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.
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.
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.
Enjoy the flowing locks and out-held hand spilling with water from the Earth Goddess at the Cascades Garden in Atlanta, GA during this whole-body breathing meditation.
Leave the outside world behind and surround yourself in golden energy as you relax and focus on your levels of happiness to spread joy to others.
Slow down to appreciate the little things in your life that tend to go unnoticed in the busyness of the day. Consider joining this meditation in one of your favorite spaces.
Standing still brings our bodies and minds into alertness and is a way to invite the mind to slow down and experience increased awareness and mindfulness.
Enjoy the beautiful sights along the Saigon River during this meditation acknowledging and expressing gratitude for the good things in your life.
Meditation can positively impact your physical and mental health. Join us as we discuss the science-based benefits of meditation. You will be led in a short, live meditation. Session will include Drop 5 weekly check-in for our virtual weight-loss community.
Let go of the stress and worries from the day during this breathing meditation overlooking the koi pond at the Belle Isle Conservancy in Detroit, Michigan.
Bring yourself to a calm and peaceful place as you enjoy the scenic views of Lake Michigan and Glen Lake from Pierce Stocking Drive situated along the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
Join us as we discuss the science-based benefits of meditation and participate in five short meditations that can improve your well-being. Reminder: Virtual Well-Being offers weekly live meditations that are also stored on demand.
Imagine you are sitting on sun-soaked sand as you enjoy a glorious sunset at Ludington Beach. Allow your stress and tension to disappear as the sun dips beneath the horizon of Lake Michigan.
Let go of stress while you immerse yourself in deep relaxation during this breathing meditation set under a flowering crabapple tree dancing in the breeze on Marissa’s farm.
Empower yourself by creating intentions and positive behaviors using affirmations to motivate and support you on your weight-loss journey while you enjoy the lovely sights of the Iron Ore Dock in Lower Harbor, Marquette.
Bring more awareness to your breath and soothe your nerves during this alternate nostril breathing meditation while enjoying familiar sights of France.
Enjoy the freighters of the Great Lakes and the sound of soothing waves during this progressive muscle relaxation meditation to relieve and wash away tension.
During this equal breathing meditation you will maintain your inhale and exhale for the same duration while enjoying the sights and sounds of newly hatched baby chicks from Marissa’s farm.
Enjoy a variety of colorful flowers during this body scan and breathing meditation to help you let go of tension while focusing on your breath for deeper relaxation.
You are invited to bring along your colored pencils, pen and paper to color or doodle along to this coloring meditation. Let your brain relax as you refocus your attention keeping your hands busy to bring about a sense of peace. A coloring page will also be available in the handouts section to download.
Enjoy the architecture and art of Italy during this body scan meditation to help you let go of tension while focusing on your breath for deeper relaxation.
Focus on your breath during this grounding meditation surrounded by beautiful trees, the energy of nature and enjoy the renewed blossoming of the seasons.