Remember to Breathe

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Lisa Pollard
Return to Center - Accessible Yoga & Mindfulness with Lisa Pollard
This short guided mindfulness recording is to support you to pause and remember to breathe, being aware of wherever the sensations of breathing are most viivd or obvious to you. inviting your body and your breath to be your home base. Remembering to be here now and simply breathe in and out. This practice can be helpful in the moments when you may feel strong emotions or be triggered. It can be helpful to pause relax and open to what is here right now. I hope your practice nourishes you today and you can be awake and aware. Thank- you for your commitment to your ongoing practice today. 
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66 reflections
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Nadir
Best Triggering solution.
I learnt that once triggered by any reason. For any cause. Your loosing to your enemy. Because if you are triggered then your enemy has won. Submit your anger to reasoning. And be neutral to the situation and your enemy will be the one to get triggered. because he didn’t succeed in pushing your trigger. And that alone shows and means that you have complete self control.
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Danielle
Perfect timing!
This lesson came to me seconds after losing it on two of my children bc as I was trying to just have a moment of private time in a place we all deserve..I won't say. They both barge in! It is as if they think I am not human that I am their puppet. Daddy gets that time. Why don't I deserve it? I'm so frustrated and feel like a punching bag. I am at the end of a slippery slope!!
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Michayla
Relaxing
Taking a moment to breathe will relax and rejuvenate. I definitely needed this today
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Everett
See
Selling it all and buying new feelings a new brain all new me all over again just in time for it to end again
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Kevin
Dat two
Strange to think that I've always considered that I was aware of my self and my body's needs... Yet two days into this I realize how little time I spent aware of my own needs.
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Matthew
Nice affirmations regarding use of Aura
I thought I would feel odd using Aura and developing a practice of mindfulness. It's not really "me" but here I am, a couple of months in, and still enjoying my Aura time each morning. I THINK it's helping me control my stress better, and helping to keep my raging blood pressure down! I've made some good acquaintances through the app too, so that's nice!🤗
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Melissa
Stop
I haven’t been very mindful lately, and yesterday my mind was caught up in to-do’s and should-have’s. This was a timely meditation and today I’m going to practice noticing when I get all worked up so I can stop and take a breathe.
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Kelsey
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I️ feel very disgusted in myself. I️ want to eat all the food at thanksgiving dinner but I️ also don’t. I’ve already gouged myself today at my grandparents. Who knew I️ had so little self control?
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Diane
Holidays
The holidays are triggers for anxiety for me. This practice helps bring me back to the very moment at hand. No need to ponder all those what ifs that haven't happened and may never happen. The here and now is all there is.
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Elizabeth
Deep breathe
To take a moment and breathe deeply and to visualize what I need to do
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Liane
Strong. Negative emotion
I hate feeling this way. This emotion is way too encompassing.
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Christina
The Sacred Pause
The pause is my challenge. I tend to react rather than Pause and Respond.
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Grace
Stress and Working under the Gun
When writing, I get these waves of insurmountable pressure that feel debilitating. A voice that’s yelling and telling me to give up. I forget the task at hand, I forget my capabilities, I forget how to write a basic sentence. This meditation session allowed me to breath and allowed that voice to die down. I am working under limited time to get a lot of writing done. If I keep at it, it will get done. It will get done. It will get done. If I’m kind to myself and allow myself to not write everything perfect and remember to breathe... it will get done.
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Libby
Relaxing
I learned that I feel more relaxed with this app, especially when remembering to breathe.
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Angie
Not for me
This session was a miss for me. No wise words and it sounded like Olivia Newton John broadcasting from a tin can.
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KayDee
Pause
With Christmas and money just sets a stress, rush and causes irritability with my kids and this brought me back to calm and focus on what is good. Don’t stress and enjoy the moments
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Patty
Remember
Stop. Breathe. Relax. Reset. Repeat as necessary. 👍
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Joyce
Remember to Breathe
Stop, breathe, and be open to what is available to me here and now. Great advice. It’s a big world out there, with plenty to be open to. This practice allows me to use the trigger as a positive catalyst to understand what IS available to me, to move past all the triggered emotions and thoughts, and instead gain new strength, perspective, and hopefully wisdom to carry on better than before. Namaste
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Alyssa
12/31/17
I learned that even if your mind wanders during meditation, that is okay. Today I was feeling anxious and couldn’t focus completely on the meditation. What helped me was just the repetition of the deeper breaths, even if my mind wasn’t fully focused on that. Hoping to keep getting better at meditating in the new year!
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Alexander
Breathing can help
I find it difficult to calm myself down in times of stress and anxiety remembering to breathe is helpful technic I shall try to use when it feel out of sink.
