I often practice guided meditations at home. They are a wonderful way of practicing meditation in smaller sessions. Meditating in this way helps the mind stay on track. The mind focuses on the voice leading the meditation, known as a one-point focus. This really helps to focus and train the mind.
Yoga and the importance of Meditation
Yoga Chitta Vrtti Nirodha – Yoga is the stilling of the fluctuations of the mindPatanjali – Yoga Sutras, Sutra 1.2.
As this sutra states, Yoga is the stilling of the mind. Everything we do from postural practice, to meditation and breathwork is to help fulfil this Sutra.
What are the benefits of guided meditation?
- Helps reduce stress and anxiety.
- Helps internalize thoughts and emotions
- Declutters the mind of thoughts
- Increases mental wellbeing
- Lowers blood pressure
- Invokes relaxation at a deep level
- Rewires neurons in the mind – changing the way we think and behave
Sometimes, it can be tricky to know where to begin with meditation. Here are some of my favorites to kickstart you on your meditation journey!
– Two of my favorite Youtube Meditations –
Beginners Spoken Guided Meditation – By Jason Stephenson.
This meditation takes you through a guided tour of the Chakra System. It is designed to help you feel balanced before you fall asleep.
Stillness with loving kindness Guided Meditation – By Burgs.
This meditation takes you through a Buddhist Loving Kindness Meditation.
Burgs is a Buddhist Meditation teacher, he is wonderful to listen to.
Do you use guided meditations in your practice? Is it something you wish to incorporate? I would love to hear from you!
Warm regards, Aimee
About The author:
Aimee is a Yoga, Meditation and Chair Based Yoga and Exercise teacher in located in Middlesbrough, England, UK.
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