All posts by Sean Fargo

6 Mindful Breathing Exercises

The breath carries us through our sleeping and waking life without the need for our conscious control. However, while it’s an automatic process that requires nothing of us in particular, enhancing our

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10 Mindfulness Exercises for Sleep

For those who struggle to get a good night’s sleep: you’re not alone. According to a Consumer Reports survey, 164 million Americans – that’s 68% of the American population – reported in 2015

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9 Mindfulness Exercises for Anxiety

The experience of anxiety is prevalent across the globe. According to the World Health Organization, there are an estimated 264 million people around the world living with some type of anxiety disorder.

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8 Mindfulness Exercises for Beginners (+Infographic)

Mindfulness exercises for beginners come in all shapes and forms. However, getting started with mindfulness is often easier said than done.In an age where stress levels are high and productivity is king,

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Why I Am Grateful

To begin this 10 Minutes Mindfulness Exercise on Intention Statements, please bring kind awareness to– why you chose this topic– how your belly, chest, and head each feel when you reflect

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Strengths Exploration

To begin this Mindfulness Exercise on Intention Statements, please bring kind awareness to– why you chose this topic– how your belly, chest, and head each feel when you reflect on this

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Positive Thoughts & Affirmations Exercise: Intention Statements

To begin this Mindfulness Exercise on Intention Statements, please bring kind awareness to– why you chose this topic– how your belly, chest, and head each feel when you reflect on this

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Journaling

To begin this Mindfulness Exercise on Intention Statements, please bring kind awareness to– why you chose this topic– how your belly, chest, and head each feel when you reflect on this

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I Am Grateful For

To begin this Mindfulness Exercise on Intention Statements, please bring kind awareness to– why you chose this topic– how your belly, chest, and head each feel when you reflect on this

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Gratitude Worksheet

To begin this Mindfulness Exercise on Intention Statements, please bring kind awareness to– why you chose this topic– how your belly, chest, and head each feel when you reflect on this

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Gratitude Worksheet 2

To begin this Mindfulness Exercise on Intention Statements, please bring kind awareness to– why you chose this topic– how your belly, chest, and head each feel when you reflect on this

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Gratitude Tree

To begin this Mindfulness Exercise on Intention Statements, please bring kind awareness to– why you chose this topic– how your belly, chest, and head each feel when you reflect on this

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Gratitude Rock

To begin this Mindfulness Exercise on Intention Statements, please bring kind awareness to– why you chose this topic– how your belly, chest, and head each feel when you reflect on this

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Gratitude Journal 3

To begin this Mindfulness Exercise on Intention Statements, please bring kind awareness to– why you chose this topic– how your belly, chest, and head each feel when you reflect on this

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Gratitude Journal 2

To begin this Mindfulness Exercise on Intention Statements, please bring kind awareness to– why you chose this topic– how your belly, chest, and head each feel when you reflect on this

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Gratitude Games and Ideas for Kids

To begin this Mindfulness Exercise on Intention Statements, please bring kind awareness to– why you chose this topic– how your belly, chest, and head each feel when you reflect on this

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Gratitude Exercise: The Can of Heinz Beans

To begin this Mindfulness Exercise on Intention Statements, please bring kind awareness to– why you chose this topic– how your belly, chest, and head each feel when you reflect on this

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Gratitude Apps That Help You Stick to It

To begin this Mindfulness Exercise on Intention Statements, please bring kind awareness to– why you chose this topic– how your belly, chest, and head each feel when you reflect on this

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Gratitude & Positivity

To begin this Mindfulness Exercise on Intention Statements, please bring kind awareness to– why you chose this topic– how your belly, chest, and head each feel when you reflect on this

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Gratitude: A Worksheet

To begin this Mindfulness Exercise on Intention Statements, please bring kind awareness to– why you chose this topic– how your belly, chest, and head each feel when you reflect on this

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Grateful Journal

To begin this Mindfulness Exercise on Intention Statements, please bring kind awareness to– why you chose this topic– how your belly, chest, and head each feel when you reflect on this

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Goal Planning

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30 Days of Gratitude

To begin this Mindfulness Exercise on Intention Statements, please bring kind awareness to– why you chose this topic– how your belly, chest, and head each feel when you reflect on this

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13 Most Popular Gratitude Exercises and Activities

To begin this Mindfulness Exercise on Intention Statements, please bring kind awareness to– why you chose this topic– how your belly, chest, and head each feel when you reflect on this

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Can Mindfulness Meditation Help You Sleep Better?

