Entries by mdcalabro

#009: Belly Meditation

We tend to hold a lot of tension and stress in the belly. In this practice, we’ll start to observe some of the sensations arising in the abdominal area. This observation allows us to begin to loosen some of the knots, creating space for calm and digestion. After the practice, take a moment to process […]

#008: Breath and Heart Meditation

Today’s focus will be on the breath and the heart. We’ll take some time to get settled into the body and the awareness through breath observation, then direct that awareness toward the heart to start to develop qualities of compassion and gratitude. If you find this to be helpful for you, please feel free to […]

#007: Breath Meditation

In today’s breath-focused meditation, we’ll get into the practice through some relaxation, then create a few minutes of space to start to develop a personal practice. This is meant to be approachable even if you’ve never practiced without a guide before. Often having some silence is deeply calming to the mind and body — other […]

#006: Relaxation Meditation

Today’s meditation focuses on relaxing the body and the mind. Relaxation techniques can be very helpful for preparing ourselves for any type of meditation. By themselves, they allow us to gain perspective during a busy day, or feel a little bit better in the midst of stress or anxiety. Enjoy! Subscribe, share, rate or review […]

#005: Breath and Heart Meditation

A 15-minute meditation bringing the awareness to the breath, the body, and the heart. Don’t be intimidated by the slightly longer practice! If it does start to feel long, check in with the mind and the body and see where that tension, where that desire to get up and go comes from. Having a little […]