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The Hands

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Meditation
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Lyndi Smith
Nature-Based Mindfulness & Sleep Stories
Lost in thoughts? This practice releases tension in the hands and in the mind.
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59 reflections
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Dee
Great mindfulness moments and gratitude practices.
It only takes a few minutes to be mindful throughout the day.
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Lynne
Very Helpful
I find the sessions that focus on awareness of the body (e.g., hands, head, etc.) help to relieve tension while promoting mindfulness. Works for me!
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Brina
Learning
I learned that I need to listen to people sometimes without giving advice.
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A'Niyah
Solar eclipse
The solar eclipse is the story of the sun and the moon coming together because that once in a lifetime experience shows how deep their love is for each other to where they break the rules and live together for a couple minutes
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Alana
Peacefull
After the task I felt very peaceful and relaxed I really liked it and I can't wait to do it again
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Katie
Lost
My body was too heavy for this session and was left weighted down. I needed something that would keep on the happy high but it didnt succeed.
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Harvey
Hands
I find that any form of body scanning is a great diversion of thought for me , this session is very enjoyable and useful.
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Dane
Reconnecting with my body
By focusing my energy and thoughts on my hands I felt new sensations, and appreciations for the body part used so often and given so little thought. I will go through my day with incredible gratitude and insight to all the things my hands do for me including typing this.
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Anne Gabrielle
Midnight Meditation
I felt at ease and peaceful as I calmed myself down. Every day is stressing at a busy household which also converts into a business for elderly boarding care. But with every moment I had to relax and not letting the negativity and stress push me down.
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Myriam
Relaxation through focus
The focus on the hands and namely single parts of it allowed me a deep awareness moving from my hands into the body. I enjoyed a beautiful moment of perfect peace and relaxation
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Kelly
Day 4
It's important to have a positive and balanced approach to live and by taking 5 minutes out of you day to meditate can help clear your mind of stress and worries.
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Karl
Artisan
My hands are essentially my bread-and-butter. They are what are use when I "need" dough! 🤡🤡🤡 God day everyone.
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Kirt
Help!
She never said to open my eyes again! Must I live the rest of my life blind?! It's amazing that I can still type this!
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Brian
Simplify
Lessen the clutter in the mind and there is more space for yourself.
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Danny
Present
It is important to stay present, and feel yourself in your current surroundings. It will ease the worry of future thoughts and anxieties.
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First reflections
Fine to drift, so long as you're aware and able to get back to being present.
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Kellee
Columbus Day/Night 2017
Wow! What a difference when you take time to focus on your hands. They actually started to tingle..It was nice to take time out for them. Thank you, Aura!
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Kellee
Columbus Day/Night 2017
I learned that your hands are just as important as your mind and your breathing. Just take time for yourself!
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Steve
The Hands
I enjoyed Lindy’s guidance through the meditation, soothing and focused at the same time.
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Beth
Self Connection
I learned that self connection to bring me back to the present moment can be achieved through such a simple act.
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Rebecca
Importance
I learned that your hands are as important than your mind and thoughts
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Amy
Focus point
I like focusing on a specific body part (hands in this case) and being able to direct and redirect my attention there.
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Gracie
My Hands
It's easy for me to bring my anxiety down when I can focus on something specific
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Susie
My Hands
My hands help me to perform so many tasks each day and appreciated the special attention today. Now I plan to reward them with some nice, nourishing lotion.
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Jaime
Hands
This meditation was unexpectedly welcomed. So much is done with our hands each day.... Funny how often we don't intentionally focus on this special part of our body.
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Joyce
Hands
Meditation through movement- I like that concept, and there is much less chance of falling asleep! Focusing on the movement of a single body part or in this case set of parts. Made me re-appreciate and respect my hands. I wonder how it would be if I focused on a sore body part-I’ll try to remember to try that next time i get a sore spot.
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Thomas
Just shifting
I found that the exercise focusing on the sensations in the hands was not so much about the hands, but training the mind to STOP focusing on the windstorms of my plans for the day and the coming week. I am not trying to solve the problems of the coming week, I am trying to Fully Be Right Here Right Now
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Marcela
Plsy
Hands, breath, fingers, breath - the body as a playground, as a place, as a temple to keep my attention in the present.
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Everett
Fo ten
The world at large is a cheap hole and the sink you sunk in that bout was louse
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Aegeda
Focus on the body
As I focused on my hands I realized the amount of work they do each day. The epiphany helped me understand that though I may not be where I would like to be in life, I am still making progress.
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Ravyn
I learned...
I learned that self awareness is helpful and that by focusing on one part of your body/ thoughts will help you feel relaxed and calm.
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Victoria
Me
Every movement is important. Your body is a temple. Knowing yourself and how you move is extraordinary.
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Dina
Hands
I hold a great deal of stress in my hands and a reminder to spread my hands and fingers does wonders
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Kevin
Never a second thought...
