Hammock Readings

Daily Meditation Readings for Stress

Stress can drain the zest and joy out of life – but only if you let it. Stress relief meditation can calm both mind and body, relieving tension and restoring your serenity.

Join the Avenues community each morning with daily recovery readings. Begin your day with inspired intention and joy!

The Magic of Meditation

Navigate addiction from a place of mindfulness. Together with psychosomatic practices like yoga, meditation reduces cravings and strengthens our self – discipline, helping us regulate ourselves and better manage an addiction.  

With guided meditations across a wide range of topics, Avenues Hammock Readings is sure to have something perfect for you!

Meditation for Stress Relief

With today’s fast-paced, high-pressure lifestyle, most of us live with a good deal of stress. It feels impossible to step off the roller coaster of life and just breathe for a moment… But regular meditation practice can help us slow down, let go of worries, and release that stress – letting us tune into the pleasing rhythm of everyday life.

And there’s science backing it, too! Meditation is proven to reduce activity in the sympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for the body’s “fight or flight” instinct - triggered by stress. Through its calming effects, stress relief meditation actually lessens the physical symptoms of stress, like high blood pressure and increased heart rate. Try meditation for stress relief and see the difference it makes!

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How to use these recovery readings

On paper, meditation sounds simple. But staying focused, maintaining calm, and tuning in to yourself can be trying. This guided meditation for addiction can make meditation for recovery easier. It gives you something to focus on, solving the question many meditation beginners have: “What should I do?”

How to use Hammock Readings

  1. Establish consistency. Positive change requires regularity to stick. There’s a new Recovery Reading every day, giving you something fresh to look forward to each morning! 
  2. Choose a time and place. Look for a comfortable, familiar spot where you can focus. 
  3. Use proper posture. Sit with a straight back and relaxed shoulders so you can breathe properly.
  4. Relax your body. Notice where you’re holding tension in your body, and release it. 
  5. Play your Recovery Reading. This helps set your intention for the meditation – and the day.
  6. Tune into yourself. Focus on how each part of your body feels to stop your mind from wandering.
  7. Be kind to yourself! If your mind wanders, gently and non-judgmentally redirect your focus.
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Join the meditation movement!

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Prince Frederick

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New England

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Metairie, LA

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Bucks County, PA

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