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Kindly Awareness: managing pain, illness and stress with guided mindfulness meditation
This meditation practice helps us feel more positive, accepting and kindly towards both ourselves and others and helps us develop a sense of equanimity towards both the pain and pleasure in life.
PRAISE ON THIS PARTICULAR CD
"The Kindly Awareness recording nurtures an accepting and kindly attitude firstly towards yourself and then outwards to others."
—From Jan Sadler, of Pain Support, www.painsupport.co.uk
"I do the Kindly Awareness meditation when I feel at odds with the world and want to get back to myself and stimulate some inner peace. I end up feeling much more positive towards other people and myself!"
"The kindly Awareness is great for connecting you with the whole of humanity with kindness, especially if you are feeling isolated & disconnected from the world. And the breath becomes felt as the core of everyone's being."
"The CD on Loving Kindness has helped me through years of chronic pain. When l was on crutches, with decaying bones, l could hardly face getting up in the morning. So l listened to my friend's voice guiding me through Loving Kindness meditation, and my thoughts changed from negative to positive. l was able to face the day and even feel cheerful."
PRAISE ON THE 3 CD SERIES
"I found Vidyamala's voice, in particular, full of compassion, gentleness and understanding, helping to enter a deep state of wellbeing and relaxation. The speed she moves throughout the meditations is just right, not too fast, not too slow. The recordings show what a great and deep understanding the speakers have of chronic pain, stress, other ill-health and the body and the mind. I am sure their recordings will help many others, from complete beginners to those with more experience, to make profound differences to their lives. I strongly recommend them."
From Jan Sadler, of Pain Support, www.painsupport.co.uk
"These CDs were an integral part of the Breathworks course and when it had finished they became my constant companions; a daily reminder of the peace, love, and centeredness which I had met through the course leaders and in turn in myself and others. Although Vidyamala and Sona claim in all humility to be flawed and not always mindful, in the timeless moment when they are leading the meditations they become guides to a deeper peace where all manner of things become possible, all manner of things will be well! I cannot foresee a time in my life when these CDs will lose their power to restore, release and encourage!"
"I gave these 3 cds to a friend who is bed-bound with severe back pain for several years. When I met her later she told me that these CDs were "the best stuff of that sort she could find." .
—Marlene Eltschig - Germany
"I would like to recommend Vidyamala's Body Scan Meditation CD to anyone. I received it soon after being diagnosed with Breast Cancer and used it every day, usually after lunch, to help me relax. Often I fell asleep and felt really rested after it! It definitely helped me feel in touch with and at peace with my body, and let go of sometension and feel more positive about my body. I'm sure all of this benefited my immune system and helped in my recovery. I also found the Kindly Awareness CD very helpful, as it was hard at times to feel love and compassion to myself. I lent the Body Scan CD to my daughter who was pregnant at the time, and she also found it very helpful in letting go of tensions and relaxing as she was going through a very stressful house move. I enjoyed the quality of Vidyamala's voice on the CD: gentle, balanced and authoritative."
—Jo Poklington – Breast Cancer patient.
1 Introduction (8:30)
2 - 6 meditation (29:00)
7 Conclusion (2:00)
8 Silence (2:00)
9 Introduction (7:00)
10 - 14 meditation (28:00)