Guided Meditation For Beginners: find a technique that works for you

Imagine you’ve had a long and stressful day. You’re feeling overwhelmed and anxious, and you just don’t know how to relax. Or, maybe your mind is constantly racing and you have a hard time relaxing or sitting still for more than a few minutes without your thoughts taking over.

In these situations, guided meditations can definitely help. Taking a few minutes simply paying attention to your breath and connecting with your body can help you feel more relaxed and grounded.

Here are some reasons why you might want to give it a try:

  • Provide structure and support when you’re first learning how to meditate.

  • It’s a great way to relax and release stress

  • It can help you focus and clear your mind

  • It can be calming and soothing

  • It can help you connect with your inner self

  • It’s a great way to take a break from the world

One of the common challenges people have with guided meditation is that they don’t know how to do it.

Another challenge is that people sometimes find it difficult to relax and clear their minds especially as a beginner.

Don’t worry!

This is completely normal, and often happens during the beginning stages of meditation. You may find it helpful to focus on your breath and count each inhale and exhale. Alternatively, you can focus on a mantra or short phrase that helps you to stay connected with your practice.

It’s also important to be patient and forgiving with yourself; everyone experiences distractions during a meditation practice, and it takes time to learn how to focus your attention effectively and simply ‘be’ in the present moment.

There are also many different techniques, and it can be difficult to find the right one for you.

You simply need to try the different types and go with the one you enjoy the most. That way, you’ll be more likely to take some time for yourself every day and stick with it.

Guided Meditation Techniques:

With Music

These are meditations that come with background music that helps guide you through your session.

This type is great if you’re looking for something relaxing that will help put your mind at ease and may also have soothing effects.

guided meditation with music

Without Music

This type of mediation may have instructions that help you focus on your breath or a certain mantra. This is great if you’re looking for something that will help you focus and clear your mind.

Body Scan Guided Meditation

This involves focusing on different parts of your body and letting go of any tension you may be holding in those areas. This is a good meditation to help you relax, de-stress and if done before bedtime it can also help you fall asleep.

Mantra Guided Meditation

This involves repeating a certain mantra (or phrase) either out loud or in your head. Another great one to focus and clear your mind.

Visualisation Guided Meditation

This involves picturing a peaceful or calming scene in your mind. Like the body scan method, this method is great if you’re looking for a way to relax and de-stress.

How To Get Started

To get started, you can try one of these visualisation meditations I have created.

Pick one from the list below (click on the title to open it up):

A Spring Walk

The Hill

The Throne

Find a quiet, comfortable place where you won’t be interrupted and press play.

With time and practice, guided meditations can be a great way to improve your mental health and well-being.

The important thing is to simply give it a go!

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