Decrease stress and increase focus with our simple guided meditation for beginners. After four weeks of meditating with Muse, meditators showed an improvement in response times while completing cognitive tasks as well as positive changes in their resting brain states, which suggest an increased ability to relax. This is a nice practice to do from time to time, the literal expression of non-striving, and simply being one with the moment fully.
If you find it difficult to sit still and keep your eyes closed whilst meditating, then walking meditation could be good for you. By choosing to focus on one thing only, like a small object, you begin to quiet your busy mind and feel that sense of peace in the spaces between the thoughts.
This is actually highly related to meditation and mindfulness” (in fact, it’s one of Zinn’s book titles), since it explains that whatever is going on in your life at any given moment is the only thing that you can really be sure of. In other words, guided meditation reared toward mindfulness teaches you to recognize that what has happened in the past is now over and therefore should be let go of in many ways — plus what’s coming in the future is uncertain and to some degree out of your control.
If you’re wound up or have a lot on your mind then sitting down to meditate won’t be very relaxing. That’s it. You can do this every day for one week before you even determine which guided meditation might be right for you. Meditation breathing techniques are often designated as being either calming or insight meditation.
Before moving on with your day, thank yourself for taking the time to meditate. The potential downside of guided meditation, is that you’ll be pulled out of whatever meditative state you’re in, each time you receive a new instruction from the person guiding you.