FREE MEDITATION RESOURCES
TEDx Talk – How Mindfulness Changes the Emotional Life of Our Brains by Richard J. Davidson
“Why is it that some people are more vulnerable to life’s slings and arrows and others more resilient?” In this eye-opening talk, Richard Davidson discusses how mindfulness can improve well-being and outlines strategies to boost four components of a healthy mind: awareness, connection, insight, and purpose.
The first emotional wellbeing app for and by black, indigenous women of color (BIPOC). The app inspires self-care, mindfulness and rest throughout content curated by BIWOC – including meditations, coaching talks, affirmations, guided visualizations, and breath work.
Moodnotes lets you document your entire experience with anxiety in all of its forms. Built on cognitive behavioral therapy techniques and positive psychology, this app lets you understand and manage the entire experience of anxiety.
J. Brown Yoga Talks – Podcast
Discuss all things Yoga with J. Brown, a yoga teacher, writer, and podcaster. He is at the forefront of a quiet yoga revolution, based in healing, that seeks to change the dialogue and direction of yoga practice
Stress Free Naturally – Podcast
Join Holistic Health Practitioner and All Around Life-Hacker, Ashlie Pappas for an oasis from your crazy busy life. You know who you are, you give your time for everyone except yourself. You will find peace of mind, less stress, and a new perspective – all in less time than it takes to pick the kids up from school!
Feel more settled and calm by spending a few minutes focused on your breathing. A 5-minute Mindful Breathing mindfulness meditation created by Stop, Breathe & Think.
Breathwrk App – iOS App
Breathwrk is a simple yet powerful way to alleviate anxiety, increase energy, improve focus, and help you fall asleep. Feel the difference almost immediately with free guided breathing exercises that are backed by science and research.
Stress Free You – Podcast
An innovative podcast about freeing yourself from the burden of stress so you can live a healthier, happier life, based on the best-selling book by Matt Rush and Rich Taylor.
Peaceful sounds and calming music help bring you to a zen state in My Oasis. The island builder lets your Oasis gradually expand while you interact with the surrounding life in a relaxing atmosphere. Relaxation and simple tapper gameplay will calm your mind before you know it.
This app is like a gym membership for your emotional health. The first time you open Happify, you’re prompted to select a track that best meets your needs — whether it’s finding more “me” time or getting better at handling stress. Each track is designed by an expert using the latest scientific research and full of quick, daily activities, including games, mindful meditations, and assessments.
Meditation Studio: Find Calm
Rather than try a general practice that focuses on relaxation, this app offers meditations catered to your needs, whether it’s anxiety, stress, happiness, or gratitude. And best of all, it’s a one-time fee for access to more than 160 meditations. Want to kickstart a practice? Check out this 10-day series to begin.
Functional music to improve focus. This app is designed to declutter your mind with various sounds. It’s main features are audio brainwave training, personalized brainwave training, and meditation sessions. The app tracks your progress and shows data on habits like productivity, focus, and hindsight.
The central idea in Buddhify is that you don’t have to find time for meditation, instead it comes to you. That is why their meditations are categorized by what you’re doing or how you’re feeling. So you’ll find guided meditations for Walking, Stress & Difficult Emotion, Work Break, Going to Sleep, Waking Up and more. Sessions last from 4 – 30 minutes.
Grateful: A Gratitude Journal
Grateful was created to make expressing gratitude in your life both easy and fun, as well as to remind you, during those down moments, of the many blessings in your life.
Habitica is a free habit-building and productivity app that treats your real life like a game. With in-game rewards and punishments to motivate you and a social network to inspire you, achieve your goals with Habitica.
Return to Now – Namaste Music
1 hour of relaxing Zen Music for Massage, Yoga and Meditation #peace.
