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Inspiring greater peace, acceptance, and happiness for people affected by brain injury is a big part of what we do. We’ve learned that meditation is one powerful way to help transform chaos into inner calm and frustration into joy. Meditation offers a variety of paths--from short to long, guidance to silence, imagery to mantras--so that everyone can find a practice that works for them. We are collaborating with brain injury survivors, yogis, and meditation teachers to share meditation practi ...
 
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During the practice of Yoga Nidra, we induce a state of complete physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. It is a sleep-based meditation technique used for effectively establishing new patterns in the mind and body and creating harmony. This practice works at the deepest levels to release tensions, old patterns, conditioning, and self-limiti ...…
 
During the practice of Yoga Nidra, we induce a state of complete physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. It is a sleep-based meditation technique used for effectively establishing new patterns in the mind and body and creating harmony. This practice works at the deepest levels to release tensions, old patterns, conditioning, and self-limiti ...…
 
This meditation practice allows us to tune into the basic awareness of the body. It is said in the Buddhist tradition that the body itself is already in an awakened state, always in the present moment. Through this practice we bring the mind into alignment with the body, releasing stored tension in both body and mind. Asa is a yoga teacher base ...…
 
This meditation is intended to enhance feelings of self worth. When we believe we are worthy we can grow to our true potential. Stephanie Levy has worked as a licensed mental health therapist for the past 14 years and a yoga teacher. In these roles, she has the same goals for clients in her office as for students in her classes: to create a saf ...…
 
Heather Wiest, MSW, LCSW, RYT® 500 is beyond blessed to LOVE, SERVE and INSPIRE the LYB community as a yoga teacher, holy fire Ik Karuna reiki® master, and social worker. Her holistic yoga sessions are engaging and rejuvenating, leaving one feeling balanced and inspired. Heather’s busy life as a wife, mother, and guide, encourages her to find t ...…
 
This meditation is a practice of breathing into the unknown. As we learn to direct the breath into new and unfamiliar places in the body, we become more comfortable navigating the unknown and doing so with grace, confidence, and ease. Ramsay is a yoga teacher based in Denver, Colorado and also works for LoveYourBrain as the Yoga Program Coordin ...…
 
This guided meditation creates the space to find freedom by being present and in the moment. It is a gentle practice and a nourishing experience. By moving away from the past or present, and by choosing to be in the NOW, we reduce our stress and we experience freedom, happiness, and peace. Neuroscience research has shown the amygdala (the cente ...…
 
Marcella Roukas is an artist, lawyer and yoga/meditation teacher. She became certified in vinyasa chakra flow yoga in 2009 and Ananda restorative yoga in 2017. She blends art therapy with a free-flow vinyasa, kundalini yoga, Energization by Paramahansa Yogananda and qi gong. These practices along with guided meditations are meant to facilitate ...…
 
This guided meditation harnesses the power of color to create a soothing and healing experience. Visualizing color can help to activate the right hemisphere of the brain, which is associated with processing visual and spatial information in a more holistic and creative way than the analytical and linear left hemisphere of the brain. Enjoy a pra ...…
 
All of us, at one point or another, experience changes in our lives that we don’t like. When this happens, we can call upon our inner strength to be present with--instead of run away from--our challenges. We can also call upon our capacity to let go of needing things to be different. This balance, of inner strength and letting go, opens up our ...…
 
This meditation opens with a brief story to illustrate how our minds tend to get stuck on stories from the past that can cause us to react unwisely in the present. Mindfulness is a powerful tool for interrupting this cycle by becoming aware of our present experience with curiosity and kindness. We’ll use mindfulness to explore the power of your ...…
 
The feeling of complete joy is incredibly special and often elusive. This practice invites you to connect with the kind of joy that is not contingent upon material objects, which inevitably come and go. By inspiring joy from what makes you truly happy and from what makes others truly happy, known as Mudita, you can be swept into the true essenc ...…
 
A short meditation to relax and cultivate a sense of contentment and peaceful stillness. Yawi is the founder of Living Heart Yoga, a studio based in San Diego, CA dedicated to offer different disciplines of yoga with a loving and therapeutic approach. Yawi's teaching is genuinely patient, nurturing and slow-paced, she integrates movement with m ...…
 
This meditation, also know as the "Seasons of Breath" meditation is a playful and powerful pranayama practice that helps us connect our mind, body, and breath. Each season corresponds to each part of breath; Spring as the inhale, Summer as the pause at the top of the breath, Autumn as the breath out, and Winter as the pause on empty. By separat ...…
 
We are multidimensional beings. And our awareness manifests on many different planes. This meditation will introduce us to ourselves at the different layers of who we are and train us to live fully and gracefully at every level of our being. Gretchen Bleiler is one of the most accomplished snowboarders in the world. She is a 2-time Olympian and ...…
 
This breathing exercise is designed to engage both sides of your brain to help you focus and calm your mind. Your brain has an evolutionarily fascinating function where the right side controls the left side of the body, and left side controls the right side of the body. You will be guided to focus on your breath moving from each corner of your ...…
 
