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Dea Rivera
Now with Dea
This practice is designed to allow you to settle into the breath as you become still- It's simple, but not easy. 
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142 reflections
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Vivian
To Let Go
I learned that as I notice things whether they bother me or not I need to just let them go in the moment and not hold on to them so much, otherwise they will drive me crazy and I will go mad. Instead hold on to the things that matter to me and that will improve me and better me as a human being and as a person of who I want to one day become.
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Jennifer
On the plane
Things can be loud but I can be quiet. Loud people, the chaos of boarding, but I focused on my breath and completed my first Aura meditation.
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Sylvia
Realistic and helpful
I listened and learned my mind wondering or getting distracted during meditation is very real but can I can come back by easily focusing on my breathing. This session was helpful to me that if I found myself wondering in another thought or getting distracted it was ok I didn't fail at the process, I just had to come back to the simplicity of breathing.
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Jenny
I relaxed so much
This relaxed me so much to the point where alot of positive thoughts flooded my mind
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Lindsey
I was so frustrated with pasted circumstances....
As I was waiting for the bus I was finding myself getting really anxious about past circumstances and I turned this on and did deep breathing and focusing and it brought my mood right Down. The thoughts are not gone but it calmed my mood to the point where I didn’t go into full panic attack mode.
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Patty
Nothing to do. Nothing to fix.
Just breathe. In and out. A wonderful, soothing and peaceful meditation. One of my favorites. Thank you. ❤️🌷
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Susie
Breathing
Seems so simple and yet at times breathing can be a challenge. Thanks for helping me keep it simple, Dea.
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Everett
Now it is
My moments before had fullness my memories of mind have greatness
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Ashlie
To just breath
To just take some deep breath and be in the moment. Try to stay away from distractions and focus on one thing at a time or I will get overwhelmed.
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Marco
Focus
Focusing on the breath is a great way to come to centre with our body’s
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Amarette
In and out
I found myself saying her mantra to myself in my mind at the same pace as her: “Breathing in... and out.” This helped me to focus on my breath. At one point she also mentioned settling. This past week and month has been quite turbulent for me, so having a few minutes to just settle in and be present with myself felt rewarding and calming.
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Lexie
Day 9
It was a great day to start the day, Always know that when your struggling you will get through it and the most you should be proud of is that your still breathing and your still alive, of course that’s what I like to think about.
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Melissa
Enough
I was reminded that it’s ok to accept less than the best if it means letting go of wanting to constantly change or improve the moment.
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Jess
I am enough
Things happen from day to day, wether they be good or bad we should invite them in for what they are and leave it at that. A bad moment doesnt need changing, life is not seamless. Stressing over moments and events only effects your present and you could be using that time in peace instead.
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Abby
Day 7
Honestly? I am so stressed all the time but all i need is just a few minutes of time to myself and some good distractions
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Theresa
Just breathe
Take it easy...just breathe. Start the day off Positive and stay encouraged
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Lauren
Now
I liked the simplicity to this one. My mind drifts so easily. It’s my personality type to think of the future so it’s hard for me to just be still. This meditation helped me to refocus on the now
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Mia
Breath
Is how I control my physical existence. It leads me to relaxation, wellness, health, good sensations, good emotions, and good thoughts.
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Seeker
Peace with Passing Thoughts
I’m learning to be at peace with thoughts and intrusive feelings or to-do lists. Even bodily pains and sensations can be put on hold when I tell myself, “It doesn’t have to happen right now.” Mentally addressing something’s existence without having to do anything about it immediately is freeing, but difficult.
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Caitlin
Breathing
Like many other meditations, breathing is so important. It is a point of focus and to let your mind go completely blank of distracting or bad thoughts. It gives the mind a break in a way. I liked this meditation a bit because it might not necessarily be pleasant or easy for all but it’s a good practice regardless.
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Christine
Reactions and Effects
I learned that I cannot control the world around me, how other beings or people behave or treat one another. But I can control how it effects me and how I respond.
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Kali
Breathing
I learned that I can rely on myself no matter what is going on around me
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Carly
Breathing
I learned that noticing things is a lot different than taking my attention away from my breathing
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Wendy
Breathing
I️ learned I️ can calm myself by taking a few moments to breathe. I️ need to do this every day... Thanks
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Jack
Breathing
I learned that as complicated as life may get, it's always as simple as coming back to the breath.
