Do you ever find your brain overloading? I know I do. The daily “grind” of work, parenting, and everyday life can leave me in a mentally drained, stressful state and operating from a lower vibration. The other day I read that stress is also a major contributor to chronic inflammation (source)!
Guided meditation can help clear the mind and reduce stress naturally, so we feel clearer and more refreshed during our healing journey. You can do this anytime you have a quiet moment, from virtually anywhere.
What Is Guided Meditation?
If you’re not familiar with guided meditation, it’s a type of meditation led by a narrator or teacher who walks you through the dynamics of the mind and the specific goal or outcome of the meditation. Guided meditation is ideal for those who are just starting to practice meditation and aren’t quite ready for unguided meditation. However, anyone can benefit from guided meditation, regardless of experience practicing meditation.
Why Use Guided Meditation?
To the brain, experiencing guided meditation is just as real as experiencing an actual event. Your brain can’t distinguish the difference. Guided meditation helps directly program your subconscious mind with your positive intentions, in this case to experience more relaxation, focus, and serenity. Countless studies indicate that you can use your mind to elicit changes in your body, biological state, and even at a cellular level.
Check out these credible sources about the benefits of meditation:
- The 5-Step Approach to Guided Meditation (source: Dr. Axe)
- Meditation: A Simple, Fast Way To Reduce Stress (source: Mayo Clinic)
- Meditation: In Depth (source: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health)
How To Use Guided Meditation For Stress Relief
There are no prerequisites for using guided meditation for stress relief. You can start at any time and begin reaping the benefits of using this powerful, natural relaxation method. Read this very informative post from Jack Canfield about how to meditate (same applies to guided meditation). This will really help you understand the meditation process.
The following videos from YouTube are helpful guided meditations for stress relief.
20 Minute Guided Meditation for Reducing Anxiety and Stress–Clear the Clutter to Calm Down
This guided meditation takes you on a journey of relaxation, clearing the clutter of your mind to calm you. It can help reduce your stress level and potentially improve your overall health when practiced regularly.
Guided Meditation For Anxiety & Stress, Beginning Meditation, Guided Imagery Visualization
This peaceful guided meditation can help you get better rest and reduce anxiety.
Guided Sleep Meditation, Muscle Awareness Relaxation with Affirmations for Deep Relaxation
This deep relaxation guided meditation video can help with muscle awareness relaxation and improved sleep when your mind is racing.
Regardless of your experience with meditation, you can use this proven tool daily to help you reduce stress, experience more peace, and instantly raise your vibration. This is SO important when healing yourself!
Guided meditation is just a narrative form of meditation to help you stay focused and achieve your desired outcome. Having a narrator guide you can help when first starting out with meditation when you’re not yet able to reach a meditative state of mind.
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Any products, techniques, and/or personal usage tips referred to are not suggested as a replacement for proper treatment from a licensed health care professional. I am not a licensed health care professional and the decision to use or not to use any of this information is the sole responsibility of the listener and/or reader. Everyone is an individual with different body types, different blood types, different body chemistries, and it is important to remember that what works for one person may not work for another person.