Renewal is a process of transforming something stagnant into something charged with life. This short and simple visualization meditation helps to relax and renew the mind and body. Using your breath, you will be invited to welcome in healing energy and release anything unwanted to ascend into a place of bliss and possibility. Jessica is a yoga ...…
 
Loving-kindness meditation taps into some of our most fundamentals emotions -- empathy, kindness, and love. Research has shown that even just 10 minutes of this type of meditation can enhance our positivity, kindness towards others, overall joy, and feeling of purpose in life. Try this practice to unlock our core qualities that support you and ...…
 
In those moments where our emotions intensify, this simple practice teaches us to use our awareness of certain places--chest (C), arms (A), and legs (L), and then the mind (M)--to reconnect with a place of calm. By paying attention to these spaces, we have more power to control or reactions and make choices from a place of inner calm. Kyla Pear ...…
 
This mindfulness practice guides you to use the language of your body -- your senses -- to settle the mind and bring you into the present more fully. By helping the mind explore what is easily available to you in the here and now, such as sounds and sensations, you are able to cultivate more clarity and ease. Kyla Pearce is the Lead Yoga and Me ...…
 
The Buddhist meditation practice of Tonglen is a process of ‘sending and receiving’. In synchrony with your breath, you welcome your own and others’ challenges and suffering, then you send out whatever you feel will comfort and relieve these challenges and suffering. This empowering practice builds your connection with others through the raw an ...…
 
Everyone gets swept away by their emotions, expectations, thoughts... you name it! Here is a simple framework to help you bring a bit more mindfulness into your day-to-day life--STOP, 'stop', 'take a break', 'observe', and 'proceed'. Kyla Pearce is the Lead Yoga and Meditation Teacher for the LoveYourBrain Foundation. She conducts LYB’s yoga te ...…
 
We all face challenges in life, and they have an odd way of becoming worse when we ignore them. In this meditation, you have the opportunity to work through some of the physical and emotional challenges that may have taken root in your body, and begin to lessen their power. May we all be happy, may we all feel at peace, and may we all know that ...…
 
The breath is one of the most valuable tools we have to improve our wellbeing. A large body of research demonstrates that regulating our breath, and using techniques like counting our inhales and exhales, can harness the part of our nervous system that helps us relax, feel more at ease, and have an easier time falling asleep. By simply focusing ...…
 
This meditation leads you through a visualization which focuses on the pattern of breath. This meditation helps connect your breath, mind, and body by using the imagination to create sensations that will both energize and soothe you. Megan is a yoga teacher based out of Denver, Colorado and is also a member of the LoveYourBrain team. After year ...…
 
Looking to simultaneously relax and energize your mind and body? Ujjayi (pronounced oo-jai) is commonly translated as “victorious breath,” and has been used for thousands of years to help release frustration, find inner strength and calm the mind and body. Learn how to practice this simple breathing exercise to empower you to face any challenge ...…
 
Yoga nidra is practice that can help you achieve very deep states of relaxation by gradually moving your awareness throughout your body. This meditation practice is a body scan, one component of yoga nidra, that is a is a beautiful way to help you create a feeling of peace and balance. By focusing your attention on different parts of your body, ...…
 
This short and simple meditation is a useful technique for helping to calm and focus the mind. It is a practice that can be done anywhere--while waiting in line at the grocery store, while taking the bus, or during a challenging meeting at work. When we move our attention to different parts of our body and bring a sense of relief and softness t ...…
 
We all experience challenges that leave us feeling isolated and undervalued. In these times, we can dig deep and use our meditation practice to remind us of what we have instead of what we're lacking. Mantras are a powerful way to reignite this awareness. This meditation offers an opportunity to remind ourselves that we are loved and that we ar ...…
 
This powerful framework is a guide for helping you explore and manage your present experience. It is particularly helpful when life throws you a curveball and you feel your emotions run amok. In those times, which we all inevitably face, this framework can empower you to find your steadiness and resilience. yla Pearce is the Lead Yoga and Medit ...…
 
We all strive for balance--physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. In this meditation, we use our awareness of both the strength and softness in our body to find a place of balance. I hope this practice supports you in recognizing that when we create an internal feeling of balance, it translates to greater balance externally. Kyla P ...…
 
Kyla Pearce is the Lead Yoga and Meditation Teacher for the LoveYourBrain Foundation. She conducts LYB’s yoga teacher training workshops to enable other yoga teachers to learn how to tailor these practices for the TBI community. She is passionate about making yoga accessible to TBI survivors so that they can direct their healing one breath at a ...…
 
Yoga and meditation changed my entire life and made it possible for me to live authentically and passionately. We have nothing except for the present moment. It is the only place where life exists. I am so happy to be able to offer this meditation for you to connect with your life as it is in the present moment. Majken tranby (e-ryt 200) is the ...…
 
