Does meditation ever feel inaccessible due to time? Ever feel indecisive around too many options? Whether you’re a beginner or more advanced meditator, it can be difficult to find time to meditate when family, work, home, and other life demands are plenty. That's why I included guided mindfulness meditations on Spotify for you.
You might wonder:
If I only have ten minutes to spare, is that enough to make a difference in my overall sense of well-being?
There are numerous different platforms for finding guided meditations, which can lead to indecision, confusion, or overwhelm. And, if a particular platform isn’t the right fit for us it can become a barrier to practicing.
The good things about guided meditations:
1) they don’t need to take too much time
2) you can choose the right one for your mood, skill level and intention.
One of the most popular places for streaming mindfulness meditations is on Spotify, which is why I consider it to be a great digital service for sharing my free guided meditations. It’s easy and convenient to use – plus, a lot of people are already familiar with the platform.
I’ve shared over 25 guided meditations on Spotify and invite you to check them out if this digital music service will help to make meditation more accessible for you. The meditations offered here range between 5 and 15 minutes in length, most of them falling around the 8-minute mark.
If you’re looking for a place to get started, consider any of these 5 simple guided meditations that will help you to feel refreshed, reconnected, and reinvigorated in a short amount of time.
This soothing and restorative meditation invites you to reconnect with the power of kindness as you develop a new relationship to life’s difficulties. It’s a gentle reminder of our common humanity, guiding us to deepen our sense of self compassion in this present moment.
Just Like Me
Another practice rooted in compassion, this meditation helps us to realize our connection and likeness to all others. Beneath our feelings of difference and distrust is a fundamental interconnectedness. This meditation guides us to reconnect with that deeper understanding.
Whole Body Breathing
To deepen your connection to yourself as a whole and to this present moment, this practice will guide you through whole body breathing in just under 6 minutes. It is a simple but powerful practice that helps us to become more fully attuned to our physical body and to our innate wholeness.
If stress is a predominant part of your experience today, this meditation will help you to cultivate a greater sense of ease and openness. It is a wonderful practice for witnessing whatever is happening in the mind as you gently tune into the spaciousness that is present within you, unconditional of whatever thoughts or feelings might be flowing.
Another short meditation around the 5-minute mark, this simple meditation invites us to be still and present in this moment. By simply stopping, we become more attuned to our environment right now and to the aliveness of our being. Both body and mind are given the chance to simply ‘be’.
Let yourself be guided intuitively to whatever meditation feels like the best fit for you today. There are plenty of other guided mindfulness meditations here on Spotify to explore, such as Focused Attention, Gratitude, and Leading with Purpose, so take your time to browse the tracks available.
I hope that these meditations bring you a deeper sense of peace, ease, and vitality. Whatever today brings, may you move through it with mindfulness.