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Centering Breath

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Lisa Pollard
Yoga & Meditation Teacher
The centering breath is a practice to learn to center your awareness inside your body breathing. This short guided practice invites you to take a slow gentle breath and a slow gentle out breath and then coming back to natural breathing. Notice how it feels to breathe gently in this way and learning to regulate your breath as a way of inviting ease into the physical body. Thank you for taking the time to experience your breath today and feeling the effects of this practice.
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69 reflections
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Courtney
Breath
Breathing can be beneficial to clearing your mind. It helps to relax my body and allows my mind a chance to rid itself of anxiety as I breath. Focus on your breath and you can remain calm and collected.
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Margot
Centreing breathing
For the first time I feel as if I did a breathing excercise correctly. I felt I really concentrated on my breaths and it finally worked for me and I didn't feel distracted. Yay 👏🏼
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Althea
Day 5
It was nice to alternate breaths. I am relaxed and ready for sleep now.
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Millie
Calmness of life
This meditation was so relaxing and it made me realise that we are lucky to live and amazing life on this world no matter if you're different and unique or sad and lonely, appreciate what is around you and live life to the full.
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Thomas
Centering
I feel like this is an excellent exercise for any time of the time but especially the end of the day. It centers you and helps you relax.
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Mia
Mind control
Focusing my attention on my breath, I get to be the captain of my soul...
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Karl
I'm hear
I learned that if I continue to follow these meditation exercises I can harness my greatest asset. The distance between stress and complete bliss is from ear to ear.
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Richard
Centering the breath
I learned that there is an inside world awaiting within that I can tap by noticing the breath slowly coming in and out.
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ValenciaJoyce
Breathinf
Centered breathing is so necessary with everything going on in life. This technique is easy to leave and yu feel amazing.
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Andrew
I love these breathing meditations
Even though I have been suffering from severe anxiety and depression a lot lately, I’ve realized that these breathing exercises and meditations are seriously helpful to combatting my depression. These meditations really do work for me in so many ways, it’s impossible to describe how I feel about it, but I really am loving it.
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Shelby
Comfort
I'm slowly getting the hang of this and becoming comfortable with my own body and meditation. Breathing techniques do help me some and it's nice to have guided breathing for those times I feel like I'm doing it wrong.
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Aletha
Breathe the world away
Before I started this meditation I was nervous about what people might think as I forgot my headphones and I’m in public. But once I let myself focus on my breathing I felt the world melt away.
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Todd
Breathing
You can do a centralizing breath anytime throughout your day.
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Richard
I’m sad because the woman I love may never agree to marry me.
I miss her terribly. She and I have been in love for many years. I was married when we met and I couldn’t leave my sons.
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Gem
Breathing
Even when you’re sad or angry you can use your breathing to change the way you feel. I still feel sad but not as sad as what I felt first waking up.
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Katie
I feel very relaxed and open. I feel very free and clear of all the negative energy I had
Breathing helps with clearing out all the negative vibes within you
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Diane
Calm
This technique is an effective counterbalance to anxiety. Oh so simple but oh so calming!
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Ariel
A single simple breath
Recalling the calming affect of a single, centering breath - the simplicity of this affective, innate tool we all have to provide relief is so easy to use but so often forgotten. Thank you team Aura for this reminder. 💜
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Zahra
Hungry
A little distracted because I was hungry 😅 but still very calming to breathe intentionally and deliberately
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Marina
Happiness is on the journey
Forget destination, achievements or conquers. Enjoy the journey, this chaotic yet beautiful life.
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Anna
Centering Breath
This is a perfect exercise before going to sleep. I have a big exam tomorrow and I’m praying and sending positive vibes into my mantra for a passing score 🤞🏻
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JORGE
Slow down
I learned to slow down and breathe. Nobody here for me to help...it’s just me and I breathing together. The only person I can help... is my myself...and I did...
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Mike
Session Breathing
Slowing down your breathing is a great way to relax and unwind.
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Cay
Simplicity
Sometimes a gentle reminder of the body and its basic function is exactly what’s missing from the day.
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Arana
Center Breath!
It’s amazing how the center breath can take you away from everything and allow a relaxing feeling to come over you.
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Craig
Favourite
Having the opportunity to focus on a centering breathe feels like a brand new game changer. I feel like this will make a big difference day to day and it is so simple
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Hendri
It is my first time to try this session. And i feel great 😄
Maybe i need more session. Hi guys im from indonesia please help me to make my days great haha. Thx
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Kristin
Internal
Deep breathing brings my awareness to my internal organs. I don’t usually think about them!
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David
Breathing in Focus
I enjoy breathing exercises because they focus me on the moment and let me put aside the clutter of the day.
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Madison
22/365
In tonight’s meditation time, I learned the importance of taking time out of our busy, day to day lives to focus around the center of our breathing and how it makes us feel better overall, and improve the anxiety and stress of our days. It is important to listen and be in touch with our bodies!
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Kristen
Day 2
I felt as though today I couldn’t catch my breath and that I was drowning and couldn’t find enough air to control myself. But with this I felt more connected and in control.
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Allison
Day 3
I learned that it’s ok to miss a day but it’s good that I keep coming back
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Angela
awareness
i felt an incredible awareness of my lungs and body and that really grounded me, it felt good
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Makh
Breath
I never realized how important breathing is to ones state of mind
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Hannah
Finding my center
I've felt off kilter for the past few days, as if I'm forgetting something. I've also been frustrated with myself because while I am proud of myself (I recently got a part in q play at a local theater, my first role ever) I have felt, repeatedly, ungrateful. I know his is wrong because I should be thrilled to even have a role. I don't know how to get out of this mindset. I guess I have to continue to work on it.
