If you joined us for our previous episode where we introduced our Season 3 special guest, Geeta Cowlagi, you may recall how Geeta encourages us to view mindfulness as building a relationship with a lifelong friend. In our latest episode, we get to know a particular friend that each and every one of us has in common: our breath.
Today, we’ll learn how to befriend our breath. We’ll also reconnect with another old friend, stress. We’ll work through some simple exercises together, then explore some ways in which breathing offers us all an opportunity to be more courageous and connected in our lives. While not all of us have the luxury to sit in formal practice on the meditation cushion, each of us has a friend, breathing, who can guide us towards mindful moments no matter where we may be.
Season 3 Special Guest Geeta Cowlagi is a CFM Certified MBSR Teacher from the University of Massachusetts Medical School Center for Mindfulness (CFM) in Medicine, Health Care, and Society. Geeta has been leading groups and individuals in their mindfulness journeys for over a decade from her Central Texas practice, Joyful Living. Geeta’s teachings are based in part on her own teacher, Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program.
Co-host Claudio Barrientos, LMSW, Certified Mindfulness Instructor at Austin Mindfulness Center.