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Cindy Wolk-Weiss
Heart Space Meditation
I invite you to take time out of each day for a mindful break. These short meditations are like mini vacations to bring yourself back home to oneself and stop stress from building up throughout the day. I recommend using them several times a day. Discover the power of a pause
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76 reflections
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TAMI
Just pause
I learned that pausing for 3 minutes in the afternoon energized me and gets me through the midday slump. WHOOHOO!!
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Hsiao Thang
it’s okay
to being alright with me. I know I deserve more love and caretakening.
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Everett
Gloss
Over both what is and what was the respect we show is silence and painting the world with our eyes shows more than can be seen
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Justine
Pause
My mind a whirl I couldn’t pause today. Couldn’t stop will do another tonight and slow then.
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Mark
Pause
I feel more centered and calm after my “pause” meditation. Focusing on my breathing helped me be in this moment and recognize when my mind started to wander about everyday things and plans. It helps me appreciate the simple act of being.
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Justine
Pause
I learned that pausing my day, focusing on the breath helps balance and center me and my thoughts
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Anne
Learning
I am an extremely anxious person, and I practice the “pause” and do my breathing throughout the day-it really helps!! I am so grateful for aura!!
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Teresa
Pause
Just that short period of time focusing on the breath makes a difference...
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Mikayla
Pausing
By pausing my busy life and thinking about the small things in it, makes dealing with the big things a tad bit easier and makes life less stressful to deal with.
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Nige
Tiredness
Even after a long and tiring day taking time for mindfulness brings energy and alertness x
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mimi
Pause
Small meditation brings mind in focus ready to start the day positively
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Alexander
Breathing
Being in the present moment and breathing can be all you need to lift your day!!!
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Keith
Feels good to be present. Sitting at a beautiful beach and enjoying the serenity.
It’s good to be present and let go of racing thoughts. Feels refreshing
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Susie
Just Pause
Sometimes I wait too long to just pause which leads to muscles that are tough to relax. It feels sooo good to Just Pause...when will I ever learn?
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Katelyn
i learned that
breath is the basis of everything. without breath there would not be a a moment to pause for.
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Krysten
Day 4
My life is stressful and hectic, therefore I need to find time to be in the moment throughout my day, instead of worrying about the past or future.
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Ir
Pause
I was amazed at how effective this was - I could quickly focus on myself and release all the pressing thoughts.
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Deborah
Just Pause
This is a great quick meditation when things are suddenly out of control. It reminds you to breath and brings you back to the present.
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Joyce
Just Pause
How quickly I forget all the specific practices when life throws me an unexpected curve during my day and I feel myself becoming overwhelmed, but I can always seem to remember to just stop for a few moments and breathe. I am glad that is the essence. Namaste
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Ashley
Pause
When the going gets tough, taking a pause out of your day to just get back to your breath is a good thing.
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Christine
Lungs
This meditation made me very aware of how my lungs fill up and expand with every breath. I mean, I know that’s what happens but I never took the time to really feel what that meant. It made me appreciate all the vital organs of my body. Realizing how very delicate it is. How I seem to take it for granted. Much like many other important things in my life. I need to just appreciate all that is right and stop focusing on what’s not.
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Matthew
Posture appreciation
I appreciated the extra time given to describing the posture to best take for this meditation. I find that that is too often missing in Aura sessions.
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Anne
Breath
I love the reminder, “the breath is an anchor for the present moment.”
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Brittany
I woke up feeling a mood of ease.
Sitting in a relaxing position is good to put your mind at ease.
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Ashwika
Need of pause
We need to pause from our lives and live in the moment ❤️... it is required for our mental health ... it’s like a mini vacation for our minds ... really helps.
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Sam
Pause
pause from your daily life in order to take a break and reflect on what’s going on in your mind, body and soul. take a break to take care of yourself !
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Muffins
To pause
I learned that to pause and be still is all you need to get focused and care for yourself.
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Muffins
To pause
I learned that to pause and be still is all you need to focus and care for yourself.
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Conor
Stillness
Before I begin my day, take a moment to stop and delete all of the thoughts running through my mind. Be still. Present.
