Back in the day, when I kind of let my spiritual practice take over my life, I had a morning routine so long that I sometimes wouldn’t want to get out of bed because I felt like I had so much “work” to do before I could start my day. Good times!
Luckily, my mornings are much more relaxed these days, and a typical day starts something like this: get up, wash my face, grab a glass of water, play with my roommate’s kitten, and then if I’m in the mood (which is most days), I hop back in bed for a guided meditation. I love guided meditations because they are such an easy way to chill our and ease into the day (plus they give me an excuse to get back into bed in the morning- winning!).
I have a few favourites that I like to rotate through, so I wanted to share them here today. I think guided meditations are great whether or not you are a regular meditator, but I think they are especially great for beginners who feel a bit uneasy about the idea of meditating.
- BrainSync: I’ve been using BrainSync meditations for about a year now, and I LOVE them. They offer meditations on a ton of topics (health, finances, love, expansion, general wellbeing, etc.), and they use brainwave technology (binaural beats) to sync your brain up to higher states of consciousness. It works on the subconscious level of your mind to replace limiting beliefs with positive ones. For more on BrainSync, check out their site here. (Note: I am an affiliate for BrainSync because I love and have benefited from their products).
- Abraham Hicks’ Meditations: Writing this, I’m just realizing I haven’t done one of these meditations in a little while, which is strange considering how much I love them. I know what I’ll be listening to tomorrow morning. To be honest, I’m not 100% sure if these meditations are for everyone, and I think it might be helpful to have an understanding of Abraham’s teachings before listening to them, but I’m not sure. If you’ve never heard of Abraham Hicks before, you can check out a post I wrote on them here, here, and here. Short version: They teach about the Law of Attraction. But they do it in a really cool and unique way. Their teachings really mean a lot to me and have helped me to change my perspective on life dramatically.
- Marisa Peer’s Hypnotherapy: I discovered Marisa Peer a month or two ago on YouTube, and loved what she was sharing SO much (this video rocks). I’d never heard of her before , but apparently she is one of the UK’s top therapists. She is also a Hypnotherapist and has a bunch of hypnotherapy audios on a wide variety of topics. Hypnotherapy works on the subconscious mind as well, and it is totally safe to use at home (in case you’re remembering seeing someone hypnotized on stage at a show running around like a chicken or something, don’t worry- that is not what’s going to happen here!).
She sells her audios from her site but for some reason they are listed at $49, while they are $15 on iTunes. A bit confused about that, so I get mine on iTunes.
- Denise Linn’s Meditations: Back when I used to teach yoga, I’d play a guided meditation from Denise Linn’s 33 Spirit Journeys album at the end of class. Denise seriously seems like the kindest, sweetest, most genuine person ever. I want her to follow me around in my daily life and just tell me nice things and be like my Fairy Godmother. Seems reasonable, yeah? These mediations are all around 10 mins long, so they are a great quick pick me up. She’s got a bunch of other albums too that I’ve never checked out but which look great. Check them out here.
- Gabrielle Bernstein’s Meditations: Gabrielle Bernstein has meditation albums to go with most of her books in addition to a few other albums. I have only done a couple of her meditations, but I love the ones I have tried. Her voice is really soothing and her words are powerful. She also offers lots of free meditations on her YouTube channel.
- Belinda Davidson’s Chakra Cleanse: If you’re into working with your chakras, Belinda Davidson has a nice guided meditation here.
Okay, when I started this post, I thought there were only 3 guided meditations that I used, and then I got typing and realized there were a lot more. This is like the teeniest tip of the iceberg- there are so many great guided meditations out there. And these days, it seems like every spiritual/wellness author has gotten on the guided meditation train, so if there’s someone whose method or teachings you click with, just google their name + guided meditation.
Got a favourite that you don’t see listed here? Let me know- I’d love to check it out!