You just got home from what felt like 12 hours of somersaulting through the day; it suddenly dawned on you that you haven’t even found one minute to take a deep breath and check in with yourself. Right now, pause, close your eyes, and take the deepest breath you’ve taken all day.
With the constant pressures and demands of life, it’s easy to get lost in the hustle. Now is your time to unwind. The good news is that meditation is now so readily available that there’s no excuse not to upgrade your evening Netflix numb for a relaxing, guided meditation session.
We wanted to make it easy for you, so we’ve laid out some of our favorites, all you have to do is find a comfortable place to sit or lay down, pop in some headphones, and surrender to the soothing voice on the other side of the screen.
Here’s a pick of 8 of the best online guided meditations to help you breathe a little deeper, and think a little clearer.
1. The Five Minute Miracle
The title pretty much sums it up, we promise you won’t regret taking just five minutes and allowing yourself to be guided into a new state of mind.
2. Yoga Nidra Rivers of Light
To completely let go and give your body and mind deep rest and relaxation, allow Tanis Fishman’s sweet voice to guide you into a restorative, healing state.
3. To Ease Anxiety and Worry
This 10-minute guided meditation is specifically designed to ease anxiety, worry and overthinking that has built up throughout the day.
4. Restorative Yoga with Faith Hunter
For many of us, sitting still and closing our eyes after a hectic day at work or life just doesn’t seem feasible. You’re not alone and there is certainly still a way to include meditation in your unwinding routine! This short, but powerful restorative yoga class will guide you out of your head and into your body.
5. Evening Meditation by Louise Hay
Renowned motivational author and speaker Louise Hay dedicated her life to bringing joy and healing to the world. This evening meditation will lull you into a restful night of sleep with her gentle words of affirmation.
6. The Summer Meadow by the Honest Guys
Allow yourself to be carried out of the chaos of your day and into a quiet, peaceful state.
7. Calm Yoga Nidra Meditation
Another favorite Yoga Nidra for those of you who don’t have a full hour to practice, this 20 minute session is purely blissful and will guide you into a blissful near-sleep, super present state.
8. Quieting the Mind by Tara Brach
Tara Brach has a calm, grounding presence that will help you easily slip into a relaxing evening.
Meditation can be a deeply personal practice, so we encourage you to try out different styles and voices to see which resonates best for you.
If you’re looking to make meditation a regular part of your routine but need some extra guidance, we highly recommend investing in one of the many meditation apps out there. You can more easily tailor preferences to what works for you, and most of them come with cool tracking features which always helps with motivation.
Take a look at our guide where we tried and tested these 5 meditation apps so you don’t have to. We hope these videos and audios help you to up your meditation game, and let us know if we missed any of your favorites!