I’ve been dabbling in meditation and mindfulness for a few years now. I’m definitely not an expert but I have found some resources which I love and thought I’d share with you.
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Meditation: A Beginner’s Guide
There are a variety of resources available to help you get started meditating. Here are some of my favorites…
Meditation phone apps make it easy to meditate wherever you are. There are many available. Here are the ones I’ve got on my phone
Practice the basics of meditation and mindfulness with Take10, Headspace’s free introductory series. With 10 sessions of 10 minutes each, you’ll learn how to train your mind for a happier, healthier life.
buddhify is the meditation app for modern life. It has over 80 different meditations for all parts of your day.
Home to more than 1,700,000 meditators, Insight Timer is rated as the top free meditation app on the Android and iOS stores.
Stop, Breathe & Think is an award-winning mindfulness and meditation app that is simple, fun and easy to use. Check in to how you are thinking and feeling, and get recommended guided meditations or yoga and acupressure videos tuned to your emotions.
Calm is the #1 app for mindfulness and meditation to bring more clarity, joy and peace to your daily life. Join the millions experiencing less anxiety and better sleep with our guided meditations, breathing programs and Sleep Stories. Recommended by top psychologists and mental health experts to help you de-stress.
Yoga Nidra is a systematic and scientific method of inducing deep and complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation. It is an ancient technique based on the time tested principles of yoga and through regular practice one can easily develop a sense of deep relaxation, calmness and peace.
Deepak Chopra is an excellent meditation guide. He offers a number of paid meditation experiences but periodically he does a free 21 day meditation series. I have participated in several and have found them to be very good. You can listen via your computer or download the app.
If you are just starting out I would recommend HeadSpace first. The free version consists of a series of 10 guided meditations which walk you through the process of meditating step-by-step.
Back in December of 2015 I did a 31 day meditation challenge here on the blog. Click here and you can scroll through each day’s posts which include a meditation video.
And finally, if you’d like some personal interaction with other beginners, you can join my Facebook group:
It’s a small, low-key group of people interested in mindfulness, meditation and/or yoga. We occasionally do meditation challenges together. I’d love to have you join us.
Do you meditate? If so, I’d love to hear about your favorite resources.