Guided Mindfulness Meditations
Sense the moment.
Ancient wisdom for the present time.
Before you begin…
Mindfulness practices have been valuable for many people. Despite this, it is important to do only the practices that are healthy for you. Only if you know that the practices are appropriate for your mind and body should you engage with the guided meditations offered here. These practices were created for mindfulness meditation students with experience, and who had the support of an in-person teacher. They are posted here for their ongoing use and reference. Before beginning these or any meditation practices, you should have the approval of your doctor and the support of a qualified meditation teacher.
Moments of Mindfulness (10 mins.)
A few minutes of mindfulness bring us back to centre. This meditation, which helps to calm the mind and body, includes simple guidance for following the breath. How would your day be different if you included more mindful moments, taking 10-minute breaks here and there?
Moments of Mindfulness
Breath Awareness Practice 1 (30 mins.)
This practice is similar to our Friday morning mindfulness meditations. It includes guidance on following the sensations of breathing from moment to moment and how to work gently with the wandering of the mind, regardless of whether distractions are within or outside of the body and mind.
Breath Awareness Practice 1
Breath Awareness Practice 2 (30 mins.)
This meditation begins with instructions for lying down or sitting upright for the practice. The object of meditation is the natural breath in the body. Alternatively, one can choose to tune into different sensations in one location in the body, depending on what is best for the practitioner.
Breath Awareness Practice 2
The CALM Practice (15 mins.)
This meditation includes step-by-step guided practices that are easy to remember through the use of the acronym “CALM.”
C – Complete Breath
A – Awareness & Acceptance
L – Lower the gaze or close the eyes
M – Mindful awareness of the natural breath
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