Can mindful breathing, silent meditation with bells or a single mindful meditation help you get a better night’s sleep? A study published in The JAMA Network Journal answers this

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How To Move Through Difficulties As A Transformative Initiation

***To donate to Jack Kornfield directly, please visit JackKornfield.com/Dana Other talks by Jack Kornfield: “So, we were just sitting for half an hour or so practicing mindfulness, which

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A Guide To Spirituality Without Religion

Dear friends, For those of you who want spirituality without religion, I encourage you to meet Sam Harris. He wrote a wonderful guide to meditation as a rational practice, informed

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One Meditation For Increasing Feelings of Safety, Contentment & Care

Dear friends, Rick Hanson is one of my top three favorite meditation teachers. Humble. Compassionate. Funny. Wise. Practical. He’s the kind of meditation teacher I aspire to be

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The Importance Of Finding Quiet Time

Dear friends, With all the noise in the world right now, it’s important that we create moments of quiet for ourselves. Quiet helps us to think. To process. To rest. To be. Here are some free

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The Desire to be Well-Informed Vs. the Desire to Stay Sane

Dear friends, Is your desire to be well-informed currently at odds with your desire to stay sane? You may want to consider the practice of equanimity, or cultivating a “caring perspective”. It’s

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New: 100 Day Mindfulness Challenge

Dear friends, Want to build your daily mindfulness habit with simple, easy-to-follow mindfulness exercises? I’m now extending our popular 28 Day Mindfulness Challenge to a full 100

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Free Self-Compassion Exercises

Dear friends, We all suffer (or at least I do). Why not wish ourselves the same care that a loved one would offer us? Many people object to self-compassion because it feels sappy, because others seem

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Mindfulness For Difficult Conversations

Dear friends, We spend so much of our lives talking to each other, but how much are we simply running on automatic—relying on old habits and hoping for the best? Are we able to truly hear others

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Free Mindful Parenting Online Conference

Dear friends, My friend and acclaimed mindfulness author Michelle Gale is hosting her first ever “Mindful Parenting in a Messy World Online Conference” from September 18th-

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Free Meditations Wherever You Go

Dear friends, Want to be able to listen to free mindfulness meditations wherever you are? Here are some ways to access my free mindfulness meditations from your car, office, meditation cushion, or

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Mindfulness For Better Sleep

Dear friends, Most of us don’t get a healthy amount of sleep on a regular basis. Younger people often have more difficulty falling asleep, while older people often wake up in the middle of the

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New Silent Meditations With Bell Sounds

  Dear friends, Do you prefer to meditate in silence, sitting in stillness without a teacher guiding you through a process? Below are free audio mp3’s that you can download to your computer

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How To Build Confidence Talking About Mindfulness

Dear friends, One of the keys to teaching mindfulness is having a sense of confidence, trust and faith in yourself and in your mindfulness teaching process. When I first started teaching mindfulness,

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My Favorite New Mindfulness Books

Dear friends, My friend Gary Gach just wrote a wonderful book called Pause, Breathe, Smile.The Pause is about setting our intention before we think, speak, or act — the ethical

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The Difficulty Of Talking About Mindfulness

Dear friends, When I first started talking about mindfulness with others, I remember trying to convince everyone of the benefits. I thought people would actually try everything I shared. It

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“Me Too” In Popular Mindfulness Communities

Dear friends, With recent accusations of impropriety made against Chade Meng-Tan (founder of Search Inside Yourself – the mindfulness program born at Google), Sakyong Mipham (leader

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Short Mindfulness Quotes & Processes

Dear friends, It’s funny how a short, pithy question can help unlock us from our daydreams, confusions and disappointments. During a particularly long season of suffering

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Mindfulness Of Your Blind Spots

Dear friends, From our earliest years, we all acquire blind spots in the way we perceive, feel, and think. Driven by our biology, life experiences, cultural messages, and physical environment, they

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12 Tips to Fix Sleep Schedule and Sleep Better

Do you have trouble falling asleep? Do you wake up several times throughout the night? Do you want to fix your sleep schedule? Good sleep is very important for your health and well-being. If

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The Importance of Mindfulness of Race

Dear friends, As a white middle-class male from a small conservative town, I have often overlooked the importance of understanding and honoring our cultural diversity. Now living in the San Francisco

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Top 10 Most Popular Mindfulness Worksheets

Dear friends, With 350,000 visitors in the past two years, 10 mindfulness worksheets have stood out from the rest as the most popular. The mindfulness topics range greatly – from art therapy

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Mindfulness For Beginners

Dear friends, Are you or someone you know relatively new to mindfulness? Do you want some of the best practices for learning the basics? I included some of the best ‘beginner’ mindfulness

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Free Mindfulness Tests

Dear friends, Have you ever wondered how mindful you are, technically? Many scientists have created tests to figure out how mindful people tend to be, on average. Some of us wear rose-colored glasses,

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The Most Underrated Mindfulness Practice?

