calming mindful breathing

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Thích Nhất Hạnh:

I have a breathing exercise that I would like to offer you. I’m sure that if you follow this exercise in difficult moments, you will find relief.

Breathing in, I know I am breathing in.

Breathing out, I know I am breathing out.

Breathing in, my breath grows deep.

Breathing out, my breath grows slow. Continue reading

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you are alive in this moment

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This is one short but very valuable passage from Thich Nhat Hanh’s book “Be Free Where You Are”. I have been practicing this way for quite a while and I can confirm that it is one of the most effective, as well as simple meditations which can be done continually throughout the day. I very often do it when in bed for the night to calm the energy of the day and open me up to a restful night’s sleep. Enjoy! Continue reading

guided meditations – Thich Nhat Hanh

 

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In these intense and sometimes turbulent times these meditations are giving me a source of calm and centeredness. Sometimes I listen to the first 30 minutes of Track 2, which is just the bell at intervals. Regularly I listen to Track 3, which is the basic Mindfulness of Breathing meditation, spoken by  Sister Jina van Hengel, Plum Village Monastery. Continue reading