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Hi, welcome to your Daily Mindfulness. Over the next three days, I'm going to share three very simple tips you can use to reduce your anxiety and three meditations that will help calm your mind. In today's session. I want to share something called take five that we can do together. Take out your left hand and place it in front of you like you're holding a pizza pie.

Then take your right pointer finger and place it in the palm of your hand, right around your wrist. I'm going to hold mine up like this so you can see. What we're going to do is slide the point of finger up each of the fingers on the left hand, breathing in as we go up and then breathing out as we go down. So let's do it together. Sliding up, breathing in through the nose.

Back down, exhale. Up the point a finger, inhale. Back down, exhale. Up the middle finger. Back down.

Inviting the shoulders to relax. The ring finger. Back down. And the pinky. Back down.

Great. That's take five. Doesn't take more than about 25 seconds. You can do this when you first wake up, when you feel yourself being overwhelmed. There's something about the tactile nature of this and syncing it with the breath that seems to be really calming for the nervous system.

So if you have anxious thoughts, you can do it when you're experiencing those, or when you just feel tension in your body. It's a great way to settle down. Also, if you have kids, you could teach it to them as well. They tend to love it. So this is take five.

In a moment, we're going to do a meditation. But each day I'm going to share two more techniques, just like this that you can use throughout the day to help calm the mind and reduce your anxiety. It's great to have you here. I'll see you tomorrow. And let's first settle in for today's meditation.

Cory Muscara

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Ease Anxiety in 20 Seconds

Personalized support for learning how to integrate mindfulness into your life. Delivered fresh everyday by our world renowned experts. Choose meditation duration:

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Hi, welcome to your Daily Mindfulness. Over the next three days, I'm going to share three very simple tips you can use to reduce your anxiety and three meditations that will help calm your mind. In today's session. I want to share something called take five that we can do together. Take out your left hand and place it in front of you like you're holding a pizza pie.

Then take your right pointer finger and place it in the palm of your hand, right around your wrist. I'm going to hold mine up like this so you can see. What we're going to do is slide the point of finger up each of the fingers on the left hand, breathing in as we go up and then breathing out as we go down. So let's do it together. Sliding up, breathing in through the nose.

Back down, exhale. Up the point a finger, inhale. Back down, exhale. Up the middle finger. Back down.

Inviting the shoulders to relax. The ring finger. Back down. And the pinky. Back down.

Great. That's take five. Doesn't take more than about 25 seconds. You can do this when you first wake up, when you feel yourself being overwhelmed. There's something about the tactile nature of this and syncing it with the breath that seems to be really calming for the nervous system.

So if you have anxious thoughts, you can do it when you're experiencing those, or when you just feel tension in your body. It's a great way to settle down. Also, if you have kids, you could teach it to them as well. They tend to love it. So this is take five.

In a moment, we're going to do a meditation. But each day I'm going to share two more techniques, just like this that you can use throughout the day to help calm the mind and reduce your anxiety. It's great to have you here. I'll see you tomorrow. And let's first settle in for today's meditation.

Cory Muscara

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