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3 Mindfulness Meditations to Help You Tap Into the Present

In less than 15 minutes, you will feel more at ease and connected to yourself.

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Sometimes, your brain just needs a break. Mindfulness meditations offer you the opportunity give it just that, while also allowing you to fully tap into your body in the present moment. Instead of feeling stressed and tense or worrying, you’ll grow to accept your thoughts, sensations, and feelings in non-judgmental manner. Sounds nice, right? The next time you need a couple minutes to reconnect with yourself, turn to one of these mindfulness meditations.

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See also: What Is Mindfulness, Really?

This Meditation Will Help You Develop a Deeper Awareness of Your Body

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Center your mind—and focus on your physical body—with this awareness-based meditation from Josh Summers. You’ll feel relaxed and at ease with the sensations and thoughts in your body. This type of meditation is a great way to prepare for a Yin Yoga sequence. Practice now.

A Meditation for Guiding Your Mind

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Do you really know your own mind? Instead of focusing on the past, future, or current stresses, this mindfulness meditation helps you to consciously place your mind—giving it a respite from the constant thoughts swirling around in it. Plus, in this meditation, yoga teacher Cyndi Lee discusses what to do when your mind strays—and how to handle it. Practice now.

Tune Into This Sound-Based Meditation

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Looking to be guided by sound during your meditation? This gong meditation with Karena Virginia is versatile–giving you and your body what it needs now, in this moment. You’ll feel ready and prepared to receive the healing, love, and compassion you deserve. Practice now.

See also: Balance Your Heart Chakra With This Meditation