5-Minute Meditations: Opening Up & Letting Go


The 5-Minute Meditations series was created to help us fit in time for meditation, relaxation, and looking inward – even when we’re busy. You guessed it, meditations are usually 5 minutes or less, meaning only .04% of your day. The 5-Minute Meditations series is a great introduction to meditation for beginners, and a helpful resource for more experienced practitioners.”

This second installment of the series is a short meditation using our breath as a metaphor for transformation. This is a nice practice for those feeling the need to free themselves from stress or a burden, or who are looking to make a change in their lives.

Before You Begin

Before starting, find a comfortable seated position or even feel free to lie down – find the position that will be most comfortable and peaceful for your practice today.

And remember: anything that happens in this meditation is perfect. Thank yourself for taking this time for you.

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Check out the last installment of the 5-Minute Meditations Series: Thinking & Observing Meditation.

See our video below for the entire 5-Minute Guided Meditation for Beginners Series!

4 responses to “5-Minute Meditations: Opening Up & Letting Go”

  1. Betty Peters says:

    Thank you. The concept of opening up and letting go and associating that with breath is wonderful. I may adopt that as my mantra.

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Shiri Macri, MA, LCMHC

Since 2004, Shiri’s approach as a therapist for treating binge and emotional eating is holistic, focusing not only on the presented issue at hand but also considering overall health. Working in this way often includes mindfulness-based approaches. Now as a trained MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) teacher, Shiri’s love of mindfulness and meditation practices are at the forefront of her blog writings and recordings. Shiri is the Clinical Director at the Women's Center for Binge & Emotional Eating, affiliated with Green Mountain at Fox Run.

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