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Adam
Poise for simply being...
...rather than anger or blaming. Good reminder to use the breath to control adrenaline and stress.
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Susie
You Have the Power
Mindfulness and breath work have been helpful to me while dealing with chronic nerve pain...definitely not a cure but a way to reduce the level of pain by redirecting the focus of my brain.
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Lily
The Power of You
I learned that I and I alone have the power to slow it down. If you just take those few breaths and realize that it's all ok
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Danielle
I learned that I have a long way to go to achieve mindfulness.
I learned that I have a hard time sitting with myself. It’s difficult for me to not have distractions and just reflect, in fact I actively avoid it.
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Serena-Marie
I got to learn to take it down a notch!!
I have to work on looking at things at a different light. Not to be all high strung about work. It's not healthy
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Brenda
Opportunity for new response
While doing this meditation I envisioned myself applying this in a difficult situation, where I may be triggered by frustration or confusion trying to communicate with another person. I wondered what would happen if amid all that craziness, I just decided to focus on my breath and reconnect with the wisdom inside. I am sure it would create an opportunity for a new response… perhaps clear the air and deepen my connection with the people I am with.
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Matthew
Poised to be
The stress I put out equals the stress I take in. It's a hard lesson, and one I've been struggling with for a long time. I've been very angry for so long...
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Michelle
The breath
Controlling the breath controls your mind & totally relaxes your body. The exhale flushed out any negative energy.
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Victoria
Just breathe
We control what happens to us and yet we blame others or objects
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Mischa
Comtrole
Ik de controle over mijn ademhaling en daarmee de rust in mijn lichaam heb.
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Susie
Empowering
Instead of getting swept away with anxiety or worry, I can come back to my breath. And I have the power to control my feelings and energy.
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Yvonne
You have the power.
I learned that we have the power to slow and regulate our breath and control our responses to stress.
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Everett
Going to
My power friggin explodes and the fry is belts and ice cream Lazer
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Kerri
Breath
I learned that regulating the breath can change the way your body and your mind reacts to every day life.
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Rema
I Feel Good
I feel so good after this amazing test, thank you so much Aura♥️
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caitlin
Control
i learned that i need to take more responsibility for the way i react to things and that responsibility will bring me peace through control
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Liz
I learned to take back control of my pace.
I learned to be OK with doing nothing for a pause in the need to always be doing.
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Tammy
Power
Remind myself that everything is a reaction to the outside world. The power is to keep my mind still by focusing on my breathe.
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Margot
You have the power.
Wow. I really felt the power. I felt like I was back in control. I want to do this meditation again and again. Thank you.
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Elena
Power
Power is God. Power of God. God allows Us to handing Power meaning God loves us so much that he allowed his own son Jesus Christ to be crucified so that we can have the forgiveness of Sin. I believe the Power that we are given is the choice to choose the Path we take and it's up to us to choose God because he is the Power.
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Angel
Yes I do
I’m in full control with every breath I take Sometimes we need that constant reminder yes do I have power thank you 💛🙏🏻
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Kimberly
Perspective
Our perspective of situations is within our control. The time we give to focus on situations is also within our control.
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Norma
Reaction Control
I have the power to control an adrenaline rush within my own body. There is no need to place blame on external realities for emotionally-triggered responses.
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Cyndee
Calm Energy
Relaxed focused breathing calms me and gives me energy. If I start, end or take time, anytime during the day, to take slow deep breaths, it releases tension. Then, I’m no longer wasting precious energy. Calm energy is only a few breaths away!
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Madeleine
I am responsible
I learned that I am responsible for my own happiness and energy and I cannot rely on others for this or blame them for it.
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Laura
I can control it
I can't control what happens, but I can control how I feel about it. I can control my feelings and keep my peace.
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nina
i can control me
i learned that although i can’t control what’s going on around me, i can control myself. i can control how to handle situations. i can control how i react and what i do. i can control my feelings.
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Lex
With each pulse
My heart was racing before beginning this meditation, a long day at work with a lot of rude inconsiderate patients, coming back to remembering that I can control my outlook on the situation is soothing to me and my heart
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Josye
Frequency
My frequency has been very out if control lately with my school and work and partner that i have not had time to think about slowing this whirlwind down. This was very helpful
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Kate
Power
It is comforting to realise that despite having no control over certain situations I still have the power to help my response to them by slowing down my breathing.
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Crystal
Mindful moments
Wonderful talking experience and helpful Wonderful meditation!
