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Breathing Focus Meditation for Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Limited Mobility

Benefits of Meditation for Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury

Meditation can provide wonderful benefits for stroke survivors and traumatic brain injuries – and anyone really!

They’re great for reducing anxiety and stress as they turn one’s attention inward and away from negative emotions or thoughts.

They can also help relax the body and shift our bodies from the sympathetic nervous system, commonly referred to the ‘flight or fight’ response to the parasympathetic nervous system, or the ‘rest and digest’ response. 

This guided meditation includes turning one’s attention to the breath. This meditation does not focus on changing the breath, but simply noticing what your own individual breathing rhythm and pattern looks like without criticism. Three deep breaths are taken at the end of the practice to draw you out of the meditation with a collective ‘om’ on the third exhale. Breathing focus meditation is great for reducing anxiety and stress and focusing the mind. 

Like with any meditation or breathing practice, please resume a nature breathing pattern or stop if you feel dizzy, light-headed, or any other form of discomfort during the practice.

Ready? Let’s give it a try together!

 

 

 

Breathing Focus meditation is just one of the many meditations we do together in our weekly online chair yoga classes.

Learn more about our weekly live chair yoga classes and how they can be a part of your stroke recovery today! Email us at info@unalomelotus.com or call 720.505.4015