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Babs
Be gentle with yourself
I learned that like in life, in a mindfulness practice, the mind will wander/wonder; thoughts will travel in and take the mind's attention away from the breathe. I learned to simply observe that and be gentle/kind with myself once I notice that. Like, "hey, there's a thought." And gently return the mind to the breathe.
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Megan
breathing
I’ve learnt that me taking a few deep breaths from life get too much is what really makes me feel calm again and that it is okay to take a few minutes to do this. Xx
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Maddy
12/10/17
I learned that it’s important to focus on my breathing, especially when my mind wanders. During meditation, our minds often get distracted easily, and it’s important to notice that and redirect.
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Freshteh
Crying baby
I wanted to listen then go to sleep....but baby had other plans. Lol I always have to be flexible and patient.
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Taylor
12/16
I learned how good it feels to breathe. My mind is so busy all the time
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Patricia
Trying to focus
Trying to stay focus during my breathing my mind always seems to wonder
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Mary
End of a long day
Though my work day was a long and hard 16 hours, I found myself focusing on my breathing and trying to keep a smile on my face and it really did make the day so much better. I am more optimistic with each day.
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Harvey
Breathing
Superb !!! Just a great narrative, and a extremely relaxing session!!
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Elise
Day 2
I learned that I can do this stuff without tying it to the past.
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Neicey
Thoughts
Breathing in and out goes unnoticed because it’s something we’re use to. We tend not to appreciate it.
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Amber
Relaxing
Great way to start my day. Feeling happy, calm and content. Meditation is really helping me
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Akshay
Breathing
How difficult it is to just focus on your breath for smallest of time durations (in this case - 3 mins)
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leah
day 1
let go of everything and just relax .. feel everything that surrounds you and appreciate the gift of life.. thank God that your awake today and continue the day showering blessings to others.. be a blessing to others
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Katie
Breathjng
Distractions are okay. It’s important to acknowledge them and accept that you’re hearing them during these exercises instead of berating yourself for noticing them.
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Tommy
Distractions
I learned that my mind wanders way more than I think. It is not only until the speaker reminds me to return to my breath that I realize I lose focus. This exercise helped me practice keeping focus on the task at hand, which will benefit me in life.
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Lelia
Distractions are normal
It is okay if we get distracted. Notice it and then return to the breath/life.
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Sofia
Peace
I can continue to be at peace and let things go like sounds while practicing mindfulness.
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Leanne
Stress
Don’t let others affect how you are feeling. Be mindful when you feel stressed and do something
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Jorge
Respirar
Siento como una carga ha sido levantada de mi pecho. Me duele, porque voy a extrañar esa carga por lo que me queda de vida, sin embargo, el que La Haya levantado y alejado de mi no quiere decir que no la quiera, sólo que necesitaba respirar para ser yo mismo nuevamente.
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Beth
Breathing
I am beginning to look forward to these sessions more each time. I so appreciate I’m not scolded and don’t scold myself for a session I missed. I can just go back to being present, breathing and bing at peace with myself. Wow! Thank you
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Julia
A lot to do
From 5:00 am to 10:00 pm, my world is a blur of academic efforts and community service projects—with sports, music, and a few brief sessions of supporting and inspiring others along the way. I want to make a difference and be successful, but as a thirteen-year-old thrust into an adult’s world by her own values, it’s not easy to maintain self-esteem at the same time. Finding quiet and revitalization in daily meditation is my escape route, a much healthier one than the self-harming behaviours I’m still trying to overcome. Today, Aura has been a blessing to me. I hope it will be one to all of you. ❤️💕🙏
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Melissa
Day two
Mondays can be so crazy and insane. I needed to take the time today to just pause & be still.
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Sarah
Ash Wednesday
I learned that forgiveness is confusing. Apologies hurt, and you want them to be accepted but it is scary when they are.
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Payton
Don’t expect anything else
“Don’t expect anything else.” In multiple sessions I have been told to acknowledge my mind wondering on my muscles tensing but that that is okay. I can bring it back and not expect anything else, no anger or defeat and that helps me a lot.
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Cole
Breathing is an escape from everything else.
