Meditation has a myriad of physical, mental and emotional benefits. It can improve your life in so many ways! There is no "wrong" way to meditate, but some approaches work better than others for different people. Check out my free resources below, but if you're having difficulty creating the meditation practice that you desire, contact me for a private or small group session.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course: Free on-line self-guided 8-week course featuring daily meditation practices.
Insight Timer: The free version of this meditation app offers guided meditations, breathing exercises and music in over 30 languages. The fee-based version includes more bells and whistles, including hundreds of courses. I've been incredible happy with the free version for years! Click here for my Insight Timer User Guide.
Audio Meditations for Health: This collection of free audio meditations helps you access your body's natural tendency to repair and heal. There are specific meditations for conditions and disease (cancer, chemotherapy, chronic fatigue, etc.) as well as meditations for emotional wellness (anger, anxiety, grief, stress, etc.).
Check out the amazing resources on the Mindfulness Utah website.
Spark Your Intuition: Podcast featuring short (6-10 minute) meditations.
Tara Brach's Guided Meditations: Free on-line guided meditations by Buddhist teacher Tara Brach.
Meditation Oasis: Free meditation podcasts.
UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center: Free streaming or iTunes-compatible guided meditations.
Chopra Center: Free streaming meditation audios.
Stop, Breathe & Think: Free meditation app.
Headspace: Although Headspace is a fee-based app, they offer a free 10-day trial.
Calm offers guided meditations, music, breathing exercises, bedtime stories and even mental fitness. It's fee-based but offers a free 7-day trial.
Tratak Meditation (Candle Gazing): Click here for basic instructions and watch an instructional video here.
An enjoyable book to read is Meditation for the Love of It by Sally Kempton.
Yoga Nidra, or "yogic sleep", is a guided meditation with the goal of bringing you to the deepest possible state of relaxation, where your body is in a sleep-like state but your mind is conscious.
iRest Yoga Nidra: Listen to a free 8 or 20-minute Yoga Nidra Practice with iRest's founder, Richard Miller, PhD, here.
Click here for a quick 8-minute yoga nidra meditation to help you sleep.
Type in the search words "yoga nidra" in my favorite (& free) meditation app Insight Timer or access my Insight Timer User Guide.