Welcome to Mindful 180, hosted by speaker and author Joy Rains. This podcast is tailored for the beginning meditator, with clear instructions and meditation techniques that are simple to practice. Joy teaches “restorative meditation,” which blends mindfulness concepts from different traditions and can help restore the mind to a balanced state.
Each episode begins with a brief introduction, followed by a guided meditation or visualization. Mindful 180 will cover topics such as relaxation, stress relief, present moment awareness, positive thinking, mindfulness in daily living, healing, visualization, affirmations, well-being, compassion, gratitude, peacefulness, and more.
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Please note: The content on this podcast is not intended as medical advice and may not be suitable for everyone. Please check with your health care provider before implementing any changes in your lifestyle habits. Meditation should not be done while driving or while engaged in any activity that requires your attention.
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After more than two years, Mindful 180 is going on hiatus. I hope that you'll continue to listen to your favorite episodes and I hope that they'll bring you many mindful moments.
Standing Body Awareness
Learn to develop present moment awareness while you're standing in place.
Learn to cultivate the quality of compassion — both for yourself and for others.
This episode gives you instructions on how to practice a meditation exercise while you're walking. You can practice this most anywhere and anytime.
Meditation with Sound
Learn to focus your attention on the present moment using sound as your anchor.
The Space Between Thoughts
This guided meditation helps you develop present moment awareness by noticing the space between the "STUFF" that arises in your mind.
I have found mindful 180 to be a very helpful and calming part of my day. Joy's voice is soothing and the pace of the meditations help slow the body down.
Simple Breath Meditation
Joy has a very soothing voice as she walks us through a simple meditation exercise. This is a practical, easy meditation that Joy encourages the listener to use at any time. Even this short meditation helped me relax after a busy day.