Though breathing is constantly happening, an unceasing repetition of drawing in and expelling, focus on this unending duality brings a sense of peace hard to match. Understanding the duality of breath draws attention to all duality, between life and death, wakefulness and sleep, pain and joy. All can be reduced to the simplicity of drawing in and pushing out.
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Ava
Focus
I learned that I struggle to focus, but I’m hoping to get better at that the longer I meditate
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Emily
It helps
I learned that just focusing on your breathing helps reduce stress.
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Niamh
Focus
I learnt that focus is key to help breath in a natural, calming way😊
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Sarah
Letting go
The phrase, "there is nothing right now that you need to do or fix", really helped me let go of my day to day. Let this be a time for me to relax and recharge.
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Mike
Breathing helps
Just taking a few gentle breaths does wonders for calming things down
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Melissa
Come back to the breath
It is so easy to sit and focus on the breath when I give myself time to do it. Now I want to start adding it to my everyday moments when I feel overwhelmed like I was earlier. Didn’t even think of it earlier.
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Pat
A good breathing exercise, I enjoy a quiet meditation that foc t
That focuses on the breath, always helps me relax and be calm.
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Jamie
My poison
I know that after I drank alcohol and ate like crap today I feel like I need extra boost of something to get me back on track.
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Mikayla
I felt relaxed and calm.
Just stepping back and taking a breath every now and then helps u be less stressed.
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Clare
Breath
I felt relaxed when steering my thoughts back to my breath and refocusing
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Maddie
Relax and breathe
Sometimes just breath and take a moment every day and don’t think about the things you are going to have to do and just relax for a couple of minutes
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Janna
Breathing
There was not much new here. So more on focusing on the breath.
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Susan
I am OK
I am fine just the way I am. I am OK. I am worth the hard work.
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ricardo
Living in the now
I learned that no matter how stressful our day is or how preoccupied our life’s are, its best to find a moment to breath and analyze how far we’ve come and how much we still have to go
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Erin
what i felt
i didn’t feel a lot of stress today. i was sick so i didn’t do much. so i was ok. this just helped relax me a little.
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Moe
Grounded
I feel very grounded, secure, and peaceful. This was really great because it just helps keep you focused on your breath, and also redirect your mind. Loved it, great for beginners
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Micaela
Accept
Accept the thoughts wondering and then come back. That is so nice. Nothing is wrong, that is just the way it is, don’t judge yourself just come back to the breathing.
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Lindsey
The Little Things
It was nice to take a moment and focus on breathing. To find release in something so simple yet so essential. I also love that it was acceptable to get distracted as long as you brought yourself back. It was freeing.
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Milton
Breathe
Sometimes just concentrating on my breathing helps me to refocus my energy and supercharges my mornings.
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Madie
I feel more present than I have in past meditations I have tried without strong intention.
Intention is okay, being stuck is not empowering but allowing some sort of intention to be addressed gives me ease.
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Megan
I learned
Sometimes I just need to pause and focus when I'm anxious. When listening to this I feel like I'm more calm then I was original.
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Anna
Very relaxing
I felt really relaxed and refreshed after the meditation. It’s okay to stop for a moment, stop all your thoughts and give yourself a moment. I really enjoyed this.
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Joyce
Squirrel!
I am distracted easily! Identifying it right at the start though, and the reminder of the list of things that could be the distraction, including other body sensations, does make it easier to bring my focus back. Namaste
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Louis
The Distractions from Breathing
How simple it is to use our breathing patterns as a meditation in and of itself.
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Steven
Simple and beautiful
This was such a calming, simple and beautiful meditation. Loved it! Thank you.
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Kelly
Wonderful
My son is in the same room playing video games online with a friend. I was able to let that go for seven minutes - distracting, but able to return to the breath with Dea’s guidance. Thank you!
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Elaine
Energized
Loved this meditation. Really felt energized when done. Need to incorporate this into my afternoon when things bog down and I need a quick boost
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James
Mediation with Dea
She has a good voice that put me in meditation mode.... ahfbskfjsbxis fjwndjsndishrns f
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Ellie
Relaxing
I thought that this wouldn’t help with anything, but I was definitely wrong. This was so relaxing.
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Melinda
First time
I felt calm and my mind kept trying to go else where so it was distracting at times
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Linda
Breathing
I used breathing today while the doctor was giving me a shot in my hand and that was helpful.