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Elena
🌫Breathing🌫
Sometimes you need to give yourself a moment to stop and Breathe. The sound of myself Breathing relaxed me.
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Steve
I learned that...
I learned that you don’t have to follow the instructions perfectly in order to achieve something. I immediately felt more awake after and it was my first try! 👍
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Beth
Remember to Breathe
This is a simple exercise to return to center and reduce stress that builds up at anytime, anywhere throughout the day. This would be helpful for mini mental breaks at work.
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Clee
Presence
Taking time with for myself to pay attention to the subtle in and out flow of breath, aligns my body and mind. Time seems to slow down, and as I return to my usual tasks I am in the moment . There is a vastness in this expansive now and I am living in it!
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Susie
Remember to breathe
Learning to become aware of my breath and how I can use it to calm myself, refocus and relieve pain...if only temporarily, has been the ongoing reason for my mindfulness practice.
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Leo
In the moments
I learnt that when I feel anxious , I can always pause and take a deep breath in and out.
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Chris
Take a breath during moments of anger
If I can quickly breath and even close me eyes to focus on that breath then I can not react poorly.
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Athena
Let go let learn
Just how much I love the calming feelings I get whenever I take the time to do my mindfulness practice.. I can’t help but think of the well known instance where when done consistently; the effect of ringing a bell before feeding a dog will eventually cause the dog to salivate at the very sound of the bell. So I am only a little shocked at the feeling of calmness I noticed right at the start of the practice( you know the sort little “aura”introduction to every meditation?!?! 😌
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Jacob
1/15/18
Not every day has to be a win. That’s ok. In fact, it’s not about winning and losing. Not at all.
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Janmarie
To get away from stress for a sec
Its going to be tough, 18 days to go to get the 4 letters at the end of my name! Thank God Aura is here to relax my mind even for just a moment through this stressful journey..
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Breea
Reduce stress by breathing
This is very helpful. Especially to those who work retail, or any hard job. Customers can be trying and can ruin your day; but if you remember to take it easy and breathe, it’ll be okay in the end.
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Jenn bowater
Session 1
Regardless of what may arise, taking a breath and truly being present puts everything into perspective.
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Monica
1st meditation
I learned that I need to focus on what’s going on now. Focus more on my breathing and learning to know myself!
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Harvey
Remember to breath
As I embarked on this journey of “ self help” many years ago , I was taught to use a technique called S .R. B an acronym for stop .. refocus... breath. It really helped me and this is a perfect reminder . Thank you .
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Michael
Keeping up
I have not been following through with my daily meditations. One of the reasons I need it is the reason I have skipped it - work. Still causing me so much anxiety. Feeling I never am giving-doing enough and will be fired. Thought I let this go a long time ago
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Ja’Leyah
Remembering
I need to take time out my day and breathe when something is bothering me or when i’m gettin negative thoughts BREATHE!
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Mark
Self care
So important to have self care and appreciate your own importance.
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Blair
Self care
This meditation made me feel very confident in myself that I was making the right decision in practicing meditation to find more self care within myself. It made me realize that it is really important and this is such a careful and lovely way to work on it everyday so that it gets stronger and hopefully someday it will be there at all times and that my breath will be there to hold its hand and my hand.
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Jorge
Recordar
Durante la respiración de esta sesión, una serie de pensamientos comenzaron a pasar por mi mente. Era como si quisieran que los alcanzara, sin embargo, los dejé pasar y sinolemente acepté que estuvieron ahí, pero que ya no era necesario que les hiciera caso. Tal cual a personas o situaciones, las cosas así deben pasar: fueron parte de un instante, pero ese instante no soy yo o no me define a mi. Puedo recordar, pero es mejor experimentarlo como un todo, en lugar de un sitio que ya dejamos atrás.
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Jess
Be present
I need to focus on the present and where I am in this moment. Don't let your anxieties of what WILL happen affect what IS happening.
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Suli
My thoughts are racing and I can’t get a hold of them even with the breathing exercise.
I learned that I have difficulty controlling my thoughts and I should be in the present .
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Melissa
Stretch
I tried this meditation while stretching because I find even small movements during my meditation help me be fully present vs. just sitting. Since it was the first time, it was challenging to get the two to mesh but I was much more aware of my breathing during my stretches and with practice I think it will be a great practice. . I think I will be adding meditation to my stretching :)
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Sean
Breathe
Calming & centering - it’s easier to let go when feeling and focusing on the here and now
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Mady
Breathe
I have learned that I need to breathe and take a moment to what is happening right now. I need to be in the present and breathe to know that everything is going to be ok.
