Day 1 Challenge — 2020

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Day 1: Settle the Mind

With Reena Kotecha, MBBS, BSc Hons

Dive into an embodied mindfulness practice to ground and center

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About Reena Kotecha, MBBS, BSc Hons

Dr. Reena Kotecha qualified with a dual degree in Medicine and Neuroscience & Mental from Imperial College London. She spent the early part of her career in the National Health Service, UK, as a hospital doctor. 4 years into her clinical career, the work environment took a toll on Reena's mental health and wellbeing and she took and extended period out of practice. She began studying Ayurvedic medicine and practicing pranayama (yogic breath-work) and mindfulness meditation. With the mission of 'Healthcare starts with Self Care,' Reena set up the 'Mindful Medics' Programme, a program which enables healthcare professionals to come together in a safe setting and discuss their unique challenges whilst also encompassing tools and techniques to improve self care and wellbeing. Reena also delivers talks, workshops and courses across many sectors outside of healthcare. Learn more about Reena and her work on her website.

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  1. Lisa October 1, 2020 at 8:32 am

    Thank you.. a wonderful blessing to start my morning.

  2. Jennifer October 1, 2020 at 8:28 am

    That was relaxing, soothing and calming! Thank you so much for reminding me to not focus on my mind all the time. Wonderful!

    • kathie October 1, 2020 at 2:15 pm

      Thank you very much for a wonderfully relaxing 5 minute break in busy day…. I’m saving it!

  3. Annie October 1, 2020 at 8:27 am

    Perfect way to start my day, thank you!

  4. Lindsey Cook October 1, 2020 at 8:26 am

    Great way to start the day!

  5. Pamela Goetz October 1, 2020 at 8:23 am

    That was lovely, thank you. I look forward to the Summit to learn more about the science and practice of meditation and mindfulness for self-care and caring for others.

  6. Mary Bitterauf October 1, 2020 at 8:14 am


  7. Terry October 1, 2020 at 8:06 am

    Lovely. I thank you and my feet thank you

  8. Andrew M Baron October 1, 2020 at 7:56 am

    This is very insightful on how to calm the mind. Thanks.

  9. Michelle G October 1, 2020 at 7:56 am

    Thank you, wonderful start to the day, Namaste.

  10. Jane Olivier October 1, 2020 at 7:52 am

    Thank you!

  11. Laurell October 1, 2020 at 7:50 am

    Thank you. Feeling ready for the day now 😌

  12. Kim Gelinas October 1, 2020 at 7:50 am

    This was a wonderful meditation to participate in. Thank you for sharing. Namaste

  13. Laurell October 1, 2020 at 7:49 am

    Great way to start the day. Thank you 😊 💓

  14. Margaret Rose Johnston October 1, 2020 at 7:45 am

    Thank you. I found it really helpful to place my focus on my feet and I appreciated the simplicity and slow pace of the guided practice.

  15. Lindsay Clark October 1, 2020 at 7:39 am

    Loved this short meditation! It definitely calmed my mind and body to check in with myself. Thank you!

  16. Laura Maria Diogo Baptista October 1, 2020 at 7:26 am

    Great way to start.
    Thank you

  17. Sejal Desai October 1, 2020 at 7:26 am

    That was a great start to my day. Thank you.

  18. Phyllis Simington October 1, 2020 at 7:22 am

    Successful in calming me and preparing me for moving forward in my day.

  19. Gene October 1, 2020 at 7:22 am

    Thank you very much. Very calming.

  20. Sharon Swaffield October 1, 2020 at 7:20 am

    Thank you so much this mindfulness meditation.

  21. Melissa October 1, 2020 at 7:18 am

    Thank you!

  22. Barrie Brady October 1, 2020 at 7:13 am

    Thank you.I am about to start an 8 week Mindfullness Course in january 2021. Your session has helped me in developing an introduction

  23. Brigid October 1, 2020 at 7:06 am

    Thank you, enjoyed the practice and will definately use it in my chaotic work day to ground myself

  24. Simone October 1, 2020 at 7:02 am

    Tks a lot! You can choose just one point and noticing it can deliver stilness, calmness. A very efficent to to restart your brain and reorganize it.

  25. Kanchi October 1, 2020 at 6:53 am

    An effective way to start the day with calm groundedness. Thank you and I am looking forward to hearing the speakers

  26. Stacy Athens, LMSW October 1, 2020 at 6:52 am

    Thank you, that was such a nice way to begin the morning.

  27. Durga October 1, 2020 at 6:49 am

    Thank you felt good, to be rooted for a few minutes in the middle of a busy day.

  28. Marta Sadurni October 1, 2020 at 6:45 am

    Thank you very much for that moment of peace.

  29. fran delphi October 1, 2020 at 6:43 am

    Short and sweet, yet powerful. THANK YOU.

  30. Dr khagendra prasad Subedi (Ph.D.) October 1, 2020 at 6:40 am

    To be self-aware this method and practice are excellent, I am practicing it for a few years myself. Thank you.

  31. Dr khagendra prasad Subedi October 1, 2020 at 6:26 am

    Thank you. It is nice.

  32. Barrett October 1, 2020 at 6:21 am

    Beautiful, thank you!

  33. Violeta October 1, 2020 at 6:16 am

    Thank you very much for the practice

  34. Kathy Gardner October 1, 2020 at 6:13 am

    Great way to start the day.
    Thank you

  35. Melvia October 1, 2020 at 5:53 am

    With gratitude 🥰!!!

  36. Jamie M October 1, 2020 at 5:51 am

    What a wonderful way to begin my day. So simple, yet so profound.

  37. Jennifer October 1, 2020 at 5:49 am

    The short length of this meditation was a perfect restart to my practice. I’m saving this one for the future. Thank you!

  38. HARI VARMA October 1, 2020 at 5:42 am

    Thank you. Always an experience to start with a short meditation. Feels in the present

  39. suzanne l. vinson October 1, 2020 at 5:35 am

    Delightfully “held in awareness” as I begin my morning with mindfulness. Thank you.

  40. Janine Giatrakos October 1, 2020 at 5:18 am

    Self care is so important ❤️🙏🏻It’s all we have, this breathe, this moment. Thank you so much for your welcoming words. As a Special Education teacher I feel as if my role shifted to Special education healthcare worker. I needed this.

  41. Tracy Kessler October 1, 2020 at 5:16 am

    Thank you. It’s so important to begin the day with self care. This short meditation is perfect for settling down before settling in.

  42. Jody October 1, 2020 at 5:12 am

    A perfect and calming way to start the day. Love the reminder of shifting from our minds to our feet to find our foundation.

  43. Anagha October 1, 2020 at 4:59 am

    I liked this short meditation for settling the mind and body as a first step in the morning.

  44. Bonnie October 1, 2020 at 4:56 am

    I love “healthcare starts with self care.” ❤️ Thank you.

  45. Siobhan Campbell October 1, 2020 at 4:38 am

    Expertly led, totally immersive. Thank you.

  46. Andrea B October 1, 2020 at 4:31 am

    Mmm needed this. Thank you. When I connected to my feet I also felt a tingle in my 3rd eye area.

  47. Jeanette Marilyn Sweet October 1, 2020 at 4:22 am

    Thank you so much! A great way to start the day! Is there any way to increase the volume on the recordings?

  48. Vicky October 1, 2020 at 4:19 am

    Thank you that was very helpful.

  49. Yubaraj Adhikari October 1, 2020 at 4:15 am

    Excellent facilitation – impressive. Thank you.

  50. Clayton Micallef October 1, 2020 at 2:10 am

    This is similar to settling and resting the mind in the MBLC

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