These guided meditations will instantly reduce stress and anxiety, and teach you techniques for managing it each day.When you think of exercises that can help you relax, yoga is often the default. This is because yoga is all about remaining calm while maintaining some uncomfortable positions that slowly become more comfortable the longer you practice. Yoga is even a great way to help kids relax, as it can decrease stress and improve attention and behavior, according to a study by Wayne State University. And heck, if yoga can help even children find their calm, then you know that’s powerful stuff! Calming yoga is wonderfully beneficial in clearing the cobwebs from your mind and helping you to find your center. How To Do a Digital Detox by Julie Montagu
1. 5-Minute Meditations: Ease Your Anxiety and Stress
You'll feel cool, calm, and collected after completing this simple 5-minute guided meditation. Whatever the reason you're feeling stressed and anxious, Stacy Conlon is standing by to help you reduce those negative feelings, allowing you to feel at ease and showcasing your best self.
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
3. Anxiety Reducing Meditation
One of the best things you can do to calm an anxious mind is meditate. In this guided meditation, Amy will take you deep into a beautiful forest where you will be able to witness your thoughts and feelings without self judgement. Come back to this meditation every time you are feeling anxious, scattered, or feel the need to re-focus your energy.
4. Nourishing Heart: Forgiveness Meditation
In this 10-minute meditation, you will focus on forgiveness and create a safe space for release - for forgiveness of ourselves or others. See the full series here: /yoga/tips/nourishing-heart-yoga-meditation
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. 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.
7. 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
8. Meditation for Loving Kindness
In this sweet, 10-minute meditation, you will focus on loving kindness.
9. 5-Minute Meditations: Let Go Of Negativity
It’s not always easy to get along with your peers. This mindfulness meditation will help you find your inner calm, keep your cool, find the win/win, and collaborate with ease. When practiced regularly, mindfulness can be an effective tool in helping quell feelings of negativity, and will allow you to handle tough situations with grace.
10. 5-Minute Meditations: Access Your Creativity
Struggling to settle your mind and come up with new ideas? Allow Grokker expert Stacy Conlon to guide you in a 5-minute meditation designed to help you tap into your inner wisdom and access those creative juices brewing just below the surface.