These days there are so many meditation apps to choose from that it is overwhelming – exactly what we don’t want when we think about our meditation practice.
Meditation is a practice that can be done without the use of resources, but it is helpful if you are just getting started or need some guidance to build your practice.
Think of your meditation practice the same as you would your physical exercise routine. You need to change it up occasionally or else you get bored and no longer feel like doing it. I like to change it up with a variety of apps, music and videos which I have listed below.
On the flip side, a routine that is the same and consistent can help if you need to wind down to sleep. Your mind and body will get used to the cues in the tracks and slowly drift off. The familiarity becomes a bonus here as it can trigger our relaxation.
Last week I wrote about my meditation journey which you can read about here.
Following on from my meditation journey post I thought I would share some of my favorite meditation apps, teachers and people – check them out and give their meditations a try!
- Calm app
- Headspace app
- Anxiety Release app
- Sleep Restore app
- Insight Timer app
- Michael Masani
- Michael Sealey
- Jon Kabat-Zinn books
- Pema Chödrön books
- Deepak Chopra & Oprah collaboration albums
- Rachael Kable mindfulness meditations and podcast
- Chakra Meditation Specialists albums
- Jessica Boston & Desert – This Feeling is You album
If you have any meditation resources that you would like to share, please leave a comment!
Take care Readers, I’ll keep the light on.
My Meditation Journey
My journey with meditation had a lot of false starts and it was definitely a skill that once I started with the right intentions and reasons, I haven’t stopped and it has become the most valuable practice in my life. Read more about my meditation journey here:
Ending Each Day On A Good Note: My Daily Gratitude Practice
After a long day of trying to keep your head up and survive, it can be hard to remember the good little things that happened during the day. Gratitude becomes a giant exhale for the day. Get the bad stuff out of the way, and let’s focus on the good things and lighten the load.
Book Therapy – Notes On A Nervous Planet
Matt Haig is a brilliant writer and human being who is constantly investigating and questioning the effect of modern life on our mental health. He is a huge advocate for mental health wellness, and has shared his experiences through his multiple fiction works and his non-fiction books.
Book Therapy – Care: The Radical Art Of Taking Time
One of my all-time favorite people to recommend is Brooke McAlary and her new book, Care, helps us work out what to do when the world’s problems feel too big and we are burnt out from trying, and we need to restore ourselves so that we can continue to care for things.