My Meditation: Improving My Life

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Show More I really believe, especially after today’s session, that Meditation is truly improving my life both physically and mentally. It has helped me have a more positive outlook on situations and negative events. I am now able to push negative thoughts away and replace them with more positive ones. I feel great about this progress! Today I sat on my bed right when I woke up and decided to concentrate on my breathing and meditate to start the day off right. The process feels more natural and the outcomes are great. More importantly I feel great too! Since I heard more time today, I decided to listen to the audio playing of my mantra . I began by concentrating on my breathing then listening to the mantra. I found myself more easily being able to …show more content… After doing that, I was able to clear my mind better. Sometimes I find that it helps to think about things and almost organize your thoughts, if that makes sense, it gives me a sense of order and also really helped me concentrate on my meditation better! Today’s session was great. I decided to really focus on the feeling and sensations around my body by doing a body check and concentrating on my breathing at the same time. After, I also recited my mantra for about 15 minutes. I find that doing this recitation really makes me feel positive and calm. I think that it’s absolutely great how relaxed and positive you can feel just after one session of meditation. Today mediation was harder than usual, I was once again thinking about all the things I needed to do for the day. Maybe meditating at night for some days would be a better option for me. Thankfully today’s session went really well. I am really enjoying mantra. I wonder if there is other forms of mantra I could find online. I have noticed many benefits from this process and I am in love with every part of …show more content… I told my family about my mantra practices. My mum was really interested and said she would try it with me next time. I also realize I prefer meditation in the morning rather than at night, but I need to make sure I am not thinking too much about my day when meditating before my day starts. Today was such a beautiful day outside and the weather was great too so I decided to do my mantra outside in my backyard. I really enjoyed this experience. I felt that I was able to feel more sensations by doing mediating outside. It was a great

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             I was sitting on the bed, totally relaxed one sunny Sunday afternoon. Two Siamese cats were stretched out, contentedly purring by my side. A wren was happily singing outside in a nearby tree. I was leisurely cutting strips of cloth for a project. Gradually it dawned on me that I was in an alpha, or meditative, state. Unfortunately, upon realizing this, it was enough to bring me out of that relaxed state. What Meditation Is Some people believe that meditation's only goal is spiritual enlightenment, such as was attained by Buddha. However, it also brings the following benefits almost immediately: • Elimination of tensions accumulated in the body. • Drop in blood pressure • Elimination of stress • Enhanced learning ability • Enhanced creative capacity As soon as meditation occurs, the heart rate slows while blood pressure simultaneously drops. Metabolic activity, usually measured by the amount of oxygen used up by the body, decreases to levels much lower than during prolonged and restful sleep. Research at Harvard, Yale, Stanford and other universities has shown that meditation strengthens the immune system, and is effective in helping the body fight all kinds of illnesses, including cancer. Meditating is not only an activity that is easily performed, but it is also within anyone's reach, regardless of that person's lifestyle, religion or philosophical persuasion. I have been meditating off and on for over thirty years. Taking yoga classes was a good introduction, but it was probably a course in transcendental meditation in my early twenties that inspired me to focus enough to meditate regularly. I even built an eight-foot plywood pyramid in the '80s. Its sides were hinged so it could be folded for storage, and it had a screened, hinged, round hobbit-like door for entrance. Sometimes I would try to sleep in it, but the energy was so intense that I'd be driven back into the house during the...

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‘Meditation Completely Changed My Life’

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Learning New Things is Stressful

By its very nature, education is stressful because education involves developing new thinking processes which ‘startle’ our unconscious minds, leading to a fight or flight physical response, which in turn prepares us more for running away than deep and meaningful thinking.

Long-term learning requires the building of new physical connections in the brain and this does not happen well when we are feeling stressed.

Here at High Performance Learning, we have found that meditation has helped many of our students (even quite young ones) learn how to manage their stress levels, and so learn more effectively.

Meditation is Not Just a Stress Management Tool

Just treating meditation as a stress management tool misses the point of the practice. Mediation is a tool for developing a form of self-awareness called mindfulness. Mindfulness is the ability to watch what is going on in your mind and your body in a detached way rather than just being caught up in your thoughts and actions. This mindfulness enables you to develop skills that make you more emotionally and intellectually intelligent. Mindfulness makes you a more effective learner.

