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Smiling Inside

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Lisa Pollard
Yoga & Meditation Teacher
Smiling inside is an invitation to observe what happens when we make a small gesture with the mouth and discover if anything responds within the body heart & mind. Can you experience the connection within your mindfulness practice? This short practice also invites kindness through touch and warmth to the body, to support wellness and generosity. A generative practice where words can invite ease with the breath and a quiet internal dialogue. Enjoy your practice and I hope it supports you each day.
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11 reflections
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Tiffany
Diffusing thoughts
In my past my body has been used to betray my soul. To be able to love myself & others I am working with my body & mind to heal my soul. When I am one with my body, mind, and soul, I am able to stop the automatic physical reactions to triggers from my past. So I can stay present in loving relationships & moments.
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Ella
Smiling Inside
This meditation made me realize that my face naturally rests in a half-smile and that's exactly how I like it. When I'm feeling upset or anxious my face reflects that and it feels unnatural so that can add to the upset. By taking a few minutes to return to a half-smile inside and out I can regain my equilibrium and it really does feel so good. Thank you!
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Alizabeth
Being nice
I learned that doing something nice isn't the only way to build your self confidence and also fill yourself with joy.
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Darlene
Hand on the heart
I learned that placing my hand on my heart and the other hand on my belly can be calming, calming and reassuring. Amazing!
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Elsa
I learned about something called smiling. It's where your mouth edges curve up and your heart feels
Dude, my mouth can't curve upwards!!!!!🤔😱 Me smiling =😐 really helpful meditation for people giving themselves a hard time.
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Reasa Falgoust
Smiling
I forgot how to smile. Helped me much to just do it even if I did not "feel" like it.
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Brianna
A half smile can take away the words that tell my brain fester fester
Be angry be upset , but now I am content , rather sleepy too
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Ciera
Day 3
Smiling affects your whole body in a positive way. It makes you feel warm and happy inside and reflects to the outside.
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remi
Touch
I learned that the sense of touch can make myself feel much better, my anxiety cleared as soon as my hands touched my heart and stomach
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TAMI
Smiling
I learned that smiling is the physical switch that turns on my inner light. It is the action that opens my mind and then my body to the joys that are present in my day. What a lovely reminder that I can let my light shine at any given moment!!!
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Kate
Kindness
I learned that it is therapeutic to be kind to ourselves and other people and simply wishing for wellness for myself and others with each inhale and exhale of a deep breath is a simple way to practice this. It helps make mindfulness even more spiritual.