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One Breath At A Time

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Lyndi Smith
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Distracted? Restless? This practice helps us become present by taking things one breath at a time.
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72 reflections
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Stephanie
One breath at a time
I learned that my mind starts to wander in the middle part of my breath.
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Evan
One breath at a time...
I'm getting better at noticing when I'm distracted and returning to my breath. I'm also forgiving myself more easily when my mind does wander off. Just gotta keep taking it one breath at a time.
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Leina
Neuroticism
I learned today that I get worried easily and am quite sensitive, and that meditating helps me relax those thoughts and helps me think things through things logically
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Francis
One breath at a time
I learned that paying attention to your breathing can minimize your stress and anxiety. It makes me feel lighter.
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Sandra
Distraction
Events that are stressful are hard to shake. Even the next day... and the next, even! Dwelling on those events is easy. Trying to “be here now”, in the moment helps, but stress sometimes wins. Be here now.
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Aaron
Deep breaths to let go and relax
I learned that by doing some deep breathing we can let go of whatever tension or stress we have as well as let go of everything that is bothering us and just take some time out of our busy schedules to relax and be present with ourselves one deep breath at a time.
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Patty
Works for me!
The breath meditations are my favorite. I've learned that when I have unwanted negative thoughts during my day that I can say to myself "take a few breaths" and the invading thought disappears. I don't even have to stop what I'm doing, I just say those words.
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Jane
One Breath
I forget how long one breath can take, and the importance of a full out breath. Where else in my life do I rush or not pay attention fully?
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Sharmaine
Inhale, exhale
Inhale all positivity in life and exhale those negatives! As you feel your breathing, it relaxes you, makes you have clearer and good thoughts to walk to your journey today. You feel your soul coming in to your body. Accept it, and take away all your worries today...
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Everett
Cold
You hear me now and you realize we are right we are together and all now we can feel this
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Justine
Exhale
From our 1st and last breath we are connected and all the ones in between are reminders that our time here is precious. We breath in our world and revel in it.
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Noemi
Even relaxing takes focus.
I don’t need to rush the process of relaxing. Even if distracted, focusing on my breathing will calm me down.
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Joyce
1 breath at a time
To Maintain focus, focus on 1 breath. I’ve heard that even when ‘multi-tasking’ you are really only able to focus on one thing at a time, so when you divide your attention between two things, you don’t actually give 100% to either of the things. I will try to use 1 breath today to remind me to focus on the primary task @ hand.
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Angel
One breath at a time
As I struggle everyday with new life changes, I can always remember to come here with each session I feel free one breath at a time have to try to use this in my day to day routine thank you as always many blessings 💛🙏🏻
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Allen
Slow Down
I learned that to slow things down and come in to the moment, now, is to notice each breath like sheep jumping over a rail, one two three...
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Erica
Inhale, Exhale
To take time in your day and pay more attention to your breathing. Letting go of distractions & total emotion., listen and feel yourself just breathe!
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Kamillah
Distracted 🙁
I learned that the mind is hard to calm wen I’m having a harder time in life. It hasn’t been very long since I started n I just started to try everyday, 4 day streak!.... It was a lil easier wen things were ok. I’ll keep at it anyways!
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Elena
Time
Good Morning so I have taken time this morning to breathe and listened to my surroundings it was very peaceful. The Time went by so quickly. I found myself lost in time for about 30 minutes just Breathing Reflecting Meditating Relaxing my mind. I said my morning Blessing and Prayer and gave Thanks to God. I always have time to do that. I guess what I'm trying to say is yes time goes by quickly but you are in control of how you use and how your time goes Bye Bye try to set time for yourself. We need time to gather our thoughts revive ourselves I know I do. We are all Special and Loved. Time to go for now Have a wonderful Morning.
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Diane
Focus
My mind wanders more than I realized. Need to practice focusing . This breathing technique is a great starting point.
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Kristen
Sometimes we forget how simple it is!
Start with focusing on the breath and see where it can take you.