You may have heard me say these things before so I thought you would find it informative to hear the experiences Rob Green has had since he started mediating – so I asked Rob to write about his experiences. Rob is one of our clients who, as an adult, has overcome the learning problems that had been holding him back throughout his childhood and early adulthood. When he first started working with us he was in a very stressed state and was drinking heavily. He has now finished his university degree and stopped drinking completely – just a few of the benefits he has had from meditating for about an hour a day.

Two years after beginning meditation you wouldn’t recognise Rob from before – the transformation has been dramatic. I was very pleased when he agreed to my request to share his thoughts with you. Here is what he had to say:

Rob Green’s Experience of Meditation

I started meditating in January 2011 for 30 minutes twice per day after Chris Brooks recommended that I do so as part of my personal development.

I have stuck to that routine almost without fail (on odd occasions in the early months I missed one session per day but ALWAYS did at least one) and now I often meditate for more than 30 minutes per session because the benefits of doing so make it a no-brainer.

Meditation has changed my life for the better, in fact after only a few days of meditating and experiencing this ‘new way’, I realised that life without meditation felt more chaotic, overwhelming and stressful.

The important thing to note from my experience is that, while I knew I was stressed and overwhelmed before, it took meditation to uncover the extent of it.

Meditation increased my self awareness, but most importantly, gave me a better life by helping me manage my thoughts and emotions.

The Benefits of Meditation

Below are some of the benefits that i have derived from meditating as part of my daily routine:.

  • Increased calmness
  • Perspective
  • A heightening of the senses and awareness of how the body is feeling
  • Increased ability to concentrate
  • A greater sense of well-being which for me manifests in eating better food and not drinking alcohol. I now understand what feeling healthy is and because of the meditation the bad feelings associated with junk food and alcohol are magnified. Tip: If I have had a hard day I meditate for 5 minutes instead of having a beer and it gives me more euphoria, more calmness and no negative side effects
  • A better quality of sleep
  • Increased self awareness
  • Increased patience
  • The ability to concern myself with the present
  • Being aware of the fact that it is up to me how I view what happens to me in my life
  • The ability to differentiate between neuroses and issues that are real and in need of attention
  • Improved performance in sport (tennis in my case) to the point where I think without meditation I would have lost some matches. I won a match in my opinion due to meditation within 2 weeks of starting to meditate.
  • Some may argue with me on this but I feel as though I am a more pleasant person to have a conversation with.

My Experience Of Meditation

  • During meditation it is important not to worry about ‘not doing it properly’ or whether or not you are deriving any benefit from it, or perhaps you feel like you are thinking too many thoughts or need to be doing something else.
  • The human brain is a thought machine and does not operate in a linear way like a computer so try not to worry about the fact that thoughts are constantly appearing and try to live in the current moment which is one of the key skills that you will acquire from regular meditation.
  • I view my meditation as the act of sitting back and watching myself and my mind
  • While on one hand I try to control my thoughts to a certain extent (by counting breaths or following the advice of guided meditation audio that I utilised to get myself into the routine early in my meditation career), during the process I do not get frustrated or agitated when other thoughts take over.
  • I have found that as I have become more experienced and ‘better’ at meditating, that towards the end of a session when my mind is calm and still, it is like watching myself in a mirror but with my eyes closed and all of a sudden I have an acute awareness of every part of my body.
  • As my meditation practice has developed I find that keep finding out things about myself that I didn’t realise before, and things I didn’t want to know or had been hiding from myself . . . meditation is that powerful!

I Haven’t Got the Time Not to Meditate

In closing I would like to address one of the most common objections that I hear from people – when I suggest to them that meditation would be of great benefit to their lives: ‘I haven’t got time to meditate.’

Well, having meditated daily for over 2 and a half years I am of the opposite view: I haven’t got time not to meditate because without meditation I am far less effective in my daily and nightly activities.

Rob Green 16/9/2013

Thanks Rob.

Rob learned to meditate using some of my Guided Meditations. Using Guided Meditations is an easy way to get started with meditation.

I have also written a number of other articles about the benefits meditation – especially in terms of how it will improve your learning.

