These guided meditations will instantly reduce stress and anxiety, and teach you techniques for managing it each day.Life can be overwhelming at times, and yoga is a great way to relieve the anxiety that can come from stressful situations. You’d be amazed to see the effects that controlling your breathing can have on your body and your overall wellbeing. Sometimes just having something else to focus on can be incredibly helpful. Boston University’s School of Medicine has been able to establish a link between yoga and mood improvements, adding to the growing evidence of yoga benefits on state of mind. Hit the mat and discover for yourself how yoga can help you to unwind and remove the clutter from a busy mind. Anxiety Reducing Meditation by Amy Rogg
1. Simple Guided Meditation on Relaxation
This meditation was designed to be a simple guided affirmation to help you relax after a busy day. The creator of this meditation hopes that it helps you in your daily practice.
2. Guided Metta Meditation
Take a moment to relax and find love. Compassionate metta meditation allows your mind to fill itself with joy by appreciating the smaller things in life. Metta Meditation will help you see the beauty in everything.
A guided meditation on emptying the mind with Buddhist teacher Gil Fronsdal. "The third form of patience is acceptance of truth. It is the willingness to see deeply, without resistance, the truth of the moment and the truth of the deepest levels of reality. This includes living in accord with the insight that at our core there is no self to build up, hang onto, or defend. Seeing the luminous emptiness at the center of all things means that we can begin to let go of grasping to a self-conscious and fixed idea of who we are. This requires a kind of patience, because deep spiritual insight is an affront to the ego. Most of us orient our lives around a limited view of ourselves; it can be quite frightening to let this view go. The patient acceptance of truth that allows us to let go is a personal strength developed together with the strengths of virtue, discernment, wisdom, resolve and loving-kindness." ~ Quotes by Gil Fronsdal
4. Forgiveness Meditation
If your looking to be guided into a state of forgiveness, this is the guided meditation is for you. Jack Kornfield will help you reflect on the past with a new understanding as he brings in deeper understanding of basic human nature. He allows and encourages you to reflect on your spiritual leaders for guidance while bringing the focus on learning to forgive yourself and others which allows you to let love in.
5. Adyashanti - Just Sitting
This is a simple meditation that focuses on letting go and focusing on the moment. His simple and clear guidance helps you let go of the universe telling you what you should. It also helps you let go of your notions of what you need to change inside and outside of yourself at this moment.
6. Guided Meditation on Anatta (Non-Self)
A guided three part meditation session focusing on anatta or no-self with Buddhist teacher Joseph Goldstein. The first part will focus on helping to open the mind to listening. The second part focuses on learning to accept the cycle of life. Lastly it will focus on being free of the body and letting thoughts arise as they occur in the mind.
7. Happiness Meditation
A guided mindfulness meditation on the body and breathing with Thanissaro Bhikkhu. The focus is guiding your through true happiness which involves avoiding wishing ill for others and embracing goodwill for all humans. If everyone found true happiness, than everyone would be happy, treat each other, and become self-actualized. Through this transformation the world would be a different place.
8. Mindfulness Meditation
A guided meditation with spiritual teacher Adyashanti. The art of allowing everything to be as it is. "When we sit without a demand on this moment, without waiting for the next moment, without waiting to get it -- whatever "it" is -- when we are not waiting to get enlightened or to get love, peace, or a quiet mind, and when we stop demanding anything from ourselves -- then the sacred opens up simply because there is no demand being made upon it. True sacred relationship with this moment flowers when we are not asking it to be other than it is. Then the beauty blossoms. But if we ask the smallest thing of this moment, then we start to miss the beauty. Our asking distorts what we are able to see and experience in ourselves. The mind thinks that to be free, to be liberated or enlightened means to be wiped clean of all unpleasant experiences, but that's not the way it is. The Divine wouldn't dare defile itself by removing something. That would be like cutting off your arm. But to experience these same emotions or experiences as the mystery, as God, and as the mystery of yourself, is to totally transform them." ~ Quotes by Adyashanti
9. A Relaxing Guided Meditation
The goal of this meditation is to help clear your mind while placing a focus on breathing. Enjoy the relaxing music, ocean sounds, and the soothing narrator.
10. Confidence Building Guided Meditation
This short guided meditation, created by Scott Mills, Ph.D., allows you to quickly deepen your experience of confidence and boldness in your daily life. For free guided meditation downloads and information on coaching.