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Mia
Rhythm
Is in everything. Adjusting my beat is how I can control my own speed. There is fluidity, and purpose, and music, in simply being.
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Shreya
Thoughts for the day
I learned that this emotion is not me and not mine. It’s always amazing to give yourself some kindness and let go of the stress and tension.
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cassie
thoughts on love
love comes and goes naturally throughout our lives. some love will begin and sometime that love may end. we must go through the world accepting the love we receive, show gratitude for that love, and allow it to go it’s own way if that is the best thing. love is not overbearing or possessive, those traits are antithetical to love. love is selfless and giving.
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Kellee
Twirly Tuesday 11-28-17
The MIND has great power and will do many things you want it do if you let it. Here in this meditation not only does it help you focus on mediating on your breathing during sticky situations like “ blame games” but other powerful maneuvers. Good luck! Have a great day!
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Mike
You can control your energy
If my body were a frequency, what pitch, what timbre would it be? By elongating the breath, then matching inhales and exhales, I can bring balance and lower the pitch of that frequency, the intensity of that energy
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Helen
Taking control
Reminded that whatever life throws my way I can control my reaction to it, starting with the physical. Deep breaths - so simple yet so helpful.
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Chris
Taking a Step Back
I learned that sometimes, especially in stressful situations, it’s important to take a step back, calm down, and really think about how little your life will be affected by the outcome of the situation.
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Gerarda
The power of one breath.
I learned that one breath can regulate stress. One breath in. One stress out.
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Lauren
My body has a Rhythm
I learned to listen to the rhythm, frequency, pitch - whatever you want to call it. It's present within each of us and we can learn a great deal about ourselves just by listening to it.
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Christina
Confidence
This was a great meditation for me as I struggle with maintaining control over my own life. I make it too hard. The practice of “Just Be” has made this so much easier. When everything is chaos I slow down, breathe and Just Be. Amazing.
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Dina
Counting my breath
Helps me slow down my thoughts- push them out of the way - so
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Jessica
Breathing power
When I stop and focus on my breath, calm will follow. My breath has the power to change the way I feel.
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Ron
I am in control
I am in control of my feelings, emotions, and reactions to outside influences. Take the time to breathe and be calm at times when outside influences begin to cause stress. I am in control.
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Christine
Amazing
I learned that I am in control of how I let situations affect me. Breathing is taken for granted yet it is what makes me live, it is what can anchor me back to my center and help me to live without the anxieties that bring me down.
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Klair
Day 4
I was visualising a plane flying erratically all over very quickly without any control and I said in my mind “calm your soul” and it slowed down. I learned that I have control over my mind and soul and even when I feel anxious and stressed I am still in control.
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Melissa
Regulate the adrenaline when I start to sit quietly by myself I feel everything racing towards me.
My long list feels longer Now I feel calm and ready to start the day. Yoga and then Office. Control what I can control and it’s how I respond to the world. I can control my level of energy
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Maddy
1/11/18
I learned that I am always in control of how I react to things. I have the power to stay calm and focus on my breath, and just breathe into the negativity and let it go.
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Emma
1/18/18
I learned that I can take long, deep breaths without feeling out of breath. I was more aware of my breath going through my whole body.
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Maria
Breathing
I’m reminded how much my breathing can change my perception and experience of life. Grateful for this morning to be reminded that I have this tool with me, no matter where I go, how I feel, and what I do.
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Precious
I’m powerful
I’m in control of my destiny. I just need to learn to control my emotions.
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Courtney
my opinion
i learned that with just sitting down and breathe with calm voice makes everything a little better
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Tajaughn
I am in control.
I have the power to control how I feel about certain situations.
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Shelby
Poised for being
This meditation was a lot about internal locus of control - assuming control of ourselves even in difficult situations, by returning to a quiet place and neutral mindset.
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Whitney
Power
I learned that I have the power to control my thoughts and how I feel about a situation. It’s so easy for us to place the blame elsewhere which gives that thing or person power over our life. I can control this by taking one breathe at a time and process whatever it is and decide how I want it to make me feel.
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Katelyn
The power of me?
What power do I have that is unknown to me? How do I unlock this power? I guess it is something I need to find for myself. But that could take a while, and for that it could be hours, days, months, years... when can I found this strange power within me to do courageous things in life?
