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Individual meditations to help ease you through the stresses of everyday life and improve your health. Set to calming music these guided visualizations, mantra meditations, mindfulness meditations, and meditations that focus on breathing will help you find balance in a stressful world.

Producer: Patty Lane

Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker Julie Potiker

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 13 Ratings

Individual meditations to help ease you through the stresses of everyday life and improve your health. Set to calming music these guided visualizations, mantra meditations, mindfulness meditations, and meditations that focus on breathing will help you find balance in a stressful world.

Producer: Patty Lane

    Season of Thankfulness

    Season of Thankfulness

    Throughout this season take the time to remember what you're grateful for. During this guided meditation led by Julie Potiker we focus on being thankful.Eagle Poem, by Joy HarjoTo 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.Joy Harjo, “Eagle Poem” from In Mad Love and War. Copyright © 1990 by Joy Harjo.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 book, "Life Falls Apart, But You Don't Have To: Mindful Methods For Staying Calm In The Midst Of Chaos", available on Amazon.com. This podcast is available on iTunes, iHeart, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.

    • 18 min
    Healing Gratitude Meditation

    Healing Gratitude Meditation

    Join Julie Potiker as she guides you through this Healing Gratitude meditation. She completes the meditation with a reading of the poem, "Mysteries, Yes", by Mary Oliver.Truly, we live with mysteries toomarvelous to be understood.How grass can be nourishing in themouths of the lambs.How rivers and stones are foreverin allegiance with gravitywhile we ourselves dream of rising.How two hands touch and the bonds will never be broken.How people come, from delight or the scars of damage,to the comfort of a poem.Let me keep my distance, always, from those who think they have the answers.Let me keep company always withthose who say "Look!" and laugh inastonishment, and bow their heads.~Mary Oliver, "Mysteries, Yes"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 book, "Life Falls Apart, But You Don't Have To: Mindful Methods For Staying Calm In The Midst Of Chaos", available on Amazon.com. This podcast is available on iTunes, iHeart, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.

    • 19 min
    Guided Meditation - Hope

    Guided Meditation - Hope

    Feel the energy of hope as you sit back listen, and breathe into this guided meditation led by Julie Potiker. You will be focusing on hope that's all around you - and around the planet. She completes the meditation with a quote from Eric Liu.“To be optimistic is to assume things will work out. To be hopeful is to realize things can work out if you work at them. Hope requires responsibility and agency; optimism relieves us of both. In rooting for your sports team, choose optimism. In rooting for democracy, choose hope.”— Eric LiuGet 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 book, "Life Falls Apart, But You Don't Have To: Mindful Methods For Staying Calm In The Midst Of Chaos", available on Amazon.com. This podcast is available on iTunes, iHeart, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.

    • 18 min
    Moments of Ease - Loving Kindness Meditation

    Moments of Ease - Loving Kindness Meditation

    Julie Potiker leads you in this loving kindness meditation where you'll relax into moments of ease. She completes the meditation with a reading of the poem, "Let Me Begin Again," by Major Jackson.Let Me Begin Again, by Major JacksonLet me begin again as a quiet thoughtin the shape of a shell slowly examinedby a brown child on a beach at dawnstraining to see their future. Let me beginthis time knowing the drumming in my dreamsis me inheriting the earth, is morninglighting up the rivers. Let me burnmy vanities: old music in the pines, siftersof scotch, a day moon like a signatureof night. This time, let me circlethe island of my fears only once thenlive like a raging waterfall and growa magnificent mustache. Let me not ever bethe birdcage or the serrated blade orthe empty season. Dear Glacier, Dear Seaof Stars, Dear Leopards disintegratingat the outer limits of our greed; soon we willencounter you only in motivational tweets.Reader, I should have married you sooner.This time, let me not sleep like the prophet whobelieves he’s seen infinity. Let me runat break-neck speeds toward sceneriesof doubt. I have no more dress rehearsalsto attend. Look closer: I am licking my lips.Let Me Begin Again, by Major JacksonGet 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

    • 20 min
    Shifting Awareness - Healing Light Meditation

    Shifting Awareness - Healing Light Meditation

    Join Julie Potiker as she leads you in this healing light meditation. She completes the meditation with her poem, "Bird World Orchestra".Bird World Orchestra, by Julie Potiker. Sitting in a comfy chair under the cool canopy of a black locust tree,I’m serenaded by the Bird World Orchestra.The acorn woodpecker appears to be hosting a happy hour and salon at 5pm.His guests swoop in and flit out.The Northern Mockingbird,Yellow-rumped warbler,and the American Robin drop in for a drink.The tiny Bush-tit, not embarrassed by it’s nameis joined by Allen’s and Anna’s Hummingbirds.The California Scrub Jay and the American Crownot wanting to be outdone by the singing of the precious little House Finch screechthey are on their way.The California Scrub Jay may be having a nervous breakdown.It’s difficult to know.Hopefully he will make it to the party,have some juice,and calm down.-Bird World Orchestra, by Julie PotikerGet 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.

    • 21 min
    Joy - Guided Meditation

    Joy - Guided Meditation

    Where do you find joy? Within yourself, through others? In this guided meditation Julie Potiker helps you tap into your own healing energy infused with joy. Joy, by Donna AshworthJoy does not arrive with a fanfare,on a red carpet strewn with the flowers of a perfect life.Joy sneaks in, as you pour a cup of coffee,watching the sun hit your favorite tree, just right.And you usher joy away,because you are not ready for it.Your house is not as it must be,for such a distinguished guest.But joy cares nothing for your messy home,or your bank-balance,or your waistline, you see.Joy is supposed to slither through the cracks of your imperfect life,that’s how joy works.You cannot invite her, you can only be ready when she appears.And hug her with meaning, because in this very moment,joy chose you.Joy, by Donna AshworthGet 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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 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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