Here’s a fun fact: science shows there are many benefits of meditation.
Okay, so it’s more of a well-known fact than a fun one, but the evidence still holds up for so many aspects of our lives.
Even a 2020 study found that mindfulness meditation, when combined with hatha yoga, is incredibly beneficial for patients with chronic pain and depression. Their results showed significant improvement in pain levels, mood, and functional capacity.
In this day and age where mental health is a top priority, meditation is a welcoming sight. And at Mindvalley, it’s a practice we strongly encourage our Members to embrace in order to tap into inner peace and tranquility, anytime and anywhere.
So whether you’re a novice or have done meditation for years, here are five of the best guided meditations by Mindvalley’s authors handpicked for you to try.
#1: The 6 Phase Meditation with Vishen
Meditation harnesses the power of our minds, cultivates peace and wellbeing, and increases our productivity. And the 6-Phase Meditation with Mindvalley’s founder and CEO, Vishen does just that.
He’ll guide you through creative visualizations and mind exercises. Bonus, you’ll also go through these six phases to help you uplevel your meditation practice (and your life):
- Creative visualization
- Intentions for the day
This meditation isn’t about clearing your mind, it’s about engaging your mind and manifesting abundance in every aspect of your life.
#2: The Big Mind Technique with Paul McKenna
Stress is a major contributor to quite a number of health problems, especially when it becomes chronic.
So much so that the American Psychological Association conducted a survey of stress and decision-making during the pandemic. It found one in three Americans are so stressed that they sometimes struggle making basic decisions, like what to wear or eat.
“A lot of people don’t realize how much stress affects their lives,” explains Paul McKenna, author of Mindvalley’s Everyday Bliss Quest. This leading hypnotherapist adds that stress impacts “not just their psychological well-being, but their physical well-being and health as well.”
So if you’re looking for something to help with your stress, then this particular meditation is one of the best ones out there.
Inspired by Zen Master Genpo Roshi, The Big Mind Technique is an incredibly powerful meditation method that directs you towards inner peace in minutes. What’s more, it’s scientifically proven to work for both seasoned and novice meditators alike.
And with Dr. McKenna guiding you, you’ll learn to “control your stress, worry less, and be happier.”
#3: Releasing Your Biggest Blocks with Jeffrey Allen
We’re often aware of our conscious beliefs and behaviors. However, not many of us are aware of our subconscious ones. And these are the ones blocking abundance.
“Your subconscious beliefs are working either for you or against you,” explains biologist Dr. Bruce Lipton. “When you are trying to heal from a conscious level – citing affirmations and telling yourself you’re healthy – there may be an invisible subconscious program that’s sabotaging you.”
With this powerful meditation, energy healer Jeffrey Allen (who’s also the author of Mindvalley’s Duality Quest) guides you to tune into your energy and let go of internal blocks, a.k.a your subconscious beliefs and behaviors.
By releasing your energetic blocks, you’ll be able to:
- Access your intuition easily
- Experience more positive states like happiness, gratitude, love, and joy
- Enjoy a life filled with abundance, passion,and success
Tune inwards with Jeffrey’s guided meditation and create peaceful and powerful states of mind.
#4: Free Yourself from Depression and Anxiety with Marisa Peer
Depression causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. On the other hand, anxiety causes a feeling of fear, dread, and uneasiness.
Both, however, affect how you feel, the way you think, and how you act — creating what neuroscientist Dr. Caroline Leaf calls, “your mental mess.”
Going through either one is already a struggle on its own. But there are times when they come hand-in-hand. And when they’re left to linger in your mind too long, it can be incredibly detrimental to your health and wellbeing.
So if you’re drowning in your sorrows and worries, you may want to turn to one of the best — Marisa Peer.
She’s a well-known hypnotherapist trainer and author of Mindvalley’s Rapid Transformational Therapy Quest. And with her guidance, this incredibly powerful meditation can help banish your harsh, hurtful, critical internal dialogue.
Step out of the dark and into the light because, friend, you are enough.
#5: Ease Anxiety & Boost Immunity with Emily Fletcher
Life can quickly become a treadmill of anxiety and stress — two culprits that catapult an even longer list of ailments that we increasingly find hard to control.
But what if you had an easy way to press “stop” on that treadmill?
Enter Emily Fletcher, a leading expert in meditation and author of Mindvalley’s The M Word Quest. With her guidance, you’ll learn a mental technique that combines the stress-relieving benefits of meditation with the mental clarity of mindfulness.
Going through one of the best guided meditations out there, you’ll be able to shake off some of those daily stressors, ease your anxiety, and boost your immunity.
But if you want to really dig into your superhuman powers, head over to Mindvalley and join Emily in The M Word Quest. You’ll be guided on easy-to-do approaches that will help awaken:
- Incredible peak performance
- Boundless energy and vitality
- Superhuman creativity
This isn’t old-school meditation as you know it. It’s one of the best guided meditations to suit your modern life so you can show up as the best version of you.
As Emily says, “we meditate to get good at life, not to get good at meditation.”