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Tension Release Meditation

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Carla-Jo Geraghty
Mindfulness Teacher and Mentor
This meditation helps you to begin to soften the tension and stress in your body by using the power of the breath.  Please note: If you are struggling with your mental health it's really important to seek professional help. These meditations are not a substitute for that but can be used along side therapy to help to support you. For more on Carla-Jo and her work please see www.carlajo-mindfulness.com
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62 reflections
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Christine
Tension
This was a soothing meditation, perfect for the end of the day.
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Cyndee
Zero Tension
I drove to San Francisco and walked around a lot. This session was excellent for totally relaxing my whole body before retiring for the evening. Definitely saving this one as I tend to have a lot of tension at the end of the day.
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Tammy
Tension release
I needed this one. So tense because there is just so much to do. Always pushing. This helped me relax and refocus myself on the importance of rest.
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Everett
Keep up
The heat in me is my own sun good god melt my love and flow it to the people
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Katelyn
i learned that
giving attention to one part of your body and feeling it soften can help relax the tension that’s been building up within your body with stress. it feels good when everything is fully relaxed.
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Katelyn
Knowing How I Feel
I learned that by paying attention to the parts of my body where I feel stress on tightness I can physically remove the weight.
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Alyssa
12/20/17
Sometimes we need to take a minute to truly take in what our bodies are telling us. This tension releasing meditation helped me to pinpoint where I carry my stress and to help relieve some of the pain I have been feeling in my muscles.
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Time
Rest of the day
Only a few minutes of your day, can alter the direction entirely
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Megan
Letting go
Letting go of all the tension of my day feels incredible and relaxing. Sometimes we need a few moments to ourselves
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Pam
Non-judgement
There are times I do not feel physically well. In those times I can be a harsh judge of myself. Taking a moment to notice and not judge, to send myself some loving kindness allows me to remember that I am a human Being not a human Doing.
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Ruth
Breathe
It’s hard at the end of a day to just let it all go without taking a moment to think about the how and the why! How is to simply breathe and the why is because at the end of the day all that matters is where you end up!
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Randy
Today's meditation
I learned that it's doubly hard to relax when you're suffering from allergies... ugh!
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Maria
What I learned
When there is tension, just accept it. Surrounded it with loving awareness on an in-breath, and let it soften on the out-breath
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Kayt
Let it go
A whole different way of letting go like Elsa. I could feel the power I have over my body as I focused and breathed through letting go of the tension in the back of my neck. I felt powerful to let it go. I felt in control which is not a feeling I typically have. I liked it. I want more of that feeling. That powerful feeling. Normally letting go can make you feel weak but I haven’t felt this strong in a long time.
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Joe
This is not me.
This oral presentation does not work for me I am ending my association with your program, but thank you. I request no further contact to change me decision.
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Sara
Letting it go
That focusing on the tensed part and allowing yourself to accept it makes it much easier to soften it
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Christine
Focus on the Present
I learned that when your mind wanders during meditation you just have to bring it back. Meditation isn't about clearing the mind but about focusing on the present.
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Michelle
Needs background music or nature sounds
Without some background sound, the voice sometimes surprises me and gives me a little spike in heartrate.
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Madison
30/365
In this meditation, I learned how to give extra focus to the tense parts of my body that I tend to shrug off during the day and not give much attention to. It taught me how to link my breathing and the focus of my tense areas together- releasing that pain and discomfort and focusing on being in touch with myself and my body.
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Sean
Exhale
Exhaling is a lot like cleansing. It’s not just the air an oxygen that’s possible to release, but exhaling allows us to remove stresses, stressor, and other unheathlyness from us.
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Ram
Body breath unity
Is the key to unlock the doors from manas to buddhi (reason to intuition) ... and finally to ‘awareness and unity’ .
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Alexa
Release
I need to let all that bad tension out, be happy, smile, just enjoy life.
