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Surface, Sound, Sensation

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Andrea Wachter
Mindfulness teacher
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82 reflections
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Kelsey
Meditation
It was nice to not focus on breathing, like a lot of other meditations I've done. I really needed a moment to focus on my thoughts and to reroute them to the present and I appreciated that
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Kassidy
Regarding meditation
Great guidance threw the practice🤙🏽 aura back on track stress relived❤️
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Jo
Excellent
I love that it focuses on relaxing different body parts. Eases tension and stress for me and helps me relax
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Holly
Yes
I could feel all of my body just letting go... just releasing all the bad. Great meditation.
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Zofia
Zofia
Aaahhh nice and stress free,relaxed feeling better,thank you aura
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Ashley
Relax
I could feel each part of my body relaxes no and my mind becoming clearer as she went on with the m situation.
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Olivia
Safety
I have a hard time feeling safe because I am constantly worrying. But in this very moment. I am safe.
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Paige
In the moment
I have learned not to worry about what could be but to focus on what's right now and in this moment, I am safe.
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Heally
Safe
In this moment I am safe. Such a great reminder. Anxiety of silly things makes the mind wander and stress when in reality I am so blessed, safe, and absolutely fine!
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Kyrstin
Med 3
Today I learned that in moments of great anxiety I may need longer that 3 minutes to gather myself. Maybe tomorrow or tonight before bed I will use a 7 minute meditation. Also, learning that I get a sensation throughout my body when meditating and full become aware of myself. I dig it. This was my second time meditating on lunch in my car. Tomorrow I may step out and try using headphones in the the fresh air ❤️
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Cherrelle
In the present, you are safe
I learned that my anxiety is very tied to worry about the future, and shame/fear from the past. I do like focusing on the now. I really enjoyed bringing awareness to my body and consciously releasing tension in different parts of it. I also love the safety aspect. It’s something I need. When you’re focused on the present, you are safe. I’m going to try and take these concepts with me throughout the day. Loved this and may want to try the 7 minute one.
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Jihadah
Let go
I learned that I am not in control of what happens to me but I can embrace it with open arms and move past any road block.
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Ian
Stress relieved
I learned that I am safe wherever I may be if I could just sit or lie down and take a breath.
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Vicki
Meditating & Cats
My young cats became much calmer as I meditated this morning, even though there are heavy winds outside.
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Jo
I am safe
This meditation was perfect for my anxiety. It helped me focus on sensations, surfaces & sounds that bring me back to reality, that helped me focus on what is real around me versus what is in my mind.
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Stefan
Fortress
My body is my fortress and my mind is the navigator. I shouldn’t let external forces dictate my mood.
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Alexis
Letting Go
Many of us, just as I have, do these meditations to make us feel calmer when we have anxiety or stress. This is totally a good thing and, I have to say, I felt the one of the greatest impacts on myself from this meditation than the other ones I have previously taken. Even though I might have things to worry about later on, during this meditation, I felt safe, truly. It was a great feeling and it felt amazing to just let go! In other words, I loved this meditation and would highly recommend it to those who have stress or anxiety problems, such as myself! 🍁😇🍁
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Ava
To be safe
With all the stress and anxiety that I have built up inside, I never once had the thought to thing that I am safe. Negativity creeps up on you, but I need to realize that I am safe and okay.
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Pam
Notice
Support safety warmth gratitude sunshine breathe peace serenity kindness healing
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Heather
Stress and the body
I hold a ton of stress in my neck and shoulders, like l’m bracing myself for a disaster. I need to let go of this because in the moment I am fine.
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Christine
Fear
For me, stress stems from fear of failure. Not pleasing everyone or living up to their expectations. This meditation helped me to find the safety within myself.
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Sharmine
Surrender to the now
Lying down on my back and just surrendering to the sensations of the surface, the sound, the smell of the air; everything has helped me feel safe. I belong here and this moment belongs to me.
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Jessica
Stress reliever
Coming into this session with 2728 thoughts running around my brain, I was able to focus on bringing myself back to reality rather than the thoughts inside. I got to just let go and be at ease
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Amanda
Floating on a cloud
This meditation is lovely for bringing awareness to your body and letting go of strain and stress. My body became light as a feather with a tingly sensation. Felt amazing.
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Elaine
Self care
I learned that I need to do self care. My family is important to my happiness and I am capable of doing anything I choose to fo.
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Cat
Safety
I realized I feel safe when I think about myself at this very moment. Being secure with yourself is very important and relaxing.
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Maria
Stress gone
I felt my whole body relax and just let all the stress go! I was able to just think to myself and not worry about what needed to be done but just concentrate on my self for a moment.
