Santa Monica Main Center | Jan 2013
The body knows how to breath, so relax your attention away from the subtle rise and fall of the diaphragm as you shine the light of awareness over the surface and interiority of your physical being. This guided excursion is not designed for relaxation, but for cultivating an okay-ness with whatever is already present for you in the here and now.
This short, but powerful, guided Body Scan with gratitude will help to foster conditions so that gratitude will arise by itself naturally over time. An effective antidote for taking your body for granted, this practice is will enkindle a sense of deep and abiding sense of thanksgiving for every organ, system, part and sinew.
“Congratulate yourself for showing up to your life as it is, moment to moment.”
A brief check-in for whatever is already here, this body scan is designed to sharpen the tool of your awareness of the Now.
Learn to let go and dissolve your discomfort by diving into the cool, cleansing water of pure experience and now-ness. By bringing your attention first to the breath, and then to the whole body, Dr. Christiane Wolf expertly guides your awareness from the physical, to the emotional, to the mental, before opening up into boundless -- and choiceless -- awareness. A powerful way to access your inner Sky-Mind.
"Watching thoughts...Let them go. Watch them like clouds move through the sky...The sky is not bothered by the clouds."
This guided yoga sequence is an integral component of MBSR training and is designed to be used in conjunction with the workbook. Remember that you are the expert on your body and that you are the only one who can decide when to move deeper into the pose and when to back off.
A powerful and brief meditation you can do anytime, anywhere, without anyone ever knowing. This short teaching will give you the tools to track the sensation of breathing and show you how to use them.
Let go of trying to manipulate the breath and learn to just let the breath breathe itself. In this simple, playful, and profound guided experience, Dr. Christiane Wolf teaches you to treat and train your mind like a boisterous puppy. The puppy will run off, over and over, but this practice will help you to bring it back with patience and compassion, understanding that this is just what puppies do.
“The brain produces thoughts like the mouth produces saliva so there is nothing we need to take personally here."
Maintain moment to moment nonjudgmental awareness and explore your boundaries in a safe and gentle way. Designed for seamless integration into the MBSR curriculum, this Yoga Series 2 guided practice is informed by traditional Hatha Yoga and isn the perfect way to nourish and yoke together your body and mind.