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Natasha
Distractions
I’m a very anxious person, so to be able to ground myself, even if just for a moment, makes me feel more centered, and reminds me of what I truly want out of life, which is happiness and the ability to let go.
♥️
better
Although this wasn’t the best meditation listening activity, it helped me feel a bit more relaxed than before the exercise.
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Alex
Great reminder
I learned to sit and watch the small sensations of the world go by. This includes my internal thought life and the sounds and sensations of the environment around me. It’s nice to observe it instead of always having to engage it
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Gaia
Concentrate on breathing
Again one of my favourite, so simple yet so useful. To concentrate on breathing and just breathe. And decide on how to continue the day. It’s a useful 3 minutes escape for the everyday busy life!
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Kylie
safe
I learned that even when I'm feeling upset, there is a place I can always go to for escape. Even when I'm at my worst, I can find my happy place.
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Leena
Tired
I struggle with sleeping and this helped me calm myself. I feel very ready for bed now.
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Kristina
Simplicity
This lovely exercise focused on breathing. When distractions occurred, the narrator gently brought you back to the focus of the exercise with a calm voice. Very relaxing!
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Jess
from my toes up
I noticed about halfway through I felt a relaxing feeling as if I myself was melting away. starting at my toes all the way up to my shoulders. I've never done meditation/breathing exercises or what not but I'm looking forward to figuring out not only myself and my depression/anxiety but hoping to help my 10 year old son as I help myself(he was diagnosed with anxiety in January). I will play this at bedtime with him.
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Sergei
Focused on breathing
When I was focusing on breathing I was distracted from anxious thoughts
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Steve
Deciding how to continue with the rest of the day
Taking a break in the morning allows you to set an intention for the rest of your day - an essential daily habit.
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Sabrina
Perfect
This audio really helped me to relax after a night of nightmares. I feel better and ready to start my day.
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Alex
Focusing
I learned how I could use a lot of my focus to focus on what’s improving
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Joyce
Focus
I learned how easy it is to focus on the little thing a like breathing and releasing the big things like stress and all the thing that distract us from focusing on the little things.
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Vanessa
Step back
You must step back beyond yourself to remain calm no matter what’s going on around. staying calm and breathing deep will keep you collected
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Karina
yaaaaas!
My shoulders and neck were tight before I started and after my first session I already feel less tension!
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Cyndee
Gentle & Relaxing
This was such a gentle and relaxing meditation that focused on breathing naturally, acknowledging sounds but staying with your focus on breath. This meditation has made me feel very calm and relaxed 😌 all the tension has left my body. Its made me very happy and put a smile on my face! Thanks Dea 🙏Namaste
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Hannah :)
11/11
I learned that when you’re trying to focus on slow calming breaths, you don’t have to push away thoughts. You need to recognize that they are there, and only bring your attention to them for a momebt. Then return back to your breathing to calm down
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Liz
Attention
I can notice distractions & name then without giving in to them. I can turn my attention immediately back to my breath & continue in peace.
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Joyce
Still, still, still
Ah, a few minutes of peace to start the day, and an intention to maintain at least a piece of it throughout the day. Namaste
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rabaahamaza
Peace
i just lived seconds of peace that I didn't feel in ma holy day
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maddie
eight
loved this one!!! love focusing on the breath and acknowledging sounds and returning to center
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Time
Rising
The rising of the diaphragm to the falling of oxygen. The cycle of life
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Nathan
:)
The perfect way to bring my thoughts back round to the meditation. ❤️
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Kevin
Anxious
I got some medical news that has me feeling anxious, after several days of coping well with similar news I got two weeks ago. The meditation experience is totally different. That wandering mind is in overdrive, and 7 minutes seemed like too long a time to sit still, when just yesterday it seemed like too short a time! Thoughts zapped around my my mind like a laser show, but it wasn't at all entertaining.
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Janie
first session
i learned that having something to focus on, like when you said pretend you are breathing in cold air and feel it go all the way down, really helped me focus on breathing.
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Kady
Day 14 PT2
This has been one of my favorite exercises! It was really great and reminded me to breath and be calm and it was great. I love how it ended with “and now decide how you want to go about your day”
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Samantha
Relaxed
I did this at my desk at work. I learned that I can actually block out all the noise around me. it was really nice and very relaxing!