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Tim
Oooohhhmmsss aaaaahhhhhssss and wwwhhhhooooooosssshhhhhes
It’s amazing how calm you can feel after breathing exercises. Box breathing, alternate nostril, panting, and others. Try them all
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Kellee
Thoughtful Tuesday 11-21-17
Paying attention to my breathing was important in this meditation. I notice my breathing was moving fast and I needed to take it a step down and relax. Have a good day, Everyone! Thank you, Aura!
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Alexander
Breathing thoughtfully
It is almost the month of December and the weather outside is cold. This mornings meditation helped me awaken by concentrating on the breath. Today I am going to breath mindfully all day.
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Sophia
Breath of life
Interesting how something as simple as focusing on your breath brings you to the present, where no emotions exist. Its lovely how this subconscious action gives us life...fills our lungs with oxygen that gets carried in the blood to nourish all of our cells that make us with the help of our beating heart ❤️
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Devon
I feel restless.
I could not focus during this mediation. I kept thinking about all the things I have to do and things I don’t feel ready for. I simply return to the breath.
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Karen
Back to Centre
Shutting my eyes while focusing on my breath helps me to connect with my centre so I can be present and regroup back to calm
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Tammy
One breath
I found myself getting distracted by my thoughts. I would return to following the breath. Felt restless and will do better after getting a good night of sleep.
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Sharon
Breathing and relaxing
I learned that meditation and relaxation are directly related to keeping stress and anxiety out of my life.
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)(AN
One breath at a time.
Initially I find it hard to just simply focus on my breathing. Once I’m able to do so after a few practices, I felt I could calm myself.
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Christy
Day one
I tend to drift away at the end of the breath. Today is day one. A new moon and a new year is coming. I am being more mindful of my daily routines and rituals.
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Ryan
Nighttime breaths
Sometimes the mind tries to race on any slight sound - focusing on the beginning, end, and middle of the breath helps calm things.
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Sanaa
One breath at a time
This helps me relieve stressful situations. I might sometimes drift away or get distracted while doing this but I can always get right back into it.
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Tamaron
Remembering to take time
Self-care is important but often neglected. I learned that it feels good to remember to take time for yourself. Taking some time for mindfulness before starting the day sets a good intention.
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Madi
Animals
I learned that even through the distraction of animals circling you, if in the right mindset they can help to put extra life into your practice.
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Elizabeth
Focusing
Often I get distracted while doing breathing exercises and meditation; it’s helpful to focus on being present with each individual breath
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Ashleigh
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I can practice meditation even when it’s loud around me. I have never noticed my middle breath
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cailee
recuperate
i’ve realised that i benefit strongly from meditating before bed. it feels amazing to bring the evening to a close by focusing my energy on myself.
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Candace
Breathe, The All Mighty
I learned how powerful the breathe can be when paid attention to
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Stephanie
Slow Down
I learned that I was exhausted, I didn’t even feel it until I took the time to slow down.
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Mary
Focus on breath
Today’s practice made me aware of what I was feeling inside. After meditating I am full of energy and ready to get up and go to work and have a great shift
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Kaitlyn
Breathing
I was amazed today at how when you get in tune with your breathing you realize how much it impacts all of your body. You can feel you inhale all around.
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Elisabeth C.
15 day streak
Im learning that meditation is really bringing self awareness into my life and it’s helping me navigate my emotions and my relationships a lot better. Of course i still mess up and im sure ill break my streak eventually but im proud of my commitment to myself and to this practice.
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Karla
Day 2
My mind wanders and I am very distracted. Focusing on only my breathing is a challenge.
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Nancy
One breathe at a time
Taking these 3 minutes out of my day just to breathe has really changed my life. Even though sometimes my mind is consumed with other things, making it hard to concentrate, it helps me to learn to focus my mind on positive things.
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H
A breathe at a time
A simple meditation process. With simple idea and thoughts. Just by focus on breathing.
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Angie
I believe that I can and am ready to make big dramatic changes in my life
I learned that it’s possible, I want to be set at ease reguarding my health issues.
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Courtney
Breathing
I never realized how much control over my breathing I have and that I should utilize such exercises.
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Hannah
Breathing
Breathing one breath at a time makes a difference. Noticing this throughout time will help me calm down and be mindful of my surroundings.