Chris Brooks Principal High Performance Learning

I welcome your comments. You can add them below.

Reader Interactions

Allan Cheruiyot says

June 4, 2017 at 3:10 pm

I thank Rob Green for sharing with us his experience. Since I started Meditating in 2015,meditation has changed me. I used to get angry even with small things and I was emotional but now the ten to fifteen minutes meditation has benefited me. I can now manage to control my emotions and stress whether there is money or not.


October 10, 2017 at 4:45 am

How do I meditate to get money to come to me?

hploffice says

October 10, 2017 at 11:06 am

I’m sorry to say that meditation is not magic – it won’t bring money – or any thing else external to you.

Meditation is about bringing you internal changes. It will improve your thinking ability and your emotional stability. These things will make you more effective in the world. You could choose to use this added effectiveness to make more money.

Chris Brooks

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24 Meditation Journal Essay and Response

Many of our students have never meditated. We introduce them to the practice in an easy, non-threatening way.  To inculcate a healthy practice–and to build a bridge to conflict-transformation work–we ask our students to keep a meditation/reaction journal, and then to use ideas developed in the journals as the basis for homework writing assignments.

A meditation/reaction essay by Gabi Rivero:

…My meditation has been really hard to bear. Most days I would sit down, close my eyes, and just feel something hurt and not be able to get past it so I would stop early, or I would be too anxious about something to focus properly. Luckily, the day came where I managed to push those things away.

As the snow fell, I decided to sit in my cozy chair and meditate. My neighbors were playing loud music, so I looked up a meditation playlist, grabbed my headphones, and set on my way to a more mindful place. A short while ago, we read about the five hindrances, and since then I have really been trying to get past them, to no avail. The good part is that practice makes progress; in this session, I progressed. I really focused on my breath and clearing my mind in order to allow room for me to feel whatever had to be felt…

This session of meditation was completely in my hands. Maybe it was not my hands, but I was 100% aware of what was in my head and what I was trying to accomplish. My body was not so much in my control, it was like it needed to release energy on its own, and so I eventually let it.

Desire is the first hindrance we discussed. What I desired was to find something other than my back pain. I wanted to take over the little swaying and head movements that my body was doing, but once it fought me back and kept me from moving to the left to center myself, I let it go, I resisted taking control. Once I took a deep breath to let go of control, my body swayed left and stopped aching and freezing when moving.

The next hindrance is ill-will, or aversion . Although I am not super sure if I had any to begin with, I had some thoughts about a conversation I had with my husband the night before. We had not fought in a long time, and all though this was not really a fight, it had made me mad at his friends again. While meditating, I kept seeing male silhouettes and felt my jaw tense up. I somehow got it to really relax and the guys I imagined seeing just vanished from my mind.

Sloth and torpor came hand in hand with my worry and then  restlessness, because I felt my body completely give up. My back dropped, arching over my crossed legs, and all I saw was darkness. It felt like I was falling and flying all at the same time. I felt panicky because it was like I was searching for something, like I lost something very valuable and could not find it anywhere. Eventually I started think about how birds must feel, hawks especially.

Doubt hit me along with the thought of hawks. I had no clue what I was looking for, so what was the guarantee that I would find it? Then it hit me. Hawks have amazing eyesight. They can see small little prey that move really fast while so high up and moving themselves. Hawks never know exactly what they are out there looking for besides something that might be food, or something they need in order to survive. The key is that they will know it when they see it, then they go for it. That is exactly what I allowed myself to do. Once I was ready, I would know what it was that I needed to get myself back up.

Then, like a switch, my back shot up and started circling! My head also tilted back a bit so that I was looking straight up, my eyes able to pick up on the bright lights that were right above me. When I first hiked up a mountain (I think it was Camel’s Hump in Vermont) it was amazingly eye-opening, the same way that this moment was for me, literally. I opened my eyes slowly and looked at the time; I had been meditating for 21 minutes.

