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MeditationBoosting Self-Esteem

Boosting Self-Esteem

It’s only human to be a little hard on ourselves sometimes. Discover a sense of positivity and empowerment to lift yourself up when you’re feeling down.

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As human beings, we naturally tend to be judgmental. We judge other people and we judge ourselves. In addition, we compare ourselves to others, especially today, with social media ever so popular. All of this can take a heavy toll on our self-esteem. So the idea is to always first bring awareness to any judgment you're bringing to the moment and then figure out helpful and healthy ways to counter it. Today's brief meditation is designed to ignite you with positivity and empowerment. And so, dropping into practice right now, adopting a comfortable and dignified posture of awareness. Gently noticing your body settling into the space beneath you. And this will be a visualization meditation so it may be best to close your eyes. And of course, you can leave them open if that's more comfortable for you. And just breathing, letting the breath flow on its own, doing what it naturally knows how to do. And with your next breath, using your imagination, picturing a gentle, warm light flowing throughout your entire body. And noticing how this light spreads positivity and empowerment to every part of your body. So starting all the way from your feet. This light begins to gently flow upwards to the ankles and the legs, spreading positivity and empowerment throughout. And now it continues to the pelvis, stomach, the entire back, chest and shoulders. Feeling the empowerment and positivity as the warm light continues to the fingers, hands, wrists, elbows and returns back to the shoulders. Positivity and empowerment being spread throughout each body part. Noticing as it now flows to the neck, the face and the entire head. And as it reaches the very crown of your head, the entire body engulfed in positivity and empowerment, noticing how it feels to perhaps spread a big gentle smile on your face. Nice and easy. And also maybe bringing a positive affirmation to the space. Maybe something like, I am confident in my abilities to succeed. Or, I am worthy of happiness and love. And now gently taking a deep breath. And with the exhalation, if they were closed, allowing the eyes to open and bringing your awareness back to your body and surroundings. And carrying this sense of empowerment and positivity with you for the remainder of your day. And coming back to this meditation whenever you need to. Have a healthy and happy day....


Duration4 min

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  • A former Buddhist monk, Andy has guided people in meditation and mindfulness for 20 years. In his mission to make these practices accessible to all, he co-created the Headspace app in 2010.

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  • Eve is a mindfulness teacher, overseeing Headspace’s meditation curriculum. She is passionate about sharing meditation to help others feel less stressed and experience more compassion in their lives.

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  • As a meditation teacher, Dora encourages others to live, breathe, and be with the fullness of their experiences. She loves meditation’s power to create community and bring clarity to people’s minds.

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  • Kessonga has been an acupuncturists, therapist, and meditation teacher, working to bring mindfulness to the diverse populations of the world.

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  • Rosie Acosta has studied yoga and mindfulness for more than 20 years and taught for over a decade. Rosie’s mission is to help others overcome adversity and experience radical love.

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