This is the second installment in a series of guided meditation videos designed to help you improve your focus and awareness as well as encourage you to be more present with the breath in your daily life. This particular breath meditation is meant for people who already have an existing practice. If you’re new to meditation, please start with this video, A Breath Meditation for Beginners, to learn the basics that will set you up to be present and calm. In this follow-up session led by Lodro Rinzler, a Shambhala Buddhist meditation teacher and chief spiritual officer of MNDFL (a drop-in meditation studio in New York City), you will be asked to keep your eyes open throughout the guided meditation. It may feel strange and counter-intuitive at first, especially if you generally meditate with closed eyes, but ultimately, it will inspire your body and mind to wake up to the present.

Related: The Fundamentals of Pranayama Breathing