I never give my hands a second thought, it felt good to recognize them and appreciate them for all they do for me. I’m fortunate to have very big hands. It makes me have more sympathy for our President who has small hands. At least on this point I can sympathize with him...
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Delaney
The Hands
I learned that it’s helpful to focus on the little things if you need to ground yourself or something of that nature.
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Niko
Hands
It’s difficult to focus on one thing for three minutes, but it feels better to try.
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Justine
Wiggly appendages
After an intensive workout (not a New Years resolution just a necessity) I found my poor abused arms welcomed the relief of only hands being moved. In truth it was a relief all round for all my body parts. I believe my husband was also pleased as it is bed time and he won’t have to listen to me complaining about pain. In all seriousness thank you Lyndi, my pain is temporary but the need to focus on one part has relieved another parts pain.
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Loving hands
Attaining to the hands something cool and calming. It is a way to relax and shift away the focus from the mind.
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Aishwarya
Day Two
I learned that there is more tension in my wrist/hands than I ever realized.
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Cyndee
Hand & Heart Beating Together 💙
This meditation surprised me, I wasn’t expecting that I would feels the sensations I did. When I focused on different parts of my left hand and how it felt I actually felt the sensations and at the end my whole left hand felt totally different than my right. When I move to the right hand it was hard at first to stop feeling the left hand but eventually I did and both my hands felt like they were alive and I could feel my heart beat in them and it was a totally cool feeling.
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Sean
Helping Hands.
My hands hold a lot of tension from so much work and that focusing on them can help me relax.
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Mack
Being present
I learned that to be fully present in one hand I hand to let go of the other
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Breea
Hands
This was a small yet very massive meditation. It helped me focus on a body part I never pay attention to unless it’s in pain.
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Amy
The Hands
I love this one because it’s a simple exercise that I can do throughout my day at work to take a minute to breath.
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Madi
Focus
I learnt that focusing on any part of my body helps me to feel relaxed and calm.
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Kerstan
Day 3
I found that my hands felt very heavy when i was focusing on them and this is not a sensation i normally recognize. I also didn't gain the same calming feeling as I do while focusing my breathing so I was struggling to really calm my thoughts. I think with more attention to breathing and sending those breaths to my hands i'll be able to accomplish a deeper feeling of calm.
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Nora
Paying attention
Tuning into my body is something I’ve stopped doing as I’ve become older and my body starts to feel the years and the ways in which I don’t treat it the best it’s nice to tune in and refresh the senses in each part of my body. This hands exercise made me move and stretch my hands and it just felt good.
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Aaron
Weird...
This was definitely a new one, nice to know I won’t be expecting the same thing each time. It really brought me to think about meditation a different way!
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Margot
Helping my hands
This was wonderful for me as it focused me on something other than my breathing. When I only focus on my breathing it makes me anxious as it draws my attention to the palpitations in my heart. Also I have arthritis in my hands and doing the gentle exercises frkt lovely. Thank you
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Makayla
Hands
I learned my hands can do a lot of things with meditation and my mind
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Hannah
Thankfulness
I use my hands a lot. I do a lot of needlework, horseback riding, petting animals, writing, typing. And I never really take a chance to thank my hands for all they allow me to do. I also didn't realize how distracted I had become. My schedule is hectic for the next few months and I had no clue how badly I needed this time to breath and reconnect with myself. I still cannot believe the effects meditation has had on me. I am so much happier, more optimistic, I am allowing walls built up over many years to finally lower. Or as another post I like said I must not wrap myself in cactus thorns."
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La`Tosha
#Adulting #OrSomethingClose
My temper is my father's, my smarts are my mother's, but my LOVE is of them both. Stop, breathe, think, move seamlessly forward for the kids....
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Senan
I felt calming and nice but I wanted to sleep
The calmer you are the less worried you become and less stressed you are and how it’s just quiet and peaceful
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Megan
Rotation of the hands
I thought that focusing on your hands was a really good idea but it kept saying to rotate your hands which just made my wrists pop a lot and it kinda hurt.
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Erica
👐🏽
This was an interesting meditation. The hands are an important and especially to me as an Occupational Therapist. I kept thinking that this would be a wonderful intervention to help focus and center a patient on the part of their body that needs healing. I wonder what would happen in medicine if we spoke livingly to the parts of our bodies that need healing?
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Artoná
Meditation, Day 1
Today was my first day using the Aura app to meditate. To be honest, the hand exercise felt so weird at first. I was able to relax after about a minute. The good thing is that I felt pretty good afterwards!
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Tammy
Hand meditation
Practicing concentration on your hands really helps keep you focused. I appreciate all my hands do for me. Great way to be mindful and thankful for my hands. Thanks Lyndi!
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Bulelwa
Relaxation matters
All there is is just relaxation and allowing yourself to breathe for a minute. Being calm helps a lot
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Melina
Ummmm
This would have been great but my wrists kept cracking when I twisted them.... not fun