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A Mayo Clinic Exercise


Mayo Cinic




Kristin Lothman, a mind-body counselor with Mayo Clinic's Department of Integrative Medicine and Health, provides a meditation example for coping with anxiety relating to COVID-19.


So I invite you to put hand over the heart, hand over the belly, and this is a gesture that first of all, helps us to get in touch with our own breath. So we breathe in and out through the nose and we notice what it feels like to breathe into a soft belly.

What I also like about this gesture is that it's a gesture of kind attention. Right. When we're feeling extra anxious or fearful, we look at the world through the lens of threat. And so this is a gesture. Where can we look at the world and look at our bodies through the lens of kindness and exhale, watch the breath, leave the body.

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