3. Into deep sleep meditation
This 20-minute deep sleep meditation pulls you into a deep, rejuvenating slumber by gently guiding you to replace your everyday thoughts with comforting dream imagery. This could be a wonderful way to catapult you into a soothing, and exciting dream world as you catch your deserving zzz’s.
4. Meditation for insomnia and sleepless nights
Time: 1 Hour
Tranquil soft music enriches this 60-minute guided meditation featuring a soothing male voice — powerful for people struggling with insomnia. In time, you are brought into a deep meditative state, and in complete contentment by surrendering to a still and comforting sleep.
5. Floating amongst the stars meditation
Time: 1 Hour
The title of this guided meditation says it all — this guided meditation with deeply moving music will make you feel like you’re floating in our cosmos. Enjoy this heavenly 1-hour meditation to put your mind at ease as you drift into an adventurous, yet calming, journey into the skies.
Guided meditation for anxiety
We all experience anxiety, one way or another.
But most (if not all) of us experience it far too often — our sense of urgency from our increasingly hectic lives from modern-day living has shaken our ability to shed away our stresses to find stillness and appreciate each moment for what it is.
Fortunately guided meditations are a proven way to combat anxiety, panic, and stress. And there are countless benefits and new research emerging that demonstrates the power of guided meditation to alleviate the negative effects of stress and anxiety.
Here are the top 5 guided meditations to help ease anxiety and stress:
1. 5-Minute anxiety reduction guided meditation
Time: 5 Minutes
It only takes a few minutes to alleviate stress and uneasiness and bring your mind to a place of peace, security, and calm. This 5-minute guided anxiety meditation can be done at any point in your day when you need a breather.
Find a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed and get into a comfortable position. You’ll be surprised how just a few minutes of this guided meditation can release unwanted feelings anytime throughout your day.
2. Deepak Chopra’s guided meditation for stressful moments
Time: 6 Minutes
Deepak Chopra is known for making meditation easy, fun, and empowering. In this 6-minute guided meditation, Chopra uses simple mindfulness techniques to release unwanted worries and stress.
Through controlled breathing exercises, Chopra’s guidance invites stillness and space to replace convoluted thoughts and feelings of being overwhelmed.
Try this guided meditation when you need to calm your nerves during a stressful situation — before an important presentation, job interview or exam, during tight deadlines, a heavy to-do-list, or even a difficult conversation.
You’ll be surprised how just a brief moment of stillness can catapult your A-game mindset.
3. Meditation for anxiety by Rodrigo Tarraza
Time: 10 Minutes
This 10-minute meditation led by internationally renowned master flautist and meditation teacher, Rodrigo Tarraza, takes you on a journey to find your inner stillness.
Instrumentalized by beautiful melodies of the Indian Bamboo Flute, you’ll discover your innate source of stress-relief, self-empowerment, and joy and ease of being to rid yourself of any unneeded sense of urgency.
4. Stress relief meditation (Downloadable)
Time: 20 Minutes
If you’re looking for a slightly longer guided meditation to alleviate stress and anxiety, this 20-minute stress-relief meditation uses awareness and mindfulness techniques to let go of all tension and tightness. This guided meditation is also available without background music and includes a free mp3 download and preparation and posture guide.
5. Guided meditation for detachment from over-thinking
Time: 30 Minutes
A journey of relaxation, celestial imagery, and pure visualization, this guided meditation is for the visually adventurous. Powerful breathing instructions using vibrant color imagery allows you to become aware of any tension that you have, and releasing it to find stillness and peace.
The soothing male voice guides you through a lucid and deep rest state. You’ll feel a heightened sense of spirituality and connectedness within mere minutes as you move away from all the chaos and mental clutter.
Guided Meditation For Healing
Meditation calms the mind, improves attention, boosts productivity, and promotes joy, peace, and happiness.
But there’s also significant evidence of the healing powers of meditation — meditations can heal addictions, mental and emotional distress, and even physical ailments.
Believe it or not, stillness is the best way to create physical healing. The relaxation response is the experience we have when we slow down. When we slow down our mind, our body slows down, and when we allow ourselves to be in stillness we let our body heal and restore. Meditation is the true source of genuine healing and is one of the greatest things you can accept in your life.
Below are our top 5 guided meditations to promote healing. Whether you’re going through a physical health condition, or you just want to feel less anxious, use the below guided meditations to allow your body to restore its natural healing process.
Deepak Chopra’s healing meditation
Time: 23 Minutes
Experiencing tightness, tension, or pain in a physical sense? This powerful guided meditation for healing taps into your vital energy life source to strengthen your mind-body connection for healing.
After a 6-minute informative introduction on the power of healing meditation, you’ll start with a 4-part breathing exercise to lull you into a meditative state. Body scanning, and moving your awareness throughout each of your body heightens your connectivity at the most subtle level as you give yourself a “virtual massage.” This guided meditation allows you to experience a sense of physical, mental, and spiritual wholeness that might be the answer (or the awareness you need) for self-healing.
Guided Meditation For Mindfulness
Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.
Being present through guided meditation requires just a few minutes of your day to reap its benefits. It’s about the quality of your practice, not the quantity.
Want to try mindfulness meditation but unsure of where to begin? Here’s a list of our top 5 favorite guided mindfulness meditations:
1. Mindfulness meditation by the Honest Guys
Time: 10 Minutes
This Honest Guys guided meditation is the perfect introduction to achieve mindfulness — finding a point of completely being aware of the now, letting go of any obstructing thoughts to achieve stillness. Notice your breathing and the “still point” between inhaling and exhaling. With guided imagery and a soothing narrative, this meditation is best enjoyed with headphones.
2. Quieting the mind by Tara Brach
Time: 15 Minutes
Led by mindfulness and meditation teacher, Tara Brach, this is a simple 15-minute meditation to relax your body, calm your mind, and be present in the moment. There’s no such thing as a good or bad meditation, whatever experience you have is the one you need. Download this meditation for free so you can have it handy in times of need.
3. Mindfulness of Breathing Meditation
Time: 26 Minutes
Observation of the breath is used every time your attention wanders behind the present moment, redirecting our thoughts to the physical sensations of the breath. This Wildmind meditation is useful when experiencing restlessness, anxiety, cravings, or other negative emotions.
4. Connecting to the calm within by Diane Yeo
Time: 21 Minutes
Mindfulness coach, Diane Yeo, is passionate about helping find greater awareness of themselves to lead a balanced life by living in the moment. This guided meditation allows you to move beyond your usual thoughts by simply bringing awareness to your breath. Be open to whatever experience you may have. Diane’s narration is effective, easy, and helps to completely let go. Simply observe your breath, observe your thoughts — no need to push anything away or control whatever thoughts or feelings that may arise.
So, which of these meditations would you like to try first? Let us know in the comments below.