Awake & Evolve: Cycle 2 – Holiday Stress Meditation

The second cycle of Awake & Evolve workouts focuses on using the breath, building upper body stamina, and fostering a habit of regular meditation.

“It’s not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.” 

~ Hans Selye ~

To begin, find a comfortable posture for meditation.

It may be helpful to set a timer for 5-10 minutes for this practice.

Place your hands on your knees, with your palms facing up.

Scan your body for any areas of tension or tightness. Pay special attention to any tightness in your neck, mouth, and jaw area.

Begin to feel your body and mind relax as you deepen your breath.

Visualize a dial in your mind. On this dial you see a stress indicator. Imagine that with each breath you exhale you slowly turn the dial from high stress to a more Zen-like state of mind.

With each breath feel a sense of serenity flow through the body.

Allow each breath to turn the dial in small increments, finding a sense of relaxation with each breath.

Stay here with this meditation for 10-15 minutes.

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