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Kaila
Day 4
Making mediation a habit takes time and patience and I’m on the path of accomplishing this
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Shana
Pause
Pause a moment from everything that is going on. Find a quiet place to be by yourself! Focus on breathing
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Kathryn
Meditation #2
pausing allows us to step back and reflect on the situation. breathing allows our body to connect with the problem and anchor into it to better understand what we are dealing with both positive and negative.
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Nicole
Pause
“May you be blessed with ease.” Love that! This was a wonderful session.
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Larissa
In the moment
Learning when to take those moments in your day to pause and meditate and re center is vital in having continuing peace throughout your day
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Alexis
Just Pause Day 3
Felt good about this meditation especially after reading the article in the introductory Aura email about 20 tips to meditate. Counting my breath helped, staying in a feeling but not interfacing with it directly also helped. I am feeling sad but want to let go of that sadness. I must allow myself to feel it first.
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Kane
Breathing
I learned that breathing is very peaceful, and a great way to just relax and pause from everything around me.
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Natalie
Just a Moment
We all forget to just breathe and give our minds a chance to process. We all need to be reminded of the basics sometimes.
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Rachel
Relaxing
I learned taking 3.5 minutes out of your day to do some mindfulness exercises, it makes such a difference in terms of relaxation and how your night/day goes depending when you do it. I do it at night cause I have more time but I find it so relaxing and so helpful
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Alexi
Pause
Breathing is the anchor to the present moment. Take the time to pause in the day and realign
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Pam
Just being with these things
Taking a pause through the day to be aware of the breath and the body can reenergize.
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Hannah
“Felt Like Forever”
Just sitting was great to refocus and pause to be all here. It’s such a rare thing to sit in silence, it was amazing to feel connected with the moment.
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Cara
Just pause
Taking a pause for 60 seconds anytime during my day is truly a mini vacation for the mind and a gift I can give myself.
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Dave
Just pause
Breath is like an anchor to the present when you focus on your breathing
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Natalie
Fidgeting
I could sit in the moment and just breathe. Usually I fidget doing meditation, this time I didn't
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Jamie
Focusing on myself
Relaxation and meditation practice starts by focusing inward on my physical and mental status.
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Lina
That felt good
I’m battling the flu and this just allowed me to get outside of the sickness and be and feel well even if for a moment. It’s a struggle to focus when the body aches and breathing is difficult due to congestion. This did make me feel a little better.
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Josslyn
Just pause
Pausing for just a second a day can bring you back and make you more preset
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Rylie
Breathing...
It’s important to just pause and relax in you day to make your day breathing with you!
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Jeanette
Just pause
I liked it very much it made me so relaxed and serene the fact of pausing worked for me I recommend this one
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Tommy
Pause
I learned that being present in the moment is key to relaxation during tough times. Realizing more deeply where I am can be calming.
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Chris
Simple
In just a few minutes I can tune in. Feel comfortable with myself
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King
Anchoring the Present
The breath anchors you in the present and returns you to your natural state.
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Clay
Better
I really liked the longer version. Not sure what the long run effects will be but i feel great right now.
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Sam
1
I learned that it’s good to take a moment to breath and that even taking a couple of breaths is fine
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Sheikh
Being present =mini vacation
I took a mini vacation while sitting in my office ... all it took was 3 minutes and the outcome was awesome. And it all it took was being present with my breathe and body
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Lucy
Pausing
I learned that it can be great sometimes to take a minute to anchor yourself again and just drift without worrying, so as to better handle things.
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Harman
Firsts time
It felt really good it really did and her voice just relaxed me and made my whole body loose it’s power it was great
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Ashlee
In the Moment
This is something I need to continue to work on. Focusing on my breathing, and being present
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Amari
First Time
I noticed that my mind continues to race when I’m trying to relax. My body was relaxing in the moment but my mind was far more difficult. I need to work on this.
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Ashley
First time
I learned that it started to help at moments however at others I began to wonder about why I was doing it causing stress again but hopefully I can learn to stop that from happening in the future
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Génova
Night 3
Whenever you’re having a great day, sitting down and meditating about it makes that day even greater.
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Megan
Just me.
I can just be with myself. I felt my breath and body in sync and was able to focus more than I typically give myself credit for.