Instructor Response:  

You are an excellent writer, Gabi. I really enjoyed this essay. I feel I have gotten to know you well through these writing assignments. I think that you will be happy, later on, that you have so internalized the lesson of the Five Hindrances that you can use it as a road map for a mental journey toward understanding, as you have done here. Other students over the years have used the Hindrances as a given, a prompt for a meditation essay or a final paper. I especially like how you did it, and how you used the energy contained within each hindrance to move on and get to a clearer place—a place of contentment and the end of your spine’s discomfort.

The climax of your story for me (and I guess for you) came in the thinking about the hawk. As I say, you have absorbed the Hindrance lesson from our class, and it can be a lifelong friend for you. In turn, I receive from you this incredible image of the hawk—in the future I, too, will think of my own focus in meditation with the help of this image of a circling hawk, with super sharp vision, scanning down there to see the thing I need to survive! And not even knowing what it is while looking, just certain that I’ll know it when I see it! This is such a wonderful metaphor for meditation! I’m going to remember it forever. And it fits with my own visualization, developed over a long time, of the spiraling-down process in meditation. Now it’s not just a spiraling down. It’s more than that. Now it’s the circling hawk, ready to grab the morsel it needs, right now, before the twenty minutes (or 21) are up! Thank you so much!    —Peter

A meditation/reaction essay by Joanna Marcus:

Memories: The Past, Present, and Future

Meditation has made me think a lot about memories. What does it mean to hold on to a memory? Can memories change? This is something I have struggled with since losing my older brother, Noah, two and a half years ago. I have had this enormous fear of forgetting memories of him. Shortly after he died, I decided I would keep a memory book and write down everything I could remember of him. But in the chaos and heartbreak of those weeks, I never got around to making that book. I remember feeling so angry at myself for not writing any memories down. What if I had forgotten everything already? What will it be like in ten or twenty years when time has passed? I truly believed that the closer in time I was to a memory, the clearer it would be. I thought it would only fade more and more from there.

My perception of memory has changed a lot since that summer Noah died. I am starting to experience that my way of remembering grows and transforms over time. Memories come back to me at different times and in different ways. A simple object, or something I do or hear can bring up a memory. Who knew that a bottle of fluoride mouth rinse could hold such significance (other than preventing cavities…)? It is such a seemingly simple thing, but when I look at a bottle of fluoride mouth rinse, it brings me back to the many games we played trying to make each other laugh and spit out the fluoride. When I eat a meal that he liked, I think about how much he loved food. When I hear someone tell me something I already know, I think about his invention of the word, “Brookler”, the word for someone who tells you something you already know…

It is a beautiful thing how a simple object, or food, or saying has the capacity to hold so much. Perhaps memories are like feathers floating around, and every so often one just lands on you. They are always there, in existence. Time does not fade them. Instead, over time we might think about our memories in a different way. At one moment in time, a memory might hold more sorrow and pain than happiness. At another moment in time, however, that same memory could elicit more laughter than it did before. The feelings and presence of memories might shift and transform over time, but that does not mean the memories are not there.

The other day I watched a concert performed by the Brandeis Lydian String Quartet. One of the pieces, String Quartet No. 5, a premiere written by composer Andrew Waggoner, is a beautiful depiction of memory transformation across time. The piece was written in memory of his dad, and in the piece’s program notes, Waggoner discusses how the music represents the human experience of memory. It is a two-movement piece. The second movement, Branching Streams Flow in the Darkeness (for Dad), acts in parallel to the first movement, Every Sentient Being. He describes how when we access memory, part of of the memory’s clarity and accuracy is traded for our deepened emotional connection to the past. Over time we move beyond specifics, but our love and feeling for the memory is strengthened. The piece illustrates this idea musically through the second movement’s expansions and echos of the first. We hear these echos, yet the emotional flow reveals itself to be different.

I find it interesting how meditation has created this space to reflect on my fears, comforts, and questions about my memories of Noah. In the context of what I have heard about meditation (outside of this class), I have gotten the message that meditation is a practice of staying in the present moment. It made me question whether it was ok that my mind made its way to this idea of memory while I was meditating. I thought to myself: Isn’t memory a thing of the past? I’m realizing, however, that memory is not just a thing of the past. Memories live in all of us, whether we are thinking about them or not. Not only that, but our actions and interactions in the present moment will become memories in the future! I find it beautiful how the past, present, and future are connected and intertwined around every little memory made, and this gives me great comfort in knowing that my memories of Noah will never fade.