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Amanda
My power
My anxiety can not control me when I learn how to control it. If I take situations and change their fate I can relax
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Hannah
Day 11
“You are responsible for your own energy expenditures.” What a simple concept and one that I needed to be reminded of today.
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Dirk
Kick things off
Great way to start the day focused and calm, in charge of our moments and how we react to them.
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Bronwen
You have the power
A great technique to create a small quiet moment in a busy day and a great way to prepare for a busy day
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Ronda
It’s in My Powet
Today’s session was great. Hearing that by taking the time out to breath and regulate my breathing when I’m a stressful situation gives me the power to control my actions and stress. I love this idea and will be trying it the next time a stressful situation arises. I have always heard to stop and count to ten before reacting. But stoping and regulating my breathing seems to be a better focus.
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Elyse
Just breathe
There are times when I get anxious and feel out of control and I think during these moments of panic I could benefit from controlling my breathing, slowing down my pulse, and calming myself down.
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Pam
I HAVE the power over adrenaline!
I can control the frequency or the adrenaline with my breath. I have the power and control. Drop down into the body and regulate with breath. Do not put blame on others; I control how much energy I expend. Regulate the breath until it is a neutral breath. I LOVE this exercise!! I must remember and utilize this!
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Sarah
Control
I learned that I have the control over my body and the way it reacts to the situations around me
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anna
Control
When in stressful situations to take a breath, you have control and can control your reactions to the situation. If feeling overwhelmed take a few moments to regulate breathing as a coping mechanism before reacting.
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Sally
Control your adrenaline
I like that thru breathe I can control adrenaline when anxious or stressed.
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Kathy
Power
I don't like things that make me focus too much on breathing. It makes me feel even more stressed out and like I am not getting enough air.
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Madison
Stop
I’ve learned that in my busy day when all I feel is the pulse of the world beating down on me, I have the power to come out of that. I have the power to just hit pause and find my own pulse in this world
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Mara
I have the power
I learned that I have the power to control the inner situation of my body by regulating my breathing. Also that sometimes things are not as bad as they may seem at first.
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Anthony
Power
I learned that I am in control of my own thoughts and I can regulate myself to relaxation.
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Clee
Breathing in and out
For the same amount of time , really establishes serenity and more spaciousness.
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Kristen
This right here is why I use Aura.
Thank you for this. These words were exactly what I needed to hear this morning and at this point in my life. Visualizing a literal frequency running through me really helped to put things into perspective. Thank you.
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Milton
Regulate the day
I need to slow down and breathe when the day becomes stressful and I feel over anxious. I need to remember that by slowing down and breathing; I will be able to come to a conclusion more clearly. It will effect my decision making and help me to become better at dealing with stressful situations life and work will throw at me.
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Payton
I am powerful
I am in control to let myself just be and that I have the power to calm my breathing down
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Paula
You Have the Power
Breathing and control of emotions and patience can help regulate your energy expenditure. Keep a calmness.
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Clare
Power
I enjoyed feeling that I have the power to slow my adrenaline down whenever I want to by using my breath
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Sydney
Breathing
Next time when adrenaline is flowing through me rapidly I will do this practice
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Tara
You have the power
I have the power and the ability to choose how I use my energy. If I am going too fast I can choose to turn down the tempo of my life by being mindful.
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Moe
Balance
I feel calm, balanced, and centered. I feel less anxiety and my body is relaxed
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Emily
I felt calm
Controlling my breathing calms me down I should practice this more often
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Vidal
Relaxed
Helped me erase my current state of thoughts with the breathing technique. Feel refreshed
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Kimberly
Empowered
I realized that I am often poised for defense and ready to blame. I like how I can control my breathing and control my ability to calm.
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Lea
Relaxed
I’ve been thinking a lot about something that could go wrong but with this app I focus about whats positive and it makes me smiles and relaxed
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Monica
Day 3
Today I was very excited to do my meditation. It was something I looked forward to all night. This is day three of trying to manage my anxiety and stress. This week I am on vacation from a job I can only describe as stressful. I wanted to use this week as a reset for change. I wanted this break to be a time where I reset myself and find out why I seem to get so frazzled all week. In today’s meditation she said something really important, we tend to be poised for defense. We let others action and emotions make us crazy or make us panicked, at least I tend to. I want to do a better job of realizing that I need to be poised in being. I think if I can remind myself to do this exercise when I am feeling overwhelmed it will remind me to reflect on who is controlling the adrenaline that is going through MY body, and allow me to regroup and come up with a game plan that I can put into much calmer fruition.