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Neferterry
One Breath Focus
I learned what focus felt like and I learned how to recognize distraction.
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William
Lease Break (two in a day)
It’s alright, you’ve had it before and you’ll have it again. Relax. Breathe. Appreciate those people around you. Do what you do best.
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Maria
Love this session!
I practice before I go to work. Nice to liberate our minds for a while and breath carefully. Starting my day with positive feelings and in a relaxed mode.💆🏻‍♀️💜
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Lindsey
Breathe
One at a time and focusing on it only is really helpful for me to ground myself.
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Lisa
I feel relaxed
I learned How to get relaxed real easy. I feel very relaxed and a little lazy.
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Amanda
Peaceful
I’m feeling so calm and relaxed after this meditation, felt like i could almost fall asleep again if i let myself. Monday’s suck but at least a i feel really good now 😝🌞🌻
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Matthew
Becoming jaded?
I think I’m becoming a bit jaded toward my Aura sessions...my mind seems to start wandering sooner, and I think I'm feeling ”bored” faster and faster each day. I don't know. When I was having trouble getting a session to start and continue a day or so back, I was served a session I thought I would really enjoy, but it didn't continue, and I didn't catch what ”channel” it was from or who the practitioner was. It was like a fully produced audio program with sound effects in the background...much more pleasing to my ears than a straight narration session or a strictly nature sound offering! Any suggestions on what I was listening to would be appreciated!
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Tori
Anamzimg
How to come back after a drift for one mind set to another
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Destiny
Sad
I lose focus when I’m breathing out because of my mood I’m sad feeling depressed and can’t even talk to my person
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Maribel
Getting the hang of it
It will take some time for me relax and concentrate on my breathing. Practice makes perfect!
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Sierra
Distracted
Today, I observe that my mind was easily distracted by my environment.
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Emma
I’ve noticed i’ve been heavily distracted due to large stressors in my life weighing me down
I learned that I can’t hold so much weight on my shoulders at one time. Distraction can be beneficial in building the mind back up from the bottom
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Tori
I feel like I’ve been distracted from life by so many things causing myself to get lost in the chaos
I’ve learned that if I think of breathing like a flower petal - the beginning of inhale and end of exhale as the bottom and the middle of the inhale and exhale as the curve of the petal and the peak of the breath as the very tip - it becomes soothing and like art. The way the pencil or paintbrush flows along the blank canvas. Focusing on breathing one breath at a time becomes very soothing and relaxing. I just need to focus lightly and everything becomes light and calm in my head. 😌
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Zoe
Breathing is Key
I’ve realized that controlling my breathing is very important when it comes to being more self-aware. If I’m upset I need to recognize my breathing is different and then try and get it on the right track. Something as small as this can make a profound difference when managing stress or changing my mood.
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Colette
Life
I liked this meditation because it helped me to realize the good in my life rather then the bad.
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Sasha
Wow.
So simple yet I’m extremely relaxed. This made my headache go away and it just put me at ease.
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Jaz
Okay
I like the soundtracks that reassure me that everything is going to be ok. I think we all need to be reassured of that often
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Kaden
I feel
I still have a mind full of thoughts and worried and stress and this helped me out some with understanding that other people have my same issues
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Al
Breathes
My mind wandered a lot when I did this exercise...............
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Eliza
Meditation Reflection April 9
Did this right before bed and it was very helpful to pay attention to the beginning, middle, and end of my breaths.
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Linh
Lost
I can’t seem to enjoy what’s going on in my life right now. There’s a constant sadness in every moment of everyday, most of the time subtle and sometimes it gets very intense. I hope it goes away so that I can enjoy my life the way it is.
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Kaytlynn
Trying to focus on one thing at a time
I learned that you should take time out your day to just breathe and regroup and remember that everything happens for a reason.
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naomi
Can’t sleep
I haven’t been able to sleep at all and I learned that it helps to do this because it relaxes me but doesn’t completely solve the problems
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William
One breath
Lyndi, yes! One breath, one mind! Often need a practice to just work breath, simple, direct! Thanks.