The latest scientific research reveals that 12 minutes of meditation a day yields benefits like increased attention, focus, creativity, calm, resilience and compassion. Start your 12-minute sit with guided meditations from today’s leading mindfulness experts, brought to you by Mindful. With a new mindfulness meditation each week, 12 Minute Meditation invites you to bring the benefits of mindfulness to daily life.
Remembering How to Trust with Dr. Stacee Reicherzer
Learning to tune in to our own vulnerability is an act of courage that allows us to form deeper relationships. In the August 2021 issue of Mindful magazine, Dr. Stacee Reicherzer wrote, “If you’re someone who grew up being told that tears are a sign of weakness, or that you should never show fear lest you be exploited, you understand how very difficult it is to communicate complex emotions.” In this week’s episode, Dr. Reicherzer leads us in a guided meditation to explore vulnerability.
A Practice to Activate Your Vagus Nerve with Andres Gonzales
Andres Gonzales is the co-founder of the Holistic Life Foundation and for the past 16 years, he has taught yoga to diverse populations around the world ranging from Baltimore City public schools to mental health facilities. He has also partnered with John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Health and the Penn State’s Prevention Research Center on a Stress and Relaxation Study. This week, Andres Gonzales shares a breathing meditation to help you activate your vagus nerve and enter a state of relaxation.
A 4-7-8 Breath Practice with Ni-Cheng Liang
This week, Ni-Cheng Liang leads us in a 4-7-8 breath practice to release stagnant air and find calm. Ni-Cheng is a pulmonary physician, podcast host, and mindfulness teacher. In the early days of the pandemic, she recruited eight medical colleagues from across the United States to create the Mindful Healthcare Collective, which offers free online mindfulness sessions to healthcare workers, with topics including basic breath awareness, mindful eating, and even anti-racism work.
Cultivating Inner Balance in the Face of Change with Susan Bauer-Wu
Susan Bauer-Wu shares a guided mindfulness practice to help you cultivate the patience to ride the waves of change. Susan Bauer-Wu, a researcher, scholar, teacher, and trained nurse, turned to meditation to help her develop both a peaceful mind and heart. Now, as president of the Mind & Life Institute, she integrates her scientific and clinical background with the wisdom of mindfulness to better understand the mind and help heal the world in its current divisive state.
Set the Tone for Your Leadership with Tovi Scruggs-Hussein
This week, Tovi Scruggs-Hussein leads us in a practice to explore integrity, inspiration, and purpose with compassion. Tovi is an author, educator, and leadership coach, as well as one of the powerful women of the mindfulness movement featured in the August issue of Mindful magazine. Her 17 years as a high school principal showed her that overworked and under-supported teachers were burning out, while students suffered as a result. Now she teaches leaders to reach their full professional potential—which in turn helps those they lead reach their full potential.
A Meditation on Belonging and Connection with Ruth King
Ruth King offers a guided meditation practice from her heart to yours. Ruth is a teacher, author, founder of the Mindful of Race Institute, and featured in the August issue of Mindful magazine as one of the powerful women of the mindfulness movement. In this first episode of 12 Minute Meditation, she invites us to savor stillness and feel deeply into the ways our lives are interconnected. “May we remember that we belong to each other.”
I love these short meditations and do them daily. I especially love Barry Boyce’s voice, so raspy and relaxing. Like a comforting grandfather.
Thank you !!!
During this time I need something that would center me , ground me and bring back to being present. Peace xx
I can’t get past the harsh nasal voice to listen to what he’s saying.