Dear friends, We often hear about the same mindfulness practices over and over again. The classic go-to practices that everyone seems to mention include: Mindfulness of BreathingBody ScansLoving

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My Favorite Mindfulness Resources

Dear friends, With a growing number of mindfulness resources out there, it can be difficult to know which ones are worthy of our time and attention. Here is a list of my favorite mindfulness resources

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Free Mindfulness Retreats

Dear friends, As you may know, I strongly encourage most people to try a silent 5+ day mindfulness retreat. Retreats can deeply enhance people’s experiential understanding of ‘nonjudgmental,

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New: Free Meditations For Anxiety

Dear friends, Research suggests that people with higher levels of reported self-compassion are less likely to report depression and anxiety. The data showed that self-compassion may play the role

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The Power of Mindfulness Retreats

Dear friends, Many mindfulness teachers agree that the fastest way to deepen your integrated, embodied mindfulness is by attending a silent residential retreat. The first few days are usually difficult,

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Free ‘Mindfulness For Beginners’ Guides & Journal

Dear friends, Mindfulness may be simple, but it’s not definitely easy. That’s why it’s always a good idea to go back to the basics. Below are some free beginner’s guides to

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Introducing: Free Audio Transcripts

Dear friends, Some of you have requested audio transcripts for some of the guided meditations and mindfulness talks. Audio transcripts can be helpful for following along with the voice, to gain clarity

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Free Guided Visualizations

Dear friends, While mindfulness is noticing what’s ACTUALLY happening without judgment, guided visualizations can be a nice way of tuning into the sensations of an imagined experience. Visualizations

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Morning Affirmations To Condition Your Mind for The Best Day Ever

Listening to positive affirmations are useful in rewiring your brain to feel more joy and happiness in all ares of your life. Open yourself up to see the beauty in life that is all around you

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Morning Affirmations To Start Your Day On The Right Foot (Daily Affirmations)

Morning Affirmations (Daily Affirmations) are the core to a beautiful day! Use these positive affirmations every morning before getting out of bed (at least 7 minutes at a time), and see how

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Positive Thinking Affirmations

This is a determined approach to positive thinking. Your life is one and only — accept that your reality can be whatever you want it to be. Choose to be positive and know that your are

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Gratitude Affirmations

Gratitude is the force that manifests all of your dreams into reality. Master this mindset to unleash your life’s full potential.Instance 1330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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Self-Discipline Through Mindfulness – How To Become More Disciplined

In this video I will be talking about the superpower that is mindfulness. If you want to have self-discipline you need mindfulness. In life we are going to be exposed to various temptations and

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Love Yourself (Self Confidence Exercise)

Use this self-confidence exercise daily to teach you to love yourself. You are worthy of loving yourself, as treating yourself as a wonderful person. Start your journey to self-love and acceptance

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Mini Meditations To Let Go of Stress

Find calm with this minute-long meditation.Instance 1330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step guidance for developing mindfulness for your health, relationships, career,

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Headspace Meditation: Getting Started

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to meditate, but didn’t know where to start, this is the video for you. Simply download the Headspace app, and follow these step-by-step instructions.

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“The Hole in the Road”

It’s hard to change something that you can’t see. This story demonstrates that awareness is the first step toward positive change, in our minds, and in our lives. It’s a great

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Brilliant Things Happen in Calm Minds

If we never give our minds a rest, is it any wonder that we start to get stressed out? Headspace is all about learning how to create the right conditions for the mind to become calm. It doesn’t

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The Hush at the End of the World

Join these 3 senior Buddhist monks from the Thai forest tradition of Ajahn Chah as they embark on a pilgrimage in search for hush at the end of the world.Instance 1330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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Without and Within

Ajahn Jayasaro wrote this book Without and Within to introduce the practice of Buddhism and to elaborate on various topics to people about Buddhism.Instance 1330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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Who Is Pulling The Strings?

