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Individual meditations to help ease you through the stresses of everyday life and improve your health. Set to calming music hear guided visualizations, mantra meditations and meditations that focus on breathing.

Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker Julie Potiker

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 11 Ratings

Individual meditations to help ease you through the stresses of everyday life and improve your health. Set to calming music hear guided visualizations, mantra meditations and meditations that focus on breathing.

    Thanksgiving Gratitude Meditation with "Eagle Poem"

    Thanksgiving Gratitude Meditation with "Eagle Poem"

    Gratitude is the focus of this Thanksgiving meditation led by Julie Potiker. Who are you grateful for in your life? Who influenced you along the way?She completes the meditation with the poem, "Eagle Poem", by Joy Harjo. Harjo, an American poet, is the incumbent United States Poet Laureate. She's the first Native American to hold the honor. Eagle Poem, Joy Harjo To pray you open your whole selfTo sky, to earth, to sun, to moonTo one whole voice that is you.And know there is moreThat you can’t see, can’t hear;Can’t know except in momentsSteadily growing, and in languagesThat aren’t always sound but otherCircles of motion.Like eagle that Sunday morningOver Salt River. Circled in blue skyIn wind, swept our hearts cleanWith sacred wings.We see you, see ourselves and knowThat we must take the utmost careAnd kindness in all things.Breathe in, knowing we are made ofAll this, and breathe, knowingWe are truly blessed because weWere born, and die soon within aTrue circle of motion,Like eagle rounding out the morningInside us.We pray that it will be doneIn beauty.In beauty.Get the latest on mindfulness and meditation by subscribing to Julie Potiker's YouTube channel and Facebook page at Mindful Methods for Life.You can learn about mindfulness at www.MindfulMethodsForLife.com and also in Julie's newly released book, "Life Falls Apart, But You Don't Have To: Mindful Methods For Staying Calm In The Midst Of Chaos", available on Amazon.com. Her podcast is "Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker", available on iTunes, iHeart, and everywhere you listen to podcasts. 

    • 17 min
    Resting Compassion Meditation with poem "Simply Resting" by Zach Beach

    Resting Compassion Meditation with poem "Simply Resting" by Zach Beach

    Relax as you breath into this resting compassion meditation led by Julie Potiker. She completes this guided meditation with a reading of the poem "Simply Resting", by Zach Beach.Get the latest on mindfulness and meditation by subscribing to Julie Potiker's YouTube channel and Facebook page at Mindful Methods for Life.You can learn about mindfulness at www.MindfulMethodsForLife.com and also in Julie's newly released book, "Life Falls Apart, But You Don't Have To: Mindful Methods For Staying Calm In The Midst Of Chaos", available on Amazon.com. Her podcast is "Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker", available on iTunes, iHeart, and everywhere you listen to podcasts. 

    • 16 min
    Peaceful Compassion Meditation with poem, "Swan", by Mary Oliver

    Peaceful Compassion Meditation with poem, "Swan", by Mary Oliver

    Tune out and relax into this compassion meditation led by Julie Potiker. She completes the meditation with a reading of the poem, "Swan", by Mary Oliver.Mary Oliver - Swan: Poems and Prose PoemsOrdinarily, I go to the woods alone, with not a single friend, for they are all smilers and talkers and therefore unsuitable.I don’t really want to be witnessed talking to the catbirds or hugging the old black oak tree. I have my way of praying, as you no doubt have yours.Besides, when I am alone I can become invisible. I can sit on the top of a dune as motionless as an uprise of weeds until the foxes run by unconcerned. I can hear the almost unhearable sound of the roses singing.If you have ever gone to the woods with me, I must loveyou very much.”Get the latest on mindfulness and meditation by subscribing to Julie Potiker's YouTube channel and Facebook page at Mindful Methods for Life.You can learn about mindfulness at www.MindfulMethodsForLife.com and also in Julie's newly released book, "Life Falls Apart, But You Don't Have To: Mindful Methods For Staying Calm In The Midst Of Chaos", available on Amazon.com. Her podcast is "Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker", available on iTunes, iHeart, and everywhere you listen to podcasts. 

