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Cultivating Focus

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WITHIN Meditation
(Guided by WITHIN teacher Nathan Maton) Cultivating focus is a wonderful gift to yourself. This 3 minute meditation practices with your breath, helping you focus and sharing how focus can make you experience more pleasure in your life.
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Jeremy
Good intent
I really liked the intention of the session, but I feel like there was too much talking in that short amount of time. I felt more distracted than anything. Could this session be lengthened?
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Sarah Elizabeth
In & Out
For some reason counting my breaths had really helped me focus on staying in the present moment. This little ditty was really calming and very relaxing as well. I enjoyed it very much. Sweet & Simple.
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Patty
Focus and concentrate?
I can’t focus and concentrate 100% when someone is talking. This is a great guided meditation and the counting of the in and out breath is a good way for me to avoid distractions. I think it will be much better to do on my own, maybe with a little soft music. 🙏🌷
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Cyndee
Adding to my list 👍
Counting breaths in and out does really help with focus. I was only concentrating on the breathing and counting and therefore had no other thoughts drifting into my mind. I don’t see why I shouldn’t be able to do this anywhere. I’m going to try this method at work because I’ve had a hard time focusing lately. I’ve been trying other methods like positive affirmations and now l’ll add counting breaths to my list. 🙏
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Walter J
Rushing...
While I was trying to concentrate on the ins & outs of breathing, I noticed I felt very rushed by how fast he was counting and was not able to enjoy the big slow long inhales and extended complete exhales I am used to taking. But I think I got the idea of what he was suggesting to do.
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Debb
Too Fast
Perhaps, the practitioner was going lickety split because of time constraints, but his counting of breaths was way too fast, and distracted me from my easy full breaths and slow exhales.
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Jose
Cultivating Focus
This exercise was great for practicing your concentration skills.
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Brian
Wow, this really helped me get focused, and leave all my distracted thoughts!
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Amy
Staying focused
I learned that since I haven’t been mediating in a while, my mind has lost its ability to focus on my breathing and I tend to get distracted. But I also know that the mind is a muscle and like all muscles in the body, it takes a while to get back into shape. With constant practice of meditation I know that I will be able to get back into focusing and find a space comfortable enough for my mind to become at peace.
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Kimette
Simple and effective
Short, simple, and surprisingly effective, perfect for my normally fractured attention (squirrel)!
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Walter J
Quickening...
Nathan uses a great quote to give us a goal to shoot for. Good idea with the counting but very fast breathing for me. Not used to quickening my breathe on shallow breathes. But I like the idea and will use it on deeper ones later. 💚👍🏼🍀
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Cherish
Simple Pleasure
When we have monkey brain, taking some time to count our breaths can be an effective way to reset our mind and bring back our focus to the task at hand. In this short, but effective meditation, we count our in breaths and out breaths as a way to cultivate our focus. I settled in and began feeling the sensations of breathing; the air flowing in and out of my nostrils and the rising and falling of my chest and belly. Then, I began counting my breaths. As I concentrated on each breath, thoughts left my mind and my body began to unwind. It is in the simple pleasure of breathing where I have focus. It is in the simple pleasure of breathing where I have calm. Namaste 🙏🏻❤️☮️
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Austin
Stillness
I just liked the time to be still and only breathe. Sure thoughts came into my mind, but as I returned my focus to my breath I was able to just let those thoughts blow away with each exhale. You got this! You CAN have a good day! Neither the past nor the present determines the future of your tomorrows! #ShareGoodness
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Jessica
Rushed
I felt that this meditation was very rushed. Since I tend to breathe slowly and deeply, Nathan’s breaths were too quick for me. Still, I enjoyed this small meditative bite, and I felt calmer and more focused when I practiced by myself.
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dani
Lung Capacity
I felt like my lungs could hold a lot more air once I only focused on the breathe. I personally took bigger breathes than instructed, but still a great practice.
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Kim
Breathing in, breathing out
I noticed that focussed numbered breathing in and breathing out is a wonderful grounding tool. Easy to use wherever I am to gain calm and focus.
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Haley
Keeping Focus
Today’s breathing exercise is good tool to help people focus and relax