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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.

    Forgiveness Meditation - with Ho'oponopono Affirmation

    Forgiveness Meditation - with Ho'oponopono Affirmation

    Julie Potiker leads a forgiveness meditation for Yom Kippur, incorporating the Hawaiian Ho'oponopono Affirmation Meditation.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
    Grounding Compassion Meditation -with poem, "I Carry Your Heart"

    Grounding Compassion Meditation -with poem, "I Carry Your Heart"

    Feel strength, compassion and grounding through this guided meditation led by Julie Potiker. She completes the meditation with a reading of the poem, "I Carry Your Heart", by E.E. Cummings.
    I Carry Your Heart, by E.E. Cummings

    • 17 min
    Compassion Meditation - Safe Place

    Compassion Meditation - Safe Place

    Find your safe place through this compassion meditation led by Julie Potiker. She completes the meditation with a reading of the poem, "Untitled", by Willow Harth
    "Untitled", by Willow Harth
    This poem is not meant for you unless you too have been underground choking on your life's debris, and playing peek-a-boo with death seriously then the surprise of ten thousand buttercups out of nowhere on every side where they'd never been before on my daily walk might have had the effect on you it did on me because suddenly I wanted to understand how these particular flowers came to be—the whole evolutionary history of mosses, ferns and angiosperms, the miracle of photosynthesis and DNA, not to mention the longings of the Milky Way to reflect itself in the form called flowers and in these buttercups, which seemed like a visitation from the sun, urging me to tell you, in case like me you had forgotten we are the universe's latest way of blooming.
     
    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.

    • 18 min
    Calm and Settle Meditation - Morning Mind

    Calm and Settle Meditation - Morning Mind

    Settle in and find your calm through this guided meditation led by Julie Potiker. She completes the meditation by reading a self-composed poem, "Morning Mind".
     
    Morning Mind Flow, by Julie Potiker

    The first thing  I notice is the sound.

    A wall of high fidelity sound.
    I fold myself into the pale turquoise cushion on the chair and let it in:
    There’s twilling, tweeting, and something that sounds like call and response singing, an octave above high C.
    Underneath, or on top of all that sound is the constant gentle roar, yes, a roar but sweet, of the river - sort of like a white noise machine, or maybe it’s pink noise, or brown noise.
    I feel my palms and the underside of my fingers getting hot, wrapped around my white ceramic mug, with the artist rendering of an elk, his antlers partially covered by my thumbs.
    The next thing to come online is my vision.
    The bright green heart shaped leaves of the Aspen Trees are shimmering and quaking on their delicate stems.
    Bugs, flying things, butterflies and bees are flitting around in the sunlight slanting through the shadows of the trees.
    I rest my mug on the arm of the chair and pull my cozy flannel pajama top around me in a hug.
    The thin bamboo hot flash preventing nightgown isn’t enough to keep off the chill of an Idaho summer morning.
    My fleece lined slippers enclose my feet, as I notice where the fresh cool air is making contact with my skin.
    I’m reminded of summer camp, cool mornings in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, using a rake to make patterns in the dirt in front of our cabin at Interlochen National Music Camp, red knee socks pulled all the way up to my worn navy corduroy knickers (pants that button below the knee, not underwear for my U.K. friends!), hoping to win the best cabin award each week.
    My mind back now to the present, a carpenter ant, running across the rough stones. How does he move so fast?
    There must be some small animal in the eaves, because there are crumpled dry leaves and stems arranged haphazardly on the stones below the roof, right next to the sliding doors to the breakfast room. Perhaps a soft furry little house guest is joining me for breakfast, while I enjoy my coffee in her world.
     
    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.

    • 18 min
    Relaxing Compassion Meditation with poem by Daniel Baylis

    Relaxing Compassion Meditation with poem by Daniel Baylis

    Take the time to find compassion for yourself and others in this relaxing compassion meditation led by Julie Potiker. She completes the meditation with a reading of the poem, "A Collection of Atoms", by Daniel Baylis.
     
    A Collection of Atoms, by Daniel Baylis
    Working together
    In temporary harmony
    Before being dispersed
    Back into the universe
    Your earthly task
    Is to help those atoms radiate
    Imagine the simplicity
    You need not
    Achieve anything but
    Gently glow
    -Daniel Baylis
     
    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.

    • 15 min
    Tree Meditation with poem "I Love You To The Moon And..."

    Tree Meditation with poem "I Love You To The Moon And..."

    In this guided meditation you'll visualize a majestic tree - and ground yourself through its roots into the earth. In celebration of Pride month, held every June, Julie Potiker completes the meditation with the poem "I love you to the moon and..." b...

    • 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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