– Mindful Movement with Gentle Yoga instructions & diagrams –

Mindful Movement with Gentle Yoga Yoga can develop strength, balance, flexibility and body awareness. Our mindful yoga emphasizes awareness and balance. Poses are done carefully and slowly and attention is held inside the body. Please consider the following as you...

Open Awareness Meditation (42 minute audio) ~ Karen Schwisow

Open Awareness is the practice of stabilizing attention with a broad, wide-open focus that allows mental objects, sensations, and sensory experiences to come and go. All mindfulness-based practices are oriented towards stabilizing attention. Sometimes a stable...

Standing Yoga (46 minute audio) ~ Karen Schwisow

Think of Mindful Movement as a "body scan in motion" where we practice deeply feeling the sensations in the body as we move it and as we hold different postures. We offer a few suggestions for getting started as well as diagrams of our standard full mindful movement...

Lying Down Yoga (46 minute audio) ~ Karen Schwisow

This version of Mindful Movement is a gentle yoga sequence that can all be done while lying down. Connect with your bodily experience and enjoy gentle movement with this practice. Lying Down Yoga - 46 minutes by Karen Schwisow...

Chair Yoga (37 minute audio) ~ Karen Schwisow

While Mindfulness Northwest's recommended Mindful Movement with Gentle Yoga sequence includes getting up and down off the floor, this Chair Yoga version can be done sitting on the chair and standing with the support of the chair. A core value at Mindfulness Northwest...

Sitting Meditation (17 minute audio) ~ Karen Schwisow

Sitting Meditation is a powerful way to stop. To pause. To remember. To turn down the volume. In Sitting Meditation we take a balanced, stable, upright posture and tune in to felt experience. The stillness we settle into is a powerful antidote to habits of reaction...

Five-Minute Meditation (5 minute audio) ~ Karen Schwisow

Five-Minute Meditation - 5 minutes by Karen Schwisow https://mindfulnessnorthwest.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/5_minute_meditation.mp3 Mindfulness Northwest Resources These practice recordings, videos, and descriptions are provided to the community for your personal...

Mindful Movement with Gentle Yoga (38 minute audio) ~ Karen Schwisow

Think of Mindful Movement as a "body scan in motion" where we practice deeply feeling the sensations in the body as we move it and as we hold different postures. We offer a few suggestions for getting started as well as diagrams of our standard full mindful movement...

Body Scan (41 minute audio) ~ Karen Schwisow

The Body Scan is a mindful tour through your body. This practice deepens awareness of the body, strengthens attention, and supports a more grounded, present-centered feeling for life. The Body Scan can also reveal stresses and emotional issues that you haven't become...

Brief Body Scan (16 minute audio) ~ Karen Schwisow

The Body Scan is a mindful tour through your body. This practice deepens awareness of the body, strengthens attention, and supports a more grounded, present-centered feeling for life. The Body Scan can also reveal stresses and emotional issues that you haven't become...

Loving-Kindness Meditation (15 minute audio) ~ Karen Schwisow

Loving-kindness stengthens the natural human desire that you and others be well. A core part of our Mindful Self-Compassion program as well as other compassion cultivation programs, loving-kindness meditation uses a combination of imagery and language to open the...

Driving Meditation (19 minute audio) ~ Karen Schwisow

Driving, which can be stressful and is often done on “autopilot”, can be a potent time to practice mindful awareness by focusing on the direct experience of driving. Of course, please set up this recording for yourself before you begin to drive. Driving...