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Erica
Needed me
Wow that was powerful for me this morning. I needed so much of what was in this session. The reminder to control and that i have control over my energy output. That i choose how i move through the world. Constantly being poised for action is not a healthy way to live- it sparks my anxiety and puts me off balance. Im continually working to bring myself to a space of letting go of others (even if it temporary) when the space is not healthy and managing my own reactions.
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Ram
Poise in breath
Really well done. And TRUE. You can see the difference. One of the best on breathing. Absolutely recommend it for all - all the tome. Most fundamental. Thanks.
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Beth
You Have The Power
I can slow myself down and not play the blame game. Excellent! Will redo again and again!
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Chris
So important
It’s so important to be conscious of your life frequency, and to remember that you always have control over that frequency. Chaotic situations are only because you make them so. Breathing, man...
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Amy
Power
I learned that I have power over my frequency and do not need to be poised for blame.
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Heather
Happy Monkey
You have to let go of those sacred apples to be happy. You can eat fresh fruit instead of holding on to beautiful wooden apples that do not feed you.
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Tiffany
Slowing down
Artificial deadlines may lead to hasty decisions. Today I am reminded that slowing down has its benefits. When we take our time important conversations occur. Joint decision making strengthens relationships. Voices are heard, valued and respected. People are protected.
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Robin
I am in control of my responses.
No one can “make me....”. No one else is responsible for my feelings.
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Ashley
hey
I feel more calm...but still slightly stressed I’m gonna try to sleep now
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Katie-Claire
Finding Compassion
I learned that I should be able to take the love that I have for my friends and family and give some of that love to myself. To be compassionate and caring to myself as well.
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Kimette
Distracted again
I’m running late this morning and I cannot get my mind from churning.😕
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Dodge
The Power
I learned that we have the power to choose how to react to negative or stressful events and experiences.
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Olivia
More
I wish that it had gone deeper and not been so surface level. It was good material but felt sort of glazed over.
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Marianne
Power: Expending your Energy
Don't spend your energy on something that you don't have much influence. If you do, you are wasting time, energy, and power! What do you expend your energy on? 😕❔ When asked this question, I spend my time, energy , and effort on prayer, meditation, and acknowledging the presence of God, who is all-powerful and all-knowing. I can't do everything, but with God listening to my requests, He has the power to make the impossible possible. ☝🏼🧘🏻‍♀️😌
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Debb
Power
A reminder that we each have the power within to decide how we will respond to situations and/or others, simply by regulating our breath.
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Kathy
Ability
In this meditation we learn that we can control our responses to adrenaline and situations that seem to rule us for the moment, simply by lengthening our breath and having the same duration of length for both the in and out breaths. Something I intend to remember!
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Matthew
STOP BREAKFAST!
An important lesson I learned during this session! I ended up smacking my way through it because I hadn't yet finished my breakfast this morning!🤣
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Chelsea
Stress free day
I felt a deep sense of calm. I feel today will be a nice day.
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kasandra
i felt great
i felt one with myself ....... i dont get how its to short fuk off
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Taisia
This is a nice reminder
Our feelings are OURS and we can’t be hijacked. Straightforward but also so peaceful. Thank you.
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Cherish
Breath in Harmony
We often forget that we are solely responsible for our own energy expenditures. Instead, we find blame in someone or something and think that some external factor caused us to feel the way we did. We can control the adrenaline that flows into our bloodstream in times of stress by regulating, or simply noticing our breath. By regulating our breath, we become poised for being instead of poised for action. In this way, we take back our power. Arriving at my breath by deepening my inhale and exhale, I began to count to four on my inhale and exhale so that each were of equal length or rather, in harmony with one another. Once I felt an equal tempo was reached, I dropped the counting to four and just felt the calming effects my breath in harmony had on my body and mind. By doing this, I am poised for being instead of poised for action. The next time there comes a time in which we can become frazzled by some external factor, we can drop down into our body and begin to regulate our breath instead of allowing the adrenaline to take over. In this manner, we will be less likely to become frazzled in the first place, thereby reducing the amount of cortisol in our body. The time is now to take back our power! Namaste 🙏🏻❤️☮️
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Julie
The power
I can make a tempo with breathing to regulate how I am processing information
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Angela
Power
I absolutely loved this meditation, it has shown be that I have the power! I have the power to set up a good day, based on how I react to others negativity