Here are 5 of my favourite audio recorded guided meditations to help you sleep better, manifest abundance in your life, cultivate self-compassion & release past negative energies. I have also included a bonus Yoga Nidra (a ‘yogic sleep’ meditation) that I have recorded just for you!
If you are like me, cultivating a regular meditation practice can be quite the challenge. I love the way that I feel when I wake up and meditate right away, or when I can take 5 minutes to myself, but to be honest it’s hard to make the time a priority when there are a million things to do in a day. But just like getting to the gym, or making it into the yoga studio to practice, these practices require a certain level of commitment and time that is carved out. I promise you won’t suddenly find and extra 20 minutes in your day to meditate if you don’t actively MAKE the time! So let’s start there: Give yourself 10 minutes in the morning and 10 minutes in the evening to start and end your day on a clear & grounded note.
A great way to begin (& continue) a meditation practice is by incorporating guided audio meditations. I especially love these at the end of my day right as I am getting into bed. I feel as though I am really tapping into the power of my subconscious as I drift off to sleep while listening to positive and calming messages.
I regularly use meditation apps such as Headspace and Calm to keep me accountable and track the amount of time I have meditated each month. These apps are worth every penny that you pay should, you decide to upgrade to a membership, however there are MANY amazing free guided meditations on YouTube that are just as great.
Here are 5 of my favourite free guided meditations that I’ve enjoyed & I’m confident that you will find them helpful too! Plus a bonus meditation that I have recorded to help you relax & drift peacefully into a state of rest.
“Energizing Morning Sunrise Meditation” Joel Annesley - 10 minutes
Listen when you want to start your morning with a sense of lightness and radiance, energize your body & mind and get ready for the day ahead.
“Loving Kindness/ Self-Compassion Meditation” Kristen Neff - 20 minutes
Listen when the voice of your inner critic is speaking loudly and you need to give yourself a healthy dose of Self Love.
“Abundance Meditation” Miki Ash - 10 minutes
Listen when you need to reset your “money mindset” & realign your beliefs surrounding abundance.
“Releasing Unhealthy Patterns” Elena Brower - 18 minutes
Listen when you are looking to release Samskaras that are no longer serving you. Understand the root cause of your habits and rewire your thinking to find peace beneath them.
“Meditation for Sleep & Insomnia” Jason Stephenson - 1 hour
Listen when you are ready for a deep & restful night’s sleep. When your mind won’t “shut off” or you are trying to fall back asleep.
“Yoga Nidra with Sankalpa” Aleysha Derksen - 35 minutes
Yoga Nidra is a deeply relaxing practice of balancing consciousness between the realms of sleep & wakefulness. In this practice I will guide you through the process of developing a Sankalpa, or personal mantra, to work with in this meditation and to carry into the rest your life. We continue with a full body scan releasing tension & relaxing the physical body preparing you for rest.
Happy meditating! Please let me know in the comments which meditations you enjoyed most!