Do you want to feel less anxious and more calm? Better able to handle the little (and the big) stressors that life throws your way? Or maybe you want to gain a clearer sense of who you are and what you want. Meditation may be the answer you’re looking for.
No matter what type of meditation you choose, a regular practice will make you more aware of your automatic thoughts and behaviors. You’ll learn when to trust what that voice in your head is telling you, and to recognize when it’s lying to you. With that awareness you’ll have more control. Meditation teaches you to stay in the present moment and gives you the power to choose how you respond to life. When you own that voice in your head, you set yourself up for success. Meditation actually rewires your brain and creates new neural pathways that will make you happier, calmer, and more focused.[ref url=”https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006322316000792″]
Below are guided and unguided meditation videos for you.
Visualization for energy & success
This meditation uses principles from Dr. Barry Morguelan’s “Energy For Success” method. Morguelan is one of 12 remaining masters of this form of training in the world, as well as a highly respected gastroenterologist in Los Angeles. Decades ago, he was inspired to go on a global search for alternative forms of healing that could complement Western medicine. After years of searching, he went to mainland China where he underwent rigorous training in this ancient Chinese Energy discipline. He has since worked with high achievers including Tony Robbins, Jay Abraham, Dave Asprey, Olympic and professional athletes, musicians, and playwrights.
Loving-kindness for compassion & forgiveness
Shaman Durek is a third generation healer and spiritual advisor to Gwyneth Paltrow and other A-list clientele. Durek acts as a “bridge” between the spiritual and physical planes, and applies ancient spiritual wisdom, coupled with decades of devoted study and practice, to help bring success, happiness, and healing into clients’ lives. If you found this meditation helpful, listen to Shaman Durek’s Bulletproof Radio Podcast episode.
Meditation for extraordinary performance and confidence
The Ziva Technique is a powerful trifecta of mindfulness, meditation, and manifesting designed to unlock your full potential. Its benefits include less stress, deeper sleep, improved immune function and extraordinary performance.
Emily Fletcher is the founder of Ziva Meditation, the creator of The Ziva Technique, and regarded as a leading expert in meditation for high performance. Check out her book “Stress Less, Accomplish More”.
Breathing for mindfulness and to ease stress & anxiety
Rod Francis is a qualified Mindfulness–Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher and has been practicing meditation for more than 35 years, He continues to sit regular silent teacher-led retreats in the western Insight (or Mindfulness) tradition.
Body scan for pain
A body scan meditation releases tension and brings awareness to every part of your body. You simply acknowledge and accept whatever bodily sensations come up, and let go of judgement. This process helps relieve stress and ease physical pain.
Breathe in for 4 seconds as the ball expands, and breathe out for 4 seconds as the ball contracts.
Simply listen to the sounds of the river and focus on your breath. Observe as you breathe in and out. Thoughts will come up, and that’s okay. Just allow them to pass by without judging them, then return to your breath and the present moment.
If you enjoyed any of the above meditations, you can keep doing them.
If you’d like to explore more guided and unguided meditations, test out these 5 best meditation apps. You can also try this guided meditation to clear your mind and find happiness.