While the holidays are typically a time of celebration, they can come with certain expectations and a pressure to meet those expectations. Whether it’s the pressure to make it a memorable experience for your kids or the pressure of facing complicated family dynamics; the holidays can be just as stressful as they are celebratory.
To meet whatever might come up this holiday season, we’ve gathered a few guided meditations to help you cultivate balance and equanimity in the midst of the holiday rush.
3 Guided Meditations to Help You Breathe Through the Holiday Season
1. Let Your Practice Guide You Beyond Crisis Mode
When life feels chaotic, mindfulness can provide a safe space within ourselves for us to feel at home in. Georgina Miranda shares a variation on a loving-kindness meditation to feel more grounded and at ease, no matter your external circumstances.
Let Your Practice Guide You Beyond Crisis Mode
While many of us lean on mindfulness to help us through times of inner and outer chaos, we can cultivate the greatest resilience through consistency in our practice, even when it doesn’t feel urgent. Read More
2. Allow the Storm to Pass: A Guided Meditation for Resilience
When we put space between ourselves and the whirlwinds of emotion, we can find stability and cultivate resilience. Scott Rogers leads us in this guided practice using the metaphor of a hurricane to help us recognize the qualities and the impermanence of even our stormiest emotions.
Allow the Storm to Pass: A Guided Meditation for Resilience
In this practice, Scott Rogers guides us to take the role of observer to difficult emotions, so that we can more easily create the space we need to let them go. Read More
3. A 12-Minute Meditation to Create Inner Balance in the Face of Change
Life is rarely, if ever, constant. And it can be difficult to remain balanced in the midst of change. But taking the time to be present can help you notice the moments of joy and love that are right in front of you. Susan Bauer-Wu shares a guided meditation to ground us in the present moment and cultivate equanimity.
A 12-Minute Meditation to Create Inner Balance in the Face of Change
Life is rarely, if ever, constant. And it can be difficult to remain balanced in the midst of change. Susan Bauer-Wu shares a guided meditation to ground us in the present moment and cultivate equanimity. Read More
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