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Laura
Centre
Breathing and centring myself helps me to concentrate and progress with my day in a calmer and more focused manner.
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Derek
Physically Intense
My body has a literal buzz; I became aware of this feeling only after I opened my eyes at the end.
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Susana
Choosing Happiness
I learned that it’s difficult to choose my own happiness, to switch off that which upsets or hurts me. The idea of “just not letting it get to you” feels foreign to me. Hoping it won’t always be that way.
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Deepti
Centering breath
Paying attention to the air coming in and out of my lungs is a better way for me to stay present than trying to force focus on a voice or an intention.
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Olivia
Breathe
Find my breath. I am breathing. I am okay. Center yourself with your breath
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Namya
i felt peaceful
i learned to to connect with my breathing and recognize every breath as one.
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Carly
Peace
I felt inner peace and acceptance. Taking that one deep breath kept me centered and focused on my goal.
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Savannah
Great session
Control is key. The centering breaths helped ease my mind and body and give me a sense of relief 💓
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Ashley
Centering bresthing
I thought it was difficult at first to really just focus on my breath but then I got the hang of it.
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Tina
Calm and ready
I felt calmness and ready to take on the day whatever it may bring. If things get stressful I will remember to breathe and re-center my mind. Blessings.
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Tina
Calm and ready
I felt calm and ready for my day whatever it may hold I will remember to breathe and re-center my mind. Blessings.
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Joyce
Another tool in the toolbelt
I liked focusing on taking one deep breath, but also making it consciously gentle. With a lot of my “take a big breath and keep going” I realized I’m forcing the air in rather than gently welcoming a deeper breath and naturally finding room to put the extra air, like if I happily find myself with a houseful of family or friends- I gladly make sure everyone has room and is comfortable. Namaste
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Jake
Centering
Bringing awareness to the inside of your body really allows for a return to the present moment!
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Milton
Coming back to center
I liked this mindfulness technique. It helps me focus on my awareness and brought me back to where I needed to be after work. Centered and focused on my physical fitness time now.
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Acacia
The Center
Any technique that brings awareness to my breathing has been tremendously helpful. It really allows me to be present for one of the most simplest tasks - breathing. How wonderful to be present as you breathe.
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Katy
Breathing Awareness
Learned how to be aware of my breathing and how easy it is for me to me distracted by surroundings. Even if I was sometimes distracted breathing this way helped a lot with stress.
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brooke
first session 3/25/18
i feel different , during i felt aware , relaxed in a way? it felt good
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Lacy
Breathe
Breathing’s can help relief tensions and that is very help full
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Jeremy
Day 1
I feel better than I have ever had before and I feel that I have refocused myself into the present
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Marielle
Relax
Breathing is something we do everyday and i learned that the way we breath can very much affect the way we feel
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Tammy
Feeling good.
This helped me to ease my breathing, and take the time to gather my morning thoughts
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vanessa
amazing
after this session i felt very relaxed but also very happy and pleasant. i learned that feeling this way changes everything in the way i act and i love how i can always just center my breathe to calm me down and help me regain my happiness. overall, this was amazing❤️.
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Sabrina
Relaxing
I was having some anxiety but this breathing meditation definitely help and is just so peaceful otherwise. This definitely is one of my favorites.
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Subiksha G
Wonderful
I learned that a simple thing such as breath has many complex aspects to it, and that all of it put together, can really do wonders
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Cynthia
Great session!
I learned the power of breathing properly to settle my spirit. Thank you
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Lisa Pollard
Centering Breath
It’s so important to practice the cantering breath when you feel like the pace of life is moving very quickly. Try this breathing practice today to slow down today. Love and blessings Lisa
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Nicole
Breathing it All in...
It's definitely important to center ourselves, especially when life starts to become overwhelming. Sometimes life seems to be passing us by. We need to learn to center ourselves before we start to feel this way. We are only in control of ourselves and when we are in control of ourselves, we are more likely to have a positive perspective about the things going on around us. We may not be able to change everything we'd like to, but we can at least change ourselves and our attitudes, no matter is going on in our lives. We only live this life once, let's embrace it and live life to it's fullest 🌟! Lord, please help with every area I am struggling in right now 🙏. Blessings to you all 💙😌🌎.
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Jeanisse
Center yourself
Take a deep breath in and release it all through your nose. It feels like all your worries are leaving your body. So, repeat until feeling better.
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Tia
Be you
I learned that sometimes, all you need is a breather, a minute for you to release all the negative thoughts rolling through your mind.
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Haley
Centring oneself
In today’s lesson I learned that to be more productive and relaxed, learning to be more centred and balanced is the key to be successful with being healthy and calm
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June 5 - Friday
Something about being asked to return to normal breath felt almost like an invitation to carry on with our day every time it happened, making it seem like this session is teaching us to incorporate these bigger centering breaths into our day.
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Walter J
Centering...
It is easy enough to do, a slow, deep inhale, hold for a moment and a long slow exhale... into a calmer state. Great way to recenter any time. Simple & effective! Feels like it reorganizes some of the internal chaos into a more organized pattern. Now to bring it into our daily lives for some extra peace... Namaste ❤️☮️🍀
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Julie
Centering Breath
Simple effective breathing technique to help center ourselves throughout the day. Slowly take a deep inhale through your nose..pause for a moment...and slowly exhale through your nose. Then let your body return back to its natural breathing pattern. Great session to begin my day with.
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Jamie
Centering
Great quick practice reminded me that I need to take a few of these deep centering breaths once in awhile. It's really effective and helpful