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Sahian
Stress
I felt like I let everything go. I felt relaxed. I forgot about what I was thinking about that made me stress out.
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Sonam
Position
I felt that the position I was in wasn't the most comfortable. I also was interrupted in my meditation but I still feel calm
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Bella
Safe
I felt less freaked out by what was happening around me and less annoyed with my surroundings and I felt calm and in control. Nothing is as big of a deal as we make it.☺️
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Elizabeth
Wow
I learned I need to be more aware of my body. I also learned by creating a calm and quiet presence around me. And making myself comfortable relieves my stress
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Angela
Frowns
I realized how much I frown and how stiff my body is from so much stress. I need to learn to relax.
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Gursheen
Racing mind
I learned that I have so many different things racing through my mind all at once. But reminding myself that I am safe helps release all that negativity and anxiety built up in my head
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Jen
Present
I’m in the future breathe Where are my feet Breathe Too short I’m irritated
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Mary
Feeling safe
It is a goal for me to feel safe in the moment - to work on my mindfulness to achieve this goal. This was a great meditation for that.
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Britta
Preparations creates anxiety
I do preparations of my next day in my head which creates anxiety. I’m aware of it but need to be better to let go of the preparations and be more present in the moment
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Jozhiah
Excellent
This really helped me today I had a very stress full day today with this and that and then I do this and I feel a lot better less stressed and more supported
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Chris
I noticed
Just a complete feeling of letting go. Bringing only myself as a whole into focus. Will definitely sleep well tonight. The million thoughts per second program is on hold.
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Liv
I’m still awake and I can’t sleep. It’s 1am and I need to be up in 5 hours and I’ll be up until 11pm
I need more sleep and I’m going to be in a bad mood all day tomorrow
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Pat
Stressed About Hearing
Again, very poor sleep last night. I awoke to a body that was so pained that my nails are woven to nubs. There must be a solution which will temper the ragged edges of my failing body. I hurt every where and I am swollen. I can’t bend my fingers nor my ankles. I hurt!
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Yaritzel
Relaxed/Stress free
I felt relaxed like the weight off my shoulders was gone. I stopped worrying about school, sports, and family problems. Instead I felt a sense of peace.
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Annie
Stress relief
As I was listening and just kind of nonchalantly following along I noticed that I wasn’t thinking about the things that I usually think about on week days. Like school or anything that might stress me out.
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Avanti
Surface Sound Sensation
Even in a loud work environment I felt safe and calm and less stressed
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Todd
Gratitude for Today
Our meditation practices are a gift, I am thankful for the guidance these meditations provide me. Make it a great Friday
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Margaret
You are safe...
This meditation was helpful in grounding me; eased the anxious feelings I woke up with this morning by reminding me that in this moment I am safe. Obvious, simple, effective.
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Chelsea
So relaxing
I was able to feel very relaxed and at ease and it was able to bring me back to the present moment.
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Natasha
Refocusing
I learned that if I can refocus my senses on the present, that I can begin to let go.
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Ashley
Surface, sound, sensation
I learned that it’s important to let it all go! Especially at the end of the day. My day wasn’t one of my best days.. I struggled a lot and seemed like every was trying to tear me apart and I’m going through a lot right now with life, just dealing with a lot, I have two little ones and I’m very stressed and not feeling myself lately.. today was just a rough day for me.. I really needed this message and to be reminded to let it all go and just relax! It felt nice to do this and actually feel it, it was definitely a relief to feel this way after how I was feeling all day. Such a great reminded!
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Aliana
I really felt loose and calm
I learned to ward off distractions and be interested in myself there's a girl named Aliana and she's freaking balling luvvv her her style is just iconic so bees back offff
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Deb
I love this one!
The first thing I noticed was that the stress left my body almost immediately and I was very relaxed. Taking care of a fussy infant today and was starting to feel a little stressed by all the crying, so I thought I'll do a quick meditation while she's snoozing and it worked like a charm. This one's a keeper.
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Susan
Learning to allow my entire body to relax. Learning to block out
block out everyday stress even for a few minutes is quite helpful!
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Beth
Work is harder to mentally separate from than it used to be
I found myself still talking about Friday's work crap on Saturday. I had to stop myself and get back in the moment of WEEKEND.
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Wayne
Surface sound sensation
I heard the ringing in my ears very loudly. And, I realize that though much is about to change, all is well.
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Kayla
Helpful although wish it was a little bit longer.
My mind felt free, which felt freeing to the rest of my body, not being so tense and on edge.
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Cherish
Helpful
I realized letting go in this moment, you are safe. If you can relax your body and mind, you will experience mindfulness.
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Xene
Safe
I learned that I am safe in my own home. I can rest completely on my support, I don’t have to be scared, I am okay, I can be good, I will stay positive that I am safe.