Part of the Instructor Response:

Wow, what a fabulous essay, Joanna! There is something truly magical about the form, content, and development of your essay. It’s clearly a meditation essay. I feel, from your writing, that you are ready and willing to cast a wide net in your contemplation. You bring in your grief about Noah, and your wish to freeze memories of him in some unchanging amber. You make the leap to associations with music. You analyze what a memory actually is. You allow significant metaphors to amplify your thinking: feathers, and then some almost-living intertwining thing… You are a wonderful writer, Joanna, so I hope you are planning to use this talent in your choice of profession. But beyond that you are wise, too, with a genuine ability to get beyond limited ways of thinking about grief, pain, memory, and the mind’s capacity to occupy, simultaneously, layered levels of time…Thank you!  –Peter

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Meditation Session At The Vajradhara Buddhist Center

I am very excited about this field experience. It has been the one I have been looking forward to all semester. I chose to attend an Introduction to Meditation session at the Vajradhara Buddhist Center. I chose this for my Religious Service because I have always wondered what the teachings of Buddhism are. The Vajradhara Center offers these introduction sessions every Wednesday at 7 p.m. I went to the Week 1 session on November 4th, the first Wednesday of the month. I found out about this session just by googling “Buddhist centers Charlotte, NC”. This center has many great reviews on various websites, so I thought it was a great fit. About to have the experience of going to a Buddhist Center, I think I am really expecting to enjoy this session, mostly because I have always been intrigued by the teachings and morals of Buddha and how they can be achieved through meditation. I have grown up non-religious, which I think makes this experience more interesting because I have nothing to compare it to. I expect this session to be sort of intimidating at first because it is a new experience. I also believe that I will not be very comfortable, at first, while meditating. Through research, I hope to find out ways to adjust and to fully understand why meditation is important in Buddhism. Most importantly, I am excited to attend this session.

The Importance Of Meditation And Mental Health

Start by enhancing your ability to focus. The scientifically proven way to improve your focus and therefore your ability to have more willpower is through meditation. Research to the benefits of meditation and mental health is overwhelmingly positive. In fact, it’s nearly impossible to find a study saying meditation is negative for you. It isn’t even just the positive impact on your mental strength – studies have shown meditation to be beneficial for your physical health as well. Meditating can provide you with more energy, which is useful for your mental strength as well. When you have energy, you are more able to make good decisions and have the mental and physical strength to keep moving forward.

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Yogic Meditation Practice in Personal Experience Essay


Meditation is a yoga practice utilized for achieving control over the mind and emotions by focusing on a particular object. Usually, an individual is advised to focus on one’s breath, but it is also possible to concentrate on repeating a prayer or imagining some shape or color. It is a general opinion that meditation helps to calm down and improve health, as well as achieve happiness and relaxation.

To practice meditation, I decided that it is better to use my room. I locked the door to guarantee that no one interrupts me in the middle of the session. I also tried to use headphones to listen to some sounds of nature during meditation. Although it was difficult for me to find some free time, I found it beneficial to dedicate ten minutes to relaxation in the evening. The first experience of meditation felt rather strange and awkward, especially when I tried to sit in a lotus posture.

This posture proved to be too complicated to master. Still, yoga provides some variations, which are easier for a beginner. Once I selected a comfortable posture, there came another complication because it was almost impossible to concentrate on something without thinking. When I tried to focus on my breathing, thoughts kept appearing in my mind no matter how hard I tried not to think about anything. Soon I found that my mind is distracted from the meditation by the reflections of past events and future tasks. Moreover, I realized that the time for meditation was out.

My second experience of meditation was more pleasant. I was sitting in the selected posture and knew what difficulties to expect during the meditation session. Surprisingly, it was easier to concentrate on breathing. I noticed that the harder I tried, the fewer thoughts appeared in my head. It is possible to say that this practice helps to relax and slow down the mind to some extent. It is impossible to relax if you keep thinking about something. In fact, you will not be able even to sleep. I realized that if I were tired after a hectic day full of events, the meditation would help me to normalize emotional and mental activity. I felt relaxed after the meditation even though it lasted only ten minutes.

