulness is not a steady hike, it is a walk through canyons and streams, through dense forests and dry dessert plains. An ever changing landscape of the mind.
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Shania
Breathing
I learned that taking a moment to stop and have some quiet time to just breath and relax feels really good. And I noticed that my breathing helps my body full of oxygen to make me feel good.
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Matthew
Nice. Relaxing.
Good start to Saturday morning! I think this will be a pleasant day.
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Sheila
I’m going to conquer well being💜
I learned that, I must achieve patience. Ion forward to future sessions, enabling me to relax.
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Yomira
Take it a step at a time
I learned that you must go on your own place when trying something new that may seem challenging for you at first. Take a break and breath analyze it and break it down rather then stressing yourself out.
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Katrina
Ebb and Flow
Just as one might become mesmerized by the ocean, I felt completely lost in the experience of my breath in this meditation. One hand on my heart and the other on my solar plexus really helped me to feel the rhythmic ebb and flow of my breath. I loved this meditation and feel very relaxed just as if I heard the waves lulling me to sleep.
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Mia
Loving attention
If I focus my attention kindly, gently, towards me, others, what I do, and everything that is, I am doing things with love, I am love, and everything becomes love.
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Everett
Attend
The best way to get to the point is where you are now. Yes I’m not a good person but you can be
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Ci'el
Affectionate Breathing
I learned that taking the time to focus on my breathing throughout the day - breathing through the stress, breathing through the emotions, breathing through the anxiety - is making a difference.
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Patty
Slow Motion
I’m always so grounded and relaxed during breathing meditation. I sometimes wish I could put my body in slo-mo mode for the day so I could have/keep this feeling, instead of having something happen to remind me to stop and take a few mindful moments to breathe.
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Neshrien
Simple Things
It helps. It really do. Just simply breathing, it means a lot.
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Kartik
Awareness through breathing
I learned that my breath is the most powerful thing in this entire body. Just being aware of it helps you to achieve a deep state of mind. The breath can heal our entire body and also our mind, we just have to be aware about our breath
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Josaphina
I learned that...
If you really focus on your breath and just calm yourself and just be,my hat you will feel less tight and more relaxed, and happy
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Tammy
Breath work
Tonight I struggled with the breath work. I was anxious to be done and be able to go to bed. This was not the right mindset for meditation.
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Bill
Relaxation and focus
I find that focusing on breathing is one of the most effective means of relaxation.
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Joyce
Compassionate breathing
After breathing regular and focusing on that for a while, when I then start taking slow deep breaths I feel like I’m able to make them extra deep. Namaste
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James
Affectionate Breathing
A deeper connection with self for sure. Relaxing, grounding and self-centering.
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Taylor
Breath
Breathing is the key to being in a state of calm. Which in turn reduces stress.
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Chris
Getting Lost
It’s easy to get lost in yourself, but sometimes, getting lost means paying extreme attention.
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Ronald
Meditation (relaxation) (I like this stuff)
I enjoyed this session got me relaxed on what I believe I was part of a day dream. I’m only one person surrounded by a lot of other people so this only benefitted me and those around I. Very thankful and grateful and excited to work.
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Elena
Beautiful 🌸Breathing
I was taken away with the peaceful breathing of this Meditation. All I can say is Lovely.
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Dana
Breathe
This is my first official day of meditation and it was really hard. I am trying to to be frustrated with myself, but merely understanding that this is a process, but that is hard. Throughout today, I will try to go to my breath as a treasured companion.
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Hannah
Affectionate Breathing
I take advantage of my breathing, how it gently nourishes my body day and night I learned that I don’t have to want to breathe, because I need to do it, to exhale my negativity and inhale my positivity ✌🏼
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Sara
Breathing
It’s nice to be reminded how precious and amazing just breathing truly is.
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Anna
Breathe
My breathe can ground me in any moment, which is something I forget during stressful days.
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Margaret
Soothing
This lesson really lets you focus on your breathing but it didn’t really work for me but maybe the next one
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Lily
Take over my mind
I can control my thoughts.. I have the power within me... I thing Aura will be my new favorite app 💖
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Rachael
Thoughts
I don’t need to force my meditation. I have control to bring myself back in the moment. As long as I’m relaxed!
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Mara
A Wandering Mind
I can feel at ease even if my mind wanders. I just have to recognize that it wanders and be mindful of it.
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Rem
breathing🌸
it feels unbelievably great i feel like i’m breathing for the first time it feels clear and fresh 🍃
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Jacqueline
Reflecting on breathing
I like to reflect on my breathing and realize that once I relax into it I become mindful and less stressed.
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Meredith
Breathing
In the beginning of this session, I was taking big deep heavy breaths as I thought that was how you’re suppose to breathe in meditation sessions but the guide helped me use my natural breathing and I felt more relaxed and lighter in a sense.