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Deepti
Andiety
Anxiety wrecks my ability to be present and in the moment. I can’t concentrate enough to listen to the meditations
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Kim
Let go
I learned that my body holds a lot of tension which most likely effects my physical and mental wellbeing negatively. I need to learn to relax and just let go of the tension and stress that is not serving me.
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Stefanie
Stress
I learned that stress needs to be addressed and dealt with regularly...
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Harvey
Tension Release
A lovely meditation practice that incorporates many elements of relaxation. Very helpful to my specific needs.
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Kennidy
stress
when all of your stress builds up, you should not possibly just ignore it. You shall make sure it lowers so you can move on with your day. Having stress build up through your life just causes your days to become worse. Take time into trying to lower that stress down, it will help you cope through the hardest and most stressful times.
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Grace
Mindfullness for well being
I learned that I can just use my breathe to cure stress or tension in my life.
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Kellee
Thumping Tuesday 2-27-18
Releasing Tension. It’s been snowing where I’m at since I got here. This is the first chance I’ve been able to get to meditate with Aura., and we’re expecting 5 more days of it. I’ll miss you guys if you don’t hear from me. It was nice just to release some built of tension and be able to relax again. Thank you, Aura! Have a nice day, Everyone!😀
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Jodi
Being mindful...
Finding peace with breath... it takes practice, but becoming more aware of the tension that builds as your stress level rises is key to begin to lessen the anxiety that inevitably comes along with it. Be mindful of the signs your body is giving you, then take a moment and breath ❤️
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Thalia
Tensions....
I learned that when your felling stressed or anxious it's very good to take a moment and to sit and close your eyes , inhale and exhale any tensions or worries you may have....
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Jess
Tension
I learned that I hold tension in my jaw and shoulders. I need to loosen up and breathe calmness into these parts of my body.
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Steph
I felt relaxed & time flew by. I wanted the time to be longer.
Allowing my mind & body to relax. Focusing on my breathing. Allow my mind to be of outdid distractions.
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Maria
Clenching my jaw
Ive been holding so much tension in my jaw recently, even when I sleep
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Clare
Tension
I hadn’t realised that I was holding so much tension in my body until I did this mediation. Really good to release it without judgement
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Colton
Posiive
After doing this meditation I realized where I was physically holding my tension. And helped me calm down and be kind to the disturbance in my day and realign myself.
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Mary
Day one
I felt the tension release in my back and shoulders even though I was sitting up. I felt very warm too.
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Brianna
Anxiety Relief: Day 2
At first I wasn’t finding it helpful, but then I finally stopped and listened and followed along. I do feel less anxious.
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Giana
Tension
I really felt my body changing as I focused on softening the areas that needed to be worked on. I feel less anxious.
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Joyce
Release, amid the morning activity
Today was a good challenge- running late on my practice so I was meditating while the rest of my family was in the midst of their morning routine- radio news blaring, conversation, pots clanging. Good advice to focus inward- the radio was a thing in the background, and oI was momentarily isolated, releasing tension from within. Namaste
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Keven
Been a while
I notice my tense parts since I started meditating again Consultancy consultancy.
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Eriel
Day 2
I have a speech this morning that I was very nervous about, now, it’s not so much nerves as it is just tired. That’s good.
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Haegun
My first lesson
I learned that being calm and focused on your body makes you feel good and happy.
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Carla-Jo
Soften your mind and body❤️
So often when we get to the end of our day we find our body’s are tight with tension. I really encourage you to practice pausing during your day, checking in and focusing on your breath for a few moments. As you are doing this you can imagine that as you breathe out the out breath is softening your body. I have found that regularly pausing and softening helps me to feel more calm and vital through the day. If you have 3 or 7 minutes here is my tension release meditation that you can practice ❤️ Love and kind wishes to you , Carla-Jo❤️
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McKayla
Stress
I have a lot going on in my life right now but on top of everything, I have paper thin walls. I just herd my parents having super loud sex and made me sick to my stomach. This meditation helped me get rid of the horrible pit in my stomach so that’s cool.