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Carla
Slow Down
I learned that taking even just 1 deep breath in the heat of the moment can snap my head and heart right back on track to a calm and collected state. I tend to be vapid with my words when I feel backed into a corner or like I'm being teamed up on. Just breathe; then react.
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Lyndi
Stress relief
I learned that I need to focus on my breathing more and that the way to get through this i shouldn’t procrastinate so much on my phone
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Barbara
Patience
It’s going to take a long time to eliminate distractions, both physically and emotionally
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Brennen
2-21
I learned that when I’m having a bad day, remembering to breathe with intention helps me get my mind on a better path.
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Mallory
Remembering to breathe
Like she mentioned, I definitely have those triggers where I can feel myself start to become overwhelmed with emotion. It can come in waves. It’s not about ignoring those moments or trying to avoid them all together, but more about handling them with care and remembering to stop and rely on your natural breath and self care practice to restore you.
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Cassie
Breathe
Taking a break from a busy day can really help with relaxing yourself. Placing your attention on ”you” really helps.
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Jesus
I felt that my breathing came down immediately, i could almost fall asleep. I was more conscious.
i can feel the same feelings and emotions, but calmly and i am able to realize them from and outside viewpoint and reflect externally.
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Annie
Day one: returning to the center
Breathing. In. Out. In. Out. A constant and unconscious thing our body does. Doing it on my own while feeling in course through my lungs makes it feel as if I know my body. Like I’m in control of the things around me. Feeling better but not best. Starting this journey was the first step needed though.
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Tyler
I feel better
Breathing is one of the only ways to truly calm yourself down
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Morouj
I felt the cold air going smoothly to my lungs and fill them up and then slowly get out.
I didn’t realize how much breathing can help with calming me down
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Jodi
Quiet moment
We each have a sacred space within us, that is ours alone. When we allow the outside world to get to us enough that you can feel that stress about to overflow, that is when we need to take a quiet moment to center ourselves and allow yourself time to tap into that calm, sacred space. Breathe and be aware. Life is made of moments, it’s up to us to make them as amazing as possible. 💕
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Caitlyn
Anxiety Reduced
I was quite anxious when waking up this morning for multiple reasons. But after listening and just taking some time to focus on my breathing. I was able to relax and not be so stressed.
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Evie
Stress
I was very stressed after doing an entire study guide which involved two textbooks but I took my 3 minutes and it all went away! I feel as if I can sleep easy now
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Jacqui
I felt very relaxed after my session
I learnt that when meditating colours and pictures can appear
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Russel
Feeling
I found that the only good memory i have at the moment is my wheels coming in the mail. I need to work on making more good memories
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Nancy
Overwhelming emotions
I feel overwhelmed by my emotions and thoughts. I cannot focus and my thoughts keep drifting away. I notice that I can’t listen to spoken words at the moment. Listening to sounds of nature hopefully calms me down.
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Clare
Breathing
Using the breath to take a moment and practice self-care was very much needed this morning. I’ve needed it to stop my chattering mind
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Susan
Return to the Breath
Do not allow yourself to get swept up and carried away by emotions. Stop and remember to breathe. I find that in stressful times, I hold my breath and that never helps. Time to gently breathe.
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Walter J
Breathing...
Woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning... tired, grumpy & not at all feeling like myself. Went into my meditation to hopefully get back on track. While I like Lisa’s voice it was so whispery at times it was hard to hear. Perfect ... another reason to be angry. 3 years ago Before taking up my meditation practice, I would never acknowledge my negative feelings. I did not have many and always believed when you face the sun, you see no shadows. I was an incurable optimist, so I just let anything negative go without feeling it. Why would I want to feel bad?!? I do not think I was even suppressing them, just naively unaware of them and thus they never got attention, were never fed and never grew. No focus, no Energy. But since I have been meditating and hearing we should “feel” All our feelings, I have noticed more and more times of feeling angry and trying to “feel it” makes me more angry and finding more reasons to be angry?!? I am new to all the negative feelings I feel now and am sorry I ever took the advice to feel All my feelings. I never woke up before and felt the way I did this a.m. I used to never feel stressed or anxious but now know what those word means...?!? Open to thoughts, feedback, suggestions?!? 🙏🏼🤨🍀
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Taylor
Keeping calm
I learned that if I can mentally remove myself from reality for just a few minutes, I will be less stressed during the day. During this practice I completely forgot about all of my current dilemmas and transported myself to a place of pure tranquility.
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Kendall
Inward
Overwhelmed and just listening helped. I wasn’t fully paying attention but still benefited.
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Alichia
Awareness
I was feeling a bit of anxiety from school and this session helped me take a moment to calm down. Thank you!