Opening the Day (10 min) Guided Meditation with gentle stretching to be done upon waking, from bed. A 10-minute invitation to set an intention to be awake and engaged in your day- especially for those things that you don’t want to miss!
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Yoga Practice (10 min) Guided Meditative Yoga for Setting the Day’s Intention: A simple standing yoga practice to wake you up before your clinical practice, activating your body and focusing your mind.
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MINDU for Healthcare providers: Cultivating Mindful Sleep (10 min) Getting a good night’s sleep is essential in feeling well rested and energized for clinical work. Setting yourself up for sleep happens before you even lay down at night. This guided meditation begins with you lying in bed, incorporating gentle yogic movements to unwind the body. Try this 10-minute guided meditation to get your body and mind to relax before bed. In the morning, take notice of how rested you feel.
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Cultivating Mindful Sleep (20 min audio) Getting a good night’s sleep is essential in feeling well rested and energized for clinical work. Setting yourself up for sleep happens before you even lay down at night. This guided meditation begins by standing beside the bed, incorporating gentle yogic movements to unwind the body. Try this 20-minute guided meditation to get your body and mind to relax before bed. In the morning, take notice of how rested you feel.
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Yoga Practice 2 (10 min) Guided Meditative Yoga: A simple standing yoga practice to prepare Healthcare Professionals for your clinical practice, activating your body and focusing your mind. Take the time to notice your breathing as you begin this practice. Your breath can be an indicator as to how you will begin your day.
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Relaxing into the Night (10 min) A night of quality rest is essential in being prepared for patient care and interacting with others. Use this practice to unwind from the day and prepare yourself for mindful sleep. This meditation begins by lying in bed. The use of diaphragmatic breath at the end of the practice allows your body, mind and spirit to relax into the night.
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Relax and Rejuvenate (20 min) The purpose of this guided meditative yoga practice is to give you to the tools to relax after a long day at work. Do the practice on a carpeted floor or use a yoga mat/blanket. The goal is to feel refreshed and rejuvenated following this practice. As a result of being calm and refreshed, you may feel more able to deal with challenges that follow. This practice is done almost entirely sitting/laying on the floor.
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Yoga Practice 3 (10 min) This 10-minute yoga practice is one that can be done before your shift. Balance is fostered in this practice, preparing your mind and body for the day ahead of you. Notice if a movement elicits a different feeling on one side of the body opposed to the other.
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MINDU for HCPs: Clarity and Release (10 min) The goal of this practice is to gain clarity so that release of suffering becomes possible. The assumptions that come before an experience, often impact the experience itself. If the previous moment can be cleared away to make time for the present, we can experience each moment anew. In patient care, the present moment needs to be free from the influence of past moments. If this is true, we can approach the situation with an open mind and heart.
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MINDU for HCPs: Strength of the Mountain (10 min) This 10-minute practice is a guided meditation which emphasizes that our emotions are like changing weather conditions that surrounds a mountain. The mountain itself isn’t moved by the weather, the weather shifts, and moves around the mountain. This practice cultivates the tools to acknowledge our various emotions (represented by certain weather conditions), without letting the emotions move or rule us. At work or at home, use this technique to remain calm, recognizing that whatever is happening will certainly pass. This particular practice can be helpful while interacting with the people you find difficult! Notice if you are able to get to the root of the emotion you are experiencing. This meditation recognizes that all emotions (both welcome and unwelcome ones) will pass, and this realization can become a cherished freedom.
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