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Bianney
I felt sad
I often feel like this, but I feel more aware and calmer than usual.
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Madeleine
My boss JUST yelled at me
I was still able to sit and breathe...this meditation was amazingly helpful in diffusing tension
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Matthew
Helped!
My 10y/o daughter made poor choices last night, choosing to not complete her homework, in favor of other activities. She made this morning miserable for us both! Arriving home again after managing to get her to school, I'm feeling totally stressed out! This Aura session helped me relax some, at least enough to.face the rest of my morning, anyway! Now, is there an Aura lesson to make doing housework easier?😳
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Simon
A great start to the day
Released tensions I’d barely known were present! Thank you 😊.
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Paula
Calming...
I had a chaotic start to my morning. An early call from my neighbor, 2-doors down, calling to alert me to our next-door neighbor’s irrigation system gone wild. It was flooding all our yards! Since the new next-door neighbor hasn’t moved in yet, I had to call her & alert her. Got that resolved... Ugh 😑 dang adrenaline!! Now to calm the morning... I tried 3 or 4 meditations. Each helping a bit... but this one... Ahhhh. My wind chimes, out back, helped too. But this meditation, for some reason, was the one which pulled the pin and unlocked things and helped me allow it all the let go and Flow. Then I remembered my mantra... “Open & Allow... allow the Flow.” In other words... “Use The Force, Luke!” 😀
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Julie
Releasing Tension
This meditation has you acknowledge an area of your body where you are feeling tension. I tend to carry tension along my shoulder blades and neck. As I breathe in, I am acknowledging the tightness I am feeling in this area. I sit with that feeling for a moment. Then I exhale letting go of the tension in that area which I could immediately feel it soften. This was just what I needed this afternoon. I have an hour before I need to get dinner going. I am going to take advantage of this extra time I have to go indulge in a hot bath.
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Craig
Short and effective
I don’t need to maintain mindfulness for 15 - 20 minutes to feel refreshed. I also used this session to focus on some relief for my back and it worked.
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Lori
Tension release
In these crazy times this gave me a better sense of well being. A very nice way to start my day.
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Robert
Stressed
I just got back from a mini-vacation yesterday and made the mistake of checking my inbox last night. Wow! I could feel a hardening of my neck and shoulders. I needed this medication to help prepare this morning.
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Susie
Tension Release
I felt like all the tension was melting away. It is always surprising to me, as I stop and focus on my body, that tension finds lots of places in which to be present, Thank you for your gentle guidance. 🙏
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Kendall
Kindly & without judgment
Recognizing tension in your body and bringing awareness to it, in a loving, kind, non-judgemental way, in order to help relieve it
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Tamara
Releasing tension
I noticed that immediately when I focused on the area that was tense breathed through it. I noticed that the tensions dissipated
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Darcie
Helpful
This meditation really helped me to let go of the anxiety and tension in my chest and heart. I sat with this for a few minutes longer after the 7 minute meditation because I needed it. Thank you.
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Joyce
I’m melting...
What a world! That felt great, and I’m ready for the day. Namaste
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Laura
Tension relief
I noticed how bringing awareness to my body and allowing the tension to melt away from my muscles as I breathe completely made them peel loose and relaxed.
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Anyo
Releasing tension without contorting
Usually when I have tension in a particular part of my body, I twist and bend, trying to free it. Often it doesn’t work but I continue to do it and feel frustrated. I learned how with just my concentration and my breath, I can release tension. Focusing on where I usually carry my tension (shoulders) and feeling them release felt similar to how they feel after a massage but not as deep. I want to continue to work on this and to see how much tension I am able to release and in other areas of my body too.
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Maddie
Tension
When i have a tense body, it makes me have a tense mind. i cant hope for a clear and relaxed head if my body isnt also clear and relaxed!
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