Mindful Moments for Busy People

Mindful Moments for Busy People

If you struggle every day to find time for meditation and pranayama (breath regulation) practice, this playlist is for you! With practices under 10 minutes to help center, soothe, reset, focus, calm, and energize you when needed - this playlist is about taking care of you.

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Mindful Moments for Busy People
  • Morning Wakeup Yoga Stretch in Bed

    Join me for this short little in bed morning stretch to unwind your body, bring fluidity to your joints, and connect to your feelings of gratitude - a BEAUTIFUL way to start your day with intention.

  • Cooling Pranayama for Anger, Overheating & Hot Flashes

    Here's a quick pranayama practice to help you cool down, soothe, and feel cooler fast! Just 2 practices - sitali and sitkari pranayamas - can do wonders for reducing body temperature and reducing the "heat" from anger and frustration. These can be used anytime you are overheated, especially in ...

  • Morning Pranayama Practice | Ujjayi & Diaphragmatic Breathing

    Join me for this balancing pranayama practice to start your day with energy and focus. Includes Ujjayi pranayama and diaphragmatic breathing practices to open up your entire lung capacity and fill the body with positive, balanced energy. Can be used anytime to reconnect to your breath, recenter...

  • Evening Pranayama for Deep Restful Sleep

    One of my favorite ways to settle in at night and prepare for deep, restful sleep is to practice pranayama while I am in bed. Regulating your breath can clear your energy, release tension and tightness throughout the body, help you settle into your parasympathetic nervous system (rest and heal),...

  • Finding Peace in the Moment Meditation

    In our busy and demanding lives it can sometimes be difficult to find our inner peace but it is still there! In this meditation practice we focus on using the breath and the natural, organic pauses to connect with stillness, quiet, peace.

    Your breath is always with you and within it you can a...

  • A Moment of Gratitude Meditation

    People who practice daily gratitude, research shows, live happier, healthier, and more fulfilling lives. Let's be honest - humans are hardwired to see more negative than positive so what we need to do is TRAIN our minds to be more grateful.

    That's what this is all about - taking a few momen...

  • Nadi Shodhana | Alternate Nostril Breath | Pranayama

    Nadi Shodhana is one of my very favorite breath practices as it brings energy back to balance - helping balance the Yin and Yang, left and right, sun and moon sides of the body/mind. This simple little breath is great ANY TIME and can be used to crown your Yin or Restorative practice for a deepe...

  • Box Breath | Grounding Pranayama

    Ever heard of box breathing? It is actually just what it sounds like. Inhale for a count, hold for same count, exhale same, hold for same. It's a beautiful breath practice to use anytime you need to ground and settle - great for anxiety and panic attacks. In this practice we start with 4 coun...

  • Daoist Breath Meditation

    Sometimes we need to meditate AND breathe but we just cannot settle down enough to do it. How about melding the two with movement in a lovely and short movement meditation? This practice uses the Daoist breath to help synchronize the mind, body, and spirit. Enjoy!

  • Energy Clearing Meditation

    Throughout our day we engage with others in conversations, transactions, and energy exchanges. Often, that energy leaves a residue behind - feeling heavy and weighted. This meditation is all about washing that residual energy from others and from your day away so you can feel refreshed and ligh...

  • Vishama Vritti Pranayama | Energizing Breath

    Vishama vritti pranayama is extending either the inhale or the exhale longer than the opposite. In this practice we will be extending the inhale to brighten, energize and bring more clarity to our thoughts. An excellent mid day perk up and a great way to deepen your breath for more oxygenation.

  • Vishama Vritti Pranayama | Sinking Breath

    In this practice we are working with Vishama Vritti - extending the exhale longer than our inhale - allowing our minds/bodies to soften, allow, and ground. This is a great breath for Yin and Restorative yoga practices - helping our bodies go into the parasympathetic nervous system for some rest ...

  • 4 * 7 * 8 Pranayama | Soothing Breath

    One of the first pranayama practices I ever learned was the 4 7 8 breath and I have used it SO much! Perfect for when you need to calm your mind/body, manage panic attacks or anxiety, or for settling down for sleep - this is a great go to breath practice. Try it!

  • A Little Self Love Meditation

    If you have been feeling a little depleted, sad, or disconnected, this meditation is for you. We give ourselves a BIG HUG, allow the breath to soothe and gently care for our mind and body, and focus on giving ourselves a big dose of self love! Enjoy!
    ***Sending you a virtual hug***

  • Sama Vritti Breath | A Balanced Breath

    Throughout the day we breath in different ways - often without thinking. Under stress our breath turns shallow, relaxed and it extends. What we don't notice, often even if we are noting the breath, is the length of each inhale and exhale in relation to each other.

    For me, my exhale is WAY ...

  • Ujjayi Pranayama | Victorious Breath

    Ujjayi breath is the one most often used in flow classes to help connect breath and movement but it can also be used to calm and soothe you before sleep, take a refocus break and/or help you center yourself. Join me for this short practice and learn how this breath can really help you ground, se...

  • Three Part Breath | Pranayama Practice | Mindful Moments

    The Three Part Breath is the first breath we learn in yoga and the basis for all Pranayama (breath regulation) practices in the yogic tradition. Learning to use the WHOLE of our lungs can go a long way to keeping us healthier, massaging internal organs, refocusing us and helping us relax and rel...

  • Meditation for a Crazy Day!

    If you are facing a crazy day filled with SO much stuff to do - what you REALLY need right now is to STOP.

    Yes, I said STOP. Take a moment, breathe, connect to your mind and body. This short little break can make a huge difference in how your day will go.

    You got this and you are gonn...

  • Reconnecting with Your Body Meditation

    Some days we seem stuck in our heads and feel disconnected from our body (or vice versa). This meditation is all about reconnecting mind and body in a short Mindful Moment break. Join me!

  • Bhramari Breath | Humming Bee Pranayama

    Bhramari breath - or humming bee breath - is one of the most fun pranayama practices and one that can help clear the throat chakra and release tightness in the chest. I have often used this breath with children and they always love it so if you want to share this with someone - please do!

    Con...

  • Protect Your Energy Meditation

    Every day we go out into the world and engage. And during the day we will experience others stress, emotions, demands, physical ailments - collecting them into and onto ourselves. And so, we need to prepare. We prepare by imagining positive protective energy filling every cell of our body and ...

  • Lions Breath | Pranayama for Release

    I know - many of us have seen Lion's Breath and maybe even practiced it before and perhaps - we felt a bit silly doing it. That's okay - feel silly. Embrace the fun in this pranayama and release tension from the face, neck and jaw - helping release the throat as well!

  • Breath Retention | Exploring & Experiencing

    Breath retention with "fill rates" is a great way to build greater awareness of your breath overall as well as explore building depth to your practice. We begin with basic breathing and then explore 50% fill rate followed by 33% fill rate retention. This is a great way to build lung capacity to...

  • Self Compassion Meditation | Self Love & Healing

    Compassion, love and acceptance begin with you. In this 10 minute meditation we use the Loving Kindness meditation in a unique way - cultivating loving kindness towards self. Join me for a big hug, some self love and healing and support...