عبد إلاله
i felt i was letting everything out with my brath
i learnd that whetever the situation is you just calm down and take a breath
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Joyce
Breath
Always there, as a constant in our lives, as long as we’re ‘above the sod’. Namaste
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Destiny
Entry #9
I still felt stressed due to my circumstances but the phrase "Be gentle with your busy mind" resonated with me.
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Dakota
Breathing
From this particular meditation, I could not really hear what she was saying, and the quality was not the best, but overall, I was relaxed
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Colleen
Harder than it looks
It’s a nice reminder. Drowning in so much stress, having a gentle float and push to reach for that extra breath in the madness is relaxing and rewarding.
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Angela
Breathing
I learned that while meditating, you should focus on the breath and if your distracted, it’s okay! Just get right back to to focusing on the breath
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David
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idk........ ......................... ... ... ...................idk
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Amy
Calming down
I really should’ve did this when I woke up, I got so mad at my sister but now I’m better. Just take a breath an relax, it’s not that deep
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Alex
Motivation and calm
I felt very calm and I realized that I just need to focus on what's important to me and act on it
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Caonabo
Tranquility
I need to focus on being in the moment and taking pauses during the day to be in the moment.
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Caonabo
Tranquility
I need to focus on being in the moment and taking pauses during the day to calm down and relax.
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Cody
Comfortable
I felt that I was comfortable for a few minutes and relaxed a slight bit. I am working everyday to feel better and look better because anxiety and depression aren’t a life sentence they are temporary feelings of being trapped. Although temporary is subjective I am taking the steps in order to feel better whenever this overstimulation ends!
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Doris
Me
I was very aware of my body the little movements it made by just breathing and focused only on that. It brought me to a certain calm and peace i had never known before.
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Robyn
Breathing
It’s a great reminder to get rid of thought distractions in order to fully relax!
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nina
1.dan
osjecam se mirnije moram pronaci pozitivno u svemu sto se mora nije tesko
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Shelley
Good for a morning meditation
Nice way to ease into the day. Calming, not stressful or forcing, not a more challenging visualization. Just acceptance of whatever the practice was and grounding for the day to begin.
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Meghan
Wandering
So hard on myself when I catch my thoughts wandering. I pull my attention back but my initial reaction is frustration.
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Brian
Great meditation for bringing your attention back, and feeling centered
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Kristina
05082019
I felt relaxed, centered and in touch with my root simple feelings. This was very calming. 😊
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Chris
Distracted
A bit distracted by what I need to do this weekend. I will make some lists and get it out of my head.
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Kasia
Recognizing the distractions
I liked that this was relatable to life. Just like meditation when you get distracted always bring yourself back to the breathe to refocus and find peace.
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William
Breathe
Dea, great, simple! Found myself simply breathing, no thinking, no displeasure! Thanks.
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Roger
My first favourite track
This was a delightful experience, thank you for this track.
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Kathy
Delightful
Easy to fall into (and follow through), without my mind jumping around...
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Jessica
Calm and Focused
Although my thoughts frequently distracted me during the meditation, I feel calmer and more focused.
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Kyla
A little more relaxed
Wow, so relaxed that I dozed off for a few minutes. Haven’t felt that relaxed in a long time.
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Keturah
Review
This one is particularly good for nighttime when it’s time to wind down or just to reconfirm “calm”
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Demetria
Calm and at peace
It’s pretty hard to let my sit still but I’m pretty calm right now lol
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Tina
Delighful
This was a delightful experience. The guide’s voice was really soothing as well.
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Sheikh
re connecting with my breath
this exercise helped me reconnect with my breath. sometime i feel anxious and start breathing fast
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Susan
Fill Yourself Up
The meditation I did was a chakra meditation for the solar plexus and the heart. The app took me to this one before I could comment. Fill yourself up.
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Carrie
Quiten
I really loved Dea's calming effect of her voice. I was quickly able to quite my voice and feel relaxed and centrered.
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Joyce
Wayward Wind
Encouraging to hear that mind wandering is expected. ImJust keep practicing guiding it back. Namaste
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Russ
Breathe and repeat
Thank you for the wonderful message I look forward to future sessions with you I wish you the very best in all your adventures