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Why should you meditate? I'm still exploring answers, and sharing the journey in this podcast. Each week I share a new ISHTA meditation technique with over several practice episodes. Newcomers are welcome! Weekly episodes include detailed instruction in the technique of the week, and musings on how and why we meditate! I pull from current research, my personal practice, my teacher's stories, and my students' questions, all to help you uncover whether, how, and why meditation could be useful to … Continue Reading >>
Why should you meditate? I'm still exploring answers, and sharing the journey in this podcast. Each week I share a new ISHTA meditation technique with over several practice episodes. Newcomers are welcome! Weekly episodes include detailed instruction in the technique of the week, and musings on how and why we meditate! I pull from current research, my personal practice, my teacher's stories, and my students' questions, all to help you uncover whether, how, and why meditation could be useful to you! Credits: meditation recordings by esther m palmer; intro/outro music by hooksounds.com; podcast photo by eric bandiero. << Show Less
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Podcast update for 2022 New episodes will return in the Spring (a series of episodes in the works!)
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Podcast update for 2022 New episodes will return in the Spring (a series of episodes in the works!)
Self Awareness Meditation Self Awareness Practice - Recast of Episode 196 of Everyday Meditation, a follow up to last week's discussion on meditation and unconscious bias!As always, I encourage you to make yourself at home in this practice: substitute, modify, do as you need to feel safe and present, including taking breaks! Integration suggestionAfter listening to the episode, perhaps check in: did you notice something that you want to carry with you? If yes, maybe jot it down in a notebook or record a voice memo to help you remember!You can give this practice a try when you're ready!Be moving, be true, be you!- estherIf you'd like to hear more from me, consider signing up for my newsletter at https://esthermpalmer.com/updatesYou can also support the podcast with a donation if you're so moved at https://moved-podcasts.square.site
Compassion Meditation and Unconscious Bias Compassion Meditation and Bias - Recast of Episode 195 of Esther's Everyday Meditation Continuing on the topic of compassion, in this episode I share and discuss some findings about meditation, compassion, and unconscious bias. Tune in next week for a follow-up practice!Be moving, be true, be you!- estherIf you'd like to hear more from me, consider signing up for my newsletter at https://esthermpalmer.com/updatesYou can also support the podcast with a donation if you're so moved at https://moved-podcasts.square.site
Sat Yam Meditation for Compassion Sat Yam for Compassion - Recast of Episode 189 of Everyday Meditation, a follow up to last week's discussion!As always, I encourage you to make yourself at home in this practice: substitute, modify, do as you need to feel safe and present, including taking breaks! Integration suggestionAfter listening to the episode, perhaps check in: did you notice something that you want to carry with you? If yes, maybe jot it down in a notebook or record a voice memo to help you remember!You can give this practice a try when you're ready!Be moving, be true, be you!- estherIf you'd like to hear more from me, consider signing up for my newsletter at https://esthermpalmer.com/updatesYou can also support the podcast with a donation if you're so moved at https://moved-podcasts.square.site
What is Compassion? What is Compassion? - Recast of Episode 188 of Esther's Everyday Meditation In this episode, I share some thoughts on what compassion is, particularly through the lens of compassion meditation practices. Tune in next week for a follow-up practice!Be moving, be true, be you!- estherIf you'd like to hear more from me, consider signing up for my newsletter at https://esthermpalmer.com/updatesYou can also support the podcast with a donation if you're so moved at https://moved-podcasts.square.site
Movement Pathway for Attention and Figure 8 Breath Focusing through Movement - Episode 533 of Esther's Everyday MeditationAs always, I encourage you to make yourself at home in this practice: substitute, modify, do as you need to feel safe and present, including taking breaks! Here's what's in this episode:- Welcome + getting situated, with a few thoughts on using a movement pathway as your focus in meditation- A little lead-in movement: Seated fold- Breathing practice: Long exhale- Meditation technique (awareness kriya): Figure 8 Breath- A little re-grounding movement: Seated camel* all techniques and movements are described and guided *Integration suggestionAfter listening to the episode, perhaps check in: did you notice something that you want to carry with you? If yes, maybe jot it down in a notebook or record a voice memo to help you remember!You can give this practice a try when you're ready!Be moving, be true, be you!- estherIf you'd like to hear more from me, consider signing up for my newsletter at https://esthermpalmer.com/updatesYou can also support the podcast with a donation if you're so moved at https://moved-podcasts.square.site
Hum Sa Kriya Meditation Hum Sa for Attention - Recast of Episode 182 of Everyday Meditation, a follow up to last week's discussion!As always, I encourage you to make yourself at home in this practice: substitute, modify, do as you need to feel safe and present, including taking breaks! Integration suggestionAfter listening to the episode, perhaps check in: did you notice something that you want to carry with you? If yes, maybe jot it down in a notebook or record a voice memo to help you remember!You can give this practice a try when you're ready!Be moving, be true, be you!- estherIf you'd like to hear more from me, consider signing up for my newsletter at https://esthermpalmer.com/updatesYou can also support the podcast with a donation if you're so moved at https://moved-podcasts.square.site
The Science of Attention and Meditation - Recast Ep 181 Meditation and the Science of Attention - Recast of Episode 181 of Esther's Everyday Meditation In this episode, I share and discuss some findings about meditation and attention. Tune in next week for a follow-up practice!Be moving, be true, be you!- estherIf you'd like to hear more from me, consider signing up for my newsletter at https://esthermpalmer.com/updatesYou can also support the podcast with a donation if you're so moved at https://moved-podcasts.square.site
What keeps you from connecting? + Sat Yam "Let Go" Meditation What keeps you from connecting - Episode 530 of Esther's Everyday MeditationAs always, I encourage you to make yourself at home in this practice: substitute, modify, do as you need to feel safe and present, including taking breaks! Here's what's in this episode:- Welcome + getting situated, with a few thoughts on some things that keep us from connecting with one another.- A little lead-in movement: Cat / childs- Breathing practice: Alternate nostril breathing- Meditation technique (awareness kriya): Sat Yam "Let Go"- A little re-grounding movement: Seated forward fold* all techniques and movements are described and guided *Integration suggestionAfter listening to the episode, perhaps check in: did you notice something that you want to carry with you? If yes, maybe jot it down in a notebook or record a voice memo to help you remember!You can give this practice a try when you're ready!Be moving, be true, be you!- estherIf you'd like to hear more from me, consider signing up for my newsletter at https://esthermpalmer.com/updatesYou can also support the podcast with a donation if you're so moved at https://moved-podcasts.square.site
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