Mindfulness Meditation & Pranayama


Welcome to Yoga Bradford online!  Here you will find a variety of guided mindfulness meditations and breathing techniques to quiet your body and anchor your mind within.  Find a sense of calm and peace or energise and invigorate; choose a focus to suit your mood.

Style: Meditation and Pranayama
Focus: Calm
Length: 20 minutes
A guided mindfulness meditation to help turn your attention inward, with breathing techniques to promote calm, allowing you to connect to your inner anchor; the unwavering, continuous, dependable breath.
Style: Meditation and Pranayama
Focus: Calm
Length: 10 minutesCentre yourself in the breath and feel the breath drawing energy and light into the body.
Style: Meditation and Pranayama
Focus: Let go
Length: 8 minutesFind presence with the breath and cultivate acceptance of the breath and the thoughts, just as they are. No need to change. No need to judge. Allow the thoughts to drift in and out and use the breath to let go of worry and anxiety.
Style: Savasana
Focus: Deep relaxation
Length: 10 minutesA nourishing 10 minute guided-savasana body scan to release tension and promote deep relaxation. If you have longer, set your timer and enjoy the peace for 10 minutes more. Enjoy after a yoga class or even on it’s own, to help you drift off to sleep.
Style: Meditation
Focus: Sleep
Length: 9 minutesA simple 9 minute meditation to prepare you to let go of your day and breathe out any tension so you can sleep well and enjoy deep rest.
Style: Meditation
Focus: Calm
Length: 20 Minutes
Introduction to mindfulness meditation, using the breath as a way of anchoring the attention into the present moment, allowing the thoughts the drift in and drift out. This meditation will promote a sense of calm, relaxation and peace.
Style: Meditation
Focus: Invigorate
Length: 20 Minutes
This meditation takes you on a journey through a woodland and into a spring meadow where you rest for a while, absorbing the sensations around you, leaving you feeling light and invigorated.
Style: Meditation
Focus: Deep relaxation
Length: 20 Minutes
This meditation slowly moves your awareness around your body, encouraging you to let go of any tension so you feel a sense of deep relaxation and rest.
Style: Meditation
Focus: Calm
Length: 20 Minutes
This meditation uses mantras to keep your awareness in the present moment, on the breath. By allowing our attention to rest in the present moment, we can let go of stress and worries and make space for calm and peace.
Style: Meditation
Focus: Reduce anxiety and stress
Length: 20 Minutes
This meditation uses a technique called “Name it to tame it” which allows us to acknowledge and label thoughts, feelings and emotions that may arise as we become quiet and still. Instead of resisting these feelings and thoughts we allow them to arise to the surface and label them, which allows us to distance ourselves from our thoughts and gain perspective so the thoughts no longer feel so cumbersome. By naming the experience we strengthen our capacity to be non-reactive and anchored in a deeper place within; a place of wholeness, calm and ease.
Style: Meditation
Focus: Reduce reactivity and create compassion and space
Length: 20 Minutes
This meditation is great if you are feeling over-worked and stressed. We use a breathing technique to focus on the pauses in between the breaths. Then we use the same technique to focus on the pauses between thoughts. When we apply this technique to life, we can create space for ourselves to consider our actions and reactions, which allows a softer more compassionate response.
Style: Meditation
Focus: Uplifting peace
Length: 20 Minutes
In this meditation we visualise a bubble of light that resides within the heart swelling and glowing with each breath. This ball of light swells and expands to fill the whole body and beyond, leaving you feeling uplifted and at peace.
Style: Meditation
Focus: Acceptance of thoughts and feelings
Length: 20 Minutes
In this mindfulness meditation we move from an active control of the breath to a passive observation. We then apply this same idea to the thoughts, allowing the thoughts and feelings to arise without the need to act on the thoughts or follow them on the journey, instead remaining a passive observer watching the thoughts drift in and out. Using the metaphor of an unwanted party guest to accept that unpleasant thoughts may arise, but we accept them all the same.

Yoga changed my life, which is why I love to share my experience to pass the gift on.  As such, these online classes are free to use as many times and as often as you like.  I am forever a yoga student; I am keen to continue to develop my yoga knowledge and incorporate this into my teaching. As such. if you have the means and should you wish to make a donation (pay as you feel) then all donations are humbly and gratefully received.  Your kind generosity will support me to continue to share yoga with you and to keep the classes (and your practice!) fresh.

Peace, love and light, Angela x