Breathing Meditation with Counting

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Carla-Jo Geraghty
Mindfulness for Wellbeing
If you are new to mindfulness adding counting the breaths can help to aid concentration. This meditation will help you to focus on one thing at a time and allow you to begin to feel a sense of calm.  Please note: If you are struggling with your mental health it's really important to seek professional help. These meditations are not a substitute for that but can be used along side therapy to help to support you. For more on Carla-Jo and her work please see www.carlajo-mindfulness.com
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23 reflections
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Tonya
Less stress
I learned that meditation is much more than just learning to relax. It’s a way to learn more about yourself mentally. My stress level has dropped tremendously since starting this and I’ve learned that when stress does try to over take me just to close my eyes and sit in silence and listen to your breaths. It’s amazing the difference it makes.
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Rebecca
Too fast
I felt that the breathing in this one was rushed for me and didn’t help much with my overthinking. But I learned that once I went at my own pace, it became a lot more enjoyable.
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Kim
Counting
It helped me stay more focused so my mind did not wander as much.
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Cailey
Too fast
Was not a big fan of this one. I felt rushed and found it hard to meditate.
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Patty
Counting
I liked this meditation a lot. At first i felt rushed because it was not a normal pace for me. I decided to just breathe and count at my normal pace and rhythm. What a change! My mind kind of went blank except for counting. No distractions or intrusive thoughts, just counting and breathing. Very relaxing and another method to use to clear my brain of annoying crap. 🙏❤️👍
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Jorge
Respiración
En esta ocasión mi mente estaba en el ritmo de mi respiración. Lo seguí tan bien que no me di cuenta en qué momento se terminó el audio. Creo que no siempre se puede hacer eso, tal vez sea el cansancio acumulado o las cosas que debo hacer, pero el focalizar mi atención a este acto puede en verdad resultar tanto divertido como inspirador.
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Tammy
Breath counting
I am finding that counting can help but, at times I lose track of my count. Instead of being frustrated I can be thankful that in that moment I was mindful. Just start over with the count brings be back gently.
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Paige
Paige
I learnt about how important meditating is and this made me feel very relaxed and selfless
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Joyce
Pacing myself
Counting breaths helps to keep a steady focus. Nothing replaces a lack of sleep, but it still gets me tuned up to start my day. Namaste
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Susie
Breathing Meditation with Counting
This was a helpful a technique that kept me focused on my breath. However, I found my breathing rhythm to be slower than the counts offered and wondered if I am breathing too deeply when I meditate.
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Faith
great!
this helped me relax and helped me fall asleep when i couldn’t
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Caroline
Nice
I enjoyed this one. Helped me relax and keep my mind off of stressful things
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Ellen
This really helped me!
I’m new to meditation and the counting really helped me relax.
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Susan
Breathing Meditation with Counting
It was nice to use counting to help me stay present. The count gave my mind something to do so that it did not wander off into thoughts, plans and worries
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Brianna
Breathing
I don’t know what it is exactly, but taking the time to just take deep breaths really relaxes me & gives me in so many words just a mental break.
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Aandacht
breathing meditation
Er zijn zoveel meditatietechnieken, je kan dat eigenlijk nooit beu geraken!
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Alex
Lovely
I really liked this exercise. Been having trouble calming down the anxiety throats couple days. This was really helpful to maintain the focus.
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~ liesel b ~
June 2nd - Tuesday
The way I focused on my breathing was by pinning a visual to it. My breaths were horizontal, moving to the left for in, then moving right for out. I would see the number after the out-breath, and then move up to the next row of horizontal breathing.
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Sarah
I found that my breaths got slower and deeper as I counted.
I learned that counting actually helped my mind not to wander!
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Nick
I felt better
I learned that I can give constructive feedback before I show gratitude and this may be received unwell
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Robert
Breathing with Counting
This morning was tough and I never actually made it to 10 before I found myself wandering off. However, each time I did return after noticing my distraction felt like a small win.
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Jeanisse
Breathe
Often times, we have negative emotions pouring out from us due to our environments' fast pace lifestyle or maybe somebody got you upset... it is important to take this emotions, and let them go as fast as they came, do not dwell on it for too long. In this meditation, were being told to take deep breaths, and exhale while counting; this way we should become calmer and more aware.
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Kendall
Counting
Breathing in and out and focusing on counting makes it easier to stay focused. Don’t judge yourself.
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