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Tyler
Rhythm of the soul
Our breath is truly a “constant companion” that nourishes our mind, body, and soul. I have a deeper understanding of my relationship with my breath and benefited from a “kind” and loving one.
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Joanie
Slow your mind
I can slow my racing thoughts by concentrating on my breath. Relax and just breathe.
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Nicole
Kind Attention
I loved the idea of focusing not just attention but kind attention to yourself as you meditate.
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Madi
Sleep
What a Beautiful way to send your mind off to sleep.... 😴😴😴
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Deanna
Good thoughts
I learned that I am not my thoughts. Just because I have a thought doesn’t mean it’s true.
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Ruth
Constant companion
My breathing is always with me, keeping me company and nourishing me even when I forget about it.
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Sky
Clearing my mind
As I let go of all thoughts I start to notice myself more. I am able to focus on my body’s natural reflexes. You don’t have to focus on being in control. I can just be and breath. I’m learning that I don’t have to be alone when meditating either. For this one I rested my head on my SO and listened to his breath. How different it is than mine. How again, I can focus on that breath, feel it, but not purposely control it.
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Stuart
Something New
Today I tried this in a stressful environment and learnt that I can isolate myself from the stress outside of me. Empowering feeling others having to wait and me staying focussed on my breathing felt strong
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Alexa
Breathe
They always say that breathing helps with anxiety and stress, I think I’m going to incorporate this into my life...cause it really calms me down.
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Hailey
Companion
My breath is always present with me. I’m never alone. It is always nourishing me. Breathe in the good, exhale the bad.
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Nikhil
Sinus
I can’t really focus on my breath because of my sinuses. It distracts me too much
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Glenda
Best one
This is one of my favorites, the breathing exercises was really relaxing, easy to meditate to.
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Jackie
Day 3
I learned that breathing helps lots and can really relax you.
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Theron
Discovery
I can focus on relaxing and be calm. Focusing attention on me is a very difficult step to take because my life has always been filled with responsibilities for others, with little focus on me. I functioned in this vacuum at the expense of disconnecting from my own feelings, for too many years. It’s time for change and acceptance of me.
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Klaudia
Moment for yourself
Its important to take a moment for yourself & to appreciate the moments when you alone
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Stephanie
I felt my heart slowing down and my mind becoming peaceful
I need to stop and breathe more and focus on my heartbeat and the peace and stillness I find within my breathing
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Carissa
Don’t worry about the future
I learned that to always think about what is going to happen today rather than what will happen in a few days or weeks.
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Bethany
First mindfulness
My mind drifted and I had forgotten that I was anywhere, when I was listening. I didn't realise how focused I could become.
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Monica
Breathing
I’ve noticed that after a couple of weeks using these breathing-focused meditation I am truly able to calm myself by just using a few minutes of calm breathing.
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Val
First Session
Even though I struggle to tune out outside noise now, with this meditation it will be easy soon.
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Sarah
Noticing whole body breathing
Paying attention to the feeling of my whole body breathing helped me to relax
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Charmii
Best breathing meditation ever!
A perfect focus on breath without feeling anxious about making any particular kind of breathing happen.
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Sierra
Calm
I loved this practice, thank you! My body feels softened and relaxed, my mind calm and clear.
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Annastasha
My first mediation
When I first started the 4 minute mediation I felt slightly distracted by the noise around me. I was focusing a lot on my breathing and just the feeling of my body going in and out, I tilted my head back and all of a sudden I just felt this relief I felt weightless for a moment. It was a quick feeling and I’m excited to tap into that more.
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lufezo
self love
be assertive. know your worth - i am an important person. i love learning new things and meeting new people. i attract positivity wherever i go because i am a positive person. i know what i need to do and do it when i need to do it. i am productive and hardworking. i’m a wise young lady who is not taken for a pose.
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Kimette
Back
When sitting on the floor,I get distracted by a tightness in my back. I have to be in a recliner with my legs up or actually lying down to be able to really concentrate. I wish that I knew what exercises would improve my sitting comfort.
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Angelina
Calm
I feel present and calm. Grateful for simple breathing! Not my favorite but it will do
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Beth
Affectionate Breathing
I feel relaxed and peaceful, the easy rocking and movement of my breath It definitely is a happiness insight
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Kellee
Thirsty Thursday 4-19-18
During this meditation, I followed my breathing through my nose into my belly and back out my nose. However, my thoughts were jumbled. At the end, I was able to feel comforted within my own self and the meditation. Thank you, Aura. Have a nice day Everyone!😀
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Jess
07/05/19
I learned to focus on my breathing and appreciate how calming the simple movement of the breath can be
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Nick
Breath
I learned that my breathe can be like a good friend. Constant and always there for me.
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Duncan
Relaxation
I’ve done meditation before, and always enjoy the connection I have with my breath, but then all too easily forget. This has helped me reconnect.