Quick 11 Min Chakra Tun-Up with Himalayan Singing Bowls
Instructions: Breathe deeply and give good energy to every Chakra with every note of the Himalayan Singing Bowls. 7 Bowls are used – 1 for each Chakra – each bowl is struck 3 times. Start with the Root Chakra at the base of the spine and work your way up to the highest Chakra at the top of the head… until all 7 Chakras are in alignment.
Clear your mind and become present to the moment using these guided mindfulness meditations. Start your day the right way!
Goodful: 5-, 10- and 15- Minute Meditations
Take a moment to clear your mind and find your inner calm with these quick guided meditation videos you can do anywhere.
Welcome to Chillhop Radio, playing the best jazzy, lo-fi hip hop beats to get you through your day. Play this in the background at home to help keep you mind at ease.
Meditation For Beginners – Russell Brand
In this video, Russell Brand will help you learn a very simple technique to meditate. This is a meditation that is suitable for beginners or anyone looking to start meditating…or at least try it out.
Yellow Brick Cinema
Yellow Brick Cinema – home of the world’s most relaxing music to relax and unwind. Their composers produce relaxing music with binaural beats and state-enhancing frequencies to help you relax, sleep, focus, meditate and heal.
Unlike conventional recordings, Naturespace goes far beyond simple entertainment. This massive catalog is a multi-faceted solution for creating a calm and balanced mental state by transporting you to the world’s most benevolent natural environments. Unparalleled for managing stress and anxiety, insomnia, tinnitus, and PTSD, these recordings are also a fantastic tool for enhancing focus and concentration, stimulating the imagination, fueling creativity, and eliminating distractions by masking unwanted noise.
Wim Hof Breathing Method
Need a minute for yourself to relax, take a breath and reset? This 11-minute YouTube by Wim Hof is the perfect video for breathing and relaxation.
The Science of Well-Being
Yale University opened up its most popular student lecture, “The Science of Well-Being”, to the public online. It talks about the science and studies behind what actually improves our quality of life and reveals the misconceptions as to what we think makes us happy. The course will take your through a series of challenges designed to increase your own happiness and build more productive habits.
The Honest Guys
Free guided meditation, without the fluff. Relaxing music, nature sounds, guided sleep talk-downs, and affirmations, all on this YouTube channel.
This channel offers daily meditations that are between 1-10 minutes long. Topics include anxiety, healing, depression, sleep, and parenting, and affirmation playlists.
Meditation music, mantra chants and other resources for meditation, relaxation and sleep.
Free guided meditations offered by Tara Brach, Ph.D, psychologist, author and teacher of meditation, emotional healing and spiritual awakening.
Chopra Center Meditation
Join Deepak Chopra, Oprah and millions of meditators around the world for a free 21-day meditation experience. A guided journey to experience the benefits of meditation in an inspiring way.
Tune in for an introduction to mindfulness meditation that you can practice on your own. Download the UCLA Mindful app (iOS/Android) or stream online. Recordings are by UCLA MARC’s Director of Mindfulness Education, Diana Winston.
Let your brilliance shine with three days of guided mindfulness practices to revitalize your body and mind and help you shift into springtime.
Meditation Minis Podcast by Chel Hamilton
Award-winning guided meditation podcast for anxiety, stress, sleep and confidence. Designed by hypnotherapist Chel Hamilton to help you feel better in 10(ish) minutes or less.
10% Happier Podcast
Dan Harris, co-anchor of ABC’s Nightline, discusses his newfound appreciation for meditation. He has guests (including neuroscientists, meditation professionals, psychologists, and leading health experts) come on his show to talk about how to train your mind.
Meditation Oasis Podcast
Guided meditations, instruction for meditation and music for stress relief in traumatic and difficult times.
PAID MEDITATION RESOURCES
How you’re feeling on a daily basis matters. Reflectly is a personal journal driven by AI to help you deal with negative thoughts and increase positivity. Your self-care and mental health should always be a priority. Reflectly uses positive psychology, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) to help you thrive. It gives you the tools and mindset to build a positive cycle with our habit tracker.
