Three Breath Meditations to Connect to Your Best Self

Breath in, and breath out. Give yourself a moment to notice the natural stillness that is always with you.

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An 11-Minute Awareness of Breath Practice 

from Susan Kaiser-Greenland

An 11-Minute Awareness of Breath Practice

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Notice. To simply sit and notice the breath is one of the oldest meditation practices there is. By settling in and staying with your breath for a few moments, you recognize that awareness is always here. You can trust that your breath will find a natural rhythm and that you can simply notice things as they come and go. Take a moment to drop in and notice the stillness that is always with you. 

A 5-Minute Mindful Breathing Practice to Restore Your Attention

from Mark Bertin

A 5-Minute Mindful Breathing Practice to Restore Your Attention

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Focus. This simple meditation trains your attention, so you can begin to choose what you’d like to focus on, rather than letting your mind wander aimlessly. Each time you notice your mind has wandered, you have a chance to bring yourself back to the present moment by focusing on the breath. Follow this guided meditation to strengthen your attention with every breath.

A 20-minute Compassionate Breathing Practice

from Kristin Neff

Breathing Compassion In and Out

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Love. Our breath is a nurturing force. Two of the key benefits of loving-kindness meditation are reduced negative emotions, like anxiety and sadness, and increased positive emotions, like happiness and peace. During this meditation, you welcome a loving and generous awareness with every breath you take, directing kind thoughts toward yourself on the in-breath, and kind thoughts toward others on the out-breath. Breathe in, and breathe out. Compassion in, compassion out. There are no limits or boundaries.