    • 17 min
    Loving Kindness Meditation with poem "Come to Dust"

    Loving Kindness Meditation with poem "Come to Dust"

    Bring kindness and peace to yourself and others through this loving-kindness meditation led by Julie Potiker. She completes the meditation with a reading of the poem, "Come to Dust", by Ursula K. Le GuinCome to Dust – by Ursula K. Le GuinSpirit, rehearse the journeys of the bodythat are to come, the motionsof the matter that held you.Rise up in the smoke of palo santo.Fall to the earth in the falling rain.Sink in, sink down to the farthest roots.Mount slowly in the rising sapto the branches, the crown, the leaf-tips.Come down to earth as leaves in autumnto lie in the patient rot of winter.Rise again in spring's green fountains.Drift in sunlight with the sacred pollento fall in blessing.All earth's dust has been life, held soul, is holy.Get the latest on mindfulness and meditation by subscribing to Julie Potiker's YouTube channel and Facebook page at Mindful Methods for Life.You can learn about mindfulness at www.MindfulMethodsForLife.com and also in Julie's newly released book, "Life Falls Apart, But You Don't Have To: Mindful Methods For Staying Calm In The Midst Of Chaos", available on Amazon.com. Her podcast is "Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker", available on iTunes, iHeart, and everywhere you listen to podcasts. 

    • 17 min
    Cozy Peaceful Meditation with poem, The Sun, by Mary Oliver

    Cozy Peaceful Meditation with poem, The Sun, by Mary Oliver

    Slip into Fall with this Cozy Peaceful Meditation led by Julie Potiker. She completes this guided meditation with the poem "The Sun," by Mary Oliver.The Sun, by Mary Oliver.Have you ever seen anything in your lifemore wonderful than the way the sun, every evening,relaxed and easy, floats toward the horizon and into the cloudsor the hills, or the rumpled sea,and is gone--and how it slides again out of the blackness,every morning, on the other side of the world,like a red flower streaming upward on its heavenly oils,say, on a morning in early summer,at its perfect imperial distance--and have you ever feltfor anything such wild love--do you think there is anywhere, in any language,a word billowing enough for the pleasure that fills you,as the sun reached out, as it warms you as you stand thereempty-handed--or have you too turnedfrom this world-- or have you too gone crazy for power, for things?Get the latest on mindfulness and meditation by subscribing to Julie Potiker's YouTube channel and Facebook page at Mindful Methods for Life.You can learn about mindfulness at www.MindfulMethodsForLife.com and also in Julie's newly released book, "Life Falls Apart, But You Don't Have To: Mindful Methods For Staying Calm In The Midst Of Chaos", available on Amazon.com. Her podcast is "Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker", available on iTunes, iHeart, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.

    • 19 min
    One for Me; One for You, with Poem for Autumn

    One for Me; One for You, with Poem for Autumn

    Sit back and relax into autumn in this guided meditation led by Julie Potiker. She completes the poem with a reading of, "Poem Beginning with a Line from It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown", by Maggie Smith."Poem Beginning with a Line from It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," by Maggie SmithJust look—nothing but sincerity as far as the eye can see—the way the changed leaves,flapping their yellow underbelliesin the wind, glitter. The treelooks sequined whereverthe sun touches. Does anyonenot see it? Driving by a fieldof spray-painted sheep, I thinkthe world is not all changed.The air still ruffles woolthe way a mother’s handbusies itself lovingly in the hairof her small boy. The sunlifts itself up, grows heavytreading there then lets itselfoff the hook. Just look at itleaving—the sky a tiger eyebanded five kinds of goldand bronze—and the sequin treeshaking its spangles like a girlon the high school drill team,nothing but sincerity. It glitterswhether we’re looking or not.Get the latest on mindfulness and meditation by subscribing to Julie Potiker's YouTube channel and Facebook page at Mindful Methods for Life.You can learn about mindfulness at www.MindfulMethodsForLife.com and also in Julie's newly released book, "Life Falls Apart, But You Don't Have To: Mindful Methods For Staying Calm In The Midst Of Chaos", available on Amazon.com. Her podcast is "Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker", available on iTunes, iHeart, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

KeyutieKelleyyy ,

Love these guided meditations

I found out about Julie from the KPBS San Diego website. I’ve been trying to meditate 1-2x daily during the pandemic. Her episodes have been very helpful, just the right length. Thanks Julie!

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