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Transform Stress Into Power

Stress doesn't have to be an enemy. In this meditation, we'll explore how to make stress a powerful ally in your life.

Let's start by finding a comfortable posture. This could be sitting, lying down, or standing, whatever feels good for your body today. And if it's comfortable to do so, you can invite your eyes to close. Let's take a deep breath together to help us settle in. In through the nose.

And out through the mouth. Inviting the jaw to soften. The teeth do not need to be clenched right now. You can invite the shoulders to relax. As well as the hands and the belly.

Really settling into a relaxed awareness of the present moment. As we let our breathing settle into its natural rhythm. Let's just spend a little bit of time focusing our attention at the breath as a way to stabilize our mind and not get so consumed with thoughts and ideas. I'll give you some time in silence to practice. Just this breath, just this moment.

Nowhere else you need to be and nothing you need to fix. So in our meditation today, we're going to work with transforming stress into a power, and this will involve changing our perception of stress. So the first thing we're going to do is actually drop into a felt sense of some stress. Maybe that's here for you already, and you don't need to do anything else. If not think about something that could create stress for you.

Maybe something that's going to happen later today or something that has happened, but really important to at least get some feeling of stress in the body. And don't worry, we won't do this for too long. Once you start to sense that for yourself, the first thing I want you to do is say, Hey, stress, I see you. Let there be an acknowledgement of it. Letting it know you're not trying to get rid of it, you're actually here to welcome it.

And just notice how the stress responds. It might be something validating for it to be seen and be felt. And as you sense this stress moving through your body, notice this sensations of it. Is it hot? Is it tight? Does it cause other parts of your body to grip? Where is it located? In the face? In the chest? In the belly? As you feel it moving through you, in your mind and in your body the, invitation is to start viewing this in a positive light. So you can even say to yourself, Oh, this is my body getting energized.

This is my body preparing to meet this challenge, to rise up, to give me a little more of an edge or to help me through whatever I need to get through. So as you're feeling this sensation, shift the narrative to one of appreciation, seeing that the stress can actually be serving you. I'll give you a little bit of time to reflect on that. If the stress is still there, just saying, thank you, stress. I know you have a positive intention.

And I know I can use you to my advantage. I appreciate you showing up. Perhaps also even saying, I'm excited to use this new energy in my day to meet the upcoming challenges that I have. And let's take one more deep breath together, really taking all of this in. In through the nose.

Slowly out through the mouth. And when you're ready, you can allow your eyes to open. Great job. As you go about your day today and you feel stress arising, see if you can change your mindset around it. Instead of viewing it as something that's ruining your life, see it as something that's empowering you, energizing you, and preparing you to meet the moment at hand.

I'll talk to you soon. Thank you for your practice and take care.

Meditation

4.6

Transform Stress Into Power

Stress doesn't have to be an enemy. In this meditation, we'll explore how to make stress a powerful ally in your life.

Duration

Your default time is based on your progress and is changed automatically as you practice.

Let's start by finding a comfortable posture. This could be sitting, lying down, or standing, whatever feels good for your body today. And if it's comfortable to do so, you can invite your eyes to close. Let's take a deep breath together to help us settle in. In through the nose.

And out through the mouth. Inviting the jaw to soften. The teeth do not need to be clenched right now. You can invite the shoulders to relax. As well as the hands and the belly.

Really settling into a relaxed awareness of the present moment. As we let our breathing settle into its natural rhythm. Let's just spend a little bit of time focusing our attention at the breath as a way to stabilize our mind and not get so consumed with thoughts and ideas. I'll give you some time in silence to practice. Just this breath, just this moment.

Nowhere else you need to be and nothing you need to fix. So in our meditation today, we're going to work with transforming stress into a power, and this will involve changing our perception of stress. So the first thing we're going to do is actually drop into a felt sense of some stress. Maybe that's here for you already, and you don't need to do anything else. If not think about something that could create stress for you.

Maybe something that's going to happen later today or something that has happened, but really important to at least get some feeling of stress in the body. And don't worry, we won't do this for too long. Once you start to sense that for yourself, the first thing I want you to do is say, Hey, stress, I see you. Let there be an acknowledgement of it. Letting it know you're not trying to get rid of it, you're actually here to welcome it.

And just notice how the stress responds. It might be something validating for it to be seen and be felt. And as you sense this stress moving through your body, notice this sensations of it. Is it hot? Is it tight? Does it cause other parts of your body to grip? Where is it located? In the face? In the chest? In the belly? As you feel it moving through you, in your mind and in your body the, invitation is to start viewing this in a positive light. So you can even say to yourself, Oh, this is my body getting energized.

This is my body preparing to meet this challenge, to rise up, to give me a little more of an edge or to help me through whatever I need to get through. So as you're feeling this sensation, shift the narrative to one of appreciation, seeing that the stress can actually be serving you. I'll give you a little bit of time to reflect on that. If the stress is still there, just saying, thank you, stress. I know you have a positive intention.

And I know I can use you to my advantage. I appreciate you showing up. Perhaps also even saying, I'm excited to use this new energy in my day to meet the upcoming challenges that I have. And let's take one more deep breath together, really taking all of this in. In through the nose.

Slowly out through the mouth. And when you're ready, you can allow your eyes to open. Great job. As you go about your day today and you feel stress arising, see if you can change your mindset around it. Instead of viewing it as something that's ruining your life, see it as something that's empowering you, energizing you, and preparing you to meet the moment at hand.

I'll talk to you soon. Thank you for your practice and take care.

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