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Patty
Breath is the anchor
I likened the long pauses in this meditation to taking time during my day to stop, breathe, be aware and to settle down. I realize that just a few minutes, done multiple times during the day, isn’t very long and I really have no excuse not to do it. I don’t use the reminders because I don’t carry my phone with me. Great meditation! 🙏🌺
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Ram
You’re more than your mind
3-d space without - 3D space within - and “you’re bigger than the two - and you’re bigger than your mind - “ I’m experiencing stress”. Instead of “I am stressed” - that’s the key message if Yoga and Gita. Starting to sink into my heart, after 40 years of mathematics, physics and philosophy.
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Raquel
Strange
This was odd but the voice sounded sort of computer generated....maybe she used “autotune”. It was awkward.
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Tammy
Just pause
I need to work on taking time during my day to just pause. It is difficult since I do not have an office or space of my own.
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Kori
I am here.
I feel calm and present. It’s like a wave of relief has washed over me, I’m ready to face the day.
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Kayli
Stressed out
I felt that this helped me to calm down and take a pause on everything that’s bothering and focus on my inner self.
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Charlie
Anchored in a storm
“The breathe is an anchor to our true self”. In times of trouble and in times of grace, to pause and observe is always good! Be amazed how you can strengthen yourself when things seem out of control. Experience complete peace and contentment when things are good. Whenever I need it, my breath is the starting point to the realization that I am okay,I am present, alive, and can accept and change the course of my day. It’s really that simple. Throw your anchor in the sea of life and just pause! Thank you for the reminder! Have an amazing day y’all! 🙏❤️
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Walter J
Pausing...
Cindy gives us plenty of time to just pause and “Be” in this meditation. I found the unusually long quiet times were actually kind of nice. Now I am ready to go to work. ❤️...🍀
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Alexander
Perfect
Perfect way to start the day! Being aware of our senses and surrounding and giving thanks and gratitude.
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Lindsey
Excellent morning
A great way to slowly greet the day and become more centered before any chaos hits.
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Julie
Break Time
Pausing in the middle of our day to take a few moments to focus our attention on our breath is like taking a mini vacation for our mind and spirit. Choosing a lying down position becoming aware of my breath, my body felt like it was floating on top of water. This sensation was very relaxing. I enjoyed this mini break. I selected the 7 minute version which it is only the 3 minute version. Maybe Aura is having a glitch today? Either way this will be a great session to revisit when I need a time out from my day.
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Haley
Take a moment
We as humans always seem to busy and always seem to be focused on other things then our lives. It is okay to take some time to yourself
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Cherish
Mindful Break
Majority of us wake up in the morning and begin a sprint to get as much done on their to-do list as possible. While it is important to be productive, we can burn ourselves out if we aren’t careful. In addition, life can completely pass us by if we aren’t careful. That is why it is good to balance a to-do list with a to-be list. In this meditation, Cindy introduces us to a task that is on our to-be list, a mindful break, where we pause to catch our breath and feel sensations in our body. This morning has been pretty eventful, as I’ve been going pretty much since I woke up. I did pause to listen to this meditation, but quickly remembered something else I wanted to get done this morning before it gets too hot out. While doing that task, I noticed myself having mindful movements. My mind was clear so I had great attention to detail. I was fully aware in these moments. I attribute my mindfulness to the mindful break I had earlier. After completing the task, I decided to listen to this meditation again. Settling in my breath, I felt at ease. With all of my senses open in my surroundings, I allowed the waves of experiences to come to me instead of trying to search for them. I noticed sensations occurring within my body. Gratitude flooded my heart. During these moments of my mindful break, I found that this was enough. Taking a few moments to just be throughout our day is crucial for our well-being. During those mindful breaks, we find that we aren’t happy because our life is good, we are happy because Life is good! In this way, we quickly realize that our happiness is not attached to any one thing! That means that happiness is a conscious choice we make each and every moment of every day! Take time for mindful breaks...your body, mind and spirit will thank you graciously for them. Namaste 🙏🏻❤️☮️
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Susan
Just Pause
Allow yourself to focus on the breath. Be here and now. It can be like a mini vacation in your day!