Meditation Video

Free Guided Meditation Videos | Care2 Healthy Living

Have you been wanting to give meditation a try but feel like you don’t have the time? Check out these four videos – ranging from five to 20 minutes in length – to help you fit a little meditation into even the busiest day!

I feel like those days when we don’t have time to care for ourselves are the very days that we need self care the most, and even squeezing five minutes of meditation can help refresh and refocus your mind, so you can better tackle the day’s challenges.

Meditation is something that takes practice, just like yoga, and I’ve found that a guided meditation can help you focus your mind if you’re not used to clearing your head on your own. The meditations we’ve collected here are a good starting point, and once you feel like you have the hang of it, you can set aside time to meditate without the aid of a guide. You can practice in total silence or with some quiet, ambient music instead.

Do you have 5, 10, 15, 0r 20 minutes to spare? Check out the meditation videos on the next few pages tailored to your schedule:

5 Minute Meditation

10 Minute Meditation

15 Minute Meditation

20 Minute Meditation

via Guided Meditation | Care2 Healthy Living.

Free Guided Meditation Tool | Care2 Healthy Living

 

by Becky Stripe

Have you been wanting to get into meditation but didn’t know where to start? There’s an app for that!

Former monk-turned-meditation-guru Andy Puddicombe wants everyone to learn the power of meditation, and his Headspace project is all about helping people learn how to meditate. His Headspace app for iPhone or Android is a powerful tool for anyone looking to learn the basics of meditation and start a regular practice.

If you’re not familiar with Puddicombe, check out his inspiring TED Talk about the power of taking 10 minutes to meditate each day. Or, as he calls it “doing nothing.”

I just started using the app recently, and I’m already loving it! The basic program is a series of ten ten-minute meditation practices, which you go through in order. Each day builds on the previous day’s practice. After that, there are a couple hundred other meditations that you can try in any order that you like, though the additional programs are not free.

Before you do your first meditation, he also walks you through a short series of videos to help you get in the right headspace for your practice. He emphasizes that meditation is a skill, and that you shouldn’t force it. One of the things I’m digging most about this program is that he frequently reminds you that it’s OK if your mind wanders and it’s OK to have conscious thoughts while you’re meditating. The key is noticing when that happens and observing those things without letting them effect you.

I also love the tone of the program. There is no new-agey music, creepy whispering narrator, or strange sound- or voice-effects. He just calmly walks you through each day’s exercise. If you prefer more of a new-age spin on meditation, this app might not be for you.

To give you an idea of what you can expect, check out Day 1 of the ten-part series on page 2!

via Free Guided Meditation Tool | Care2 Healthy Living.

Sura: Video: Start Your Meditation Practice With 60 Seconds

Learning how to center yourself and slow down the mind is an invaluable aspect of health. Meditation is an excellent tool for learning how to be present. There are many benefits to learning how to meditate: It helps to decrease tension, lower blood pressure and improve emotional balance. It is also known to change the brain, by improving parts of the brain associated to memory and learning and decreasing matter of the brain associated to stress and anxiety.

If you’re interested in meditation and how to get started, watch this three-minute video introduction. It also includes a six-minute guided video link.

Take a deep breath, relax your body and fully receive this moment, as if it is the first moment you’ve ever experienced.

Please enjoy.

Click here for a guided meditation video.

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