Read "Who Is Pulling The Strings?" as it elaborates the fourth of the Brahma-vihāras - upekkhā or equanimity to explain why things happen as they do.Instance 1330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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Meditation – An Outline

"Meditation - An Outline" follows the tradition of Theravada Buddhism to get you started with the practice of meditation.Instance 1330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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Just One More

"Just One More" explores the third Brahma-vihāra - muditā which helps you awaken your joy at the good fortune of others and avoid being self-centered.Instance 1330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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I’m Right, You’re Wrong!

Learn loving-kindness, benevolence, radical acceptance and non-aversion in the core of the first brahma-vihāra - mettā, presented in this book.Instance 1330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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Don’t Push

Read about the Buddha's teaching on caring in action as explained by this book by Ajahn Amaro.that investigates the second of the brahma-vihāras - karuṇā.Instance 1330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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Dhammapada Reflections Volume 3

This third volume of the Dhammapada Reflections brings you new pearls of wisdom by the Buddha that you can learn, to take you through your daily life.Instance 1330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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Dhammapada Reflections Volume 1

Read the 1st volume of the Dhammapada Reflections, which contains 52 verses of the Buddha's wisdom, complemented by comments for a better understanding.Instance 1330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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Ajahn Sumedho Volume 2 – Seeds of Understanding

Learn from this 2nd volume of Ajahn Sumedho's anthology, "Seeds of Understanding", which introduces the technique of mindfulness of breathing.Instance 1330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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Ajahn Sumedho Volume 5 – The Wheel of Truth

This is a collection of Ajahn Sumedho's Dhamma talks which revolves around the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path of practice.Instance 1330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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Ajahn Sumedho Volume 4 – The Sound of Silence

Learn from "The Sound of Silence" as it explores in detail the topic of silence itself along with intuitive awareness ever-present inside all of us.Instance 1330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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Ajahn Sumedho Volume 3 – Direct Realization

The subject of the 3rd volume of Ajahn Sumedho's anthology, "Direct Realization" is the dependent origination as shown through the Dhamma.Instance 1330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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Ajahn Sumedho Volume 1 – Peace is a Simple Step

"Peace is a Simple Step" is the first book of Ven. Ajahn Sumedho's series of written teachings focused on the approach to Buddhist practice.Instance 1330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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How To Mend Strained Relationships During The Holidays

Image by Pixabay The holidays are a bittersweet time for many. All too often, joyous images of togetherness fail to match the messy reality of family relationships. If you’re estranged from

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Finding Me (A Journey To Get To Know Yourself & Where You Want To Be)

Get to know yourself through guided meditations and reflections to yourself. Find your way to yourself with this mindfulness exercise.To download this free ebook, click on the top right corner

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Letting Go of Seriousness [Video]

David Gandelman is the founder of Grounded Mind, host of the Energy Matters Podcast, and teaches meditation at Cornell University. When David was 16 he began meditating deeply

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Gratitude Meditation

13 Minutes Gratitude Meditation To begin this mindfulness meditation on gratitude, start with something simple you are experiencing at this moment. It could be the side of a tree swaying gently

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Taming The Inner Critic [Audio]

Dealing With Your Inner Critic, by Mark Coleman

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Morning Yoga Workout ♥ Better Than The Gym | Strength & Stretch

A 15-minute yoga workout class aimed to strengthen and to stretch your body. Perfect morning yoga to wake up your body but also great anytime and almost anywhere. Many people ask what is the

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30 min Guided Meditation with Atmospheric Music

Audio is taken from Sam Harris’s 25-minute guided meditation, with reverb added to his voice, and atmospheric music added to create a more soothing, immersive experience.Instance

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How To Work With Painful Emotions

This is a mindfulness teaching on working with difficult emotions. It’s about learning how to meditate while working with anger, fear, sorrow and anxiety. As we attempt to incorporate

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Search Inside Yourself

Sean Fargo offers this Search Inside Yourself course for leaders and companies of all sizes around the world.Instance 1330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step guidance

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Gregorian Chants at 432Hz | 3 Hours of Healing Music

Gregorian Chants at 432Hz | Very Soothing Healing Music with Orchestral Arrangement Gregorian chant is the central tradition of Western plainchant, a form of monophonic, unaccompanied sacred

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