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"Meditation is not meant to help us avoid problems or run away from difficulties. It is meant to allow positive healing to take place. To meditate is to learn how to stop—to stop being carried away by our regrets about the past, our anger or despair in the present, or our worries about the future."
Thich Nhat Hanh
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Movement: Viloma Breathing
Come to a cross-legged, seated position on the floor. Rest your hands in your lap, one on top of the other. Close your eyes and inhale deeply. Exhale one-thirds of the breath, pause, exhale another third, pause, exhale completely and pause. Repeat as long as you like. Viloma breathing can be practiced anywhere, anytime you need to quiet the mind.
Meditation: Quiet the Mind
Sometimes modern life can get really loud and our mind cannot process all of the noise. The result can be panic, anger or fear. Every time we take time to quiet the mind, we have a chance to decompress so that our stress, anxiety and blood pressure can decrease. When is the most practical time of the day for you to take time to quiet your mind? When are you alone with uninterrupted time to drop out of your internal dialog? Can you commit to five minutes a day to just breathe?
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