When it comes to meditation, if you’re anything like me, you might be skeptical about it and need a little push. It’s hard to focus on your own (have you tried to sit in silence while your thoughts play patty-cake with your mind?!), but you can get the push you need in the form of guided meditation. Guided meditation walks you through the process and makes it easier to stay in the zone. You can use apps — USWNT star Rose Lavelle likes Headspace — or, you can check out videos online that will walk you toward that special period of pause.
Meditation in general is said to reduce anxiety, stress, and pain as well as improve memory and reduce blood pressure. It can also aid in getting you to sleep better. Yoga Girl community creator Rachel Brathen, a yoga teacher and bestselling author, told POPSUGAR in a previous interview that if you’re trying to get into a meditation routine, “pick a time of the day that works for you and stick with it. As long as you do it consistently at the same time, it will be a lot easier.”
Whether your goal is to meditate regularly or you simply want something to turn to when you feel overwhelmed, check out guided meditation videos from YouTube ahead. They’re all 15 minutes or less, and some are focused on relieving anxiety specifically, while others are quick ways to calm your thoughts or find inner peace. Plus, if you’re looking for more guided goodness, check out these yoga videos devoted to helping you de-stress.