The Meditation Podcast – Episodes 1-23
- Twenty-three - Grief - Jan '13
- Twenty-two - Eyes - Sep '12
- Twenty-one - The Unknown - Apr '12
- Twenty - A Short Meditation - Mar '12
- Nineteen - Money - Feb '12
- Eighteen - Our Story - Jan '12
- Seventeen - Renewal - Dec '11
- Sixteen - Sit Still and Breathe - Nov '11
- Fifteen - Wake Up! - Nov '11
- Fourteen - Rejuvenating Sleep - Nov '11
- Thirteen - Finding Your voice - Oct '11
- Twelve - Peace - Dec '09
- Eleven - The Healing Smile - Jul '09
- Ten - Releasing Fear - Oct '07
- Nine - Addiction - Jun '07
- Eight - Transformational Breathing - May '07
- Seven - Your Sacred Space - Apr '07
- Six - Falling Asleep - Mar '07
- Five - Healing Series, Part 2 - Feb '07
- Four - Healing Series, Part 1 - Jan '07
- Three - Positive Thoughts - Dec '06
- Two - Calming the Body - Nov '06
- One - A Basic Meditation - Oct '06
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Welcome to The Meditation Podcast, with Jesse and Jeane Stern, Episode 16: Sit Still and Breathe. In any art or occupation, it's a good idea to go back to basics from time to time. The art of meditation can be a lot of things, but in its most basic sense it is just sitting still and breathing. This, all by itself, can be a profound experience, and it builds a safe and solid foundation for more advanced techniques.
More than anything else, we take our breath for granted. It's the activity that we need most to survive, we can start or stop it at will, and yet most of the time we do it without even noticing.
Noticing a thing, without adjusting, is an important part of self acceptance. The intent in today's meditation is to notice the breath, just as it is, without trying to adjust or improve it. While sitting still, just notice your posture, without trying to make it "better". As the mind races, thoughts distract us, and we are not trying to "improve" with a mantra or focus - just gently returning to the foundation: Sit Still and Breathe.
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