“Mindful at Work” Workshop
Taught by an experienced group of faculty and guests from Naropa University who combine decades of business and mindfulness experience, Mindful at Work is a self-paced course that can help you overcome stress, improve communication, compassion, and confidence.
Headspace is a global leader in mindfulness and meditation through its app and online content. They offer inspiration, guidance, and support to living a mindful life.
Calm is an app for sleep and relaxation meditation, built to help you feel calm in a natural way and switch from ‘ready for action’ to ‘rest”.
Aura is a meditation app that helps you relieve stress and anxiety through mindful meditations, stories, life coaching and more. Learn from the world’s top therapists with tracks as short as 3 minutes.
Whether you are a seasoned meditator, or you are just getting started, Omvana gives you access to hundreds of tracks for all levels. Soothing meditations for stress management to attracting abundance to visualizing your ideal future and more.
Simple Habit is a 5-minute meditation app designed to help busy people stress less and achieve more.
Calm anxiety and stress with skills to worry less and live more. Daily meditations paired with motivational messages. Bedtime and mediation stories. Digital support from the Shine community.
40,000+ guided meditations and talks led by the world’s top meditation and mindfulness experts, neuroscientists, psychologists, and teachers. Suitable for beginners to experienced practitioners.
FREE GUIDED MEDITATION
11-Minute Awareness of Breath Practice
Susan Kaiser-Greenland guides us through one of the oldest meditation practices called “Sit and Know You’re Sitting.” Give it a try!
Breathing Compassion In and Out
A 20-minute compassion meditation, first directing kind phrases to ourselves and then to others.
The Den Meditation – A Guided Meditation
A joy meditation from the Den Meditation.
Mindfulness Guided Meditation
This is a mindfulness video that is a guided meditation by Dr. Robert E. Dinenberg and has been layered with ocean waves.
3-Minute Mindful Breathing Meditation
Feel more settled and calmer by spending a few minutes focused on your breathing. A 3-minute Mindful Breathing mindfulness meditation created by Stop, Breathe & Think.
Blissful Deep Relaxation by The Honest Guys
This guided meditation will gently ease you into a state of blissfully deep relaxation.
Instrumental Music 24/7
Beautiful instrumental music 24/7, featuring music composed by Peder B. Helland. This live radio (relaxing piano, guitar, cello, violin, flute music and more) is meant for stress relief and relaxation, but it can also be used for focus/concentration, sleeping, meditation and yoga as well.
The Breathscape Practice for Cultivating Mindfulness
20-minute meditation to practice tapping into your capacity to be in touch with your experience, and to be awake and aware with no agenda other than to be awake and aware.
An Inquiring Practice to Notice the Body
This 20-minute guided meditation from Jon Kabat-Zinn explores embracing sensations as they arise in the body to ground ourselves in the here and now.
A Guided Walking Meditation to Savor the Day
This 9-minute guided walking meditation from Jon Kabat-Zinn explores embracing mindfulness with every footfall—varying the practice for speed and distance.
A 5-Minute Gratitude Practice: Savor the Moment
This 5-minute mindfulness practice cultivates gratitude for life’s small delights as you move through the senses.
A One-Minute Grounding Meditation
Feeling frazzled? Nature can support us in settling down. Try this short grounding meditation practice with Cara Bradley.
A Meditation on Observing Thoughts, Non-Judgmentally
This guided meditation from Jon Kabat-Zinn lets thoughts come and go, so you can avoid getting sucked into them.
MEDITATION TED TALKS
Ted Talk: Talks to Watch When you Need Five Minutes of Peace
Calming, short talks to watch when you just want to peach out for a bit.
Ted Talk: Slow down! Enjoy life.
The world is moving fast. These talks will inspire you to take time to process it all.
Ted Talk: Talks to help you manage stress
Sometimes life can feel like a bit of a mess, but these talks are here to help you de-stress.