This meditation uses the relationship between the body and the earth to cultivate feelings of support, center, and embodied stability. As we scan the body, we become aware of the ever-present comfort that resides in the places where the body and floor meet. Each exhalation allows us to sink in deeper into that relationship—building trust and co ...…
 
This meditation uses breath to initiate a relaxation response and transform our minds from a racetrack towards a more peaceful place. Our exhalation is our body’s built-in stress buster. It is tied to the part of our nervous system that supports us to feel more calm and relaxed. Research has shown activating this part of our nervous system impr ...…
 
This meditation is based on the seven Chakras, which are the the energy centers throughout our body. According to Indian tradition, each chakra has a specific meaning and color associated with its energy. They also correspond to western science’s perspective of endocrine and nervous system functions, including parts of the brain. Root chakra - ...…
 
We all have days where we feel like the world is stacked against us. When stress seems to be just that much more biting. In these moments, I find it enormously helpful to retreat to a calm place where instead of reacting, I can reconnect to an inner sense of stability. This meditation is about transporting to that place of timeless, stressless, ...…
 
I chose to lead a loving kindness meditation because it helps us cultivate positive thinking and admiration for ourselves, those we love, and those we have a difficult time with in our lives. It can sweeten and change old, negative patterns of the mind. Maggie Donin is a yoga and meditation teacher in Burlington, VT. She teaches mostly hatha fl ...…
 
In this meditation we mentally move through the body to tighten and release your muscles so you can find a deep sense of relaxation. Kyla Pearce is the Lead Yoga and Meditation Teacher for the LoveYourBrain Foundation. She conducts LYB’s yoga teacher training workshops to enable other yoga teachers to learn how to tailor these practices for the ...…
 
This meditation uses visual cues to activate the right hemisphere, which is associated with visual and emotional processing. This can help focus and quiet the mind. Enjoy! Kyla Pearce is the Lead Yoga and Meditation Teacher for the LoveYourBrain Foundation. She conducts LYB’s yoga teacher training workshops to enable other yoga teachers to lear ...…
 
A former rugby player from Upstate New York, Kate found a new outlet in yoga after her playing days ended. She has been a long-distance runner for nearly two decades and began using yoga as a way to stretch out after long runs and recover from injury. Kate believes that yoga is for everyBODY, that it offers something for everyone no matter thei ...…
 
Megan is a yoga teacher based out of Denver, Colorado and is also a member of the LoveYourBrain team. After years of snowboarding and multiple concussions, yoga and meditation were some of the most effective tools to keep both her brain and body healthy. For her, meditation has been one of the best ways to heal her brain after concussions, sinc ...…
 
This past September marked the 15th anniversary since I was in a serious car accident. I was 21. My TBI was so severe, they asked my parents if I wanted to donate my organs (thankfully, Mom said yes). After two months in a coma, and several more using a wheelchair and other rehab devices, I began my struggle to continue on the path I had set fo ...…
 
“Let the waters settle and you will see the moon and the stars mirrored in your own being” – Rumi In October 2015, I experienced the opposite of stillness. I was rear-ended on an L.A. freeway in an unforgettable cacophony of sounds and movement. To the surprise of many, I walked away physically unscathed. But 24 hours later, once the shock and ...…
 
Teaching meditation and yoga to TBI survivors has given me the truly special opportunity to support them to experience their mind as calm and focused and their body as creative and capable. This notion of just being is really important in the TBI healing process, where there is so much doing and trying and, sometimes, a feeling of needing to ca ...…
 
I began yoga in 2006, as it became a large part of my journey into healing, and I didn't even know it yet. After years of practicing, I decided to become a yoga teacher so I could share this amazing practice. I am now nearing the completion of my 1,000 hour training to become a yoga therapist. I am so excited to share this Yoga Nidra Meditation ...…
 
I have been teaching yoga and meditation for the past ten years after an on-and-off battle with Goodpasture's Syndrome. When I was 19, this autoimmune disease caused respiratory failure and, during my recovery, I had to relearn how to walk. I felt like my life went on hold and my recovery process was never ending. However, once I was released f ...…
 
For over two decades, I have been practicing and teaching yoga with extensive training in the Hatha yoga systems of Kripalu, Ashtanga and Anusara. I have been fortunate to serve as an advisor for the LoveYourBrain Yoga Program and be a mentor for the Integrative Yoga Therapy – Professional Yoga Therapy program. I am happy to share this yoga nid ...…
 
As an engineering student and endurance athlete, I originally practiced yoga for cross training and stress reduction. But on March 19, 2011, after a series of cycling crashes while racing for Penn State University, I suffered a traumatic brain injury. I was consumed by symptoms including exhaustion, mood changes, overstimulation and dizziness. ...…
 
Steve Kuhn has been practicing yoga and meditation for over 30 years, but over the past two years, he has felt his practice deepen and become a daily devotion. Ever since 1992, when Steve suffered a traumatic brain injury from an accident at work, yoga and meditation have been important sources of healing for him. In particular, these practices ...…
 
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