During this meditation featuring the “Hippie Tree,” a colorful and legendary spot in Traverse City, let go of worries and thoughts that no longer serve you to relax your body and calm your mind.
Let go of any thoughts or distractions and simply be present with the serenity of a setting sun from Port Austin, Michigan, while embracing the stillness and peace it offers.
During this meditation, visualize yourself moving through your day with a calm and composed demeanor to respond to life’s challenges with patience and understanding.
During this meditation, cultivate awareness for staying present with the task at hand to help break free from the grip of procrastination and approach your responsibilities with clarity and focus.
During this non-guided meditation, sit back and observe the painting being created or simply lower your gaze while taking in the various sounds of birdsong, rustling leaves and the brush strokes gliding across the canvas. As you sit in quiet observance, be open to noticing the details, colors and shapes and any emotions that arise, without judgement or expectations.
Allow your mind and body to relax as you listen to birdsong, chimes and the wind blowing through the trees across a blue, billowy cloud-filled sky. This guided meditation will lead you to a state of calm.
You may choose to take this meditation outside or to a space where you can safely walk. During this moving meditation, allow yourself to become aware of your surroundings and how your body and mind feel while you’re walking.
Allow yourself time today to slow down and listen. Enjoy a variety of birds and birdsong in nature and be present with everything that arises. Studies have shown that listening to birds in nature can be very calming and relaxing.
During this meditation you will be lead in a visualization exercise to find the power within to build your strength and resilience, which will help you take charge of your life and go after the things you desire.
Join Marissa on a labyrinth walk through the Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park in Traverse City, Michigan. Visualize yourself walking, or actively take part by walking wherever you are, and allow your mind to focus on an intention.
Let go of stress as Marissa leads you in 10 sigh-breath cycles, each involving two inhales through the nose and a long exhale “sigh” through the mouth to decrease stress and promote a sense of calm.
During this body scan meditation, you’ll observe the sensations in the body from head to toe while letting go of any tension, leaving you feeling calm and relaxed.
Be open to the experience of play as you visualize yourself spreading your wings and finding joy. Later, take this practice to the ground and feel the connection your body makes as you sweep your arms and legs in unison along the surface leaving your imprint on the world.
Enjoy the flickering of candles in the dark while you engage in mindful breathing. Mindful breathing is a simple meditation practice you can use any place, any time. The primary goal is simply a calm awareness, allowing thoughts and feelings to come and go without getting caught up in them while bringing awareness to the breath.
Join this meditation overlooking the Grand Traverse Bay as you recite words of affirmation to tap into your conscious and unconscious mind for motivation and increased positivity so you can enjoy all the gifts in your life.
Gain a sense of clarity and purpose during this meditation as you explore yourself as a leader in any capacity where you are called to lead and engage with others.
Join Marissa for a soothing and relaxing Tibetan singing bowl sound bath. During this meditation, let your mind focus on the sound of the singing bowl and set an intention as the sound fades. Singing bowls are used to create frequencies that stimulate brain waves, promote deep relaxation and boost overall well-being.
Join Marissa for a tapping meditation using positive affirmations for weight-loss. Tapping helps you access your body’s energy and ease anxiety while the affirmations help you improve mood and enhance self-esteem as you work toward your goals.
Combining music and meditation can lead to deeper relaxation. During today’s meditation, focus on the music and the feelings in your body that music evokes.
Reciting words of affirmation on a regular basis can help you change the way you think about yourself and your behaviors in a positive way. Join today’s meditation to motivate and challenge yourself to reach your weight-loss goals.
This guided meditation will lead you in placing your attention on your body, putting you in the present moment and allowing you to feel relaxed and focused.
Allow yourself time during this guided meditation to slow down and practice being mindful beginning with the breath, then each of the senses, grounding yourself in the present.
Developing a daily practice using positive affirmations can rewire the brain and stimulate positive feelings to reduce stress and anxiety during pregnancy.
Take a few minutes to sit and mindfully be present with your pet noticing how your touch calms him or her and his or her presence soothes and relaxes you.
Take a comfortable seat as you visualize how you would want your life to be knowing that you are powerful and capable of anything.
Immerse yourself in the underwater world of the Caribbean and experience the soothing sounds of the sea featuring sharks from Turks and Caicos and Tiger Beach.
During this meditation, encourage your mind to be at ease as thoughts and emotions arise by offering simple phrases of kindness to move toward a state of relaxation.
Immerse yourself in this relaxing water meditation allowing a calm and peaceful feeling to wash over you. The simple sight and sound of water can bring a flood of neurochemicals that increase blood flow to the brain and heart allowing for relaxation. Science has shown that being near water, in water or listening to the sounds of water can reduce stress and anxiety, improving emotional and mental well-being and focus.
Oceanic breathing (Ujjayi Pranayama) may help you experience a calming of the mind and body while bringing many health benefits, including reduced stress and an enhanced mental state. During this meditation, you will constrict your throat to create a “hissing” sound as you inhale and exhale through the nose mimicking the sound of ocean waves.
During this meditation, begin by relaxing and taking note of the sensations in the body with full and deep breaths as you sit confidently, allowing compassion to wash over you. Then, spend time recognizing that you are worthy and deserve joy in your life as you visualize yourself accomplishing your goals.
Animals have a natural calming presence, sitting with them can help to calm your body and quiet your thoughts. This meditation can involve your own pet, the pet of a friend, a therapy companion or you can simply imagine being with a pet.
During this 4-7-8 relaxing breath meditation, you will inhale for a count of four, hold the breath for a count of seven and slowly exhale for a count of eight. This breathing technique aims to relax the body and manage stress.
During this meditation, sit with quiet intention bringing awareness to the breath, body and mind while offering gratitude for the infinite capacity within you for awareness and understanding.
During this meditation, tune into the sensations of the body with care and attention while mindfully bringing a smile to the face to carry joy throughout the day.
Join Ruby the Bernese mountain dog as she listens to the rain during today’s R.A.I.N. meditation. This technique is helpful to accept and free yourself from difficult emotions and thoughts as you recognize, accept, investigate and nourish yourself with compassion.
Take a walk in a beautiful garden as you become aware of your breath, your body, and the sights and sounds of the environment, bringing a relaxed focus to your day.
During this meditation, Marissa leads you in a visualization through a lush garden to help you experience peace and gratitude.
Breathe in positivity and exhale self-doubt before setting out on a cycling journey on the Lansing River Trail while reciting positive affirmations for exercise motivation.
Sit along the Lake Superior shoreline under a blue sky with white billowing clouds and allow your body to relax as your breathing falls in rhythm with the waves.
Listen to the calming sounds of waves crashing on shore at the 45th Parallel Park as you consciously let go of tension within the body to experience complete relaxation.
Stilling the mind helps settle yourself back into calm awareness to focus and relax. During this meditation, invite loving kindness with the intention of building a gentler relationship with your thoughts while enjoying the sight of beautiful horses from Serenbe, Georgia.