A short meditation to relax and cultivate a sense of contentment and peaceful stillness.
Use your breath and awareness to balance both sides of your brain.
A simple visualization to help relax and renew the mind and body.
A simple tool to find a place of calm.
A simple framework to help you bring a bit more mindfulness into your day-to-day life.
Use the breath to help you arrive into the present.
A practice for when you’re feeling overwhelmed or upset and want to feel more at ease.
Use your breath to help connect your mind and body.
Move your awareness throughout your body to make you feel more grounded.
A practice that leads you to your safe, supported space.
Led by a TBI survivor, this practice supports you to quiet the mind.
Led by a TBI survivor, this meditation cultivates acceptance for what is.
A practice to grow your sense of gratitude.
Led by a TBI survivor, this meditation inspires love from within.
The LoveYourBrain Meditation Movement Podcast is now available on iTunes
Before you start, here are a few meditation tips:
Be comfortable. You can be seated or lying down, although lying on your back may make you feel sleepier. Feel free to use pillows or other props to help you feel at ease and relaxed.
Minimize noise or distractions. If you can, try to find somewhere quiet and less prone to interruption. But, it you hear a car honk or phone buzz, notice it and then let it go. It becomes part of your practice--you are in control of what you engage with.
Practice whenever feels right for you. This could mean in the morning when the mind and body rhythms are naturally quieter, or in the afternoon and evening when you want to take a break from the business of the day.
Recognize that thoughts will still dance around your mind, and that is normal. Meditation is a practice of coming back to your present experience without judgement. If you notice your mind has wandered, just return to your meditation with openness. That moment shows that you are learning to discipline your mind and arrive more fully into your practice.
Have fun with it. Meditation is, at its roots, a way to explore what it feels like to be you. We beat ourselves up enough about what we should or should not be, so here's an opportunity to JUST be. Have fun with this process and let us know what you discover!