Calm

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Lauren Ziegler
Mindful Moments
This is a yogic breathing practice called alternate nostril breathing. It's an intentional practice, using some effort ... but easeful effort. Done for the purpose of calming the mind and opening to flow of life force.  
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J.W.
the more you know...
Breathing is such a wonderful gift. Too many of us never realize what tremendous potential it has to improve our lives. Too many of us go in the opposite direction, seeking contentment outside of ourselves or poisoning our lungs with chemicals that calm us only briefly and make us dependent. My mother chain smoked her entire life. She never got to hold her granddaughter because her life was cut short by cigarettes. I am very grateful to have discovered the magic power of deep breathing, of the mindful practice of meditation, which makes all the difference. “The more you know, the less you need.” - Y.C.
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Meredith
First (6/13 pm)
Practiced in through one nostril out through alternation. Clear mind. No worries
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John
Nadi Shodhana
Glad to have found this guided alternate nostril breathing practice here. Hope to discover other guided pranayama practices in the app. Planning to use this recording daily. Feels so good after. Thank you.
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Emma
Calming
This was a great meditation to do before bed. It was effective in relaxing and grounding me.
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Lisa
🙏🏻 Looking For Some Peace? 🙏🏻
Awesome track! Mindfulness & Meditation help us to focus on the moment while at the same time knowing we cannot capture that moment; we are in a flow of moments. We can watch moments in detail without being attached to them. Non-attachment to past & future stems from this practice. Worry about past or future is wasted energy, however we can observe the past & learn from it without agonising over it & trust ourselves to handle the future better. We can celebrate the opportunity to grow as we gain understanding from observation & experience. We can watch ourselves & avoid being caught up in over-reactions. I am loved, right now, in this moment, I love, and am part of love itself. I am aware of myself at every level - the mental slowing gracefully to sense the spiritual within & all around, and the physical being still, or moving. I tune in to the flow of life in my body & the flow of life everywhere. I circulate love with each breath - from without to within & from within to all around.
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Inannadae
Relaxing but
It’s a great relaxing meditation but I found the finger movement to be more activity than I was looking for before sleep.
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Susan
Calm
Thank you for taking me through my favorite pranayama practice. Focusing so intentionally on the breath really calms my soul. I am so grateful the you reminded me
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Walter J
Alternating...
There certainly is power in pranayama (or alternative nostril) breathing. However, it seemed to take quite awhile for us to get there during this track and was thus not extremely ‘calming’ for me. Very beneficial, but the name could have been ‘learning’, ‘practicing’ or ‘alternating’ to set my expectations right. (My Issue, I know) For anyone who has not done pranayama before, this track is a great learning opportunity. Lauren is a great teacher. I never thought about doing it Mentally before so that was my learn here. Very helpful to do in a stressful situation, so it really is ‘calming’! ❤️😏🍀
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Linda
Favorite
I really liked this one. I found it very relaxing and calming.
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Elizabeth
Calm breathing
I did this one right after a mini Reiki session. I wish I could start every day this way!
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Elizabeth
Calm breathing
Love, love, love this peaceful seven minutes! I didn’t want to open my eyes when it was over. 💖
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Julie
Differences
I definitely have more difficulty breathing in on the right. I initially feels almost suffocated but slowing the breath does help
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Lerozier
Thank you
I am not calm as I perceive I am. Thank you. So much Namaste