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Anxiety SOS

Feeling anxious, overwhelmed or stressed out? Use this SOS meditation to soothe your nervous system, and to calm and steady your mind.

Hi, I'm Melli.

So chances are, if you're playing

this session that something has you

feeling a bit stressed or anxious,

or maybe the body and mind are

really feeling tense and wound up.

So this meditation is going to support

you in finding your center again

and help you ground in a gentle,

steady, and soothing awareness.

So just take a few moments here to make

sure that you're sitting comfortably

or maybe even laying down comfortably.

Even if the mind is really busy or the

body's really tense right now, just

making some time to get cozy here.

And if it feels okay for you, just

allowing the eyes to gently close.

And beginning now to take some deep,

slow, full breaths into the belly.

So as you breathe in, see if

you can allow the belly to

swell a little like a balloon.

And as you breathe out, can you allow the

belly to subside, just relaxing all of the

muscles of the diaphragm and the belly.

And again, a long steady, smooth

breath in, expanding the belly.

And a long, steady, smooth breath out.

And just continuing on like that now.

A deep belly breathing.

And you might like to place your

hands on the belly and just feel

the belly rising and falling.

Allowing the movement of the breathing

to soothe you and settle you.

And if there's any sense of strain

in this breathing practice, any

sense of gasping for air, then just

back off the breathing, a little,

making it more subtle, more gentle.

And if the mind begins to wander off

to your plans, to your problems, to

your worries, just bring the attention

gently back to feeling the flow of your

breathing in your body in this moment.

And as you continue breathing into the

belly like this, softening and relaxing

a little more with each and every exhale.

Surrendering the weight of your

body into gravity and allowing

your attention to settle more and

more fully into the here and now.

And now just letting go of

any control of the breath.

Letting the body settle back into

its own natural rhythm of breathing.

Just taking a moment here to feel

the sensations of the breath moving,

gently rocking the body, cradling the

body with its gentle flowing rhythm.

And as the practice finishes now,

just taking one more deep breath in.

And letting it go as you begin

to wriggle the fingers and toes.

And whenever you're ready,

you can open the eyes.

And as you prepare to go about the rest

of your day now, just making an intention

to take this more calm and centered

energy with you into the rest of your day.

And wishing you a wonderful day..

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