Mindfulness meditation is a great way to reduce stress, find inner peace, improve your mindfulness, and get a better nights sleep. One of the best ways to practice is with guided mindfulness meditation videos. In today’s post I am sharing some of our favorites. I hope that you find them helpful in your practice.
When we first started practicing mindfulness meditation we used guided videos a lot. Having someone walk us through the steps and keep us focused was a huge help. Now, after a couple years of practice, we still use guided meditations and know several others who do too.
If you are looking to learn more I recently published a short guide to mindfulness meditation. It only takes a few minutes to read and I walk you through the basics. Also, several of the guides below have great introductions to mindfulness that you might want to watch.
My Current Favorite Guided Mindfulness Meditations
When we first started we would search YouTube or Google for good guided meditations. If you have ever done this than can know how effective that was. Sadly we had several meditation sessions were ruined by bad guides. I hope that this list will save you from going through the same thing and also introduce you to some new guides.
10 Days of Mindfulness Meditation with Jimena
This isn’t just one guided meditation. It’s a 10 day long series that will cover everything from positive affirmations (day 3) to cooking (day 6). If you are looking to make guided mindfulness meditation a part of your life I highly suggest starting here. Jimena (@JBodyLoveCoach) is a good coach and I really enjoy her approach. Here is a link to the playlist.
Awareness Meditation With Dave Gardner
This guided meditation by Dave Gardner is really relaxing and inspiring. Dave does a great job of making this meditation accessible and I love that this meditation is filmed outside and has plenty of nature sounds. I do a lot of outdoor meditations and this video really delivers that experience.
Body Scan Meditation With Alison
I just recently found Mindfulness with Alison and have really enjoyed her videos. In this video Alison (@alicanavan) guides us through a full body scan. She has a great accent and her voice is calming enough that if I did this lying down I might fall asleep.
Breathing Meditation With Tabitha
Here is a great 5 minute guided meditation that will help you become more mindful of your breath. Tabitha of Her Awakening does an excellent job of guiding. Her YouTube channel is great but it hasn’t been updated in a while. Hopefully she comes back and adds some more in the future.
Fall Asleep to this Soothing Guided Meditation With Rachel Richards
This is guided by Rachel Richards (@RichardsMassage). I found her whole channel very helpful and this guided meditation for sleep was very good. I picked this one because the focus is on falling back asleep. Since I need this pretty often (we have a new puppy) this one came to mind right away.
Guided Mindfulness Meditation for Sleep with Dr. Lucy Marie
This is Dr Lucy Marie’s (@drlucymarie) first video and I hope she makes more. I enjoyed how she presented her meditation, especially how short it was. At 12 minutes I was able to relax and doze off but it didn’t keep on long enough to wake me back up.
10 Min Guided Meditation Stress Relief for a Busy Mind with Jackie Viramontez
One of the best benefits of meditation is how it reduces anxiety. However when you are anxious it can be hard to meditate. Jackie Viramontez (@jackieviramontez) does a great job of talking you through the meditation and allowing you to relax. More importantly I found the whole thing very effective for stress relief.
Release Stress and Anxiety: A Guided Meditation for Instant Calm and Peace With Alisha Yoga
I initially started following Alisha Smith (@alishayoga) for yoga but her guided meditations are excellent. She has a very calming voice and does a great job of walking you through the meditation. This video is very peaceful and will do a great job of
Guided Meditation: Learning to Observe Thoughts With Shirley Archer
I just recently found Shirley Archer’s (@shirleyarcher) channel on YouTube and I highly recommend checking it out. She has a bunch of really great guided meditations and some really good instructional videos. This was the first video of hers that I watched and it’s excellent.
Frequently Asked Questions about Guided Meditation
When I first started meditation and used guided meditations a lot I worried that I was missing out. That somehow guided meditation was inferior to unguided. The truth is that the best style is the one that works the best for you for that session.
Mindfulness meditation is a form of meditation where you practice awareness without judgement of your surroundings, thoughts, emotions, and physical feelings. I recommend checking out our mindfulness meditation guide that covers basics of what mindfulness meditation is, what the benefits are, and how to get started.
Yes and no. The practice of mindfulness meditation has a Buddhist history but in modern practice is totally secular. That said if you look around enough you will find adaptations for many religions. Like most things it is what you make it.
Thank You For Reading
I really appreciate you taking your time to read this. I hope that you found some guided meditations that will work for you. If you have any favorites that you would like to share please feel free to leave a comment below. If you found this helpful in any way I would really appreciate it if you could help spread it on social media. Thanks again!