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Mya
Happiness
I felt so comfortable and peaceful laying in my bed. I’ve never left safer.
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Inannadae
Reassure was great but then it ended
I really liked the reassurance I was safe but then the meditation just ended. It felt very incomplete. Unfortunately not as relaxing as I hoped, which was a shame because I was enjoying it up until it felt cut off.
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Kendall
4/3/19
I felt safe and in the present after the meditation. Try not to think too much about worry. Love in the present, live in the now. Enjoy the present. Enjoy life.
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Darren
I noticed that a lot of my anxiety stems from a feeling of not being safe.
I learned that I must relax and find safety, comfort and security in myself and surroundings.
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Carla
Relax
I realized that sometimes I need to take time to relax and loosen up. Ease the stress or tension in my muscles. As simple as that.
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Cameron
Letting Go
I realized that a big part of dealing with my anxiety is letting go of all the events of the day and any events that may be occurring over the following week. Once I’m able to focus solely on the present I’m able to relax to an extent I never knew possible.
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Claire
Easing Stress & Anxiety: Surface, Sound, Sensation
I noticed that a lot of my muscles are still very tense even when I think I'm completely relaxed. I learned to go past each muscle and let them rest one by one.
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Greg
Leaning to Relax
My relaxed state isn’t very relaxed until I meditate and truly listen.
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Ian
Tired
I can't rush things. They happen as they happen. Focusing on them can stress me out.
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Emma
stress free
once i learned that i’m safe and that i can let my worries go in this moment i could relax my muscles could relax and i can drift into my happy place and remain clam. this was one of my favourite meditations .
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Jakub
just chill
That month was so hard for me. I worked every day about 14 hours to get more money to move on in my life and I am really tired. I don't feel my legs and arms because I must lift so many things in my job. That meditation helped me to be relaxed and to calm down with every hard situation in my life. This is my first post but i recommend it to every person who has a hard times in work. Greetings from Poland :)
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Oduonyye60@gmail.com
I am the master of my fate. The author of my destiny
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Katy
Anxiety
I realized that in this moment, I am safe. I don’t need to worry about tomorrow or even a few minutes from now. In this moment I am currently safe and that’s how I can beat anxiety.
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Rahmona
Anxiety mediation
I learned that just taking a moment to be aware of your surroundings and just listening to the sounds around you helps you become more calm and relaxed.
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Jo
I felt my attitude shift to one of potential change and ownership - and that I can only do my best
I learned that it’s okay to take time to learn to be in the now
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Matthew
Simple
A simple little session which will be good for anyone experiencing anxiety in the moment.
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Lilliy
Stress
I learned that if your body is tense then your mind will be to and if you loosen your body your stress will loosen and you will feel safe
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Sarah
Day 2
I felt every muscle in my body relax, and felt so safe in the moment.
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Jakub
I really cleared my mind and focused on presence
I learned that breathing and trying to connect with surrounding helps clear my mind.
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William
Safe
Great! Relax muscles and be safe! I always start with the jaw and eyes! May I be safe!
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K
“Safe”
Wow. Just hearing that phrase helped me relax almost immediately. I’m going to listen a few more times before bed!
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Danielle
Safe
I learned to relax my muscles and the feeling of safeness. I always clench my jaw when I’m stressed so it helps to relax all my muscles in my body.
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Jeanisse
Safe
The title is very generic, but won’t ever stop being relevant. It is important for every single one of us to feel safe... so, what do we do in uncertain times? How do we cope or even assimilate what’s going on? What are the measures we take to feel safe in spaces that are inside & even outside our comfort zone? Always take a deep breath, look around you, hear your surroundings, feel the surface beneath you, & understand that you are here. It doesn’t matter how the situation turns out, it only matters how you deal with it & even how you can grow from it. PS. If you are in (physical) danger (war zone, victim of dv, etc.), take cover & call for help. Seek for professional help, as there other areas that will need attention as well. There’s no shame on the type of help we look for; we understand we need to get better for our own selves.
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Alicia
Feeling safe
I really enjoyed this session because feeling safe is something I struggle with and so I liked the affirmation aspect of this mindfulness practice. I felt the tension, particularly in my arms and back melt away during this session and I feel like I am ready to continue my day with a lot less tension in me.
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Kendall
Body
It is nice to feel supported and surrender to feeling supported by what is beneath me. It is hard to accept sometimes that we do not have anything to do so it is nice when someone else tells us. I love body check ins because it always amazes me how much tension I don’t realize I am carrying and the little adjustments I can do to alleviate some of it.
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Anthony
Baby Step
It’s ok to relax and that I can take a moment to feel safe.