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Mindfulness of Breathing: managing pain, illness and stress with guided mindfulness meditation
This practice helps us develop awareness of ourselves in greater detail. By resting in a responsive space between suppressing our experience of pain or illness on the one hand, and over-identifying with it on the other, we can learn to make choices as to how we respond to our moment-by-moment experience.
PRAISE ON THIS PARTICULAR CD
"The Mindfulness of Breathing recording uses focusing on the breath to bring peace and stillness to the body, releasing pain and tension. It helps us to 'come into the present moment', thus releasing the past and the future."
—From Jan Sadler, of Pain Support, www.painsupport.co.uk
"The Mindfulness of Breathing is a gentle meditation that allows me to reconnect with myself, centres me, and enables me to tap into serene energy inside of myself that in the hurly burly of life I lose connection with. I feel as if I float and am capable of anything afterwards!"
"The Mindfulness of Breathing is an uplifting spiritual experience. It can be profoundly moving and rebalancing all of your physical, mental & emotional experience at any one time and so puts your whole day in better balance & harmony."
"The Mindfulness of Breathing is is my point of sanity! It gives me the power to carry on in my life, despite the severe pain I live with in my back following surgery.
REVIEWS 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 (6:30)
2 - 5 Meditation (26:00)
6 Conclusion (2:00)
7 Silence (2:00)
8 Introduction (4:30)
9 - 12 Meditation (36:00)