I was looking forward to the third session of meditation as it had to be a relaxation after the difficult day. It was the first time when I noticed that meditation became a habit. It was also convenient as it did not require effort and helped to remove stress. I noticed that it became easier to focus on a particular object and realized that this practice is indispensable to control my thoughts and emotions.

Once the mind is clear from any thoughts, it is easier to pick up the subject which is the most important for reflection after the meditation is over. I also noticed that when the mind was clear, some interesting ideas came, and they were worth remembering. Meditation is also beneficial to obtain control over emotions and eliminate all negative and unproductive thoughts. I noticed that even during the day I tried to focus on my breath if something annoying and frustrating happened. It helped me to make the right decisions that were not influenced by emotions.

After three sessions of meditation, it is possible to say that it has positive results such as reducing stress level, controlling the mind, and achieving relaxation faster. The experience was interesting and not boring at all. It was also noticed that some interesting ideas come during meditation. The progress achieved during each session is noticeable and inspires me to continue the attempts.

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My Meditation Experience

My Meditation Experience

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Today is my first day of the meditation session. It seems more difficult than I expected. Concentration seems to drift away easily with the slightest of destructions taking away my attention. The rhythm of the breath seems to be averagely fast.

Friday Day 2 - 5.50 am

Considering that I may remember something I hadn't done, I wake up ten minutes earlier. This must be done today is my motto for the day which happens to be my motto every time I do something that is difficult to other people as well. I am able to concentrate for a few minutes but many to me think of everything around me without particular focus but at the end the feeling is all success.

Saturday Day 3 - 9.00 pm

15 minutes.

At first unwilling to have the session, I nonetheless commit myself and the decision seems to be rewarding as I am able to have a deep insight and focus entirely on my subject of meditation. I feel an inward peace and calmness

Sunday Day 4 - 6.30 am

I have to do this today. Finally I am able to concentrate which as many will argue and which might be true, due to last night's occurrences. I have a deep insight into all that I have achieved since childhood, the successes, the awards and the accolades. The sessions bring a form of relaxation as I am able to focus my thoughts on one thing.

Monday Day 5 - 9.00 am

I decide to hold the session in a different location that is my bedroom in order to see the new changes that may occur. I focus my thoughts and hear my breathing pattern which is at first high and then slow towards the end. I feel calm and ready for the day.

Tuesday Day 6 - 10.00 pm

I finally feel comfortable having the session in the sitting room posture check, environment check and surprisingly session check. Yes, surprising because the latter happens in the unwanted manner no matter the condition. I meditate for ten minutes and the focus now seems to be an easy thing to accomplish.

Wednesday Day 7 - 9.00 pm

20 minutes.

Is this a day of the week? According to the meditation schedule it looks like it is not. Anyway I have to do this in order to ensure progress which at first was not evident. I am now able to focus on the pattern of the breath which is now slow and with a definite pattern. The progress is impressive. I feel peace and serenity and my body feels relieved.

Thursday Day 8 - 6.00 am

I think about the coming week which must be a success and the resolutions for the week which honestly, using past statistics will most probably not come to pass. I can now comfortably say that my concentration is fair and I am able to shift my focus almost entirely to the session. I am able to feel an improvement of my health with certain common ailments such as headaches now almost forgotten. The body and soul seem to be adjusting and responding well to the sessions.

Friday Day 9 - 9.00 pm

With the environment being friendly, I still find it hard to keep my fingers off the phone. The noise from the message notifications spoils the otherwise quiet environment. I think of various things but each at its own time which was not possible in the first days of the session.

Saturday Day 10 - 6.00 am

I have a session which up to now seems the most successful or to motivate myself, successful. I feel calm after the religious session which involves self-questioning about my values.

Sunday Day 11 - 5.55 am

25 minutes.

The progress I am making is evident and motivates me. I have a session which is relatively successful and am able to focus my thoughts away from the stresses and pressure of life which has a major effect on my mental sanity.

Monday Day 12 -8.00 pm

I settle down and I am able to adjust to the meditation sessions quickly which was not the case at first. The therapeutic effects are evident as I am able to feel better and at peace. I can now focus on my breathing pattern which is steady and I notice reduction in my stress levels.

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