Let go of Overwhelm and Build Resilience | Nervous System Meditation

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Today’s guided meditation practice is designed to expand and nourish the capacity of your nervous system. Essentially what that means is building resilience and the ability to hold space for challenges and stress with less overwhelm and suffering, which is a skill that most people could use more of these days.

This is the second practice in a series for embodying safety and peace in your nervous system. If you haven’t tried the first one, I recommend starting there because that practice is all about resourcing yourself to recognize the signs of safety and nourish your nervous system. 

This second one in the series is like weight training for your nervous system to expand your capacity to hold challenges or stress. Just like you might go to the gym and lift weights to get stronger in your daily life, you can use this practice to become resilient and increase your capacity to hold stress.

NOTE: Please decide if this practice is a good fit for you right now and know that is ok if it’s not and you can choose another one.

In this practice, I will first ask you to recall a recent experience that you had personally that you felt a heightened state of arousal in your nervous system. Then I will guide you to notice the bodily sensations. Knowing that you are safe now, I will invite you to increase or amplify the intensity of the response. This process is about building capacity. Once you reach a heightened state, I will guide you to release the energy of any emotions present. Lastly, you are encouraged to self-soothe and regulate your nervous system back to a calm state.

If you don’t feel ready to do this now, go back to the first part and continue practicing self-soothing and resourcing yourself. Meditation begins at 3:14

Meditation written and read by Sara Raymond
Music Credit: Wandering in the Warmth by Christopher Lloyd Clarke
Licensed by Enlightened Audio

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Do not listen while driving. Meditation is a powerful tool to support your healing journey. It is not a substitute for medical care. Consult a doctor or trusted health professional if needed.

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About the author, Sara

Sara is the founder of The Mindful Movement and the owner of Coreworks Fitness, a Pilates and Yoga studio in MD. Sara is also a Pilates and CoreAligh Master instructor with Balanced Body.

Sara is passionate about helping others grow and live mindful, fulfilled lives. She helps others move better, feel better, live with a deep awareness, gratitude and their whole heart. She strives to inspire others to live authentically and passionately in love and abundance.

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“The past is gone, the future is not yet here.  If we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment, we cannot be in touch with life.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh

Whether this is your first time practicing meditation, or you have joined the journey with me to deepen or reignite your practice, I am grateful you are here now.

Know that this journey inward may not always be easy, but it can offer profound benefits when practiced regularly. And like any other skill, it takes practice and patience to experience progress.

Start, Deepen, or Re-ignite Your Meditation Practice With This FREE 7-Day Foundations of Meditation and Mindfulness Course